Camaro SS Convertible
2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
History is full of rivalries between two strong competitors like Coke vs. Pepsi, AT&T vs. MCI, Nike vs. Reebok, and Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs. In almost every case, the competition and the drive to outdo a rival resulted in the production of superior products by both companies and benefited the consumer with high quality and lower prices. The rivalry between the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang has run for more than a half a century with similar results. Both vehicles, rear-wheel-drive, 2 plus 2 American sports coupes began their battle for customers starting in the 1960s, and each has had its ups and downs. Except for a Camaro hiatus from 2003 to 2010, each year has brought a new model with features designed to surpass the competition. The seemingly inexhaustible attraction of inexpensive V8 horsepower, sports car road handling, and stylish good looks has permitted the classic American pony car civil war to continue well into the 21st century.
For consignment a 35th anniversary car celebrating the Camaro SS and one of 517 numbered cars with SLP engineering spices throw in for extra power and looks, and a LOT of it! Consigner states this is a wonderful performer, even the air blows cold at 130MPH! Now that's reliability!! SLP is short for street legal performance option.
This car screams SLP and anniversary options with it all bathed in Bright Red. The front grille is slightly modified and has dual wide white racing stripes starting at the bottom of the front spoiler and moving towards the windshield where at the hood scoop it splits and fades into a checkered flag. The grille is slightly different, and an SS badge is neatly put in the very low center of said grille. Chevrolet is known for their rakish styling on the front glass, and this car is no exception with that windshield leaning way back in this design. On top is a nice canvas convertible, all clean and sporting a rear glass window. On the sides straight steel with well minded gaps creates the front and rear quarters (badged with 35th anniversary badges BTW!) and stating this car has 400hp. The wide stripes continue on the rear deck where there is a wide spoiler that is very low profile. 17x9 inch chrome plated 5 spoke wheels in ZR-1 style are on all 4 corners. Dual exhaust peek out from under the body matching neoprene bumper. All paint is the deep end of the pool and looking nearly perfect throughout.
A swing of the sexy doors and we get loads of black molded smooth vinyl, integrated door pulls with a matching charcoal gray actuator, and plenty of power toggles to play with. Inside 2 tone gray leather high back buckets showing slight wear and minor soiling on the lighter inserts wait the passengers to sit down and enjoy the ride. A center console undulates by these buckets and houses the Hurst shifter (another SLP option). Shoehorned in back are two more molded in two tone buckets with not a lot of legroom but they are there. A nice tonneau cover is provided for the top when in the down position. The center of the dash rises to the occasion with a premium sound system including AM/FM/CD, climate controls, top power switch and an ASR, (traction control), button. A beautifully and gracefully arched dash top in front of the driver has all the essential gauges and warnings should something go awry during your performance drive. Charcoal gray carpeting floods the floors and snazzy badged SS anniversary edition floor mats neatly embroidered cover the floors too.
The factory 346ci V8 has been warmed up a bit to a consigner stated 446hp! This was aided by a full top end upgrade with a dyno test. It is fed by EFI and has a T56 6-speed manual transmission on the back. The rear axle is a 10-bolt 3.42 posi-traction setup. There has also been a new flywheel and clutch assembly recently put on. Headers can be noted too to add to the output.
Beautifully preserved with factory overspray still seen on floor pans and fuel tank. An extra large stainless steel performance exhaust is now on and this car has a fab tone when fired up. Handling is courtesy front independent Macpherson struts and rear is torque arm with coil springs. Power disc brakes are on all 4 corners.
A quick starter and off to the test track. Here it shows every bit of that extra hp with neck snapping acceleration, rail like handling, and super smooth cruising. When you need a panic stop brakes are totally bias free and work very well. All functions were performing as they should on this SS SLP Camaro.
A dual advantage to this particular car with its anniversary edition bling and the extra performance of the SLP package we have a very hot car with an unassuming look and the ability to eat up cars that look way more aggressive. A wolf in sheep's clothing.
2-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
2-St. Therese, Quebec
108050-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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