The fourth generation of the Camaro was produced by American automobile manufacturer Chevrolet 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, but would retain the same characteristics since the first-generation’s introduction back in 1967; 2-doors, 2+2 seating, coupe (with optional T-top roof) or convertible body styles, rear-wheel drive, and a choice of pushrod V6 and V8 powerplants. The Camaro was refreshed and revised in 1998 with both exterior and engine changes. The fourth-generation of the Camaro would continue production up to the 2002 model year when General Motors discontinued production due to slow sales, a deteriorated sports coupé market, and plant overcapacity.
For the 1998 model year, the Camaro received a facelift and now had a new front clip. This replaced the quartet of square inset headlights. Replacing the LT1 engine was the all-new 5.7-litre LS1 V8 engine rated at 305bhp, which had also been introduced in the newly launched Corvette C5. The new engine featured an aluminum cylinder block with iron sleeves, reducing weight by about 95lb as compared to the iron block LT1 engine. 1998 was the only year in which LS1 powered models had an actual working coolant temperature gauge. Minor changes were made to the suspension and the brakes were increased in size. Total production for 1998 was just 48,495 units. This is the first year that the SS model was actually manufactured solely by Chevrolet in twenty years.
First delivered new in UK specification via HR Owen in 1998, this well maintained example has been with the current owner for over 18 years, during which time it has been maintained “with no expense spared”. With 88,000 miles recorded and offered with a comprehensive service record, this is a great usable modern American classic which can be enjoyed every day.