Spotless Survivor: 1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 1LE

When it was introduced in 1988, the 1LE was one of the Camaro’s hidden secrets. By 1991 it was a package that was growing in popularity. It still wasn’t built in significant numbers, and this 1991 Camaro Z28 1LE is 1-of-478 produced during that model year. Its condition is better than average, and it is now looking for a new home. The Camaro is located in Island Lake, Illinois, and has been listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding is sitting at $12,200, but the reserve isn’t met.

The Arctic White Camaro presents nicely, and it is said to wear most of its original paint. There are no signs of any accident repairs, but the owner does admit that the vehicle has received a few minor touch-ups. The panels are straight, and the spoilers and distinctive Z28 aero additions are in good condition. Rust is not an issue with this car. The panels look clean, and the photo that the owner supplies of the underside show perfect floors. The tinted glass doesn’t appear to have any flaws, while the wheels are free from curb strike or staining.

Individuals who slapped down their cash for a Z28 in 1991 had a choice of a couple of engines. In this case, what we find is a 5.7-liter TPI V8, which should be producing 245hp. This V8 is backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission. The 1LE pack added heavier springs and shocks, 4-wheel disc brakes from the Corvette, an aluminum driveshaft, a baffled fuel tank pickup, a performance exhaust, and an engine oil cooler. All of this amounted to a potent package, with the Z28 capable of romping through the ¼ mile in 14.9 seconds. Thanks to its aerodynamic profile, it could be wound all the way to 152 mph. It appears that the vehicle runs and drives well, although the older tires are said to be a bit on the noisy side. It sounds like a new set might be in order. The owner claims that the Camaro has a genuine 37,000 miles on the clock, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he has evidence to verify this. Included in the sale are all of the original dealer paperwork, the Owner’s Manual, Build Sheet, and the Window Sticker.

There is no other word that I can use to describe the Camaro’s interior but spotless. It has all of the hallmarks of a low-mileage survivor, with no wear on the seats or the carpet. The dash is free from faults, while the plastic has survived nicely. Keeping life safe and pleasant inside the Camaro falls to a driver’s airbag, a leather-wrapped tilt wheel, and a premium stereo AM/FM radio/cassette player.

With only 478 examples having been built, the 1991 Camaro Z28 1LE is a relatively rare beast. Today, good examples can often fetch more than $20,000, with the occasional car selling for $30,000 or more. This one looks like a beauty, and I believe that it will easily fetch that lower figure. I even think that the higher figure is a real possibility if the right people want it. If it sells for less, then someone could be securing themselves a bit of a bargain.

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Comments

  1. Don

    How many miles. I have a 98 with leather a only 15k never been in the rain.

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    • Keith

      I have a 1994 Z28 convertible with only12k original miles. The dude I bought it from was the original owner and stored it in his garage that was converted into a living room. Picked it up last April out of Texas and paid only $9,200.00 dollars. An absolutely mint Gen 4 Camaro in original factory condition. I like the Gen 4 better than the Gen 3.

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      • CCFisher

        I bought a 1993 Z28 6-speed hatchback new, and I drove the he!! out of it because that’s what it was built for.

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    • Keith

      Also with A/C……

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    • Al_Bundy Member

      Nobody cares about your 1998 sir, but thanks for letting us know it has never been in the rain. The article is about a 1991.

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      • Jerry Member

        Wow! Pretty harsh Al, just for that u have to do the nasty with Peg!

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  2. Jerry Member

    Needs some Red stripes to break up the snow blind white! 😁

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  3. Raymond Smith

    Nice car. She is pretty much all business. No AC, power windows, power seats etc. That doesn’t bother me though. These were fun cars back in the day.

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  4. Paulson

    I thought the 1LE was the showroom-stock homologation special with a stick. Oh well. I probably never would have gotten around to buying one anyway.

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    • Jcs

      The manual only came with the 305. The 350 cars were automatic only.

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  5. Chris kohlmeyer

    I had a 92 25th anniversary. But mine was all black with t-tops. I loved that car, but so did the cops. And my insurance company hated it seeing how I was 18.

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  6. Ward1

    Al_Bundy is a 2 buck a week paying member! 🤑 That gives him the right to decide what everybody cares about reading in the comments. Thanks Al for weeding them out for us you 🍆 !!

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    • Jerry Member

      The thing is the guy wasnt off topic, he asked what the miles were and made a simple comment that he had a 98 model. I cant tell u how many posts ive read where the poster says something that isn’t EXACTLY about the posted vehicle but similar.
      This isnt a Camaro Web site last I checked but a site about all kinds of vehicles…….
      Besides $2 a week shouldn’t allow Al to judge what someone cares about, im sure 99% of us like all kinds of vehicles.
      Carry on……..

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  7. Doc Member

    I’ll take Kelly instead

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  8. vintagehotrods

    One thing about Al, he did pick the perfect screen name, it fits him perfectly!

  9. RoughDiamond RoughDiamond Member

    I owned a ’91 Z/28 with the 305 TPI engine, 6 speed manual and 3:42 limited slip rear axle. The car had the C61 factory AC and KC4 engine oil cooler. I wished I had done my homework before purchasing it because those engines run so hot it’s scary even with the dual cooling fans. There are aftermarket parts that will help, but I found it best to drive it early in the morning or later in the evening.

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