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Pick of the Day: 1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Coupe

One-owner with 90,000 miles


Chevrolet announced last March that the Camaro is going away – but perhaps only temporarily. General Motors stated, “This is not the final chapter for the nameplate.” Production ended at the end of December. As part of the going-away party, some sixth-generation Camaro models were sold as Collector’s Editions. The Camaro has been an American icon for decades. 

The Pick of the Day is a 1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 coupe listed for sale on by a private seller in San Pedro, California. (Click the link to view the listing)

“A fourth-generation Camaro with no rust, original owner, no accidents, always garaged, meticulously maintained,” the listing says.

The gen-four body style lived for 10 years, from 1993 through 2002, and rode on the same General Motors F-body platform as its sibling, the Pontiac Firebird. In the early years of the generation, the high-performance variant of the Camaro was the Z28, which came with an LT1 5.7-liter V8. It could be distinguished from base models by its rectangular exhaust tips. In the case of today’s featured car, power is sent to the rear wheels via a 4L60 four-speed automatic transmission.

The Arctic White exterior looks exceptionally well-kept, and the seller says the car “looks like it just drove off the showroom floor.” A few small rock chips have been touched up on the nose, but the finishes are otherwise reportedly original. The odometer shows 87,999 miles, and the seller says that the car has a few upgrades including a Flowmaster exhaust system, a performance chip, and an alarm. Even the original Delco AM/FM cassette stereo remains installed in the dash.

Included in the listing is a photo gallery of 73 photos. My favorite perspective of this car is the silhouette, which conveys a jet-fighter look thanks to the white body and the all-black cockpit.

This generation of Camaro would be the last before the model took an eight-year hiatus and came back in 2010. In fact, this segment would mark the only gap in the Camaro’s six-generation run. Until now, that is. As the Camaro sails off into the sunset (yet again) it is a reminder to buy one while they last.

The asking price is $15,000. By the way, the retail price of a Camaro Z28 coupe was $21,951 in 1996.

Which generation of Camaro was your favorite, and why?

To view this Pick of the Day on, swing by the listing here.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


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