SUPER CAR OF THE WEEK 3-10-14
This week’s Super Car of the Week is a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 owned by Zach Troyer of New Bern. Zach purchased his car in November of last year. “I bought the car for 2 reasons. The first was that my buddy had bought it a year ago and had just spent about $4,000 dollars on performance parts (cam, exhaust, tune…etc) and then found out that his wife was pregnant with twins so he had to sell the car quick and cheap and I couldn’t pass it up, the second reason was I had been wanting to get another manual transmission car for a while. The sports cars my wife and I have owned in the past include a 96 Eagle Talon Tsi, 2006 Cobalt SS, 2000 Camaro Z28, 2008 Impala SS, and I also currently own a 1965 Cutlass Convertible that was my father’s car in High School!”
Zach’s favorite part of the 98-02 Camaro has to be the performance they offer right out of the box, and also the big reliable power numbers they can make for a fairly low price. They have been clocked running as fast as 12.89 in the 1/4 mile bone stock. “My favorite place to drive is a tie between the drag strip and cruising along the beach. Unfortunately I haven’t had this car long enough to really have any good stories, the only one I have is the first week I got it here from Indiana I drove to Jacksonville to run at Coastal Plains Raceway and I got there early so I stopped at my buddies house and took him on a ride and my pinion bearing completely went out, so I didn’t get to race and had to limp the 40 miles back home.”
Zach would recommend this car to anyone who wants a fast car right from the factory that is very easy to mod, gets great gas mileage even heavily modded, and still turns a lot of heads at 15 years old. “However I would not recommend it to someone who likes comfort, great handling, and a quiet interior because it has none of those things but that’s why I like it.”
Look for Zach and his Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 cruising the streets of New Bern! When you see him, give him the “thumbs up!” Thanks for sharing your Sports Car with us!
Zach Troyer – Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 – Super Car of the Week