The LS7-powered Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has been pretty high up on the list of cars we wish we had, and to our delight the track-oriented Chevrolet pony car has become much more affordable in a relatively short amount of time.
Our observations have revealed that one could easily snag a Z/28 with very little mileage for $49,000 – $52,000. That’s well under the original MSRP of $75,000. And it isn’t just the 2014 models, there are several 2015 models for under $55,000. For instance, check out this 2015 Camaro Z/28 with only 1,720 miles for just $52,700 on Cars.com. We suspect the nose-dive in its pricing has a lot to do with the capabilities and positive reviews of the all-new, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.
It’s true that on Black Friday this car could be purchased from the manufacturer for the price of $50,000 (plus tax) – but that was a one-time sale for a special event. We guess you could almost consider this price-drop an extension.
Maybe keeping up with the Motor Trend long-term updates and seeing it compete against the Ford Mustang GT350R (and GTR Track Edition) has prolonged our infatuation with the fifth-generation Z/28. Or maybe the DSSV dampeners, distinct looks, killer exhaust note, and 305-wide cambered Pirelli tires are simply too memorable to forget. Either way, we’re hooked, and this leap into affordability just dug that hook in a little deeper.
Before we tie the knot, though, there are some things to consider. The first would be alternative choices, and one that comes to mind would be the the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS with the 1LE package. But its full capabilities have yet to be de-classified, nor has the price for the package been disclosed. Alas, we’ll wait. But if you have the means to cut a check for less than $55,000, there should be nothing stopping you.