What the hell happened here.
There were several years of build up information.
Now it is all chopped up, and disorganized.
Not sure if I should just delete, ... Show moredelete & start over....
lots of the information is gone for good.
This was the only record of what was done, what happened & when it all took place.
The year was 1981 I just wrecked my 1974 Plymouth Duster for about the 8th or 9th time. I decided I should go out & replace it. The new car model year wa... Show mores just closing & all the cars on the lot didn't really appeal to me. I drove a Blue Camaro that was not a Z-28. It was ok but not one I really liked. I really wanted a Corvette. ( What single 22 year old guy don't ?) That's when I found out 1982 would be an all new style of Camaro. So I had the body shop piece together the old Duster one last time & waited to see what the new model year would bring. Flash forward to 1982. I really wasn't crazy about what they did with the "new" 3rd Generation Camaro's body style & I had just saved up enough money that I could just barely afford to buy a New Corvette. ( my Dad had this thing where if you were buying anything, especially a car, you saved your money & paid cash.--- No taking out a loan & getting into debt)(If I only knew then what I know now I would have had a 1982 Vette sitting in my garage instead of 3 Camaros) I had a bounch of cash, enough to order a new Vett but the licenseing/ gas guzzler taxes/ & full coverage insurance was a real problem. So trying not to take out a loan, I looked at a Z-28. More in my price range (the poor man's corvette, right?) but the insurance was still a killer. The V8 was the problem. So I orders a V6 sport coupe & thats how it all began.I've got tons of photos, and now that I have a scaner/printer I can't find any of just the 1982 by herself. So this one will have to do for now.
My oldest son, when he was 5 years old begged me to give him my car. So I promised him if he could grow up to be a good kid. Stay away from drugs. Not get in trouble with the law. And graduate from High School. That I would give him my car when he graduated. ( He's now 13 1/2) Just a few more years to go and the camaro will be his. Just a couple of more years & he'll be driving it. MY 1982 Camaro Back then nothing was standard. Just about everything was an option. Show Less
My 2002 Camaro SS
My SLP Factory Modified 2002 Camaro SS was purchased June 2003
in Atlanta, GA from John Miles Chevrolet.
It had 150 miles on it.
It has a t... Show morean leather interior & T-top roof and auto transmission.
Its factory rated horsepower is 345 hp
I dynoed it on 10/16/2005 and it had 313 hp at the rear wheels with 326 lbs of torque.
(I might have done better had I let the car cool down after the 40 minute drive down to the dyno shop)
(Plus I'd never dynoed a car before & it scared the hell out of me)
My build number is 10,351 and it was built on 8/12/2002
If you notice this is the last month of production and one of the last few Camaros made
The SLP Factory Options include:
345 HP Center Exhaust
SS Front Grile
Blistein Ultra Performance Suspension
Auburn High Torque Performance Differential
Custom Rear Deck Mat
Primium Front Floor Mats
Two Camaro SS Key Fobs
And Camaro SS Dash Plaque.
(The sticker on the door list Chrome wheels but the window sticker did not. Supposedly this was due to a shortage of chrome wheels that had peeling problems.)
It was originally ordered by & for Nash Chevrolet in Lawrenceville, GA
then later bought by John Miles Chevrolet & then sold to me. Show Less