June 3, 2019EOD,
They are out there. I would advise an `05-`06 so as to get the 6.0 Vette engine. That is not to say that the `03-`04 would not be fun to own also.
It`s just that as a Camaro go get `em guy that I think you are, you would want one with the larger engine choice. Do not forget that these beasts weigh close to 4800 pounds as is (empty). That`s giving up over 1500 pounds to most Vettes with the same motor or bigger.
In fact, it won`t hang with a Vette, but with the 456 gear set and the 6.0 motor in the later two model years, you can kinda hold your own against a lot of others that think they can pull away.
Once you get serious about one, join up with the SSR site (finantics) and you will see occasional good buys available.