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Police Interceptor: 1991 Chevrolet Camaro B4C Z28

Just outside of Roanoke, Virginia, there is a small town called Boones Mill. This town has a population of just over 200 people, but up until recently, their police department had a reputation for using various General Motors muscle cars to catch speeders. This 1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 that Barn Finds reader angliagt found here on craigslist was part of the Boones Mill fleet at one time, and also supposedly the first third-generation Camaro to receive the Special Police Package, known as B4C.

As you can guess, this Camaro is available in Boones Mill, Virginia with a clean title in the original owner’s name. A past listing for the vehicle has some more information and pictures, and it also provides some insight into its history. In October 1990, Boones Mill’s police department ordered this example on the first day of production for the B4C package, and General Motors showed it off in spring 1991 at their new car dealer’s show in Richmond, VA. This package was available exclusively to police departments, and Chevrolet only manufactured 592 Camaros with this package for the 1991 model year. Additionally, this specimen was only driven during by Boones Mill’s chief of police for routine and traffic radar enforcement, and it was stored inside since its retirement in 1997.

The exterior of the muscle car looks good, and the only noticeable issue is some worn graphics on various parts of the body. It’s also worth noting that you cannot drive this on public highways without covering the light bar and police-related graphics.

Inside the cabin, there’s a simple but tidy grey cloth upholstery scheme, and the only noticeable changes are the police-related equipment. However, these pictures are from the past listing, and this equipment may no longer be in the vehicle.

Under the hood, there’s a 5.7-liter L98 V8 engine, which pairs to an automatic transmission to drive the rear wheels. The drivetrain has slightly over 73,000 miles and it runs without any issues. It’s also worth noting that the B4C package includes 16-inch aluminum wheels, an engine oil cooler, disc brakes at all four corners, a limited-slip axle with a 3.23 ratio, and more.

The seller hopes to get $20,000 for this Camaro, which is a slight price drop from the linked previous listing. What do you think of this former police muscle car?

Comments

  1. Howard A Member

    I think it’s a neat car if you grind that police garbage off of it. That do anything for you? ( sound of hillbilly music) Actually, I remember quite a few Camaros in law enforcement. I think Georgia had a few, and most small towns got a “visit” in parades from some bigger force, that had “DARE” all over them, to show cops can be cool too. Now, I read, the Ford “Interceptor” SUV has sold more units than any other police car combined. Why, our little town itself got 5 new ones. Got to pay for them somehow. It’s why, I’m sure, I got a ticket for rolling through a stop sign on my bicycle,,,

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  2. AMCFAN

    I think removing the police lettering would take away the value. At least as it sits it puts everything the seller states into perspective. It could never really be replaced.

    That being said it’s taken very serious having any car lettered up mimicking a patrol car real past nostalgic or otherwise is highly frowned upon. In my area. So as a driver that is out. You cannot impersonate an officer and with current events the way they are who in the hell would want to?

    Sad it has to go on CL. Usually something like this for sale one wouldn’t have to advertise it. Surely someone in the big city of 200 where it came from was a GM guru. Most likely big spenders at the city auction took it away from the area. Now possibly new owners have figured out it has no real use. Covid has all but eliminated all major car gatherings.

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    • cmarv

      White magnetic sheets cover the lettering and an upholstery shop can make a tight cover for the light bar . I own a SSP Mustang and have bought and sold hundreds of police vehicles . Removing the markings would devalue that car .

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    • Andy B

      Local radio station had a former police car that they put a yellow light bar. Zero police logos anywhere, but there were plenty of decals advertising/promoting the station. They only used the light bar at the events, never on the road. Didn’t matter, they got stopped plenty of times by the local PD…

  3. JoeMac JoeMac

    $7-$10K too agressive. GLWS.

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  4. Steve R

    If this were an ordinary 350 powered IROC without the police lights and graphics the asking price wouldn’t be out if line. There are collectors for old police cars, if there is a work around in a given area so cars like this can be driven on special occasions I could see the appeal to one of them. To be honest, most cars from this era or older which have survived in this condition will never be used as transportation, they will be someone fair weather toy often only for some form of car related gathering. This car would definitely turn head and not just because it survived, which is often the only reason more mundane cars from its era get attention. This car is actually interesting.

    It should eventually find a home where it will be maintained in its current configuration.

    Steve R

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  5. Troy s

    I got the Ford Mustang 5.0 high speed patrol car, being a fairly boring looking coupe it blended well in traffic,,, at least at first it did. Those Mustangs were plain looking right from the design team, sounds like cop car material to me. Lots of power in a vanilla wrapper.
    The Camaro here is quite the opposite. Just don’t get that cop car vibe from it, too sporty or something like that. Sure it could handle high speed chases or quick responses very well. Interesting car that looks off key in a police uniform. Just an opinion of course.

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  6. Ralph Kramden

    Speed Trap enforcement vehicle in a podunk southern town. Bet this baby kept the town coffers dull for quite some time.

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    • angliagt angliagt Member

      I think you’re right – the speed limit drops to 45
      just before Rocky Mount,& drivers really slow down
      there.
      Very scenic area.

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      • angliagt angliagt Member

        OOPS – meant Boones Mill.
        I also noticed that it had the town emblems
        on the doors in the “period” picture.
        Wonder what the story is about that?

  7. Superdessucke

    I would confirm it’s a real B4C first. This one has the Z28 hood blisters, rear spoiler, and has “Z28” in the side skirts and back bumper.

    A real B4C would be based on the RS and wouldn’t have the big rear spoiler or hood blisters, and should have the “RS” emblems in the side skirts and rear bumper. It should have a B4C code on the service label if it’s legit.

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    • Steve R

      The seller never once brings up Z28, read the ad, that was purely a creation of the write up on this site. The window sticker shown in picture #4 of the Craigslist ad specifically says RS on the very top line.

      Steve R

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      • Superdessucke

        I see what the window sticker shows but this car has the Z28 body kit and emblems. According to the Camaro White Book, “B4C was restricted to RS coupes.” I’ve never seen a Z28 B4C, or heard of one.

        So someone either added the Z28 body items (pretty early on given that the old photos depict the car with these items) or this isn’t a real B4C, which would substantially lower the value. Worth checking into.

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      • Steve R

        Emblems and body kits are easy to add at a dealership .

        The paperwork and seller never refer to it’s a Z28. The window sticker spells out RS, B4C police package, 350 TPI and automatic transmission W/ overdrive. Unless you are suggesting the window sticker is for a different car it’s definitive.

        Steve R

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      • Superdessucke

        Not suggesting that. I just find it very curious. I consider myself to be somewhat of an expert on 3rd Gen F-bodies, having owned two and having studied them, and I have never seen anything like this.

        The window sticker seems legit and the older ad shows the service parts label with the B4C code.

        If nothing else it’s very interesting. I would like to see an explanation as to how it ended up with Z28 livery.

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    • Jaydawg7 Jaydawg7

      Interesting situation. You’d have to ask the original buyer or seller to be certain of the options that were OE. The past listing certainly has a picture of the codes in the trunk storage door right there.(I included a screenshot)I forget which year they stopped being 1LE & starting being B4C… I currently own a black 1991 RS but I’m no expert. Thirdgen.org is a good source of information though.

      https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/tech-general-engine/17330-b4c-setting-record-straight.html

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  8. FJ Boling

    The of picture of the bill of sale shows that the car is a RS Camaro .

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  9. Ken Leone

    Though blurry, the window sticker in the Craig’s listing reads “B4C Police Package.” Assuming it belongs to this car, all the stuff was added on post production.

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  10. JoeNYWF64

    Odd a police car would have fancy aluminum wheels, am/fm, rear spoiler, iroc flares & a simulated hood scoop. I bet the Boones Mill taxpayers were not happy after seeing this car! lol
    Looking at those cracked tires, i guess this car has not been driven in many years? Wonder how old they are.

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  11. Autoworker

    No mention of subframe connectors or shock tower bracing. Framework on these not very good.

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  12. Rick Rothermel

    Cool idea for an event car. I was a part of an effort for the 10th ann. of 9/1, we had 5 parade cars.
    Lights and siren are a TRIP!

    FUELEDBYTHEFALLEN.ORG

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  13. John Wilburn

    I live near there. They have a reputation for being a speed trap, but it’s just one little stretch of highway that drops to 45mph for half a mile through the business area. I guess that was a show of force for them to have had.

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  14. Rob

    Does the VIN on the bill of sale match the VIN of the vehicle? I don’t see the vehicle VIN in the current ad.

    • MBorst

      Stolen

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  15. mtshootist1

    I can hear the Blue Brothers right now. Elwood says, “It’s got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It’s got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It’s a model made before catalytic converters so it’ll run good on regular gas’

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  16. John Woods

    I was issued a red unmarked one in South Carolina. That thing would flat move but was a bear to stop. Ended up putting NASCAR brakes on it. Was fun but got cramped after a while. Wonder if they bought one of those new EXPENSIVE Ford SUV’s to replace it?

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  17. Claudio

    I could/would NEVER drive an ex cop car
    I have had to many encounters with these powertrippers!
    I disaprove of the defunding fashion and believe in the rule of law but i have simply met wayy to many blue a-holes to want to ride around with an ex cop car …

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  18. K. R. V. Member

    If I were to buy this beauty, I’d definitely take all the Police graphics off, not for any legal reasons, no, but because of the unfortunate and totally unfounded lack of respect and support forThe Police! I would not want to chance garnering any hateful fools, that don’t know any better!

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    • John Wilburn

      The value of this car is mostly in its story. I wouldn’t let the hate-on-the-police fad inspire you to erase its history. We certainly have enough of that going on right now.

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  19. angliagt angliagt Member

    Suspicions confirmed – there’s a Speedtrap Motors in Boones Mill.

    http://www.speedtrapmotors.com

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    • John Wilburn

      Boone’s Mill IS a well known speed trap on 220. That’s their only claim to fame.

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  20. Steve

    Sounds like Johnsonville here outside Myrtle Beach.

  21. John L.
  22. Joey

    I haven’t read all of the comments but I felt like I should chime in. I grew up in the Boone’s Mill.

    The one and only officer at the time drove this car and parked at the end of my street in the fire departments parking lot (which is situated in the perfect posit to catch speaders being that it’s just around a curve on the main road. I used to ride my bike down and hang out with him until someone would speed by.

    I remember as a kid thinking how cool it was that he had a Camaro as his cruiser. If I remember correctly the same officer bought the car from the town when they purchased his new Black 98 Camaro which he also purchased from the town when they bought a New GTO.

    Since then they have changed officers and he’s now cruising in a unmarked White Charger.

    Wish they would’ve stuck with the being different.

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    • DayDreamBeliever DayDreamBeliever

      Great bit of personal history there….

  23. Joel McGregor

    One thing that hasn’t been mentioned is even low mileage police cars have thousands of hours on the engine since they often sit around running all day.

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