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At $7,500, May This 1993 Chevy Lumina Z34 Gentle Up Your Life?


Nice Price or No Dice 1993 Chevy Lumina Z34

With its Z34 bundle and quad-cam V6 engine, at present’s Good Value or No Cube Lumina isn’t your extraordinary mid-sized Chevy basic entrance driver. Let’s see if the value is out of the extraordinary as properly.

When Mazda launched the Miata, it created a enjoyable automobile for the lots. In return, these lots anointed the mannequin with the kind of fealty normally reserved for cult leaders and individuals who can open actually tight jars. The 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata we checked out yesterday represented the automobile’s first iteration, which is the least highly effective of the road however does sport pop-up headlamps — the one mannequin to take action — which naturally makes it one of the best of the bunch. Being one of the best, together with having low miles and a delightful presentation, went a great distance in tempering responses to the Miata’s $13,500 asking worth. The outcome was a strong 60 p.c Good Value win.

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When brand-spanking new, yesterday’s Miata focused a selected viewers of automobile consumers; these searching for one thing that had initially been supplied in numbers by the likes of the British and Italian automobile trade, however which on the time was on its final legs. Mazda introduced the small sports activities automobile again from the brink and has been protecting the flame alive ever since. In that very same early to mid-Nineties period, you possibly can have laid down your hard-earned money on (or extra seemingly financed at a crazy-high rate of interest) one thing like this 1993 Chevy Lumina Z34.

The Lumina was Chevy’s mid-size household automobile of the ’90s, having taken over the function from the sooner Movie star and carrying the torch by means of to 2001. Whereas the Movie star had beforehand been supplied in wagon, four- and two-door fashions, the Lumina paired that right down to only a sedan and coupe. That coupe would later morph into the reborn Monte Carlo, letting the Lumina’s mild fade out with only a single mannequin. Earlier than that occurred, nonetheless, Chevy gave the Lumina some fairly huge balls to play with.

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This Z34 edition is the sportiest of Luminas (Lumini?). It’s sort of the Chevelle SS of its era. What puts the meat behind the standard Lumina’s potatoes is a major upgrade in the mechanicals, including a 210 horsepower 3.4 liter 32-valve V6 engine, a tauter FE3 suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. A Getrag five-speed was available on the model, however, this car rocks the 4T60 four-speed automatic.

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Wrapping that all up is a body that features revised bumpers, grille, and rockers, along with a rear spoiler and vents in the hood so the engine can get the weather report firsthand. Model-specific alloys rounded out the appearance part of the package.

The interior of the Z34 also saw some upgrades, featuring handsome bolstered bucket seats and a leather-wrapped three-spoke sport wheel.

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Just like yesterday’s Miata, this Lumina comes to us in seemingly excellent shape and with very few miles under its belt. Per the ad, that total is a mere 49,750. That very same ad also touts the car as being “MECHANICALLY A1” Updates noted include a new A/C compressor and, oddly enough a K&N cold air intake. Luckily, the factory box is provided in the trunk for easy retrofit should the brim of your cap not be flat enough for the K&N unit.

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The car presents in Bright Aqua over a gray cloth interior and while the seller advises that the paint isn’t perfect, it looks good enough in the pics. The interior is claimed to be very clean, with just some wear on the floor mats to detract from the overall appearance. Apparently, what allowed the car to last so long in such nice shape was a life spent in a private collection. Per the ad, the car’s history includes a long stint in that collection during which time it was only driven sporadically.

Now it’s back in the game with a clean title and the seller’s claim that it would make a great weekend cruiser or comfortable daily driver.

With all that in mind, let’s now discuss this Lumina’s $7,500 asking price. The seller says that’s negotiable, but we’re not here to hassle, we’re here to judge! So judge away.

What do you think, is this hot Lumina worth that $7,500 asking? Or, does it seem like paying that much wouldn’t be a very bright idea?

You decide!

Long Island, New York, Craigslist, or go right here if the advert disappears.

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