1984 Z28 Camaro: 4 speed automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, 1 original owner

Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • SubModel: Z28 Camaro
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Z28, sport interior, bucket seats
  • Year: 1984
  • Mileage: 80,000
  • VIN: 1G1AP87G5EL191382
  • Color: Arctic white w/gold trim
  • Engine size: 355 c.i. High Output, carbureted
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: camel (light brown)
  • Options: custom built high performance engine
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Camaro

The only thing worse than being compelled to list my car is having to do so again. While the best bid was close to the reserve price, it was not quite what I wanted (needed, desired). Much I detest it, here is another attempt to sell. The initial bid is almost what the highest was last time, but the reserve is now lower. I have also revised the description slightly to include more information. Thank you for reading.

And, as described before, blood, a kidney--even a testicle--are still additionally on the market (all of those cost a bit more, please understand, but are no less dear).

This is it, the car I never wanted or intended to sell. For sale, my favorite car, my only car, a one-owner 1984 Z28 Camaro, originally ordered from Hawkins-Corlew Chevrolet in Clarksville, TN. The car was ordered early in 1984 and delivered to the dealership in late April of the year.

It (she) had the 5 liter L69 High Output (H.O.) engine with the 4 speed automatic Turbo 700R4 transmission. Also included were the performance axle ratio (3.73:1; GT1 option) rear end, four wheel disc brakes (J65 option), and the AM/FM stereo radio (no tape deck so there would be no hole in the dash), Arctic white paint with gold trim (the original wheels were gold faced), and a camel (light brown) interior. It has the optional locking back well cover andrear window defroster; no power windows or door locks because I was trying to keep the car "light" and electric motors would sometimes leave a window stuck up or down.

The car was once weighed with 3/4 tank of gas and scaled at 3417 lbs. The newer engine is probably heavier, so a curb weight of 3500 is likely now. Performance is good, significantly better than the L69 (an additional 150+ horsepower makes a difference). Dimensions are stand: 188 inches long, 74 wide, and about 50 high.

When new, only a few months old, the car was Zeibarted (rust preventive and sealant) at the Zeibart location in Nashville, TN.

This is still my favorite car of all the ones I have ever owned (“my car”).

In spring of 1994 the car was changed from the factory original. A series of modifications over the next few years began. The first was the engine, then there were changes in the exhaust system, and finally the suspension modified with various components replaced. Currently, a K&N filter is used on the re-built factory Rochester 4 barrel carburetor; the engine builder called for Castrol 20W50 motor oil (so that is used; 4.5 quart capacity).

Until the present time I had not intended to sell this car, but now things have changed. A lack of employment, family issues, health concerns—a host of troubles—led me to this sad state of affairs.

I would rather sell a kidney (maybe even a testicle)—for a sufficiently high price (all expenses paid) than the Z28. But, you don’t get what you want, and our choices are sometimes not really a matter of choosing.

Again, should any of you have knowledge of the kidney/testicle market, I am open to suggestions.

What follows is intended to be a comprehensive listing of all the components, parts, and modifications.


54,630 (as of this date) miles on 145 mph GM speedometer (this is the car’s third speedo)

80,000 total on chassis—25,000 on original speedometer + 500 on crazy second speedo approximately 30,000 on “new” engine (built and installed in 1994)

Engine: built by Jim Allen’s Engine Shop in Morristown, TN (east Tennessee, near Knoxville)

355 cubic inches: horsepower (builder’s estimate) 360; takes Castrol 20W50 oil and (usually) a Fram PH30 filter; premium fuel recommended, 92 octane

cast iron block, 0.030 over, 4.030 bore; originally two bolt, converted to four bolt with steel main bearing caps (block and heads paintedblack,stampedsteel valve covers)

Wiseco forged pistons (4.030), high tension rings

roller timing chain

Crower Sportsman connecting rods, 5.7 inch

hydraulic roller camshaft .210 @ 0.030 (.450 lift intake, .470 exhaust, approx.)

hydraulic roller lifters and roller timing chain

LT-1 cast iron “big valve” heads; 2.02 intake, 1.60 exhaust; “gasket match” porting; approximately 9.45:1 compression (premium fuel recommended, 92 octane)

Manley steel valves, double wound valve springs, steel rockers, screw-in studs

Chevrolet forged steel crankshaft: 3.48 stroke (standard 350 engine)

Fluidamper harmonic balancer

Edelbrock tuneable engine control module (control unit under dash, driver’s side),

aftermarket Edelbrock computer in passenger side lower dash in place of original OEM computer


Bilstein front struts and rear shocks

Hellwig front and rear anti-sway bars

Edelbrock panhard rod

stock factory torque arm

factory steering box and ratio


GM Turbo 700R4 re-built with heavy duty clutch packs and shift kit (firm shifting and chirps tires 1-2 and (if on the gas hard), 2-3 shifts

B&M Holeshot torque converter, 2000 stall speed (approx.)

Rear end:

factory Chevrolet Posi-traction, optional performance 3:73 ratio

four wheel disc brakes, factory J65 option

Exhaust system:

Edelbrock Tubular Exhaust System (T.E.S.), Jet Hot metallic-ceramic coated (silver luster coating), with 3 inch main pipe (catalyst back to muffler)

High flow aftermarket catalytic converter

Edelbrock RPM muffler with dual exhaust tips (stock appearance)

Wheels and tires:

American Racing Equipment (ARE) Torq-Thrust II, 16 by 7 inch (same offset front and rear), satin finish, with wheel locks

BF Goodrich Comp TA 16R55Z/225 (16 inch, 55 aspect ratio, 225 mm tread face Z speed-rating)


Camel (light brown) trim, factory sport bucket seats, no other changes except for three spoke Grant aftermarket steering wheel (black), Chevy bowtie in red center button

That’s it, all I can think of to include, with not much more to say. A much-thought of car that deserves a better home and owner after all these years.

I have tried to set a fair reserve price, subject to what the old girl has and the current market for third generation Camaros.

This car is also for sale locally. More photos are available upon request. The sale ends with the best offer at or above the reserve. Local sale may end the listing. Otherwise, a deposit of $500 through PayPal is required. Cash or cashier’s/certified check required at time of sale. I am the original owner and the only title holder with the state of Tennessee. The car is located in Clarksville, TN, about 50 miles northwest of Nashville off of Interstate 24.

This is not what I want, but we sometimes must make decisions for the best.

I hope to find a good (better) home where someone wants to keep this car as much as I do and will take the best care of her.