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 was 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.