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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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Woodstock, Georgia
United States


2001 Chevrolet Camaro SS

“Black Beauty”

2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula


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About “Black Beauty”

My brother Dean enlisted in the Navy recently and asked me, his 18 year old little sister, to take care of his Camaro SS convertible for him while he is in the service. (He's either very trusting or very stupid!) He knew from the day he bought the car that I loved it, but until now he never even let me drive it! He lived a couple hundred miles from us, but came home for a week visit before leaving for basic training, and he checked me out on the car before he left. To make everything official, he put the car in my dad's name (so the insurance would cost less!), but I'm taking care of paying for everything including basic upkeep, regestration, inspection, and insurance. Dad even volunteered to park his car outside so mom's car and the Camaro can be parked in the garage. The Camaro will only come out to play on clear days with no chance of rain or snow. My Cavalier will still be my daily car. I want to be able to return the car to my brother in as good a shape as it's in now!

About “Formie”

I saw this car for sale at a Caddy dealership in Marietta, GA in July 2004. I have always liked the Formulas, so I had to check it out.

After a quick, uneventful testdrive, I traded my 1999 Buick Century (a solid car in it's own right) for the Formula.

The car has been my daily driver ever since. I started with about 32K on the odometer. Now, it's approaching 130k with very little trouble. It has been a great car, and a lot of fun!

It's not a show car, but it goes to car cruises and shows now and again. Mostly it works for a living...taking me daily to the places I need to go.


Specs for “Black Beauty”

V-8, Automatic transmission, beautiful and FAST!

Specs for “Formie”

2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula
LSI 300 hp/335 lb ft torque
4L60E automatic.(Better for the Atlanta commute!)
Light Pewter Metallic/Ebony Interior
3.23 rear gear w/limited slip
123,000 miles-daily driver


Factory Options for “Black Beauty”

SS package, convertible top, automatic transmission, power windows, power locks, power steering, power brakes, AM/FM/CD stereo, leather seats, dual exhausts, and a lot more...

Factory Options for “Formie”

Auto trans
Chrome 16" wheels
3.23 rear
6 way power driver seat
Monsoon stereo w/CD
T-tops (Love the T-tops!)

...oddly no traction control.


Mods for “Black Beauty”

I have not and will not do anything to this car. I'm keeping it the way my brother 'gave' it to me so he'll get it back the same way. I don't know what he may have done to it. I didn't ask, but he didn't mention anything.

Mods for “Formie”

Magnaflow exhaust tips
UMI shock tower brace

Other than that pretty stock..even has the flat hood!:)


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