Chevrolet Camaro 1967-2002 market review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Sometimes left in the shadow of the more popular Mustang, Camaros are well worth a look.

Chevrolet Camaro 1967-2002 market review
Early Camaros are the ones in demand.

 

Chevrolet Camaro 1967-1981

Camaros have been kicking around Australia since they were released way back in 1967 and demand for pre-1971 cars remains strong.

That demand has translated into prices for excellent 327/350-engined cars in the $45-50,000 range, with still potential to climb.

Cars with 6.6-litre (396 cubic inch) engines will make $80,000; big-block convertibles and rare 1968-70 Z/28s both over $100,000.

A 1970 restyle resulted in a bulkier Camaro with compromised performance and lower values.

By 1977, Camaros were being raced here in the ATCC by Kevin Bartlett and in the US IROC series, but competition exposure did little to improve road car performance or collector appeal.

 

Model Year Value Recorded Sales
Camaro/SS 1967-70 $50,825 [29]
Camaro Big-Block 1967-70 $79,600 [9]
Camaro SS Conv. 1967-70 $57,000 [10]
Camaro 1971-73 $36,380 [9]
Camaro 1974-81 $23,110 [11]

 

Chevrolet Camaro 1982-2002

Values of 1980s Camaro are pretty dismal and have been for some years. Ordinary performance from 305-cubic-inch V8s is cited as the reason but even 1985-90 IROC-Z cars with 5.7 litres don’t generate huge bucks.

One bright point was the return in 1987 of the Camaro convertible after a 17 year absence. These are scarce here but unlikely to cost more than $20,000 and worth a look if you want interesting transport for minimal money.

Post-1992 cars came with a 3.8-litre V6 or spritely V8 and can be found for under $20,000.

Later 1997-2002 Camaros aren’t common in Australia because importers prefer the more profitable post-2007 models.

Model Year Value Recorded Sales
Camaro V8 1982-84 $10,250 [4]
Camaro V8 1985-92 $16,145 [13]
Camaro V8 Conv. 1987-92 $18,080 [3]
Camaro V8  1994-96 $22,850 [8]
Camaro 1997-02 $23,250 [2]

 

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Values are for 2015-16.

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