3 September 2002
The last of the line
Okay, $71,500 seems like a stiff price, but it's the last Chevrolet Camaro to be sold. (It's the second-to-last Camaro off the assembly line; the actual last vehicle is bound for a museum.) General Motors pulled the plug on the Camaro and its sister ship, the Pontiac Firebird, after more than three decades, citing plummeting sales and high costs no other GM car is built on this platform.
At least it's a Z28. With T-tops, of course. And Chevy is donating the proceeds to charity. On to Woodward Avenue, and let those eight cylinders be heard!
Posted at 3:47 PM to Driver's Seat
Ha! When I was a senior at Choctaw Hight School back in '84, the *ultimate* car for any kid was the Camaro, be it brand-new or old. I, of course, didn't deem a Camaro worthy of transporting my uppity carcass...so it was a '73 Chrysler New Yorker, aka "The Boat," for me. Uh, the fact that it was only $800 was another deciding factor.
Uppity? At Choctaw? How is this possible? :)
Remember -- I was a *transplanted* Choctaw-ian, having moved there only one month before my senior year. I moved there from witty, urbane, sophisticated Spokane, Washington, which goes a long way towards explaining my "holier than thou" attitude at the time. ;-)
Witty? Urbane? Sophisticated? Spokane?
Sometimes you scare me, Dave. :)