1982-1992 Camaros for Sale
Third Generation Camaros
After a healthy 11 year run the second generation Camaro was finally replaced. 1982 marked the first year of the third generation Camaro and it was a complete ground up redesign. Gone was the familiar front subframe and rear leaf springs. This new Camaro was engineered with efficiency and technology in mind. Compared to the previous Camaro the new version was smaller in all dimensions, almost 500 pounds lighter and significantly more aerodynamic. The new hatchback body style was like nothing else on the road. The steep windshield angle and curved rear glass gave it sleek, modern lines that attracted attention both on the showroom floor and automotive media. Not only was the 1982 Camaro selected to pace the Indy 500 that year, but also given Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year” award.Continued below...
1982-1992 Third Generation Camaro for sale
Over the next 10 years the third generation Camaro would see a lot of firsts. The first 4 cylinder engine was available staring in 1982 as was the first fuel injected Camaro; the 5.0L Z28. In 1985 the IROC-Z option was introduced . 1987 saw the return of the convertible Camaro for sale, which hadn’t been an option since 1969. The RS (Rally Sport) option returned in earnest in 1989 and in 1990 the first air bag equipped Camaros rolled off the assembly line. Coincidentally that same assembly line in Van Nuys, CA would produce it’s last Camaro in 1992. A year later the new third generation Camaro would be built at GM’s Sainte-Thérèse plant in Quebec Canada.