Each generation had its own special thing going on, and different people will have different preferences when it comes to choosing the best one. 1982 marked the introduction of the third generation of the pony car, the first one to feature fuel injection from the factory, among other upgrades.
Reportedly, Chevrolet built more than 1.5 million Camaros between 1982 to 1992, and over 1.4 million were Coupes. Back in 1982, you could even buy a 4-cylinder Camaro, which had a displacement of just 2.5-liters. But if you could afford to buy a Z28, that came standard with a 305 ci (5.0-liters) V8.
That engine was rated for 145-hp, but there was an optional 165-hp version available as well. That's not quite what you would expect from a Camaro, but you don't always need 500 horsepower to have fun driving.
Some 40 years after it left the factory in Van Nuys, California, the odometer of this Camaro is now up to 23,000 miles (37,014 km). That translates to an average of 575 miles (925 km) per year. According to the seller, this vehicle has never been exposed to rain or snow.
Even more so, it seems that it has spent most of its life in a garage, under a cover. So it all makes sense. That's why there is a time capsule feeling to it. Opening the door and looking inside the cabin will further enhance that perception, and you can almost smell the burgundy interior.
You're not going to win any races with its underpowered LG4 engine or its 3-speed automatic, but take for a cruise down the coast and enjoy a ticket-free experience for a change. After all, driving isn't all about being heavy on the throttle all the time.
Still, not everyone is going to appreciate a car like this 1982 Camaro Z28. With 6 days left to go before the auction comes to an end, the highest bid stands at $11,600, which isn't all that expensive considering the facts. The question is, will it sell for more than $20K?