AJ’s Car of the Day: 2000 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

AJ’s Car of the Day: 2000 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

Car: Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

Year: 2000

What makes it special: The fourth-generation Chevrolet Camaro was produced for the 1993 through 2002 model years, although the last 30 models were unofficially sold in 2003. It was introduced on an updated F-body platform. It would retain the same characteristic since the first-generation’s introduction back in 1967; 2-doors, 2+2 seating, available as a coupe with an optional T-top roof or convertible, rear-wheel drive, and a choice of pushrod V6 and V8 powerplants. The 1998 model year was refreshed and revised with both exterior and engine changes.

What made it famous: Changes for 2000 were cosmetic in nature. Monterey Maroon Metallic was added as an optional color, similar to the previously available Medium Patriot Red. Previously, all V8 cars had side mirrors painted in black A new four-spoke steering wheel, as found in other GM models of the time, was introduced to replace the two-spoke steering wheel dating back to the 1993 cars. A new 10-spoke 16 in wheel became available, but the older 5-spokes were still optional. The base models came with 16 inch steel wheels, with hubcaps. The 3.8L, 231 cu in V6 and 5.7 L, 346 cu in LS1 V8’s continued with no changes.

Why I would want one: Not a huge fan of these, but for the right price, as they say…. This would be a cool addition to a Camaro collection to have all phases of the legendary Chevrolet Pony Car through all it’s generations.

Fun fact: The fourth-gen Camaro would last up through the 2002 model year when General Motors discontinued production due to slow sales, a deteriorated sports coupe market, and plant overcapacity