Modern Muscle: 1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Convertible – SOLD!

Jul 2020 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

September 9th Update – While updating our database we confirmed the Craigslist post for this Camaro expired.  With no replacement listing found, we’re calling this Z/28 “Sold!”

July 27th Update:  Another five weeks have passed and we just came across a fresh listing for this Camaro we first featured in April.  The private seller appears to have finally backed down a bit as he’s lowered the formally firm $10,500 to $9,200 or best offer.  These Z/28s remain the unloved generation approaching the bottom of their depreciation curve despite offering superior performance and handling over more popular second-generation models.

June 11th Update:  scouring the internet every day we’re amazed to see how cheap mid-nineties F-Bodies such as this 1994 Camaro Z/28 Convertible can be had, especially when both the performance and handling easily surpass more expensive second and third generation examples.  Despite another two months passing and a fresh listing, the private seller remains firm on asking $10,500.

While there’s no denying a first generation V8-powered Camaro convertible is a car many of us would like to have tucked away in our garage, the current market realities continue to keep it out of the reach of many.  As a more comfortable yet just as potent alternative for about one-third the money, we this 1994 Camaro Z/28 convertible recently posted in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania makes a compelling and affordable alternative with a new asking price of $9,200 or best offer.  Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Z/28 priced $2,200 less than the current #3 “Good” estimate of $11,400.

Chevrolet launched the completely redesigned four-generation Camaro for the 1993 model year in just coupe form.  For 1994 however, the big news was the return of a factory-built Camaro convertible.  The 1994 Chevrolet Camaro convertible was available as a base model and as a Z28, with a lined power top and heated rear window. Total production jumped to 119,799, with 78,859 base models and 40,940 Z28s. Gauge graphics changed from yellow to white, and dash controls were now black instead of gray.

While base Camaros made due with a 160 horsepower V-6, the Z28 came equipped with a detuned 275 horsepower LT1 350 cubic inch small block LT1 V-8 topped with sequential fuel injection borrowed from the Corvette.  While a six-speed manual was available, nearly 90,000 buyers, including the original owner of the example featured here paid $750 for the 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, whose electronics now managed both engine and transmission for smoother shifting.

If you’re not convinced just yet, perhaps this vintage MotorWeek Retro Review will change your mind:

Both RADwood and AACA eligible, this 26-year-old Z/28 continues to age very well  and we agree with the seller’s assessment his car is clean enough already to show at either event.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s current description:

1994 Camaro Z28 convertible with the LT1 V8 Corvette engine “limited edition” with only 133k original miles.
You won’t find one this nice.
If your interested in this Camaro? The price is $10,500 O.B.O. You can call or texts me at 610 235 6351 “texts me works best”. Thank you Mike
Reduced to $9,200 O.BO.

For comparison, we’ve kept the seller’s more informative description from April:

“I have a 1994 Camaro Z28 convertible with the LT1 V8 Corvette engine “limited edition”. I would like to sell. It has a Automatic transmission with 133210 original miles. This Camaro is fully loaded with all options. The interior and exterior is in great condition. The exterior color is red. The interior is light and dark gray “two tone”. With a new black convertible top, new tires, brakes ect…

This Camaro is in fantastic condition. You can enter this Camaro in any car show. “Yes its that nice”. All original. I’ve had the car for 6 years and its a very reliable car. Only drove in nice summer days. “Garage kept”Clean, shiny red and runs great as it should. FYI In Pennsylvania when a collector car that reaches 25 years of age you can get a life time license plate and no inspection required.

Do you have a fourth generation Camaro Z/28 story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!


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