RESTORED IN CORRECT COLORS, FACTORY Z/28, R134 A/C, GREAT DRIVER F-BODY!
In case you haven't noticed, second-generation F-bodies are cool again, and the wilder, the better when it comes to these cars. Few would argue that this 1980 Camaro Z/28 isn't the ideal representation of the late disco era, with its handsome paint and bright graphics, and you'll undoubtedly find out once you're behind the wheel, it drives pretty darned well, too!
OK, so the guys in charge of naming colors weren't all that creative in 1980, but this car does still wear a correct coat of code 67 Dark Brown paint that someone spent a decent amount of cash restoring to its current condition. When you get closer, you'll see that the sheetmetal is straight and clean, the paint work was well applied, and everything lines up quite nicely. I'm pleased that they kept the original color, which adds value and proves that they weren't interested in a modified car, making this an ideal starter collectable with a good pedigree. Correct Z/28 graphics were installed, and the tri-tone color scheme is pure retro cool and certainly enough to stop traffic, even today.
Even cooler is the stylish and upscale feel inside. The tan vinyl upholstery is in such good shape that I have to believe it's been replaced and upgraded quite recently. The light color looks great on those high-back buckets, lending a stylish edge that wasn't nearly as over-the-top as the bodywork, which is a cool contrast. Clean carpets, nicely preserved door panels, and an unmarked dash pad all contribute to the upscale atmosphere, and the steering wheel does a neat imitation of the string-wrapped wheels from the '30s. The center console is in good condition and appears to be original, and like most plastics of the era, it was hard to keep everything consistent, so it's slightly different than the rest of the new stuff inside. Gauges all appear original, but the radio has been upgraded to an AM/FM/CD unit that nevertheless fits in the dash quite well. Even the back seat looks like new and the trunk shows off clean floors as well as a full-sized spare tire.
As you'd expect, the Z/28 received the most powerful engine in the Camaro lineup, a 350 cubic inch V8 with 190 horsepower and 280 pounds of torque when paired with a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission. Out back, a set of 3.42 gears helped acceleration, and the engine's wide torque curve made it a pleasure to drive and comparatively potent on the 1980s streets. This one is nicely finished with a lot of recent work including an Edelbrock chrome dress-up kit and a fresh R134a A/C system that's a lot more economical to service than the original. Power steering and brakes are included, and while it's not detailed for show, the chassis shows signs of regular maintenance and no winter driving, plus a Flowmaster dual exhaust system that sounds fantastic. Cool color-matched wheels now wear 215/70/14 Firestone radials, which give it a great look.
Go back in time and relive your childhood with this fantastic icon from the '80s. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 11,247 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Center Console