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Old 03-03-2015, 08:31 AM   #1
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Hello all I am new to the forum. I have recently purchased a 2014 Z28 Camaro. I did a little research after buying the car and I found it to be 1 of 2 made and maybe some of you can verify that for me. According to what I found the car is 1 of 9 silver produced that year and of the 9 only 2 came with a full radio and AC. In addition it was a CTF (chevy test fleet) vehicle. I know this based on the VIN and history of the car from decoding it. Last 7 are 9699008 and it is #008 off the assembly line. Now I know Chevrolet took two silver cars and used them as test cars all over the world and this Camaro has just over 10,000 miles on it with never being titled except to read corporate. I would live to know for sure if this is the Camaro I have seen on the track courses posted on you tube and if so does this increase the value of the car?
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:28 AM   #2
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:31 AM   #3
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Did you buy it from a dealer? Did they have any information on where it came from?
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:04 AM   #4
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increase the value maybe but not for many many years its only worth what someone pays for it
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:16 AM   #5
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Congratulations. I also cannot confirm your questions, but there is another CTF car listed for sale and there is some general info about CTF cars in the thread.

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Old 03-03-2015, 10:53 AM   #6
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Now I know Chevrolet took two silver cars and used them as test cars all over the world and this Camaro has just over 10,000 miles on it with never being titled except to read corporate. I would live to know for sure if this is the Camaro I have seen on the track courses posted on you tube and if so does this increase the value of the car?
About for the value increasing, I am thinking you can probably answer your own question. Did you pay a crazy premium for it? I am guessing you got a good deal on it, and also the mileage is already kinda high for a one year old car. You would have to immediately put in storage indefinitely and there would still be no guarantees in the future...
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:00 AM   #7
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increase the value maybe but not for many many years its only worth what someone pays for it
who would pay extra for a car that was beat to hell for the first 10k miles
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:08 AM   #8
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Your car is 1 of 29 Total Silver Z/28s for 2014.
1 of 14 CTF cars built.
1 of 9 CTF with A/C and radio.

Not sure if you know, but the Z/28 had one option, a/c and stereo system. There is not further break down. It is either with air/speakers or without air/speakers.

Where did you get the 1 of 2? Would really be splitting hairs by whether or not it was ordered with floor mats or tire inflation kit. Both of those can be purchased separately and are not Z/28 specific.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:22 AM   #9
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Ya the general consensus usually, if not always, is don't worry too much about it being a collectable, just drive it and have fun. What's gonna happen anyway is you are going to lose probably $30k on it in the next 5-10 years and it will take another 20-30 years for it to go back up $30k,... and that's assuming you haven't put a single mile on it,... and there still will be some other poor soul that has one for sale with only 100 miles on the odometer...

Anyway congrats and enjoy it now. As Anthony Bourdain said the other night "Life Is Uncertain . . . Eat Dessert First!"
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:52 PM   #10
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10,000 hard miles....
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:16 PM   #11
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who would pay extra for a car that was beat to hell for the first 10k miles
maybe the guy who bought it did who knows I wouldn't buy it
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:19 PM   #12
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I hope he got a steal.
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:31 PM   #13
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Sounds worse than buying a rental.
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:23 PM   #14
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I'd be willing to bet that that is the highest mileage Z/28 in existance, so in that regard, it is 1 of 1!

Since there are quite a few who bought a Z/28 with the thought of it being a future collectible or as strictly a "toy," there will always be an ultra low mileage one to buy. With over 10k miles on yours already, don't count on it being among the ones collectors might be eyeing in the future. And BTW, not to take anything away from your car, but none of the CFT cars are considered to be "production" versions and thus aren't # anything "off the line." In other words, the 1st production 2014 Z/28 that sold for $650k (proceeds for charity) to Rick Hendrick was VIN 9700001.

You shouldn't hesitate to add more miles and enjoy the car as you should, however!
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:12 PM   #15
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This test fleet 2009 ZR1 with 13k miles was $30k off...

http://www.corvetteonline.com/news/2...s-for-a-price/

Also from what I have been reading about ZR1 test fleet cars is they all have hard 10k+ miles...

"These CTF’s were pre-production test fleet ZR1’s used by Engineers and Corvette Management to put these ZR1’s through real world testing and evaluation. Many of these Super Cars were “enjoyed” (TESTED) at race tracks such as Virginia International Raceway and Road America in Elkhart Lake , Wisconsin over the summer, as well as many other venues. This important testing was done to see how the ZR1 would perform and hold up in the hands of its real world owners. Many of these ZR1s had over 10,000+ tested miles on them when they were sold at auction."

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Old 03-03-2015, 09:09 PM   #16
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Congrats!

I don't care about the 10k miles....if the price was right I would buy it to...if fact....that fact that all those miles have been put on it and they put it out for sales with a warranty impresses me.

I bet this car drives better than the new Z/28's as it's broken in!
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:44 AM   #17
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And BTW, not to take anything away from your car, but none of the CFT cars are considered to be "production" versions and thus aren't # anything "off the line." In other words, the 1st production 2014 Z/28 that sold for $650k (proceeds for charity) to Rick Hendrick was VIN 9700001.

You shouldn't hesitate to add more miles and enjoy the car as you should, however!
I thought '14s were 97xxxxxx. The test fleet cars with the 96xx are actually pre-production from what Chevy counts. Either way, you have a cool car! Although it would be neat to know which mags tested it. Does your silver car have the nurburgring decal instead of the bowtie on the trunk???

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Old 03-04-2015, 09:54 AM   #18
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It may have 10,000 hard miles. But the Z/28 was built to take punishment. Congrats!!
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:11 AM   #19
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It all depends who had the CTF vehicle. It is a lot like buying a rental. Some rentals are fine. I know some people that have a rental rule -- you can't return it until it has been airborne -- one or two of those friends are GM engineers.
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You bought a "new" car with some of the hardest miles you could do to a car. I hope it's history with GM pays off.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:16 PM   #21
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:37 PM   #22
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so if a CTF car is pre-production and have diff vin no's then what are they??

they can't be Z28's or else they would have same vin sequence no as the Z28 production cars

are they clones of some sort or just Camaro's with Z28 badges

why wouldn't GM pull some test cars from the regular production run to test them out?

all very confusing
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From my understanding, they are from the regular production run. they come off the line first (in this case 96xxxxx) and then they restart the number at 9700001 when they decide they have enough CTF vehicles and want to start the production run.
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:51 PM   #24
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Congrats on your new purchase Don't worry about collectibility and just go out and enjoy the car. You only live once! Those who are worried about putting miles on their cars are just storing it for someone else to enjoy down the road. Were is the fun in that?
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:04 PM   #25
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I think we scared OP into selling it already, as he's nowhere in sight... lol
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