The Chevrolet Camaro Z28 30th Anniversary Edition for 1997

Chevrolet Camaro

The 1997 Camaro is an important vehicle to Chevrolet for the convertible market segment. The Z28 30th Anniversary Edition is a member of a series of five trim levels for the Camaro which include RS, Z28, Z28 30th Anniversary Edition, Z28 SS 30th Anniversary Edition, and Base. The two-door car with its rear-wheel drive is positioned to aggressively fill this niche for Chevrolet. There is strong competition from vehicles from Toyota.

Chevrolet Camaro Engine Specs

The Camaro Z28 30th Anniversary Edition is equipped with a General Motors 5.7 liter eight-cylinder engine that utilizes 16 valves. The Chevrolet engine is mated to a General Motors 4-speed Transmission. This is a long-standing favorite for buyers in the Convertible arena.

The fuel system for the 1997 Camaro is a traditional SFI, running on gasoline fuel. The fuel is controlled by an electronic system and is a fuel-injected MFI design. The capacity of the fuel tank is 15.50 gallons.

The Camaro uses power-assisted brakes, with 4-Wheel ABS support. The front brakes are disc while the rear brakes are disc. Steering is handled through a power-steering rack-style configuration. The car uses coil and coil springs front and rear respectively.

Vehicle Statistics

The Camaro is 193.20 inches long, 74.10 inches wide, and 51.30 inches high. It has a wheelbase of 101.10 inches. It is able to seat 4 comfortably.

The original manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) was $16,215 when new, with a dealer invoice cost of $14,837. This price was in line with the industry average price for a 2-door Convertible.

There is a 50,000* mile, 60* month warranty with this vehicle, including a powertrain warranty of 50,000*/36* miles/months. This is normal for this price range.

Fuel Efficiency

The Z28 30th Anniversary Edition made 29 – 30 miles per gallon highway driving, while dipping to 19 in the city. This was a respectable number for the model year, but exceeded by several Toyota models available at the time.

Conclusion

The 1996 model began the promise of the Chevrolet Camaro. The 1997 expanded on this success and has proven to be a strong seller in most markets. Even with strong competition from other manufacturers Chevrolet hopes that the Camaro Z28 30th Anniversary Edition will continue to be a profitable vehicle.

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2 Responses to “The Chevrolet Camaro Z28 30th Anniversary Edition for 1997”

  1. Pete Smith says:

    My spouse purchased mine for the 5.7 liter engine. Plus the 4-gear tranny.

  2. Anna Bregman says:

    Has anyone put any serious mileage on this convertible? Just need to know…

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