There is nothing wrong with the third-gen Chevrolet Camaro, but it’s hardly the most loved iteration of GM’s iconic muscle car. So when a third-gen Camaro for sale is worth writing about, it must be pretty special. And special is just one way you could describe this 1991 Chevrolet Camaro Player’s Challenge edition that’s currently for sale in Canada. More specifically, 14 Players Challenge Camaros for sale in Canada.
The Camaro Player’s Challenge was essentially a combination of a race car and homologation special. Between 1986 and 1992, Camaro and Pontiac Trans Am buyers could select a rather hidden option code when ordering a Camaro, which gave several race-ready modifications. Buyers could then enter their vehicles in a race series called, you guessed it, Player’s Challenge. This 1991 example uses the “R7U” option code, with other years featuring different alpha-numeric combinations.
The race series involved identical Camaro and Trans Am models going head to head in very close racing. This was interesting because they were essentially just track-ready street legal cars that anyone could buy, and therefore enter in the race. In early years of the racing, drivers were even required to drive their Camaro or Trans Am to the racetrack and home again. Still, pretty much only racing drivers knew about the options package and how to get into the series. Here’s a video of one of the races, at Cayuga circuit in Canada.
As for this specific Camaro Player’s Challenge, it was supposedly owned by Doug Beattie. In fact, he is driving in the video above, so they probably have that very car for sale. It’s a 1991 car with 29,000 km (18,000 miles) on the clock. It’s listed at $43,000 CAD (around $31,000) which is huge money for a third-gen Camaro, but this isn’t your typical third generation Camaro. The seller says it’s in excellent condition, but they own 14 of these cars in total, so it’s difficult to tell which one exactly is for sale.
The seller describes themselves as a, “small local dealer specializing in rare and unique collector cars” trying to get rid of some vehicles to free up inventory. Because of this, the listing is for not only this specific Camaro Player’s Challenge, but all of the models they have in stock. If you’ve been lusting after one of these rare Camaros, this is your place to buy them.