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    Goodbye 3rd gen.........................

    We will soon be one less thirdgen in the stable.
    The 25th anniversary Z will soon be going to a new home.


    bought it 10 years ago for 14K sold it for 18.5K
    It only has 8K miles


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    My neighbor had one exactly like that back in the late 80's. I always liked the look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    My neighbor had one exactly like that back in the late 80's. I always liked the look.
    this was a 92. Hubby still has the flamed out 88

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    nice car. what would have it been worth with a manual/5 speed option?
    Last edited by STANG KILLA SS; 01-03-2017 at 10:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STANG KILLA SS View Post
    nice car. what would have it been worth with a manual/5 speed option?
    Manual could only be had with a 305 so probably wouldn't add value.
    Last edited by Gearhead SS; 01-03-2017 at 11:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead SS View Post
    Manual could only be had with a 305 so probably wouldn't add value.
    305 /shudder

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    did not realize.
    so all Z28s were 5.7 with auto?


    my first camaro was an 86 sport coupe
    305 v8 that left the factory with 155hp
    http://www.automobile-catalog.com/ma...oupe/1986.html
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    Did you put any miles on it while you owned it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    Did you put any miles on it while you owned it?
    about 1000miles in 10 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by STANG KILLA SS View Post
    did not realize.
    so all Z28s were 5.7 with auto?


    my first camaro was an 86 sport coupe
    305 v8 that left the factory with 155hp
    http://www.automobile-catalog.com/ma...oupe/1986.html
    No. 305 was the base engine in the Z28. 5.7 was only available in Z28 though.

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    8K miles. Not even broken in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teri View Post
    about 1000miles in 10 years
    Well that's more than I thought you'd say.

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    I never really noticed how enormous the front overhang was until just now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anewconvert View Post
    I never really noticed how enormous the front overhang was until just now
    uhhh, havent you notice that every 3rd had the front fascia destroyed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogs01gt View Post
    uhhh, havent you notice that every 3rd had the front fascia destroyed?
    Now that you mention it

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    Do you guys still have the 3rd gen with the LS conversion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    Do you guys still have the 3rd gen with the LS conversion?
    that was covered in post 3 geoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by TA Tom View Post
    305 /shudder
    To be fair there were different 305s and the G92 option with the 230 hp tpi 305 and 5 speed is considered by some to be the quickest 3rd gen ignoring the TTA. But most were TPI auto cars or worse TBI 305s or the dreaded LG4 POS.

    That's a time capsule of a 25th! Hope the new owner takes care of it.

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    Freaking nice car . I'd like to have a nice 3rd gen again. I just can decide between a last year IROC or a 92 Z28. I love the spoiler on the 92 as well as the dash.

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    My first car was an 82 Z28 with the 305 and 4 barrel carburetor. It was SLOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    Do you guys still have the 3rd gen with the LS conversion?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Griswold View Post
    that was covered in post 3 geoff
    Yea... get your head OUT OF YOUR ASS, WINDHAM!
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    Here's what I tell myself when I have questions like that:

    People are reatarded.

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    Does it at least have a pack of marlboro on the dash?

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    it drove away with the new owner today..........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by TA Tom View Post
    305 /shudder
    I think the 305 TPI w 5 speed was faster than a 350 tpi auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    My neighbor had one exactly like that back in the late 80's. I always liked the look.
    When they first came out, the look was game-changing. No grille, sleek- first one I saw, early 80's, from a distance, I thought it was some import exotic. When I got closer and realized it was a Chevy, I was amazed. Too bad that, during the early smog years, they really didn't have the motor to back up the styling. Even the 'vettes back then were what, 170 HP? People were moaning about the end of performance cars. Amazing what computer engine controls can to for a car, while even keeping the emissions in check.

    Nice ride, I hope the new owner helps preserve that slice of history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Willy View Post
    When they first came out, the look was game-changing. No grille, sleek- first one I saw, early 80's, from a distance, I thought it was some import exotic. When I got closer and realized it was a Chevy, I was amazed. Too bad that, during the early smog years, they really didn't have the motor to back up the styling. Even the 'vettes back then were what, 170 HP? People were moaning about the end of performance cars. Amazing what computer engine controls can to for a car, while even keeping the emissions in check.

    Nice ride, I hope the new owner helps preserve that slice of history.
    He drove it home 7 hours away.......................
    said it drove like a dream. Nice smooth ride all the way home, no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teri View Post
    He drove it home 7 hours away.......................
    said it drove like a dream. Nice smooth ride all the way home, no issues.
    Pays big money for an ultra low mile 3rd gen... immediately adds 500 miles to the clock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anewconvert View Post
    Pays big money for an ultra low mile 3rd gen... immediately adds 500 miles to the clock
    Good. Hopefully he puts 12k on it this year and enjoys the fuck out of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70Chevelle View Post
    Good. Hopefully he puts 12k on it this year and enjoys the fuck out of it
    agreed 1000%

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    THey were built to be driven and enjoyed- maybe he is reliving his youth, or finally driving the car he always wanted. I mean, I get the idea of being a collector, buying a car and putting it in bubble wrap. Just not for me, I'm going to run some fuel through it, feel the wind in whatever hair I have left.

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    For the money spent I'd wrap it up. For half that you can find a very clean driver. That's all I'm saying.

    But to each his own. His car to do with as he pleases

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anewconvert View Post
    For the money spent I'd wrap it up. For half that you can find a very clean driver. That's all I'm saying.

    But to each his own. His car to do with as he pleases
    There are two ways to look at it though. 1. Like you said this car is collectible so the lower the miles and wear/tear the greater the value.
    2. If a 3rd gen was a dream car and you always wanted a new one to drive and enjoy then you drive it.

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    I'm down at the mecum auction right now in Kissimmee. There are at least two thousand cars here. Maybe only a handful of third gens. Drive that fucker.

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    we now have 2 people really interested in the 97 LT4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teri View Post
    we now have 2 people really interested in the 97 LT4
    make that 3...

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    I had an 86 TPI WS6 T/A with a high-flow cat, Flowmaster cat-back exhaust and cam and intake. I drove the shit out of it. Thing handled like a dream too.

    Sold it in 2005 to get my 2002 WS6 Ram Air (which I still have).

    Found the VIN number recently; I want to try to find out what happened to my old ride.

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