Despite the flak they’ve gotten from some quarters, the 1970-81 Camaros are getting some respect lately. For years they were sneered at by some bloggers, mostly by insufferable types who drool over a 1975 Honda Civic CVCC-one of the three that hasn’t dissolved into rusty Doritos, anyway.
But back in the ’70s, my Uncle Dave had two, a ’74 Z28 in navy blue, and a tan ’75 Type LT.
He loved them both, and remembers them fondly to this day. Anyway, I was reminded of those long gone Camaros today when I spotted this time capsule on the fb group, Finding Future Classic Cars.
It is the ‘Broughamy’ Camaro, the Type LT, later redubbed the Berlinetta. The blue on blue color scheme is most appealing to your author, as so many of these came in ’70s Green or ’70s Brown.
Of course, to many, the $19,300 ask is a rather princely sum. I thought so too. But I ask you: when’s the last time you saw a 2nd gen Camaro this nice. And 1970-73 Z28s or hot rodded versions don’t count.
This one is currently for sale in Grand Blanc, MI. As the seller relates, “1976 Blue Camaro for sale. 18,900 original miles. 350 cubic inch V-8 Engine, 4 barrel Carburator, 165 hp Turbo Transmission. All Factory Original – except for rebuilt transmission 2019.”
“Original Paint, original body. Car is being sold as is (as is with any classic car). Tires need to be replaced. Vehicle was built in Van Nuys California in 1976. Barn and Garage kept. Only 16,898 Blue Camaros were built in 1976 and this is one strong survivor.”
“Serious inquiries only – test drive only with serious inquiries including deposit. ”
OK, that last part seems a little much. Deposit to drive? Maybe he doesn’t really want to sell it but the wife is leaning on him, ha ha.
Anyway, I won’t be buying it. But I did enjoy gawking at the pictures!