Another milestone this week: my Z28 at 97k!!
I “laid the ears back” on my Z28 on one of the few examples of smooth-as-glass freeways in the deplorable road inventory in the Upstate of South Carolina. Unfortunately, our illustrious politicians have elected to let our roads fall in a sad shape of disrepair – but I digress. It’s amazing to see what a new set of tires will do (see my recent article about the new BFG’s): ride is much improved as well as handling. As time goes by and heat-cycles add up, tires get hard and loose grip; they also get noisy. What a difference the new BFG’s made. Just for kicks, I checked and got a few tenth’s over 21 mpg at speed. Not bad for a 20-year-old LT1 powered Camaro…
Amazing thing YouTube – I realize the ad shows its age, but just for kicks I found this:
It’s primarily about the V6 version. In 1995 GM offered two versions of the V6. If you look closely the video shows a couple of shots of the V8 powered Z28; there is even a red one, like mine.