Camaro Z/28 Dale Earnhardt Edition
DALE EARNHARDT EDITION Z/28, THESE ARE HARD TO FIND, ALL STOCK AND ORIGINAL
Dale Earnhardt was a lot of things to a lot of people, and that's probably why things with his name on them have endured as collectors' items for more than a decade following his death. That's probably why this 2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Earnhardt Edition will remain special for years, even after its siblings have been relegated to the scrap heap.
Having been built in 2000, this car enjoys Dale Earnhardt's blessing, not some badge job done after his death. It's black, of course, which was The Intimidator's preferred color, and the Z/28 is a great car to carry his name. Sure, he drove a Monte Carlo, but if you wanted performance in 2000, the front-wheel-drive consumer-grade Monte Carlo just wouldn't cut it. So this Z/28 stands in and looks awesome with its bright red pinstripes, hood scoop, and a few well-chosen badges highlighting why it's special. Of interest, there are a few signatures around the body, a decal with his championship seasons listed, and the requisite Chevrolet Bowtie emblems. The black paint is in great shape for being more than 15 years old, and a proper cut and buff (mind the decals!) would really wake it up and make this car a show-stopper. And, of course, you get all the Z/28 goodies including a ram air-style hood, rear spoiler, and T-tops, and the design has aged rather well.
There are more upgrades inside, where you'll find the already very supportive black leather Z/28 seats reupholstered in a checkered flag pattern that seems very appropriate for an Earnhardt edition. There are, of course, more signatures and logos on the headrests, but otherwise it's pretty stock. Again, the care that this Z has received shows everywhere you look, from the seats that show only very minor wear to the clean carpets that have been protected all their lives. Earnhardt Camaros came only one way: loaded. That means things like power windows and locks, A/C, cruise control, and power seats are all part of the deal. You'll also find a somewhat rare 6-speed manual which makes the Z/28 an absolute blast to drive and the T-tops add an open-air experience that totally transforms the car. There's also a good-sized storage area under the rear hatch, which makes the Z a great road trip car, say, for heading to a NASCAR event.
Chevy's LS1 346 cubic inch V8 was standard equipment on the Z/28, and while the factory tried to claim it was de-tuned from Corvette duty, track numbers tell a different story. This Camaro is FAST! And despite behind insanely easy to modify with a long list of upgrades from the aftermarket, this one remains completely stock, suggesting careful ownership and no abuse. It's a tight fit, with most of the engine under the cowl, but given that the LS1 is virtually bulletproof, maintenance shouldn't be an issue. The 6-speed shifts easily and powers a set of 3.42 gears out back, a nice combination of performance and easy cruising, especially with that ultra-deep overdrive. The exhaust has a nice growl from the original transverse muffler and the quad tips out back offer a cool look that matches the soundtrack. Chrome A-mold wheels look right on any F-body, and these carry staggered 235/45/17 front and 275/40/17 rear BFGoodrich performance radials.
You will probably never see another one of these and for Earnhardt fans, this is exactly the kind of memorabilia that builds value in the future. It's also a heck of a lot of fun to drive. Call today!
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- Transmission Type
- 6 Speed Manual
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 33,676 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Seating Type
- Buckets With Console
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- Shifter Type
- Center Console