eBay Find: The Lightweight 5th Gen Camaro You’ve Been Looking For

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You might want to get a tarp or something to protect the upholstery if you're gonna park on the street...

You might want to get a tarp or something to protect the upholstery if you’re gonna park on the street…

Disappointed that the engineers at GM only managed to strip 100 or so pounds out of the 2014 Camaro Z/28 (and the fact that it’s going to be more expensive than a ZL1)? Committed, and we mean REALLY committed to the idea of open-air motoring? Then we have just the car for you…

Many treasures have undoubtedly passed through the stately gates of Cleveland Pick-A-Part, though it seems that partially-skeletonized drivable chassis are a specialty.

For the low, low, buy it now price of $12,299, you could be the proud owner of this 2010 SS, showing just 20,000 miles on what’s left of the dashboard.

It’s an automatic-equipped L99 car, with a nice leather interior and spiffy touches like the optional console gauge pod and a Hurst shifter.

And look at that! It drives! While in practical terms, this half-Camaro is probably destined to be the donor car for some project build, we can’t help daydreaming about all the possibilities just as it sits now. How quick would a stock 5th Gen shorn of hundreds of pounds of useless crap like airbags and a roof be at the dragstrip? What’s the record for World’s Fastest Parade Float? Has anybody ever thought of automotive jousting? (Yes, we know about Knightriders)

It kinda looks all LEGO-blocky with no bodywork, doesn't it?

It kinda looks all LEGO-blocky with no bodywork, doesn’t it?

Alas, in a few days when the auction ends, all the many quantum possibilities for this V8 roller skate will collapse down into one, probably boring reality. But in the meantime, let us know what sort of irresponsible and ill-advised plan you would come up with for this gem in the comments below…

About the author

Paul Huizenga

After some close calls on the street in his late teens and early twenties, Paul Huizenga discovered organized drag racing and never looked back, becoming a SFI-Certified tech inspector and avid bracket racer. Formerly the editor of OverRev and Race Pages magazines, Huizenga set out on his own in 2009 to become a freelance writer and editor.
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