I rented one of these for a trip to The Woodlands Texas. I picked the vehicle up from Budget Car Rental with only 5 miles. By the time I had returned the car it was at 3640 miles. The vehicle seemed to be built well. The interior was not the most fancy but it seemed durable and easy to clean. The car had good acceleration and handling for its size. The Air Conditioning had a “instant effect” so it worked very well also. The XM Radio was different for me but nice for a change, still found myself using my phone for music most the time tho the car stereo did sound like good quality. The only downfall to the vehicle was the poor gas mileage. We seemed to only get 22MPG on the highway. There were 4 passengers in the vehicle and a fully loaded trunk but we did expect better MPG. Maybe we were on the gas a bit too much? It was a great trip haha! 😉
I recently acquired this car for a STEAL! I am very happy to own a classic that will be a needle in the haystack in another 10 years. Plus its always fun working on a project car as easy as these. I have always referred to them as “Big Boys Lego Pieces” Most of the car has been rebuilt short of new interior. I have started some restoration and performed fluid flushes. The car is on its way to greatness.
From the factory this was a base 1981 Camaro with T-Tops, originally came with a 4 speed v6 which has been modified as a Second Generation Z28 Camaro Clone.
It has a Chevy 350 v8, Holley 600cfm carburetor, Edelbrock Performer EPS Aluminum Intake Manifold, long tube ceramic headers and flowmaster exhaust, TH350 Automatic Transmission, B&M Slap Shifter, BFG Radial T/A Tires, 205/70/R14 front, 255/65/R15 rear, the vehicle has been lowered. I will update this post more with information as I find other upgrades on the vehicle. (MORE EDITS SOON)