BF Auction: 1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS Custom

Sold for $7,500View Result

Although Chevrolet worked hard behind the scenes to extract improved performance from its Third Generation Camaro, the 1991 RS still lacked muscle credentials. The owner of this classic commenced addressing those shortcomings, but the car needs a new owner to complete the process of creating a vehicle that will command respect when it returns to active duty. No aspect of its drivetrain has escaped their attention, while the body features some neat upgrades to add to its desirability. The seller has listed the Camaro exclusively here at Barn Finds Auctions.

There’s a lot to unpack with this Camaro because no aspect has escaped its creator’s attention. I initially thought the panels wore Code 98 Ultra Blue, but I believe it might be a slightly darker shade. It cloaks laser straight panels, and the only corrosion is a light dusting in spots on the car’s underside. Since this gem spent its life in California, it is unsurprising that there is no penetrating rust. It means the new owner can leave the grinder and welder safely tucked away in the cupboard. The Camaro wears Z28 badges and other exterior embellishments, but these don’t look out of place. Other custom touches include shaved door handles and remote poppers, although the poppers require replacement. The driver’s side T-Top panel is missing, but a quick search of a pick-a-part should produce a positive result. The RS rolls on 16″ wheels wrapped in new tires. The glass looks excellent, meaning it will take little time and effort to have this Chevy’s exterior really popping. One feature deserving special note is the custom hood. It hints that things might not be 100% original in the engine bay. For those craving power and performance, the hood doesn’t deceive.

Chevrolet worked hard to cope with tightening emission levels by the time this Camaro rolled off the line, but they turned to advanced aerodynamics and lighter vehicle weights to compensate for lower engine power. The original owner ordered this classic with the 305ci TBI V8 that sent 170hp to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. Considering the modest power figure, a ¼-mile ET of 16.5 seconds was unsurprising. However, it is all change under this Camaro’s skin. The engine bay houses a 383ci Stroker built by the good people at Arizona Speed and Marine. It features Fast Burn cylinder heads, roller rockers, custom headers, and a matching exhaust. The 383 inhales deeply through an Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 intake and ignition system the seller recently installed. It is unclear how many ponies will be available, but they will feed to a Mosler Posi rear end via a six-speed manual transmission. The builder created this car’s drivetrain as a total package, adding significantly larger sway bars, a Spohn panhard bar, 1LE brakes and suspension, and Strange axles. The engine turns but currently doesn’t run. However, once the new owner coaxes the 383 into life, its performance should pin them in their seat when they press the loud pedal.

The Camaro’s interior is a work in progress, although it has suffered at the hands of a rodent infestation. The front seats require new covers, and while the door trims are intact, some trim pieces are missing. However, the same visit to the pick-a-part that unearths a new T-Top panel could see the successful bidder secure the required components. The console is present, and the dash looks excellent. The owner has a roll bar that requires painting before being bolted into place. The previous owner planned a show and autocross life for this beauty, so the roll bar may be a practical addition if the successful bidder pursues that path.

When a buyer purchased a new Camaro RS in 1991, they could only dream of the performance offered by that badge in the early 1970s. This car should not only recapture that era but might potentially show those cars a clean set of heels. Getting it to that point shouldn’t be difficult, and the finished product would undoubtedly provide the successful bidder with a satisfying classic motoring experience. Would you like to be that person? If so, submitting a bid would be an excellent starting point.

  • Location: New Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mileage: 120,000
  • Engine: V8
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • VIN:1G1FP23E3ML162663
  • Title Status: Clean

Bid On This Vehicle

Sold for: $7,500
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Ended: Mar 2, 2023 10:00am MDT
Winner: Trc
  • Trc
    bid $7,500.00  2023-02-28 16:17:37
  • 2manyvettes bid $6,775.00  2023-02-28 16:16:30
  • Trc bid $6,666.00  2023-02-28 13:53:17
  • 2manyvettes
    bid $6,500.00  2023-02-28 13:05:14
  • Trc bid $6,350.00  2023-02-28 12:50:22
  • 2manyvettes bid $6,250.00  2023-02-28 04:43:21
  • Trc
    bid $6,000.00  2023-02-27 14:27:53
  • 2manyvettes bid $5,100.00  2023-02-27 14:26:38
  • Trc bid $4,850.00  2023-02-27 12:10:00
  • 2manyvettes
    bid $4,750.00  2023-02-27 08:22:36
  • Trc bid $4,500.00  2023-02-26 17:46:27
  • 2manyvettes bid $4,250.00  2023-02-26 16:37:16
  • Trc
    bid $4,000.00  2023-02-26 15:07:02
  • 2manyvettes bid $2,975.00  2023-02-26 14:59:29
  • Trc bid $2,500.00  2023-02-26 08:34:52
  • 2manyvettes
    bid $2,000.00  2023-02-26 07:44:01
  • Trc bid $1,600.00  2023-02-26 06:58:06
  • 2manyvettes bid $1,500.00  2023-02-25 13:42:26
  • r84a252
    bid $550.00  2023-02-25 10:39:27
  • 2manyvettes bid $450.00  2023-02-23 10:19:57

Comments

  1. Stan

    Nice color blue, and stock wheels could be a legit sleeper. Someone should have a real quick Camaro when finished.
    Nice call 📞 on the 6sp stik.

    Like 4
  2. Melton Mooney

    Pardon me, but is that a super ram in that pile of stuff on the floor? (mouth watering) DIBS! DIBS! DIBS!

    Like 1
    • Tim

      Super ram comes with the car, along with any other extras I may have for it.

      Like 1
  3. Melton Mooney

    We’ll just try to ignore the three five six in the background.

    Like 1
    • Tim

      That 356A is my Father’s, He bought it 40+ years ago and never really drove it. We just got it running again about 5 years ago. My wife calls her Frankenstella. She is kinda ugly.lol.

      Like 0
  4. John

    Boy, someone dumped a lot of money into that project. A shame he couldn’t have finished it.

    Like 1
  5. Jay McCarthy

    I’m sorry but that 305 is only good for one thing, being an anchor.

    Like 1
    • Melton Mooney

      I wouldn’t be that hard on it. I’ve been beating on the LB9 in my IROC for nearly 30 years. It’s got all the bolt-on stuff and a cam. Never had the heads off. About 230,000mi on it now, and I still drive it frequently. I just put my sixth set of tires on it. In fact, just about everything on the car has been repaired or replaced at least once, but the original 305 is still doing its thing.

      Like 2
      • Walt Reed

        The 305 had “adequate” power, but was not really a high performance engine. Extremely durable and used in a lot of GM cars. That being said, I am in the process of installing an LS1 in my 1983 Camaro…

        Like 0
    • Tim

      It’s not a 305, it’s a balanced and blue printed true 383 stroker. the motor cost about 8 grand and has less then 1000 miles on it since being built and installed.

      Like 1
  6. Robert West

    I wouldn’t be able to sell the car until I heard that AS&M engine light off!

    Like 1
    • Tim

      It ran when I bought it, the custom exhaust sound amazing. I also had it on a dyno, 354 rwhp with over 500ftlbs torque and that was when it was way out of tune.

      Like 1
  7. Steve

    Ford hood on Chevy LOL

    Like 0
  8. Landis

    I’ve personally seen and have ridden in this Camaro. It had a little different intake set up but the same 383.
    The previous owner invested a substantial amount in the suspension and paint.
    Will make someone a great project!

    Like 1
    • Tim

      You could still buy it Landis. Or better yet, go buy back your 1LE and I’ll trade you for it. Even swap… lol

      Like 0
  9. Jeff

    Please clarify “does not run” won’t start, or what is the issue?

    Like 0
    • tim

      I’m not really sure. When i bought the car it had a different system in it that was outdated. I upgraded to Accel ignition but that of course, became outdated when the company sold out. I installed the new pro flo but never finished it. I haven’t worked on it in a year. Time to let it go.

      Like 0
  10. Joshua Mortensen Staff

    The reserve is off!

    Like 0
  11. Jed

    “mutt mobile”

    Like 0

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