1984 Chevy Camaro Berlinetta... A.K.A. Berlivetta.
I am the second owner of a 1984 T-Top Camaro Berlinetta with 107,xxx miles on it. I bought it with only 51,000 miles on it in 2002... The first owner was my grandfather, who bought it in 1984 off the show room floor of a Chevy dealer in San Francisco, California, so I know the entire history of this vehicle. I have been slowly making it into a poor man Corvette that's why I call it a Berlivetta.
In 2010 I installed a rebuilt Chevy 350 s/b bored 40 over with a slight over stock cam shaft, cast iron heads, a '92 TPI fuel injection intake with a modified throttle body for improved flow. It has a serpentine belt system with new A/C compressor converted from R12 to R134. Both the heater and A/C are in working condition. The exhaust is Edelbrock shorty headers with a 2.5 inch collector and cross over pipe which leads into a hollowed out cat and a 3 inch main pipe all the way back to the 80 series Flowmaster muffler. I then used 2.5 inch mandrel bent pipe to create the dual to quad Vette like center exit. The headers and crossover pipe are wrapped in exhaust heat tape back to the cat to reduce under the hood heat. It has E3 spark plugs, 8mm Taylor wires and a K&N air filter. The motor has only 7,xxx miles on it. The transmission is the original 700R4 and has never been rebuilt. Although the filter and fluid has been changed a couple of times. The fuel pump and sending unit were just replaced in May 2013.
Almost the whole suspension has been upgraded or modified in 2010 to improve the overall handling of this car. The rear axle has a stock 3:43 limited slip gear ratio. I have Hotchkis lowering springs in the front and stock ride height. Most all the bushings in the entire vehicle have been changed over from the stock rubber to polyurethane including the motor and trans mounts. The only exception is the torque arm bushing. It has a front and rear sway bar. The rear trailing arms have been upgraded from stock to Lakewood square steel tubing trailing arms with poly bushings. The rear panhard bar has been upgraded to the Lakewood adjustable tubular bar also with poly bushings. The front lower control arms have been completely rebuilt with new ball joints and poly bushings. The front struts and rear shocks are were replaced with Monroe Sensa-Trac's. I installed a Wonderbar Steering/Frame brace to tie the right and left side of the frame together and strengthen the chassis to promote improved steering/handling and less stress on the steering box. I also have installed a strut tower brace to also improve the steering and handling. The brakes have been all rebuilt front and rear to above O.E. specs.
The interior has also gotten an overhaul. In 2005 I created a complete one off original interior for this Camaro to take on a little more of the Vette look. I deleted the rear seats and created a Corvette like hatch area with humps behind both front seats with Pioneer 3-way 6x9's integrated into them. Also behind the passenger side I have a Pioneer 6-disk FM-modulated CD player mounted just below the speaker. Both the front seats are reupholstered with a black all-sport vinyl with bright red piping. It has all new red carpets and a red Vinyl headliner. The door panels are the same black vinyl with a custom embossed flame. The dash is still all original with the Berlinetta "Star Wars like" cockpit style digital dash and control pods on either side of the steering wheel. It also has the original stalk stereo unique to only the 1984, 85, & 86 Camaro Berlinetta's. Although I upgraded the original tape player to the 6-disc CD player. The shifter is a ratchet style B&M Mega-Shifter made to fit the third-gen Camaro. The center console has a new padded arm rest, the factory electric window switches, the rear defrost switch, and the rear hatch release switch. It has electric windows and door locks.
The T-Tops are in good condition along with the door glass and rear hatch glass. It just got a new windshield installed by Safelight. The driver's side T-Top rubber has been replaced and I have new rubber for the passenger side but just haven't gotten to it yet. I also have new rubber for the rest of the vehicle. Right now the car is a flat black primer almost ready for paint. It has a dent on the passenger side door that needs to be straightened and the IROCK ground effect kit needs just a little tweaking. I have a '67 Stingray Corvette hood made to fit this Camaro complete with hood pins. I also have a spare rear glass hatch panel if you want it. The rear spoiler is off a 91-96 Corvette. The wheels are 88-89 Corvette stock aluminum alloy wheels. The fronts are 9x17 and the rears are 9.5x17. The tires are new Cooper Zeon RS3-A 235/45R17 in the front and 275/40R17 in the rear. The tires have less than 500 miles on them.
I have a ton of man hours and money in this car. I am selling my Camaro in order to get a reliable family car. The car is to a point where you can finish it out how you want with little time or money. All the major stuff is done. With just a little TLC you can make this car into a great weekend hotrod. As of now it is considered a classic and in 2014 will be 30 years old. It has been valued at $19,000 as it sits now by my classic car insurance company. I have over $12,000 invested in the car to this point and hundreds of man hours. . . My loss your gain!
The asking price has been dropped from $10,000 o.b.o. -- to - $6,000 firm due to the transmission just going out on June 27th.
***NOTE: It has 1st and possibly 2nd gear still but will not go into reverse or even allow the car to roll backwards in neutral. It is only $900.00 to repair w/ a shift kit @ a local trans shop I always use.
I just really need to get this car sold !!! ***CASH ONLY ***NO TRADES***
If interested call or text Nik @ 314-565-2045 ***Please only serious calls***
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