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Old 08-06-2020, 09:27 AM   #15
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Really wish I would have bought one of the few listed for $35,000 to $38,000 last year :(. I would concur with Judges assessment watching the prices of this.
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Old 08-06-2020, 10:45 AM   #16
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I got mine in 2016 for $54k with 1300 miles and it was local. That's better than today's prices. There were about 10 of them for sale in California and a 100+ nationwide at that time. Would have been nice to save another $10K if I waited another 1-2 years. But these thing's can't be timed, and honestly I don't mind. This car is worth it.
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Old 08-06-2020, 11:24 AM   #17
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I got mine in 2016 for $54k with 1300 miles and it was local. That's better than today's prices. There were about 10 of them for sale in California and a 100+ nationwide at that time. Would have been nice to save another $10K if I waited another 1-2 years. But these thing's can't be timed, and honestly I don't mind. This car is worth it.
Got mine 12/2018 for $40k with 10k miles. I have had the best 7k miles of my life since then. It will not stay parked for posterity.
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Old 08-06-2020, 11:41 AM   #18
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Good buy. I take care of mine but it's a driver. Best driver's car for the money.
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Old 08-06-2020, 12:03 PM   #19
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Got mine 12/2018 for $40k with 10k miles. I have had the best 7k miles of my life since then. It will not stay parked for posterity.
I whiffed on a Silver one local under 10k miles a couple months ago. In hindsight, I prob woulda been apprehensive to put miles on a low mileage silver car due to the rarity. Glad I got a higher mileage vehicle. Can drive it without the guilt.
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Old 08-06-2020, 02:15 PM   #20
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Good buy. I take care of mine but it's a driver. Best driver's car for the money.
I call the z28 the anti-M3, its everything someone wants an M3 to be and everything its not.
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Old 08-06-2020, 02:40 PM   #21
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Funny you say that. I had an E46 M3 I bought new and spent a small fortune to get it to drive the way I wanted. Then here's my Z/28 that does everything better, no modding necessary and for less. Even with prices going up, I can't think of anything I could replace it with for the same money.
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Old 08-06-2020, 02:53 PM   #22
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I got mine in 2016 for $54k with 1300 miles and it was local. That's better than today's prices. There were about 10 of them for sale in California and a 100+ nationwide at that time. Would have been nice to save another $10K if I waited another 1-2 years. But these thing's can't be timed, and honestly I don't mind. This car is worth it.
Just wanted to say that I love that picture you have. Beautiful car in front of the house with a big beautiful American flag!
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Old 08-06-2020, 03:11 PM   #23
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Funny you say that. I had an E46 M3 I bought new and spent a small fortune to get it to drive the way I wanted. Then here's my Z/28 that does everything better, no modding necessary and for less. Even with prices going up, I can't think of anything I could replace it with for the same money.
This is why the demand for these cars is so strong. I just sold my E92 Comp M3 for a Z/28 (long term M car guy that married into a Camaro family). The Z/28 shouldn't be anyone’s retirement plan but there’s no denying it’s appealing to a larger audience of hardcore enthusiasts because of how it was built.

I really never saw myself in a Camaro until the Z/28. Chevy makes plenty of “limited production” cars like the orange pace car my wife used to drive with those god awful stickers on the doors. Rarity alone doesn’t drive demand. The Z/28 has the rarity and so much more.
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Old 08-06-2020, 03:44 PM   #24
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I really never saw myself in a Camaro until the Z/28.
Neither did I, but I poured over all media for months and listened to what the likes of Randy Pobst and Chris Harris were saying. Took a lot of crap and received a lot of weird looks from the PCA crowd, but now I wish I could let them all drive this thing on the track -- would change their minds 100%. So many seek me out at a PCA Event with wide eyes and jaws dropped asking about this big white car with a Chevy badge. The delta has widened as the latest GT3s are no doubt faster, but the Z/28 is one Hell of a beast that runs with or in front of anything built up through 2016 AND still is more fun than these "techno-wizard" cars of today.
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Old 08-07-2020, 01:15 AM   #25
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I kinda jumped into my Z on a whim. I wanted a car almost Identical to my '15 V6 LS but with some real factory grunt. Didn't want back-up cams, heated seats, HUD or anything real fancy. Voila, drove a local Z at a used car shyster dealership and I was hooked. Eye-balled the internet and found my current Z in Alabama. Had no idea about the potential as a collectable just knew it was what I wanted. If it takes off in value so much the better. 'Bout damn time something worked out for me in this hobby, God knows I've sunk a small fortune into it the last 40 years!
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Old 08-07-2020, 09:46 PM   #26
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Neither did I, but I poured over all media for months and listened to what the likes of Randy Pobst and Chris Harris were saying. Took a lot of crap and received a lot of weird looks from the PCA crowd, but now I wish I could let them all drive this thing on the track -- would change their minds 100%. So many seek me out at a PCA Event with wide eyes and jaws dropped asking about this big white car with a Chevy badge. The delta has widened as the latest GT3s are no doubt faster, but the Z/28 is one Hell of a beast that runs with or in front of anything built up through 2016 AND still is more fun than these "techno-wizard" cars of today.
Same here. The more and more I researched, looked over the reviews and data, the more it became evident this car is special. It was super rare and came out for a limited time at an awkward moment for GM. They just unveiled the C7 Z51 in 14 and then the C7 Z06 in 2015. On top of that they were already pushing the Gen 6 Camaro. This car went unnoticed and many scoffed at an $80K Z/28 when those choices were available.



Now it is finally getting its recognition. Asking prices are going up because the demand and recognition is going up while scarcity keeps dropping. Yes, you can probably find someone who sold their car recently for 40K. Moving forward that will be more rare as most people understand what kind of car they have now. It appears the dealers have caught on too.
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Old 08-08-2020, 08:13 AM   #27
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I paid $38,500 2 years ago with 4550 miles on it. I bought it because I wanted a replacement for my 2010 Camaro 1SS. I am not a fan of new cars and all the convenience and luxury features that most cars have. I have always driven cars that their main goal is to perform and be fun to drive. I used to drive 40K miles a year for my job and I really prefer a car I could enjoy driving. In 1985 I was driving a 1963 Chevy nova SS with a transplanted 327 and 4 speed everyday for work. Some days I would drive 200 miles plus. I don't drive nearly that many miles now but I have always wanted to own something unique I could drive everyday. I owned a 1994 Impala SS, 1996 Impala SS, 2000 Dale Earnhardt Monty Carlo SS, 2001 Trans Am WS6, 2004 Pontiac GTO, 2010 Camaro 1SS, and now the Z/28. I was drawn to the uniqueness and hard core properties of the Z/28. And when prices fell I could not resist. Of course an inheritance from my father passing helped. I now own my Z/28 free and clear and it now has 14,000 miles on it. I still drive my 2004 Pontiac GTO when not driving the Z/28. As far as prices going up I was pretty sure this car would be a great investment also. Now I have the best of both worlds. A great car to drive that I love and also it seems a good investment. Thanks to Chevrolet and GM for making my life better.

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Old 08-09-2020, 11:55 AM   #28
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Same here. The more and more I researched, looked over the reviews and data, the more it became evident this car is special. It was super rare and came out for a limited time at an awkward moment for GM. They just unveiled the C7 Z51 in 14 and then the C7 Z06 in 2015. On top of that they were already pushing the Gen 6 Camaro. This car went unnoticed and many scoffed at an $80K Z/28 when those choices were available.



Now it is finally getting its recognition. Asking prices are going up because the demand and recognition is going up while scarcity keeps dropping. Yes, you can probably find someone who sold their car recently for 40K. Moving forward that will be more rare as most people understand what kind of car they have now. It appears the dealers have caught on too.
Excellent point about them being lost at that time... hadn't occurred to me, but as you mentioned... there was so little "talk" about the car on a wide scale... you had to almost seek out info and stories. Also, most "European" sports car fans just simple looked away when any of the press talked about the Z/28. The bias was already in the tank. It's what makes it so much fun to track it now... the great upside is that folks just assume you are much better driver than you are to get that big crappy American machine around so fast.

The favorite questions I always get:

- What modifications have you done?

- How much horsepower does this have?

- What brakes did you upgrade to?
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