• Jan 6, 2011
The time has come to virtually create your own modern-retro (an oxymoron? Not these days...) muscle car convertible. That's right, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro convertible configurator is now online. The base price for a standard-grade 1LT model with a V6 comes in at $29,150. Stepping up to the top-level SS model will empty the wallet to the tune of $39,650... but if you're like us you will end up closer to $50,000.

To get there, we threw on the RS package and blacked-out 21-inch wheels along with the dealer-installed ground effects package. However, once we looked to the cost summary and saw $49,635 we began to backtrack a wee bit on the options. We ended up at $47,920 for a tasty new Camaro Convertible painted up in classic white with orange racing stripes.

Head on over to the Chevrolet Camaro convertible configurator and see what your ideal setup will cost you. Thanks for the drop-top tip, Ryan!



[Source: Chevrolet]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Kind of a bullshiz price to put in your headline, since you added a $4000 set of wheels that only fools would buy from the dealer. The stock standard 20s look awesome, I dont see why anyone would pay so much more to change them. Eliminate the dumb appearance "mods" and you can get a nice 1SS with the Hurst shifter for $39k. Even with the 2SS, leather and the interior appearance group, its $43k. And thats for the RS package on both, because I love the Xenons. If you dont mind aftermarket Xenons, you can save another $1300.

      I would still buy a Mustang GT hardtop. But there is no reason to artificially inflate the Camaro's price.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmmm. 47k for a Convertible Camaro or 41k for a loaded Convertible Mustang GT Premium? Decisions....

      Wondering how they're coming up with $6,000 worth of "stuff" to make this anything other than a bad deal?
      • 4 Years Ago
      That top up shows how bad the proportions are on this ugly thing called a Camaro. The original had a taller greenhouse relative to the height of the side of the body. It used to be more visually balanced than the present one. Now it's a collection of standard styling elements slapped together by a committee. That rear seems to be an afterthought, by 10 different people. You ever stand in front (the rear is even worse) of one of these monstrosities, it's way too high for a car that is "sporty." Never mind the weight or the interior. It's sad to see what became an icon and a symbol of American sport coupe significance rolled out as a 12/10 scale toy car with styling that barely reaches toy aisle level. (yes, I know, lots of power, oooh, sooo fast, wow)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Waaaaaay too much money for a Camaro. Crikey!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Let me put it this way, if i'll get a new job where they pay me 20K-25K more a year...........this will probably be my car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To tell the truth I usually let someone else eat the first/second year regardless of the vehicle.
      rjander03
      • 4 Years Ago
      $5,000 more than a well speced GT convertible? Ha.
        rjander03
        • 4 Years Ago
        @rjander03
        Base 2SS is $40,500. Base GT Premium is $38,695. Superior car for less money.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This thing is so fugly with the top up
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whatever happened to the idea of an affordable Camaro???

      30K for the base V6 is just ridiculous!

      50K for a moderately well-equipped? How much does a base Corvette convertible cost anyways?
        • 4 Years Ago
        whatever happend to the idea Detroit turned into a ghosttown?
        because they made no profit and bailout was needed!
        they call themselfs a democraty, but built socialism cars.
        weird.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A convertible Camaro - so everyone can see your mullet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The car companies know what's coming & they want to sell you these muscle cars now to make as much as possible before they have to start giving them away when gas hits $5.00 a gallon . When that happens , and it will happen , all our gas hogs will be worthless to all but the very rich .
      Us little people will go back to motorcycles for our speed thrills just like we did back in the early 70's .
        rjander03
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, they're spending millions upon millions of dollars to design cars they know they won't be able to give away when gas prices go up. They're so clever. They're probably working hand in hand with the oil companies to manipulate fuel prices to sucker people into buying niche cars that get poor-moderate fuel economy that they won't be able to sell when it happens. You should tell somebody about this dude.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Saw this around Xmas when I was looking at the regular 'maro. Basically it is $5k more for the drop-top. So if the hardtop SS was $39k configured, it would be about $44k for the same sans top.

      I got $43k for the version I would take in 2SS form. Though the convertible is more a cruiser, so I'd choose the v6 version myself.
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