1 of 1 Color Combo: 1999 Camaro SS Convertible – Sold?
March 2, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
January 24, 2022 Update – The seller replaced their original listing with a new Craigslist ad. While the description and pictures remain the same, the seller elected to lower than asking price by six hundred dollars from $19,500 to $18,900.
The fourth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is perhaps one of the more unloved eras of the famed model, with many of even the most desirable specimens trading hands for well under $30,000. There are some outliers, such as the rare 1LEs and the genuine Pace Car replicas, but even the best-spec manual gearbox and V8 combination remain a very attainable car. This 1999 Camaro SS convertible was originally listed in February 2022 on Craigslist in Portsmith, New Hampshire with an asking price of $18,900 (the original ask was $19,500) along with an extremely detailed history file and claimed 1-of-1 status based on the interior and exterior color schemes. Comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Camaro between the “Excellent” and “Good” values of $24,000 and $18,300, respectively.
In general, the Camaro brand has suffered a bit since its glory days of the 1960s and early 70s. Not for any reason of its own doing, as the forces working against it were pretty significant: oil embargos, fuel crisis, overseas competition, and general laziness at GM to not build the Camaro into a more competent/multi-faceted package. With many of the V6-powered fourth-generation models still languishing on small midwestern used car lots, it can be difficult to remember that there were still some range-topping models that represent excellent modern-day muscle car value. SS models like this convertible came equipped with the wonderfully versatile and powerful LS1 V8, an engine we almost always think of first these days as swap material into a lightweight chassis before remembering it was also one of the best choices out there for muscle car shoppers of a certain era.
We came across this compilation of fourth-generation Camaro commercials summarizing how Chevrolet marketed the cars when new:
The seller’s car is an absolute cruiser, as a convertible with a V8 and automatic transmission is the kind of car you simply enjoy driving rather than using it as a track day or drag strip weapon. Muscle car owners more than any other demographic tend to get a bit blinded by the exact break-down of colors and options packages to determine how rare their car might be; in most cases, it seems like a severe case of splitting hairs, but the seller’s car features such an unusual color combination that I’m inclined to let it slide and agree with him that this SS convertible has to be a one-of-one example. Noted as featuring Navy Blue paint over an Arctic interior – loosely translated to blue over white – it also comes with a matching white convertible top. The drivetrain is said to be rock solid and it presents as-new underneath. It’s hard to go wrong with a car like this, and one that seems likely to appreciate as the fourth-generation Camaros begin to appeal more to next-generation collectors.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Selling my 1999 Camaro SS. This car is practically in showroom condition with only 27,200 original miles on the odometer. All original down to the air filter and exhaust tips, never modified in any way. SLP Build #1106 shipped from SLP in NJ on 11/20/1998 to Ramp Chevrolet in Port Jefferson station, NY.
This particular SS is finished in beautiful Navy Blue Metallic paint with very rare Artic White interior and matching Artic White convertible top. 1 of only 69 (nice) convertible SS in Navy Blue Metallic. And 1 of 1 NBM with white interior and white top. Rest assured there is not another car like this on the road anywhere.
Absolutely immaculate inside and out, top to bottom. The navy blue metallic paint shines like the day it left the production facility and really changes colors depending on lighting conditions. You’ll be hard pressed to find any paint flaws, and even very minimal rock chips for 27k miles. The interior is extremely clean and has had seat covers on the front seats for most of its life. Very minimal wear on drivers bolster. No tears or stains oy anything like that. Original floor mats with no holes or major wear. Very clean factory interior, non smoker. The artic white top was recently replaced with a factory style and color high quality vinyl replacement and it looks absolutely stunning. The underside is just as clean as what you see on the top. Never driven in snow or salt, always garaged.
Mechanically the car is like new as well. Fires right up, runs and idles smooth as can be. No leaks, knocks, smoking etc. Every bit as smooth and reliable as you would expect a 27k mile car to be. The 325HP LS1 has plenty of power and the transmission shifts smooth and strong. All fluids are clean and ready to go. Tires are basically new continental extremecontacts. The car passed inspection this summer with no issues whatsoever. No check engine lights, warnings, or anything. All creature comforts work as they should including power windows, keyless entry, power convertible top, even the optional 12 disc CD changer in the trunk.
Overall this is one of the cleanest 4th Gen f-bodies you will find. Just a bone stock cruiser that has been well cared for its whole life, and it shows. Clean title in hand ready for a new owner. I am selling because I’m looking to build a 1st gen camaro, so unless you have one of those, probably not interested in trades.
Located in Portsmouth NH. 50 minutes north of Boston. I am happy to assist out-of-state buyers with shipping, or airport pickup..“
Do you have a Chevrolet Camaro story you’d like to share? Comment below and let us know!