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1997 SS 30th Anniversary Convertible #1406/0439
1996 SS Protype Camaro Coupe #1
1997 SS 30th Anniversary LT-4 #002
1997 SS 30th Anniversary
Rick rescued several notable 4th Generation Camaros In 1997 & 1998 from perhaps disappearing into history.  Our two red SS Camaros are the first of the return of the heralded SS option to the Camaro lineage.  Both cars were due the inglorious fate of having all their SS option related panels & equipment removed and scrapped, then reverted back to Z28 equipment &  trim and made available for sale as used program cars!  The Race Rock Camaro, a true 97 model, also without an assigned SS#, and like our others, seemingly much hotter than the norm, was simply a really cool and fun 6 speed car that the staff enjoyed as a company vehicle, burning off a couple of sets of tires before the highly visible Camaro became too well known on the streets and empty parking lots of Athens, GA.  Under the heading of "You can't keep everything....", we found it a good home in Michigan.  The last car acquired, the prototype 1997 LT-4 SS 30th Anniversary Coupe, also fully complete and with some interesting equipment mods that never made it into production, has also since found an excellent home with a dedicated enthusiast.

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1997 SS 30th Anniversary LT-4 #002

SS Options: 330 HP 5.7 Liter LT-4 V8 Engine, Balanced & Blueprinted, Engine Oil Cooler, 6 Speed with short throw Hurst Shifter, Level III Bilstein Ultra Sport Suspension, Composite Hood, Forced Air Induction System, Lightweight Flywheel and Drive shaft, Torsen Limited Slip Differential, High strength Ring and Pinion Gears, Revised Rear Deck lid Spoiler, 30th Anniversary Trim Package, Arctic White with Hugger Orange Stripes, Hounds tooth Cloth Seats, 17" x 9" Arctic White SS Alloy Wheel, BFG Comp T\A "R1" 275/40ZR 17, AM\FM\CD, Stainless Exhaust Manifolds, Stainless Performance Exhaust System.

History: We caught news of the limited production LT-4 Camaros early and learned how difficult it is can be to convince a dealership to sell a model car it had never even heard of. Even at an unspecified full list price, but Jim Quinlan Chevrolet in FL agreed, and we were on the list. Officially the #2 production car, our Camaro actually was the very first of 100 production Camaros (it has the lowest Vin# of all the LT-4 cars) sequentially delivered to and the first completed by SLP for GM specific delivery to selected U.S dealerships. The assignment and first delivery of this Vin# Camaro to Rick resulted from our plea to GM corporate to expediate delivery for use in our then ongoing '97 Show Tour. (We also asked to correct the option list, after the car had been assigned {impossible!}, as we, as many others of the near 80 cars pre-sold before delivery, had mis-read the GM-ese option descriptions, mistakenly ordering the leather seat inserts believing the option to be houndstooth cloth). .....and the General came through with both the houndstooth seats and delivery on the first carrier of LT-4's out. (Nice story....documented, too). However, a marketing deal which promised a prominent dealership the #1 car as one of ten specially dealership prepped LT-4 cars to be delivered as a block, resulted in a little number shuffling as the cars block assigned were still being delivered to and built by SLP. Shown by Rick at most Super Chevy Shows in the '97 and '98 seasons.

Sold in 2002 (with 64 miles) to a private collector.