Camaro SS Convertible
Camaro SS Convertible
- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 5.7L LS1
- Transmission Type
- 6 Speed Manual
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 with SLP engineering spices thrown in for extra power and looks, and a LOT of it! While all 2002 SS Camaros were technically 35th anniversary cars, this is not of the limited-edition version. Our consignor states this is a wonderful performer and has spent most of its life after being delivered to Wild West Chevrolet in Yerington, NV in California and Colorado. Accumulating only 1,453 miles in its life and still having its window sticker and all associated dealership paperwork, this car is ready for you to show or safely tuck away and let the value appreciate.
This car screams SLP and Chevrolet with all its add ons and sinister looking factory applied Black basecoat/clearcoat paint. The grille opening is slightly different than a standard Z28 and an SS badge is neatly put in the very low center of said grille. Deeply inset fog lights flank the grille opening and all present with nary a flaw. Chevrolet is known for their rakish styling on the front glass, and this car is no exception. A long lean hood with an integral molded in SS scoop leads back to the windshield leaning way back in this design. On top is a like new black canvas convertible top with a glass rear window and it is power actuated. On the sides, straight steel and composite panels with well minded gaps create the front and rear quarters badged with red SS badges on the front quarters. On the short rear deck, (the long nose, short deck muscle car look lives on), where there is a wide spoiler that is very low profile. GM Var4 multi-spoke aluminum wheels are on all 4 corners and are wrapped in blackwall rubber, but fret not as the original wheels and tires are included with the purchase. Dual exhaust peeks out from under the body matching neoprene bumper. All paint is at the deep end of the pool and looks 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 Ebony leather high back buckets showing almost no wear that comes with careful preservation and very little use have smooth bolsters and tuck and roll inserts and the driver's seat being power actuated. A center console undulates by these buckets and houses the Hurst leather knobbed shifter for the transmission. Shoehorned in back are two more molded in Ebony leather buckets with not a lot of legroom but they are there. The center of the dash rises to the occasion with a premium sound system including AM/FM/CD, (an optional 12-disc CD changer is mounted in the trunk area), climate controls, 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 is protected by color matching carpeted mats.
The factory 346ci LS series V8 sits between the fenders and is looking as good as the day it was installed. While we've all come to know and love the LS1 series engines, this car is one of the 25% of 2002 SS Camaros built with the LS6 block due to parts shortages. While this isn't a horsepower upgrade, as the internals are the same as the LS1, the LS6 does have better crankshaft ventilation as well as oiling properties. This information is verified by the lack of a "bullseye" cast near the thermostat housing. Etched by the factory into the passenger's cylinder head is "Car #9917 Camaro SS" to help you keep track of things and it is fed by EFI with an SLP air intake. Mated to the back is a Tremec T56 6-speed manual transmission which sends power to the rear axle which is a 10-bolt 3.42 posi-traction setup. All stock and just the way the folks at the Quebec plant and SLP intended.
Beautifully preserved with factory overspray still seen on floor pans and fuel tank. The factory dual to single to dual exhaust is on and looking just fab. 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 performed well in all facets with endless acceleration, bias free braking and wonderful handling. All functions were performing as they should on this SS SLP Camaro, and we kept our drive short so as to not rack up too many miles on this example.
A dual advantage to this particular car with its final year of the design heritage, what was once thought to be the end of the Camaro all together, and the extra performance of the SLP package we have a car that not only looks high performance but also fits the bill when you push the accelerator floorward. Street Legal Performance!
3-2 Door Convertible
2-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
2-St. Therese, Canada Assy Plant
167643-Sequential Unit Number
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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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