This very rare, one of a kind 4th generation Camaro “Body-in-White” was made between 2000 & 2002.
A “Body-in-White” (or BIW) is a vehicle body produced by a vehicle manufacturer which is to be used usually by racing teams to build a race car. By purchasing the vehicle in this configuration they are not spending money on extra parts they would just discard anyway and can concentrate on only the items they really need to install on the vehicle whether it is for road racing, drag racing, or any other kind of racing.
SLP Engineering in Troy, Michigan was the company that originally purchased this body from GM. Their plan was to build a drag race car but they never did. We purchased it directly from SLP Engineering and had it shipped to Oregon.
This particular BIW is what is called a “fully loaded” BIW. The basic BIW starts out as a bare steel, non- primered, unpainted body shell with no doors, fenders, deck lid, etc. Then the options come as primer, paint, fenders, doors, roof skin, deck lid, & tail panel in any configuration/combination the race team desired. This vehicle has ALL of those including nearly perfect code 41U gloss black paint. This information was verified with GM St. Therese assembly plant planning manager Barry Oakley and with Scott Settlemire, formerly with General Motors.
The top panel was not 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 else
The paint is nearly perfect code 41U gloss black paint. The only “damage” is very light scuffing on most panels due to the way the body was shipped from GM to SLP and then to us; it was covered in Saran-wrap to hold the doors, roof panel, hood & deck lid into place during shipping. When we received the body we removed the shrink wrap. There are no dings, dents or scratches. If a person were to polish the paint to remove the light scuff marks you could then assemble it from a donor car and have a PERFECT Camaro. We know this is a very special one-of-a-kind find, and would like to see it end up in a car collection or museum someplace to be preserved as most likely the only one left to not have been turned into a race car.
We are not sure exactly when it was built because there is no VIN on it but we know it was made between 2000 -2002 because it has the rear child seat safety restraint mounts in place, which started in 2000. It has a parts decal on it with the following information:
PV1 011 999005-84 1FP87 41U
CSN 0000696 CH0l00A
We believe the 9999005 is the part number, and we know the 41U is the code for black paint. We also suspect the CSN 0000696 stands for “Canadian Serial Number 0000696”, since all 4th Gen F-bodies were made in Canada.
Buyer to arrange and pay for all loading and shipping charges.
For reference, this is what Chevrolet listed when the 5th Gen Camaro Body in White went on sale in 2009: Camaro Body-in-White – Gen 5 $10,202.97
Chevrolet Performance’s Gen 5 Camaro Body-in-White is the smart choice and affordable foundation on which to build a COPO replica or other Camaro race car. It includes an assembled body structure, with the front fenders, hood, roof, doors, rear quarters and trunk lid. The structure also includes the complete floorpans and chassis rails. It is delivered as a painted body shell (color availability is limited), with no additional components or materials. The bodies do not have vehicle identification numbers, so they may be used only as racing vehicles that will never be licensed for street driving.
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