Any love for Base, LTs and Berlinettas? (Long read)


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May 2, 2009
Nevada City, CA
My very first Camaro was a 1975 Type LT I bought new off my local dealer's lot. It was bright red with a natural or tan interior. I sold it to a coworker in 1978 that really wanted it, and I bought a new Z28 that I still own. My old 1975 is still owned locally, not by the person I sold it to, and I see it every so often.


Feb 2, 2014
My buddy had a 80 berlinetta. Blue with light blue interior. I liked the plush comfy classy look of it, he even had the wire wheels, I thought it was sweet


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Aug 23, 2020
My buddy had a 80 berlinetta. Blue with light blue interior. I liked the plush comfy classy look of it, he even had the wire wheels, I thought it was sweet
The trouble with the Berlinetta wire wheel covers is they are for 14” wheels. Not many decent tires today in a 14” size.


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Lifetime Gold Member
Feb 26, 2004
Bloomington, MN
You could get N90 wheels on a Berlinetta... 14" only.

I have the 14" N90s on the front and 15" Z28 N90s in the rear.
Yes, the fronts are a little small but I like the stance.


Jul 8, 2009
yeah 14-15 combos are cool , and 15s allows you to get decent width for rear tires, I wanted 14s on my Gremlin X but makes no sense restricting myself to 245 60 14 rear tires when the Gremlin has huge rear wheel wells. I may do the 14" /15" on the Gremmie.


Final Six
May 21, 2014
Hutto, TX
I love my 71 base. It's pretty unoriginal already so I'm looking forward to making whatever changes I want. Especially after a fairly restrictive build on my 73Z. The whole factory side of the resto with date coded parts and such was fun in a challenging sorta way but draining on my soul and my wallet. Once in a lifetime was enough for me, lol.


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Feb 23, 2021
Dallas, North Carolina
Naked butts are always nice :) , I mean as a kid I always wanted a rear spoiler on my second gens, but its crazy how much 2nd generation F-bodies are transformed when you remove the rear spoiler, they look very classic. I had people asking me if my '73 Esprit Firebird was some sort of British GT like an Aston Martin...:rolleyes: Heres the car when I bought it in Palm Springs in 2008.

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Just recently ran into a guy with some parts for an Esprit here in N.C. Left and Right Quarters some other stuff, inner fender wells. Honestly was the first time I heard of them. He called it "Spirit" but he was an old farmer lol.

I like my 77 Base LT. I have added a spoiler to it, and still restoring on it, but I dont plan on doing anything fancy to it.


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Jul 8, 2009
BillyDean7173, I know what you mean, I was supposed to do a fun little restoration on my basket case '68 Camaro and was happy that it was a real SS car that came in tuxedo black and gold interior (rare color scheme)

Because its a Canadian car I had GM Historical services get their nose into it, and surprise, it turned out to be a much rarer car than just an SS with a cool color scheme.

So now the car is back, sitting in a corner of the shop, waiting for me to find the time, money and dedication to rebuild it proper.

Rare cars are cool but are a financial burden too. Thats why plain janes are more fun :) And no I dont want to sell the 68 lol... Ill restore it, but only after my daughter finishes school.;)

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