29k Genuine Miles: 1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

In December of 1991, this Chevrolet Camaro rolled out of the showroom as a brand new car. It has remained in the same family ever since, and after 28-years of ownership, they have decided to part with it. It is a nice looking car with a pretty decent array of options and would look quite good parked in anyone’s driveway. Located in Houston, Texas, you will find the Camaro listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding has reached $9,600, and with the reserve now met, it looks like the Z28 is about to find itself a new home.

Looking at the photos, I’m wondering whether the owner is the car’s harshest critic. He rates the outside condition as only a 6 out of 10, which is a bit of a surprise when you look at the photos. He bases this assessment on the fact that the paint is beginning to fade a bit, but it still seems to hold a pretty good shine. The car appears to be straight, with no obvious rust or accident damage. Overall then, the presentation of the car is quite good.

The owner rates the interior as a 9 out of 10, and I tend to agree with him on that score. It has held up very well over the last 28-years, with no obvious rips, tears, or major wear issues. The leather trim on the edge of the driver’s seat bolster might be showing a bit of wear, but I think that this could be restored okay. The rest of it looks really good. As well as being fitted with standard equipment such as a tilt wheel, the car is also fitted with the optional leather upholstery, power windows, power locks, cruise control, power hatch release, a power driver’s seat and airbag, air conditioning, and a factory CD player. The owner also has all of the original documentation and manuals for the car, along with the original window sticker.

Under the hood of the Camaro is the 5.7-liter TPI V8 engine, which produces 245hp. This is backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission, and the G80 option limited slip differential. The owner claims that the car has covered a mere 29,800 miles, but doesn’t make mention of any evidence to back this claim. He does say that the car is very reliable and that the transmission is very smooth. After the poor performance that buyers had experienced from the Z28 during the late 1970s and early 1980s, it was Camaros such as this that started to bring some performance credibility back to the Z28 badge. A ¼ mile time of 14.9 seconds and a top speed of 152mph certainly brought with it some respectability. It was only 10-years earlier that a Z28 would struggle to break the 17-second mark for the ¼ mile, and would claw its way to a mere 105mph. It’s amazing the difference that 10-years can make.

The owner of this Z28 says that it still turns heads today, and with that shiny Bright Red paint, this is hardly surprising. It isn’t uncommon to see examples of the 1991 Z28 around today, but they usually have higher mileage than this particular car, and they are starting to look pretty tired. This one looks like a good one, and I think that the next owner is going to end up with a car that should be a pleasure to own and drive.


  1. NotSure

    This is a good looking car! I hope that the mileage claim is honest. The odometer digits align well in the ebay posting picture and condition wise it all seems to match up. Good luck to the car under its soon to be new owner!

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  2. Bakyrdhero

    I don’t know what the value of this is, but man I’d drop the current bid of 10k in a heart beat. I like these cars a lot and this one is a beauty. I’ve never cared much for that spoiler, but I could live with it. It’s nicer, more refined, and more powerful than the brown 82 from a little while back, But I liked that one too.

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    • Geebee

      I’d check any long term car from Houston for possible flood damage.

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    • AndyinMA

      Agreed the design has aged well. I could also do without the spoiler but I ain’t kicking it out of the garage.

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  3. H5mind

    Odd comment about the paint. Hopefully the seller hasn’t Photoshopped the exterior pics to give the car more shine than it really has. I bought a car off eBay years ago where an unscrupulous seller had done that. Quite an unhappy surprise when it rolled off the transport! This was before they had implemented the buyer’s protection program.

  4. Doug B

    Oh geez here we are again. Genuine miles? As opposed to ungenuine miles? Isn’t that like being sort of pregnant? lol

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    • Andrew

      Seriously. I am surprised it doesn’t have the other three most overused phrases:
      Holy grail
      Time capsule

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    • Ike Onick

      Good point. 99% of the folks visiting this page can figure that out without a hint.

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  5. Eddie

    Beautiful Camaro, I Have a Red with Black strips 1992 Z03 Z/28 25th Anniversary Heritage Edition 5.7 TPI with 31k original miles that’s just as clean as this one!!

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    • Bakyrdhero

      How about a picture Eddie? Sounds like a nice one

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  6. Bakyrdhero

    Well it doesn’t have patina, it’s not a holy grail car, nor is it a time capsule. It is however a sharp third gen F-body with hopefully, wait for it…GENUINE low mileage.

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  7. Miguel

    I wonder why it the car is a one owner car and it lives in Texas why there is no inspection sticker on the windshield.

    Has it never been registered or were the plates cancelled or what?

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    • NotSure

      Good eye Miguel!! A car in Houston would have an inspection sticker with a number on it that matches the plate number. So why is this car wearing a temporary tag if it’s been in the family since new? I smell something? Is honesty no longer considered a desirable virtue?

  8. Doug B

    Baky it doesn’t say Genuine Low Miles! lol. It says GENUINE MILES. As opposed to, kilometers? bahahaha

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  9. Bakyrdhero

    Good call Doug!

  10. JoeNYWF64

    Yes it is a beautiful car – a worthy successor to the 2nd gen & last good lookin camaro IMO, with good window visibility too & hidden wipers & LONG hood.
    However, that tpi 350 motor produces no more HP than a low compression ’74 z28 350 with quadrajet & pts & condenser & no headers! Not impressed. Where’s the progress? It’s not the motor – in ’91.
    You put a ’70’s non overdrive non lockup 3 speed auto, & motor driven fan, & 70’s type cat converter & its single exhaust, & true heavy 5 mph bumpers on the above car, & massive ’70’s f-body door beams inside it’s doors, & see what happens to performance. (The government relaxing standards by ’91 sure helped.)
    As it is, stock, after several hundred thousand miles, the 700r4 & not so great rear end will be toast, while the ’74 turbo 400(tho not the later ’70s turbo 350) & stout rear will still be kicking.

  11. Ted

    Like the colour combo on this, but no way in hell these things would do a buck fifty. Tapped in 3rd gear maybe a buck twenty on a good day, or, if a runaway semi assisted with JATO’s was pushing it downhill for 10 miles………..

    • Johnny R

      Well not the same thing but I had a 1992 RS 305 5 speed I bought brand new off the floor of Ramp Chevy in Port Jeff, NY (since out of business.) I had it up to 135 on Sunrise Highway one early AM morning chasing a new Vette that I couldn’t catch (surprise!) so I would think the 350 would do the same or better. Maybe it was the 5 speed but that car was no slouch and would out handle most cars of the day. What a fun car! I still have the key but it will do me no good. Car was totaled a few years after I sold it and issued a junk title.

  12. RoughDiamond

    I own a ’91 Z/28 and can tell you they were built cheap. Mine only has 78K original miles and I’m the 3rd owner. Things, especially power options just stop working. However, that LB9 305 230 HP TPI engine with B-W T-5 trans and (RPO G80) limited slip rear axle, (RPO G92) performance rear axle and (RPO GU6) 3:42 rear axle ratio, makes up for all the negatives. That 230 HP comes on strong in the low RPMs and with factory AC, is a hoot to drive anytime. I hope to drive a 1LE car one day.

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  13. Abdullah A

    Hi there is the camaro still available??

    Please contact me on my email:

    Whatsapp: +96555886031

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