The 350 cubic inch LT1 V8 really needs no introduction. It was supposedly de-tuned for use in the Camaro, but there are a lot of skeptics who say that it runs like a 300 horsepower car should. Regardless of the number, this one was rebuilt to stock specs about 8000 miles ago, so it’s fresh and ready to rock. Thanks to the wonders of fuel injection, it starts quickly and idles easily, and it pulls hard at almost any speed. Torque is available all over the tach, and that’s really the Camaro’s strong suit: smoking some tires. Of course, the cackle of the exhaust is part of the fun, and with a torque arm suspension, the Camaro is an agile handler, too. The 700R4 4-speed automatic was rebuilt at the same time as the engine, so someone has not only invested quite a bit of money in the car, but they also did it right. Shifts are smooth and this car just loafs along at highway speeds. It’s shockingly clean underneath and the 16-inch factory alloys are almost totally unmarked.

Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States