United States astronauts have a long history with General Motors products, particularly that of the Chevy Corvette. However, that’s not to say that some space rangers have a taste for other GM vehicles, as is evidenced in Alan Shepard’s 1995 Chevy Camaro Z28 Convertible. Now, that very Camaro has been posted for sale online.
Listed for sale in Texas, this 1995 Camaro boasts quite the intriguing backstory. In fact, Alan Shepard was actually the first U.S. astronaut to travel to space, as well as the fifth and oldest person to walk on the moon. As such, this Z28 Convertible is truly one-of-a-kind on virtue of its previous ownership.
In regard to the muscle car specifically, this 1995 Z28 is finished in a blue exterior color, which is complimented by a beige convertible top and interior colorway. Alloy wheels serve as the rollers.
With no lack of amenities, this Camaro features power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, power mirrors, tilt steering wheel, air conditioning, cruise control, fog lamps, performance axle, keyless entry, remote trunk release, leather wrapped steering wheel, front bucket seats, folding rear seat and color-keyed carpet mats.
Under the hood lies the naturally aspirated 5.7L V8 LT1 gasoline engine, rated at 275 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque (not to be mistaken for the Generation V Chevy Small Block LT1). Output is routed to the rear wheels via the GM 4L60E automatic transmission.
According to the ad, all of the scheduled maintenance is up to date, and includes fresh Falken tires, battery and brakes.
With just 68,000 miles on the odometer, this 1995 Chevy Camaro Z28 Convertible is certainly in great shape. However, due to the fact that Alan Shepard was the original owner, the current seller has the muscle car listed for $250,000. What do you think, dear reader? Is this a price worthy for a Camaro like this? Vote in the poll below, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section!