1983 Chevrolet Camaro

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2022
Saturday, 22 January - Sunday, 30 January
Sale Price
25 January 2022
Sold Date
Lot Number
Unrestored Original
Auction House
Chassis no. 1G1AS87H7DN162704. 305/150hp, 5-speed, glass T-tops, power windows, air conditioning, AM/FM cassette stereo.

Evaluation: Represented with 11,800 miles and recently out of a private Camaro collection. Recently serviced. Some dirt and dust under the hood, but little else to nitpick other than general age. Third-gen Camaros in any trim are rarely so well preserved, let alone lower spec models like this Berlinetta.

Bottom Line: Scottsdale 2022 and especially Barrett-Jackson had so many head-scratchingly high prices that we lost count, but this one is a standout. It sold here three years and 850 miles ago for just $8,250. Sure, it’s impressively clean for an ’83 Camaro Berlinetta, but it’s still just an ’83 Camaro Berlinetta and even in today’s super-heated car market, nearly 30 grand buy you lots of more interesting cars than this. If I were the seller here, I’d be doing cartwheels.

by Andrew Newton
4 February 2022
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