1983 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Camaro Z28

Car and Driver said of the 1982 Camaro: “928 aspirations; 924 execution.” That sounds about right, except that a 924 would be preferable.

Ooooh that (924) shifter!

This is a 1983.  We know, because of the “H.O.” badge.  This meant an extra 25-45 hp. to 190 from the small block 305 cid V8.  By way of comparison, out corporate shuttle has 285 hp from a 201 cubic inch V6.  God awful earth tone repaint aside, we do kind of like this car.  We rented a couple of 84-85 Camaros.  As cramped and underpowered plastic cars go, it was one of them.

Unlike the Mustangs of the day, the Camaros at least packed in humor.  “H.O.” is pretty obvious.  Pointless or nonfunctioning vents are always good for yuks. But look inside. Continue reading “1983 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28”