While most eyeballs seem to be on various online auction houses these days when it comes to various cars and trucks for sale, you still can’t count out Craigslist. Case in point: we recently discovered a very rare 4th generation Chevy Camaro “Body-in-White” (BIW) vehicle built between 2000 and 2002. If you aren’t aware, a BIW is a vehicle body produced by a vehicle manufacturer which is to be used by racing teams to build a race car. Purchasing a vehicle in this configuration means money isn’t spent on extra parts that would usually be discarded to create a race car from a production car (like carpet, HVAC, insulation, and other things that race cars don’t really need). Instead, the builders can concentrate on only the items they need on the vehicle for its intended purpose: to go fast.
According to the listing, SLP Engineering (today known as Specialty Vehicle Engineering) initially purchased this particular BIW Chevy Camaro with the intention of building a drag race car, but they never did. The lister then purchased it in 2003. This particular BIW is fully loaded, which means it comes with all the options, including primer, paint, fenders, doors, roof skin, deck lid, & tail panel. The vehicle is complete with all these, including a nearly perfect black paint job.
The top panel wasn’t glued in place from the factory so that race teams could perform roll-cage welding and then install the top themselves. No latches, weather strips, suspension, wiring, engine, transmission, rear end, dash, windows, trim, or anything of the sort has been installed, which makes this a perfectly clean slate for a race car build.
There is a bit of scuffing on most of the panels, which came as a result of how the body was shipped. However, there aren’t any dings, dents, or scratches that may need to be fixed by the future buyer. Pricing for the Chevy Camaro BIW 4th gen comes in at $3,500. This is the ultimate DIY Camaro project car, ready for whatever one wants to be installed into it. a Chevrolet Performance ZZ632 Big Block V8, perhaps?
The only catch is that, as a body-in-white, this Chevrolet Camaro unlikely ever to get a title/plate. Meaning it won’t be street-legal. So, for those aiming to build their own race car, or a wild project to parade around at various shows, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.