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About the Car
Status Alive
VIN on File Valid
Year 1997
Number 2988
Model Camaro SS
Body Type 2 Door Coupe (hatchback)
GM Build Date 1997/06
Camaro SS Build Date 1997/07/03
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The LT4 package was the first time in the Camaro's history since the '69 ZL-1's where the cost of the LT4 alteration option was worth almost as much as the base SS car itself ($18,000 on top of the car price). The LT4 package was the most substantial in years & included upgraded powertrains front to back with goodies such as an all-aluminum racing driveshaft, specially developed brakes & suspension, plus of course the balanced & blueprinted LT4's under hood.
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In 1997, SLP Engineering took LT4 engines left over from the 1996 Corvette Grand Sport production run and installed them in 100 Camaro SS coupes. The result was one of the most powerful fourth-generation Camaros ever built: the 1997 Chevrolet Camaro 30th Anniversary SS LT4. Few, if any, of these cars ever hit the showroom floor, since they were spoken for well before getting to dealers.
SLP could have simply placed the LT4 in the 30th Anniversary SS, jacked the price up 18 grand and called it a day. Instead, they completely disassembled, balanced, blueprinted and enhanced the engine with stress plates. From there, one out of five engines was put through its paces on a Superflow dynamometer, and every LT4 SS car was tested on a chassis dynamometer and road-tested for six miles. Includes: performance exhaust, . a functional hood scoop rises slightly above the hood and feeds fresh air to the LT4, a lightweight drive shaft, Bilstein sport suspension and a Torsen limited slip differential. Options for the LT4 SS were limited and consisted of a Level III Bilstein suspension package and BFGoodrich Comp T/A tires. The engine comes with a 10.8:1 compression ratio and redlines at 6,300 rpm. Maximum horsepower is achieved at 5,800 rpm, and maximum torque is realized at 4,500 rpm. Fuel shutoff doesn't occur until 6,400 rpm, not your typical fourth-generation Camaro. Motor Trend tested the LT4 SS and came away with some impressive numbers. The car ran from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds and sprinted the quarter-mile in 13.3 seconds.

All LT4 SS Camaros were hardtops, and the only giveaway to what lurks under the hood is the 330-hp decal on the rear. All this horsepower is laid down by way of a Borg-Warner T56 6-speed manual to 17" x 9" Arctic White cast-aluminum wheels.

• Lightweight Composite Hood with Functional Forced Air Induction System
• High Flow Air Cleaner Filter
• Rear Deck Lid Spoiler
• White and Orange SS Exterior Badges
• Power Remote Hatch Release - Electric Twin Remote Mirrors - Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
• Driver's/Passenger's Reclining Seat
• Cassette Player/4-Speaker Sound System
• CD Player/8-Speaker Sound System (200 Watt Delco Audyssey)
• Arctic White Leather with Anniversary logo embroidery
• Arctic White Paint w/ Hugger Orange Stripes

Also additionally purchased BFG Comp T/A "R1" tires and wheels set for road racing, still in original packaging kept stored in garage since purchase.

Have original bill of sale when bought new in 1997. Excellent condition, Never seen snow, No accidents, One owner, Title in hand, Very clean interior, Well maintained.

Hagerty lists as one of top 10 favorite Camaros, quote below:

7. 1997 Camaro SS LT4 30th Anniversary SLP coupe — SLP Engineering (which stands for “Street Legal Performance”) followed the Yenko formula of 30 years earlier and grabbed one of the hottest Corvette engines (in this case the 1996 Grand Sport LT4) and inserted it into one very special Camaro. With wheel, tire and suspension upgrades to go with the balanced and blueprinted 330-hp LT4, the car cost about $18,000 more than the next hottest SS Camaro of the same model year. Accelerating from 0-60 took only 4.9 seconds, and it could cover a quarter mile in just 13.3 seconds, comparable to the Yenkos and COPOs of the 1960s. Just over 100 were built, and it takes around 50 grand to buy one today. In 10 years that price will likely look like the steal of the century.

SLP Options
Camaro SS Performance Exhaust
Castrol "Syntec" High Performance Lubricants Package
Castrol "Syntec" full synthetic engine oil provides superior protection and performance. Castrol "Syntec protects in ways other cars can't." The Castrol "Syntec" lubricants package includes Castrol's 500,000-mile "Maximum Protection" limited engine warranty program.
330HP balanced and blueprinted LT4
Free flow exhaust system with rsonators and twin tips
Stainless steel exhaust manifolds (extrude honed)
Lightweight Flywheel
High performance pressure plate
Lightweight driveshaft
Oil Cooler Package
SLP Hurst Shifter
1995 through 1997 SLP installed a optional short throw hurst shifter with a leather wrapped gear shift knob with a embedded H in the top.
Sport Suspension Package Level 2 (Bilstein)
Bilstein Shock Absorbers (all years)
Progressive Rate Springs
1LE track bar, 1LE Transmission Mount (1994-1995)
Torsen torque sensing differential

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Z4C Appearance Package, 30th Anniversary & 35th Anniversary (SS only)

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