Los Angeles Chevrolet Dealer Charging Six-Figures For 2014 Camaro Z/28

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

A 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 would set you back at least $75,000 MSRP were you to head over to your nearest dealership. One Los Angeles dealership, however, is charging a steeper price of admission for the honor of destroying everyone at Willow Springs and Irwindale.

Jalopnik subsidiary Car Buying says Felix Chevrolet has a black-on-black 2014 model for the reasonable price of $106,165, a markup of just over $30,000. Though someone in Beverly Hills — or Justin Bieber — may be more than willing to pay that particular toll, the blog found a dealership 40 minutes away in Santa Ana charging $76,645 for a black-on-black Z/28 on its floor. Since Disneyland is nearby, the lucky owner can used the $30,000 they would have spent in L.A. to buy quite a few passes and souvenirs.

Other dealerships whose prices are in the five-figures include Good Chevrolet near Seattle ($86,150); Schumacher Chevrolet near New York ($74,995); and — with the lowest price of all dealerships in the United States — Lorenzo Bomnin Chevrolet in Miami ($66,999).

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • BklynPete BklynPete on Sep 03, 2014

    Hard to work up any outrage here. The suckers who must have it first have to pay top price. Back in '70 Datsun/Nissan did this with the 1st 240Z and Mazda in '78 with the 1st RX-7. At the risk of sounding like David E. Davis, Jr., Caveat Emptor and all that crap.

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    • Snakebit Snakebit on Sep 03, 2014

      Bomberpete, Correct about the first couple of years of 240Z's, and to a lessor extent Porsche 914's and Opel GT's around the same time, but not all dealers. It was true of almost all dealers in Los Angeles when I went to college there. But drive 500 miles east to Phoenix, and you could buy one for MSRP. Same for Boston. Usually, a 240Z got automatically equipped with AC and cheap alloy wheels, and the base $3596 Datsun now went for $5000 in L.A. Manufacturers didn't like it for customer goodwill reasons, but they generally left dealers alone to gouge buyers. This even took place when the 2002 MINI came on the market. I remember reading an account by a buyer living in Chicago who, unable to find a Chicagoland dealer who would sell him a car at MSRP, ordered one from a San Francisco dealer at MSRP, flew out there when it came in, and drove it back home.

  • Lightspeed Lightspeed on Sep 03, 2014

    And at the end of the day, the thing still wears a mullet.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Sep 03, 2014

    A fool and his money are soon parted. A rich fool just happens to have more of it and is referred as stimulating the economy.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Sep 05, 2014

    So these cost as much as Corvettes? Or has a Corvette got more expensive than I thought.