1979 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe 2-Door

Price: US $13,500.00 Item location: Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Sport Coupe 2-Door
  • Year: 19790000
  • Mileage: 69999
  • VIN: 1Q87L9N534235
  • Color: Light Blue
  • Engine size: 355ci gas naturally aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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19790000 Chevrolet Camaro

This is NOT your base-level coupe, nymore. Mechanically, t is superior to the 79 Z-28, xcept for minor suspension upgrades I didn't do. I didn't phony it up with Z-28 emblems.Besides, 79 Z-28 would have only 170rwhp. It is a very high quality driver for a Camaro lover, ot a concours restoration.

This car took almost three years to finish and now I can't drive it due to a medical condition. That sucks!

Less than 70,000 actual miles. Stored from 1989 until October 2012. It was owned by senior citizens and still has its 1989 North Carolina inspection sticker in the windshield with markings that limit the car to “Daytime Use Only”. Pretty cool.

PRICED REASONABLY. You could build it yourself, F you could find a rust-free body with all the pieces to start with, ut it's still going to cost you three times the no-reserve starting price and you won't have a driver for two or three years. You've got time;check prices on what I've listed below, NCLUDING used parts, f which I used none. Forget that labor is $80+/hr on what I you can't do yourself.None of my costs reflect any labor. Oh yeah, t ain't the big parts that cost you, t's the small ones.

BODY CONDITION: New original color light blue (WA8026) paint with white pearl paint rally striping.Orig rust free floors and trunk;NOT patched or repaired. I took the liberty of removing about 100 pounds of mud dauber wasp nests from the car for you. Door and trunk seals all replaced with new rubber.


Chevrolet tall three-piece spoiler ($220), 980-81 Z-28 functional fender vents ($140), nd steel Goodmark 2" raised cowl hood mounted on new hinges ($750).

Dealer installed factory sunroof was removed and new ABS backed headliner with LED installed.($800)

Black grills ($300), eadlight trim, nd turn signal buckets. New tail light lenses with black centerline ($270).

New door seals ($200)


Original LM1 block. It was professionally machined, uilt by and tuned by R.P.M. Performance and Machine of Ft Walton Beach, L. Originally a 350ci engine rated at 165rwhp, t was bored .030 and is now a 355ci dyno'd at 250rwhp (estimated 340-360hp at the flywheel before drivetrain power loss)

ARP fasteners.

9.1:1 compression ratio.

New Eagle rotating assembly (cast steel crank, orged rods, nd 10cc hypereutectic pistons). ($600)

New matching Edelbrock 2701 Performer intake and Edelbrock 1406 600CFM carburetor. ($500)

New Crane cam and lifters (H-260-2 hydraulic flat tappet) and Crane energizer 1:5 aluminum roller rockers. ($320)

New Chevrolet Performance 12497698 serpentine drive assembly complete with new alternator, ew reverse rotation water pump, ew PS pump, nd new R-4 compressor. ($700)

Dual electric fans with programmablesettings. ($200)

Orange Chevrolet embossed ProForm tall valve cover and air cleaner set. ($200)

Pro Series aluminum heads. 64cc combustion chambers. 2.02/1.60 valves. ($500)

Summit long tube 1 5/8” headers. ($200)

New radiator. ($140)

New gas tank. ($140)

Off-brand Flowmaster mufflers with a crossover pipe. Exits turn down aft of the wheels. Not obnoxious;not wimpy ($300)

DRIVE TRAIN: Original TH350 with speedometer drive recalibrated for new differential ($130).GM 8.5 10 bolt. Originally a 2.41:1 open unit. Now a NEW 3.73:1Eaton posi-traction carrier with Yukon gear set. ($800)

INTERIOR: No expense spared. Over $2,000 invested here. Any parts replaced due to aging were replaced with NOS or reproductions in the OEM style. Replacement plastic only comes in black, o they were painted using SEM 5307 vinyl paint.

Original dash pad with no cracks. This is amazing!

Original working instrument cluster.

New ABS backed headliner with OEM light with LED bulb ($800)

New seat covers ($450)

New carpet with sound deadening underlayment ($300)

New floor mats ($110)

New kick panels ($180)

New sail panels ($160)

New rear armrest panels ($200)

New door panels ($500)

New cargo tray ($40)

New window cranks.

Working, ut cheapo, M/FM/Cassette radio removed. Radio panel in dash has NOT been hacked up by a Dremel fan. Too many choices of affordable perfectly fitting radios and features available for me to choose a radio a buyer might want.

SUSPENSION: Stock. Front suspension is tight, ith less than 70k miles on it since new. New shocks all the way around. New bushings installed in leaf springs when it was dismounted for the differential work ($120)


AC works! Heater core, vaporator core, nd condenser were all removed, lushed, nd pressure checked.All new hoses. Had to do this because the original A-5 compressor was on the other side of the engine from the new R-4. System is R-134 ($700)

All in-dash AC vents intact and functional.

Heater/AC control panel restored by Classic Air in Tampa ($135)

All lights, nterior and exterior, ork.

Original space-saver tire, ack, nd fill bottle are included, lthough I don’t know if the fill bottle even has air in it anymore.

Rust-free trunk was cleaned, epainted, nd a new liner installed ($90)

New wiper motor and pump ($150)


Original 14 X 6 aluminum turbine wheels mounted with F78-14 tires were scrapped. These Disco era wheels suck so bad you can't give them away.

New 15 X 7 gray spoke in Torque Thrust 'style' aluminum, ut not from ARE. Mounted with new BFG P225-60-15 tires ($1200)

Rear drums turned, ew hoses,all other components replaced ($60)

Front disks and calipers were replaced. Newhoses ($130)

BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS. Commercial shipping with eBay's advice was easy for me, ut get five or six quotes before you commit; I've found that shipping bids can vary by %300. This is still a 35 year old used car, o no warranty. I will not release to a shipper until the check is in the bank and will not assist in international shipping.