Here’s a question for you; how many buyers do you think are searching for a third-generation Chevrolet Camaro wearing an outfit that resembles the fifth-gen model from this decade? Exactly…
This project car hails from Russia and it’s basically a 1987 Camaro with heavily modded body panels mimicking the looks of the fifth-generation model, which came out in 2010. According to the Avito ad, the seller is only getting rid of it because he
stepped back and saw the whole picture was unable to finish the project, and wishes that the car eventually lands in good hands.
Here’s what you get in return for your 450,000 RUB ($6,486): new fiberglass body panels, power steering, leather seats, leather steering wheel, sat-nav, mp3 player, an automatic transmission and a 2.8-liter V6 engine with 187,000 km (116,196 miles) on the clock.
By the way, 1987 was the year in which the 2.8-liter V6 engine became the standard power unit for the entry-level Camaro, replacing the old 2.5-liter four-pot.
As for how this project car compares to a fifth-gen Camaro, well, with some imagination, it does kind of look more like a newer Camaro than one from the 1980s – at least on the outside. However, mechanically, it should drive and feel like a third-gen model, especially since the seller didn’t mention anything about technical upgrades.
Overall, Bumblebee’s Russian cousin won’t be to
anyone’s everyone’s liking. And if we’re being honest, that rear end sort of looks more like a second-gen Camaro tail, rather than a late 80s or early 2010s model’s.