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rmyers 04-10-2012 06:18 PM

I own VIN - 2G1FS1EP1C9800213

In 2009, I surprised my wife with a 2012 SS/RS. I kept the secret for about 2 months and gave it to her on our 27th wedding anniversary.

This past saturday, 4/7/2012 she convinced me that we needed to go the Chevrolet dealer to look at the new Camaro and that we should maybe trade hers in. I was emphatic about telling her there were no "new" camaro's in the DFW area. The ZL1's had been delayed and were only now getting released. Thinking if a dealer did have one, surely it was allocated/sold and there was no chance I could do anything but look from the outside. But hey I was having a good day so I went along with her plan as she assured me that my son told her he saw one there. Thats when I started to get suspicious.

Upon arriving, my son is there with the sales person we normally deal with. He goes into a song and dance about how its the general managers car, and what would it take to convince him to part with it....yada yada yada....

After admiring the car a little longer, my son walks up to me and says....congratulations on your new ZL1 and hands me the keys....Apparently 8-9 months ago they conspired to surprise me with my dream car.

Btw...we still have her 2010, I let go of my 08 Z06 to make room for this beauty...

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Janet 04-12-2012 05:55 PM

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Mike got home from Las Vegas and finally got a chance to drive the new baby. We took a run part way up the San Bernardino mountains and it was a wonderful way for him to really get a nice intro to our new car. Here are a couple pics that we took.
Janet

Janet 04-12-2012 05:56 PM

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Janet 04-12-2012 05:58 PM

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Kscarguy 04-12-2012 08:35 PM

#473 is headed home
 
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BigMikeZL1 04-13-2012 09:19 AM

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SIRLOIN 04-13-2012 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ChrisFrez (Post 4779063)


:bow: Car is sick!!!...Paint looks flawless as well!

Did you do any kinda of polishing or paint correcting during your detail?

camarocam 04-18-2012 03:09 AM

Official BLACK ZL1 Photos Thread
 
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The wait has been a long and emotional process however I now have my car, black serial number 107, automatic, polished wheels, sunroof, suede inserts, foot well and cup holder lighting kit. Today we spent quite a bit of time detailing it up and looking it over very closely and I am pleased to say that the car is even better than I would have hoped! I would not change a thing. Although we had to claybar it and detail it up after it sat built since Feb 2nd, I am pleased to say that it cleaned up really nicely. My highly experienced detailing friend that was helping me mentioned that he was suprisingly very impressed by the build quality of the car. In particular he was impressed by the leather and the overall interior design of the ZL1 and said the leather and seat quality surpasses some Mercedes, BMW, and other factory new high end cars he has worked on recently. He mentioned that it appeared GM has really stepped up their game on this car.

The car handles wonderfully! It is suprisingly smooth in the corners yet very controlled. The power is sudden and yet smooth through the auto transmission. The Manual mode with paddle shifters is quick and responsive. The car accelerates very well and the growl it lets off lets makes me feel I am behind the controls of a jet. The car has great ramp appeal, even when completely dirty at delivery it drew a lot of attention driving to fill up the gas tank. Everything from how the seats feel (by the way I would take these seats over recaro any day, these are much more comfortable seats, and no my butt is not big, I weigh 190) and the seat quality (leather and quality stitch patterns) to how the car sits in its proud stance, tells me this is my best car purchase ever! I plan on holding on to this ZL1 indefinitely. I have test driven the SS which I almost purchased and this car feels and handles like it is a completely different car. (The SS handles nicely also, but in a different league all together) Tomorrow I will have tint completed. Well done Chevy! This is my first GM car and I am very impressed! I originally worried that for the 60K price tag would it be that much better then the amazing Camaro SS ?, well I now have my answer. Yes it is. :thumbup:

(P.S. I could care less about fuel consumption on a car like this, but its worth mentioning that this beast loves to drink the high octane fuel, especially when it is new, oh but dont get me wrong, I am oh so glad to feed it, because what it gives me in return is an amazing ride, with throw you back in your seat power like no other in its class! And if you want the roar and power of a lion you have to feed it accordingly).

camarocam 04-18-2012 03:54 AM

More pics from this beauty!
 
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Originally Posted by camarocam (Post 4823559)
The wait has been a long and emotional process however I now have my car, black serial number 107, automatic, polished wheels, sunroof, suede inserts, foot well and cup holder lighting kit. Today we spent quite a bit of time detailing it up and looking it over very closely and I am pleased to say that the car is even better than I would have hoped! I would not change a thing. Although we had to claybar it and detail it up after it sat built since Feb 2nd, I am pleased to say that it cleaned up really nicely. My highly experienced detailing friend that was helping me mentioned that he was suprisingly very impressed by the build quality of the car. In particular he was impressed by the leather and the overall interior design of the ZL1 and said the leather and seat quality surpasses some Mercedes, BMW, and other factory new high end cars he has worked on recently. He mentioned that it appeared GM has really stepped up their game on this car.

The car handles wonderfully! It is suprisingly smooth in the corners yet very controlled. The power is sudden and yet smooth through the auto transmission. The Manual mode with paddle shifters is quick and responsive. The car accelerates very well and the growl it lets off lets makes me feel I am behind the controls of a jet. The car has great ramp appeal, even when completely dirty at delivery it drew a lot of attention driving to fill up the gas tank. Everything from how the seats feel (by the way I would take these seats over recaro any day, these are much more comfortable seats, and no my butt is not big, I weigh 190) and the seat quality (leather and quality stitch patterns) to how the car sits in its proud stance, tells me this is my best car purchase ever! I plan on holding on to this ZL1 indefinitely. I have test driven the SS which I almost purchased and this car feels and handles like it is a completely different car. (The SS handles nicely also, but in a different league all together) Tomorrow I will have tint completed. Well done Chevy! This is my first GM car and I am very impressed! I originally worried that for the 60K price tag would it be that much better then the amazing Camaro SS ?, well I now have my answer. Yes it is. :thumbup:

(P.S. I could care less about fuel consumption on a car like this, but its worth mentioning that this beast loves to drink the high octane fuel, especially when it is new, oh but dont get me wrong, I am oh so glad to feed it, because what it gives me in return is an amazing ride, with throw you back in your seat power like no other in its class! And if you want the roar and power of a lion you have to feed it accordingly).

Added some more pictures of tonights detailing party. I will put on more after it is tinted tomorrow.

oneoffrobb 04-18-2012 09:06 PM

Official BLACK ZL1 Photos Thread
 
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JUST PICKED IT UP SATURDAY AND IT IS TRULY A BEAST!!!!!!:headbang:

oneoffrobb 04-19-2012 05:01 PM

ZL1
 
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I ORDERED FROM PUTNUM IN BURLINGHAME I PAID 5K OVER STICKER

Houston94vert 04-19-2012 10:36 PM

Damn good looking ZL1's guys! I love black cars!!

tfghung 04-19-2012 11:53 PM

all of the black cars are beautiful. I love the story from the OP :thumbsup:

Andys562 04-20-2012 10:19 AM

I need those rims!

broncos24-7 04-20-2012 11:41 AM

wow what a great wife you have! I am crying just reading your story. I have yet to get a Camaro yet but am here everyday checking things out. I could only dream that my wife would do the same for me.
Congradulations!

fisherssmoke 04-20-2012 04:43 PM

After all is said and done, whats the average price of the ZL1?

Uneducated Guess 04-20-2012 04:45 PM

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After all is said and done, whats the average price of the ZL1?

depends on the options...I would say the average is 60-63 after options, ggtax and sales tax.

fisherssmoke 04-20-2012 04:50 PM

Wondering if that hood fits a 2010. I know that the ZL1 hood has some cowling that drops into the engine bay pretty far and the radiator seems to be dropped to make room for the air induction. I would hate to have to cut it up.

DoggyB22 04-21-2012 05:26 AM

Black is by far my favorite!!! But I'm just bias... lol

Favorite out of the bunch

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DoggyB22 04-21-2012 05:27 AM

Ever since I saw these I've been hooked!


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GRAHL 04-21-2012 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by fisherssmoke (Post 4838942)
Wondering if that hood fits a 2010. I know that the ZL1 hood has some cowling that drops into the engine bay pretty far and the radiator seems to be dropped to make room for the air induction. I would hate to have to cut it up.

don't do it man. :facepalm: Frankencamaro planning already

fbodfather 04-21-2012 01:08 PM

:chevy:

rmeyers - what a GREAT story! (and what a great wife and son!)

CamaroCam - I think your pics are the best shots of the ZL1 that I've seen on the site - great stuff!


JANET!!!! I am going to assume that that "gray thing" in the driveway is the ZL1's "dinner" -- :paddle: :D


To all of you - -CONGRATS on your new ZL1s -- thank you for your patience and I'm hoping you believe that the wait was worth it.

On behalf of everyone at GM - we hope these are the best cars you've ever owned!

:chevy::chevy:

Zyklon-SS 04-21-2012 05:34 PM

SOOOO JEALOUS!!!! Congrats guys

Janet 04-21-2012 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by fbodfather (Post 4842588)
:chevy:

JANET!!!! I am going to assume that that "gray thing" in the driveway is the ZL1's "dinner" -- :paddle: :

:chevy::chevy:

Oooops! thought you might see that. It is NOT registered to us :iono:

Only GM registered to us, nothing else is my responsibility.

Janet

Drake Heminger 04-21-2012 05:44 PM

Shaniqua looked so good last night! This car is truly mean looking at night... I took her home and well u know the rest (;


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