It remains to be seen whether the fourth-generation Camaros become collectors' items (although values have been rising steadily in the last 5 years), but if you're looking for the one to keep for posterity, this 2000 Chevrolet Camaro SS would be an excellent choice. Packing a 320HP LS1, an awesome pewter-on-tan color combination, and enough performance to be a threat, even almost 20 years later, well, it's easy to see why fans of these cars are growing by the day.
Showing just 89,626 original miles, this ultra-clean Camaro gets the highest praise we can offer for a late model: it's a modern classic. It's shocking to think this car is now 19 years old, but looking at the shiny Pewter Silver paint it's easy to transport yourself back a decade or so when the Camaro was prowling the streets. The SS package added the big hood scoop, which is more than just a styling element, and the Camaro's final facelift made it look more sophisticated and less like a backyard brawler. The composite body panels obviously don't rust or wrinkle, so they're in great shape, and panel fit is remarkably good all around, a testament to GM's quality control on the F-bodies. Subtle SS badges are your only other tipoff that this is a top-of-the-line car, although the more aggressive rear spoiler and twin tailpipes are a pretty good indicator but by the time you've seen it, it's already too late. Tinted glass only enhances the sinister disposition, and aside from the wheels, there's no bright work to speak of, so nobody will confuse this for anything but a predator.
Tan leather really is the only sensible choice on a car with this exterior, and aside from minor comfort marks on the front seats, it looks almost new. The deeply sculpted buckets are comfortable and supportive, so the Camaro is ready to play, but you can also hang out in here all day on a long road trip and not feel beat up. That's all part of the Camaro's magic. You'll note that the SS came loaded with just about every option GM could think of, including power windows, locks, mirrors, and seats, cruise control, ice cold A/C, and a powerful Monsoon stereo, which has been supplanted by a modern Pioneer AM/FM/CD unit. It's a 4-speed automatic transmission, which is what most of these received from the factory, and with T-tops, it's a fantastic warm weather toy.
The Corvette-based LS1 V8 was supposedly de-tuned for use in the Camaro, but performance strongly suggests that it was belting out the same horsepower as the 'Vette, although it was rated at 320HP on paper in the SS models. Regardless of the number, this one has been completely left bone stock, but there are hundreds of readily available performance parts on the secondary market should you want to kick things up a notch. It's been properly maintained from Day One and like all LS-based engines, it's virtually indestructible with regular maintenance and ready to rock at a moment's notice. The SS's upgraded suspension puts the power to good use and all Camaros had decent 4-wheel disc brakes to keep things under control. The underside is extremely clean and shows no signs of foul weather use and the stock 17-inch wheels with 275/40/17 Nexen radials add the right performance look.
Like we said, future Camaro collectors will probably want a ram-air SS in their collection. Until then, you can enjoy this one for a very reasonable price. Call today!