Price: US $23,995.00 Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • SubModel: Z/28
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 42,713
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
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1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

The Camaro franchise has certainly been a money spinner for Chevrolet for more than 40 years. Beginning in '67 and with just a few model year absences the Camaro has been a popular staple of the American muscle car landscape. And no Camaro model represents that ideal better than the Z28. By the time 1979 came around there were more Camaros sold that year than any other in history and it was cars like this handsome 42713 original mile 1979 Z28 leading the charge. That white paint is very clean and tidy attracting the eye of everyone that walks by. Aside from some minor touch-ups that are hardly even noticeable it looks extremely good for being close to 35 years old. The gaps are exactly the way the factory set them when the car was built and even things like the deep chin spoiler remain in excellent condition. 1979 was the first year for the Z28 side decals and the bright blue stripes this car wears are recent replacement decals that duplicate the original pieces exactly and really give it a crisp clean look. The Z's front spoiler and fender flares also were first introduced in the '79 model run to match the Trans Am styling cues and these body enhancements helped to further differentiate the Z from its lesser Camaro siblings the Sport Coupe and Berlinetta. But to be honest nobody's going to mistake this Camaro for anything else. The black interior like the exterior is still in amazing original condition. The deluxe vinyl seats display some very minimal wear of course but black is the best interior shade when it comes to wearing well over time and it's quite nicely preserved. Camaro went to a flat dash treatment this model year and consigned the wrap around style into history. The gauges are still in the same spots just a cleaner treatment and they're all fully functional and surrounded with a reasonable-looking facsimile of real wood.. Just because it is a performance car doesn't mean it is devoid of some creature comforts so you'll also find air conditioning tilt wheel an AM/FM/8-track stereo and power windows and locks on the options list. The trunk is also wonderfully preserved with the original mat and a space-saver spare tire and inflator bottle that have never been used.Of course a Z28 is all about performance and the Z was powered by the biggest engine choice available back in the day a 350 cubic inch V8 producing 175 horsepower. That's a 40 horsepower bump from the standard engine which was a pretty big deal in 1979. It's nicely detailed and completley original under the hood right down to the cold air intake for the stock air cleaner. Of course maintenance items have been replaced to keep it in top health. The power is transferred to the rear wheels via a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and 3.42 gears out back are a nice compromise between performance and economy that make the most of the small block's power. The undercarriage while not show-ready is clean and reveals a fresh dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers so it sounds great and may even make a few extra horsepower. This entire '79 road show rolls out on 255/60/15 Goodyear radials circling handsome factory alloy wheels. So to all of you Class of '79ish graduates wanting to relive those happy days begin your journey back in time and call today!