Quick version- What kind of power, (break the tires loose, set you back in your seat, nothing impressive ect.) can I expect from an original motor second gen camaro, maybe rebuilt once or tuned up recently but no major engine modifications. Long version- I am hoping to find a nice 2nd gen Camaro in the next couple of weeks for around 7-8K. My requirements are basically that it will function as a daily driver, the heater and AC work, and overall the car is in fairly good shape. I have only test drove 1 so far. I am wondering what kind of power I should expect to be seeing from a decent original 305 or 350? I know they are supposed to be around 175HP or so. Should I expect it to compare with my completely stock 08' avalanche that has a 327? I know my 327 has a lot more HP (about 330) but the truck also weighs quite a bit more. The one I test drove was a base model with a 305 automatic trans, and did not feel quick in any way. it was running 5500 RPM at 70mph. The car did start no problems and sounded ok I was just really disappointed with the power.