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Pick of the Day: 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 convertible is ‘sound’ investment

35th anniversary model with just 36,000 miles has custom exhaust, audio systems


Sometimes you can tell when a collector car makes all the right noises.  The equipment list for this Camaro includes an LS V8, a Borla exhaust system, and an upgraded stereo, which can mean only one thing: this car is an ear-pleaser.

The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 convertible listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Oakland, California.

At 20 years old, this F-body has accrued just 36,000 miles, and based on its cosmetic condition, it may have spent most of that time in garaged safekeeping. 

“Has been in my family since it was first driven off the lot,” the seller states. 

Showcasing the car’s body lines is a hue that General Motors called Sunset Orange Metallic (code 71), and the photos appear to have been captured in appropriate sunset lighting.

The Camaro model first launched in 1967 as a pony car to chase after the widely successful Ford Mustang, and the subsequent decades kept that race going year after year through the car’s fourth generation which took place from 1993 through 2002. 

This convertible comes from the final model year of that generation before Camaro took a break from the action.  As a send-off for the model’s 35-year history, GM offered a 35th Anniversary trim package on the Z28 model, as shown in this example.


The seller describes the car as being unmodified, with the exception of the quad-outlet Borla exhaust and an upgraded stereo, although the original stereo was kept and will be included with the sale.  Factory amenities on this model were generous for its time, with cabin features that include leather bucket seats, power convenience options, a ComforTilt steering wheel, visor mirrors, Solar Ray tinted glass, and a full console with 35th Anniversary badging on the center stack.

While under-hood photos are not included in the listing, the muscle for this car comes from a fuel-injected 5.7-liter LS1 V8 paired with a six-speed manual transmission and a Torsen limited-slip differential.  Output for this drivetrain was rated at 310 horsepower and 340 pound-feet of torque.


With summer-driving weather right around the corner, car collectors are beginning to unplug their hot rods from battery tenders and wake them up from winter hibernation.  This convertible could be just the ticket for someone looking for fun in the sun — especially with the added benefit of a great audio soundtrack.

The seller is asking $22,000 or best offer for this showroom-fresh Camaro.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.


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