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Old 06-18-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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LT4 O_o

Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster... anyway let me get right to the point

I found a Red '97 SS for $12,500, at first I didn't think it was anything special, needed a little body work... not much, just a little... inside was pretty clean, that needed a little work too though.

Then... I noticed something... it was one of only 100 camaros to have an LT4 put in it....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_LT_engine#LT4

Nice find eh?

I don't plan on buying it though :-/ I'm only 16 and my dad already bought me a car... he'd slap me if I asked for another.. lol
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:16 PM   #2
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You should sell your car and go for that if it's pretty easy to touch up. Owning a car that only had 100 made will be worth ALOT sometime in the future. That pllus it's fun to drive being a camaro and all.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:08 AM   #3
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does the owner know this? If you'r not planning on buying it, you may want to do him a favor and tell him - He may not be so apt to sell if it's true...


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Old 06-19-2007, 02:39 AM   #4
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Welcome to the site, Shadow.

Depending on miles and actual work to be performed on the ext/int, I'd say that might be on the nose. I'd look into it, find out the true value, then factor in the damage, etc. Owning a one of 100 is, IMO, something special and I would think it would be of greater value. I think he's probably got that factored in the price, though. Got any pix of it?

I just noticed...you've been a member since April, but this is your fist post?!?!?! What's up! Join in on the conversation!
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:02 AM   #5
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Nope, I don't have any pics, but I'm going to try and get some... it has a nasty crack from the left front wheel well all the way back to the SS emblem...

I don't think it actually has an owner at the moment.. it on this classic car consignment lot.... kind of like a park n sell type thing, but its been up there for almost a year. I just decided to take a look at it this passed weekend.

And about the whole post thing >.> I should probly get my flame suit for this one....

I'm more active on the mustang forums because thats what I currently drive... it was the most current muscle car around....so I got one

Rest assured though.... I WILL have a 5th gen.... Red with black racing stripes..ls3....black leather with red stiching... I should just stop there before I start to drool.... lol
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:11 AM   #6
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More than likely it's a fake. All LT4 Camaros from SLP were the 30th ann. cars. White with orange strips....
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:28 AM   #7
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Mustang owner or other, if you have an interest in the 5th Gen, you're welcome here. We have more Mustang owners here than you would think (and other Ford makes). It's all good.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:31 AM   #8
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I heard an old quote once, "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer" NOT that that's what we're doing here of course....
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:55 PM   #9
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More than likely it's a fake. All LT4 Camaros from SLP were the 30th ann. cars. White with orange strips....
here is a picture of number 45 of 100


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Old 06-19-2007, 02:57 PM   #10
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Nope, I don't have any pics, but I'm going to try and get some... it has a nasty crack from the left front wheel well all the way back to the SS emblem...

I don't think it actually has an owner at the moment.. it on this classic car consignment lot.... kind of like a park n sell type thing, but its been up there for almost a year. I just decided to take a look at it this passed weekend.

And about the whole post thing >.> I should probly get my flame suit for this one....

I'm more active on the mustang forums because thats what I currently drive... it was the most current muscle car around....so I got one

Rest assured though.... I WILL have a 5th gen.... Red with black racing stripes..ls3....black leather with red stiching... I should just stop there before I start to drool.... lol
Don't worry about the Mustang man, I'm probably the most vocal Mustang owner on this site.

I don't dog on the Camaro, and I don't try to make the Mustang into something it isn't. I just share what I know, or at least what I think I know


As far as the LT4, I read online that the LT4 was a pretty solid engine, and it was underrated to protect the soon to be released LS1.....It was an interesting read.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:45 PM   #11
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here is a picture of number 45 of 100


Well then, if thats what all 100 of them looked like, the one I found was fake. It was red with a black hoodscoop.. Oh well... I guess I'll just hang on to my pony untill the 5th gen comes out... I'll post pics in the post your ride topic if anyone wants to see her.
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unless it was repainted...prolly a fake
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:51 PM   #13
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well they COULD have simply swapped out the LT1 for the LT4. I knew a guy in florida who was a member of the impala ss club for the 94-96 cars. and a couple of guys there had LT4s under the hood. the red paint in the recesses of the intake plenum on top of the engine was a dead give away. but what was EVEN better was one guy had a LS1 in his 96 impala with a six speed manual tranny and center console out of a 98 Z28 .
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:57 PM   #14
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You know...A kid drives one of those to school every day...I bet he doesn't even know what he's sitting on...He's one of those musician wannabe/gothic kids, so I'd be willing to bet he's not into cars, at all...
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:38 PM   #15
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i know how that is, i knew of a kid who drove a mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 (300hp twin turbo, all wheel drive, all wheel steer) Spyder (retractable hard top convertible). that car stickered for over 60 grand in the 90s when new and they only made a little over a 1000 of them. this kid did not care, in fact he treated that car like garbage. It was later stolen and stripped and i was like that when I found out (not the fact that it was stolen/stripped, but that it was his car).



his was just like this, i was sooooo over that car and was JEALOUS that HE had it and not me .
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:23 PM   #16
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All the 97 LT4 cars were white w/orange stripes as 35th pointed out, and while I am not sure if the '97 cars were converted or built that way LT4's have a '5' as the 8th digit of the VIN as opposed to the "P" of LT1's.

All LT4s were 6speed also.

Converting to LT4 heads and intake is a common mod.

I cant Imagine anyone painting a 97 LT4 SS
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