The Camaro Z/28 was Chevy’s counterpart for the Dodge Hellcat and the Ford Shelby, with as much as 505 horsepower (376 kilowatts) from its V8 engine. The muscle car also comes standard with carbon ceramic brakes, sticky Pirelli tires, and a stripped interior to lose its weight and make it track-ready. It first made its debut in 2014 and today, one could get a brand new Camaro for $75,000.
When it first came out of the market, it was already difficult to get your hands on one of the Camaro Z/28s. But today, a couple of first hand owners are selling the model for much less than its original asking price. In fact, prices have gone down by half according to Road & Track. Some of them were being listed for as low as $35,000 to $40,000.
And the odd thing is that these examples are not that worn out yet to be priced that low. One of them, with 13,000 miles (20,921 kilometers) on its odometer since 2014, is being sold for $35,000. Another example, on the other hand, has only been driven for as short as 952 miles (1,532 kilometers) and now has a price tag of $36,000. You can find these cars on an auto auctions website, but if you search for used cars, you will see examples with similar pricing. So this will make you wonder why these low-mileage cars are being sold for such price.
Come to think of it, it’s a bit surprising that the $40,000 asking price is $35,000 less than a brand new model. Road & Track said that one of the reasons for the significant reduction is because the Z/28 is a track-focused model, which means that there is a smaller market for it. Furthermore, as mentioned earlier, the interior had been stripped down already, and it has a V8 and a manual gearbox only. In other words, these examples are not your typical cars that you can drive around in, and that is why they are being sold for much less. Because only those who are into track racing would buy these cars.
If you are a Camaro Z/28 fan but are not into second hand models, you can always wait for its successor. It has been rumoured that a more powerful version will be out in the market in the near future, with as much as 700 horsepower (521 kilowatts).
But still, who will say no to a powerful track car that is less than five years old and was barely used and is currently being sold for almost half its original asking price.