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Old 11-30-2009, 09:42 PM   #1
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1LE?

I have been thinking about this lately...anyone think they will ever do this. Light weight race car style? better susp. etc.? a stripper car.

also anyone know when the vert is coming out and also if they will produce a z28 vert?
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:50 PM   #2
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I'd heavily bet against it any time soon. Too many orders would be placed, and GM isn't ready to fill all of those special orders as regular market orders. If demand falls in a few years, maybe GM will consider the possibility, but I would rather get a Pedders suspension on my own.

The convertible is about a year out. I'm uncertain of a Z28 convertible timeframe.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:11 PM   #3
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I'd heavily bet against it any time soon. Too many orders would be placed, and GM isn't ready to fill all of those special orders as regular market orders. If demand falls in a few years, maybe GM will consider the possibility, but I would rather get a Pedders suspension on my own.

The convertible is about a year out. I'm uncertain of a Z28 convertible timeframe.
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No thanks. Just make the z28 and my SS faster please.
wow, Some people like the old race car feel. They also hold there value better cause there different and the older ones are worth twice as much as a regular car.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:47 PM   #4
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I absolutely love the idea of a 1LE package. Less frills, suspension upgrade, and stuff like that.
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:44 PM   #5
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GM doesn't seem to do "stripper" performance cars anymore, if anything they are going in the other direction. (Like how they recently killed the Z51 performance package you could get on a base C6 vette, now you have to buy the more expensive Gran Sport model to get the same stuff.)
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:16 PM   #6
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I would prefer a 1LE package.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:50 PM   #7
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I'd definitely be interested.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:53 PM   #8
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1SS is as close as it gets. I thought they couldnt be more awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:59 PM   #9
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I wondered that a while back, check out some of the responses from back then.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45160
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:41 PM   #10
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That older thread was pretty interesting.

That said, I couldn't do without A/C. The summer here is both brutally hot and humid.

Otherwise, I could do without power windows, power locks, a radio, cruise control, etc.
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:55 PM   #11
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There is a 1991 1LE on the indianapolis craigslist for $15,900 and i am tempted to buy it because it is 1 of 478. Anything unique or sleeper has always interested me. Blue Book on a Z28 with these specs would be $3200 private party. I dont think the asking price is too much since one is on ebay for buy it now of 29,900!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevr...fCarsQ5fTrucks

Only 12,452 z28 were produced. Thats 3.8% of the z28s. They are on pace to produce 103,000 camaros in the first year of production. They produced 100,838 Camaros in 1991.

Seems like a 1 of 500 tag would work. Do it similar to the g8 1 of 888 custom badges. Skip the AC, use the v6 body work, ss brakes, engine, nice tranny cooler (auto), oil cooler, adjustable shocks, big sway bars, stiff springs, skip bluetooth, no radio, no shark fin, standard spoiler, no engine cover, c6 exhaust tips, no onstar, lose power seats for standard ones, etc... Just a start to the wish list!

Its fine if your not into the idea but i bet theres at least 500 that are.

Does anyone know if GM used the B4C for the new Police Camaros?
+ heavy duty alternator.
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:25 PM   #12
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"1LE" would be a great "identifier" for the equivalent of what Mustang sells as a "Track Pack"...upgraded suspension for BOTH SS and V6 w/RS (w/Brembos?)...
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:59 PM   #13
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Similar to a B4C police version...I like the package on this used pd car I found for sale at http://swps.com/usedpdcar.html
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:55 PM   #14
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The solstice sold 1/5 to 1/10 the number of cars the Camaro is/will. It seems like it should be 5 to 10 times more likely than the odds were for that kit showing up on the Solstice.
Fortunately, the Solstice Brand Team, and Pontiac, WANTED the Package.

It's not clear the Camaro folks agree... Making THIS car into a Showroom Stock contender will require their interest and budget in "homolagating" some necessary "upgrades". With previous 1LEs constituting less than 1% of total sales, it'll be hard for them to commit development buck$ to "raise the sales bar" so little...

The emphasis needs to be on the V6 versions to get supplier commitments, and CAFE, in line with their original business case of 60/40 V6 to V8. Putting a "Track Pack" competitor together with suspension and Brembo upgrades just might "market drive" a goodly number of V6s off the lots...

Springs/Bushings/Bars/Brembos, on top of the RS Package, for $1500 Retail sounds about right...
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:44 PM   #15
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Could you imagine this car at 3000 lbs?
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Could you imagine this car at 3000 lbs?
A 6th gen Camaro built off the Alpha platform should yield a lighter car. By then one would think/expect better fuel efficiency should be possible with same/better power as the current car and an available performance suspension package option.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:10 AM   #17
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I think you would have to sell more than 500 to make it profitable, and GM is kinda interested in profits at the moment.

Keep in mind, as I have said before in similar threads, every time you make something specific to a certain version of camaro, you increase the cost of ALL models of Camaros because it is one more part you have to stock, or one different step on a streamlined assembly, or one different wiring harness, etc etc.
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