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Cars > Challenges > “Gen'l Sherman” Vs “My Baby”

 

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M–53
Gaithersburg, Maryland
United States

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M–22
Franklin, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

“Gen'l Sherman”

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

“My Baby”

 
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About “Gen'l Sherman”

One family owner. Still have window sticker, protecto plate, emission control systems manual and the owners manual. Sticker price $4,466.09 (actual delivered price $3,836.17 including tax, tag, etc.).

Within two weeks after the car was restored, I drove it on a 720 mile round trip to NC and back so my father could see it looking like new again (at least the body and interior). Since then, I have had the engine detailed and painted (will add pictures later).

Since leaving the dealer's lot, this car has not and hopefully will never see a trailor for transporting it. It was my father's commuting car in the 70's and 80's and will still be driven every where. When I retire, I'd like to use it to deliver meals for "meals on wheels."

About “My Baby”

I looked for a cyber gray metallic camaro for ever and finally found this one about 250 miles away from home and when the family went on a vacation we picked it up.

 

Specs for “Gen'l Sherman”

LT1 V-8 engine (350cid). Automatic transmission (400 Turbo-Hydra-matic). Solid Lifters. 3.73 Positraction rear axle. 4-barrell Holley carburetor. I found a good mechanic and now I've gone back to the Holley carburetor.

Specs for “My Baby”

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe


PRICE AS TESTED: $32,195 (base price: $30,995)


ENGINE TYPE: pushrod 16-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection

Displacement: 376 cu in, 6162cc
Power (SAE net): 426 bhp @ 5900 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 420 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm


TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual


DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 112.3 in Length: 190.4 in Width: 75.5 in Height: 54.2 in
Curb weight: 3859 lb


C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 4.8 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 13.0 sec @ 111 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 161 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.92 g

FUEL ECONOMY:
EPA city/highway driving: 16/24 mpg

 

Factory Options for “Gen'l Sherman”

Center Console. Power Steering. AM pushbutton radio. Special Performance Equipment [Z28 package]. Blue vinyl interior. Mulsanne blue

Factory Options for “My Baby”

rs package
sunroof

 

Mods for “Gen'l Sherman”

Restored back to original.

Mods for “My Baby”

nothing done to the car as of now

 

Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 2

Cover photo of Z28 Finished album
Z28 Finished
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Cover photo of 1972 Z28 Camaro Restoration album
1972 Z28 Camaro Restoration
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