latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 229e9_00-1989-Chevrolet-Camaro-RS-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photograph-by-Murilee-Martin-610x343 Junkyard Find: 1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS Chevrolet   Third-generation Camaros are so plentiful in wrecking yards (and on the street) that I don’t pay much attention to them unless I see something special. Say, Iron Duke power with an automatic transmission, resulting in the slowest Camaro of all time… or a lovingly customized example, covered with unique airbrush work, as we see in today’s Colorado Junkyard Find.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 229e9_27-1989-Chevrolet-Camaro-RS-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photograph-by-Murilee-Martin-610x343 Junkyard Find: 1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS Chevrolet   The hood mural has suffered extensive weathering, but we can still make out the muscular horned demon having his way with a supine redhead. You can practically hear the Slayer cranking out of the swap-meet Sparkomatic stereo, circa 1991.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 229e9_52-1989-Chevrolet-Camaro-RS-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photograph-by-Murilee-Martin-610x343 Junkyard Find: 1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS Chevrolet   Look, it’s got a five-speed! That’s metal.

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latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 229e9_35-1989-Chevrolet-Camaro-RS-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photograph-by-Murilee-Martin-610x343 Junkyard Find: 1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS Chevrolet   However, things sort of fall apart for this car when you take a close look at the details. First of all, the Rally Sport trim level was the cheapest one in 1989 — not something to brag about.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 229e9_21-1989-Chevrolet-Camaro-RS-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photograph-by-Murilee-Martin-610x343 Junkyard Find: 1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS Chevrolet   The second (and most important) problem becomes apparent when you look in the engine compartment. That’s the 2.8-liter V6 there, the base engine in 1989 (the Iron Duke was discontinued as the F-Body’s base engine after the 1986 model year). It was a perfectly good engine, pretty reliable after a rocky start earlier in the decade, but it made just 135 horsepower.

The use of a Pro Mod Camaro in this “Heartbeat of America” TV advertisement should have been outlawed as cruel and unusual punishment for those stuck with the 2.8 Camaros.

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