LIMA — Randall Farr, a recent graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio, received this 1983 Chevy Camaro Z28 from his stepfather as a graduation present. Farr has owned it for approximately a year and a half.
His stepfather had owned it since 1995 and converted the car from a hardtop to a convertible.
Farr is originally from Pennsylvania, coming to Lima to attend UNOH.
Car and Driver chose the ‘83 Z28 as the best handling car built in America that year. There was more to the car than the handling. The looks alone made it a hot muscle machine. The car was sturdy and lower, and the body was painted with a stripe down the middle. People loved the looks of the Z28.
Farr’s car contains a 5.7 liter, 350 engine with a five-speed manual transmission. The car originally had a 5.0 liter, 305 automatic, but his step-father converted it to the 350, 5-speed.
“This is my summer toy,” Farr said.