VERY COOL & CLEAN RS! FACTORY COLORS BLACK/SILVER, FRESHLY REBUILT ENGINE/TRANS!
In case you haven't noticed, but the '70s are cool again, and the wilder, the better when it comes to cars. However, this 1979 Camaro RS bucks the trend with a cool two-tone paint job that still looks contemporary, 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 1979, but this car does still wear a correct coat of Black over Silver paint that someone spent a decent amount of cash restoring to its current condition. Two-tone combinations were unique to the RS, and you could forget things like a vinyl roof, so it looks quite sleek. When you get closer, you'll see that the sheetmetal is straight and clean, the paint work was expertly applied, and everything lines up quite nicely. As a southern car all its life, there are no fears of hidden tin worm under that shiny paint, and items like the urethane front and rear bumpers, D80 deck lid spoiler, and NACA-style hood are in excellent shape. Correct Rally Sport graphics were installed, and the red stripe on the black and silver color scheme makes for an awesome contrast and certainly enough to stop traffic, even today. You'll probably discover that everyone has a story to tell about a similar car from their youth, and that's exactly what cool old cars are all about.
Even cooler is the neatly finished interior. Cloth inserts look and feel great on those high-back buckets, lending a stylish edge that wasn't nearly as over-the-top as the bodywork, which is a nice contrast. New carpets, nicely preserved door panels, and an unmarked dash pad all contribute to the upscale atmosphere, and the steering wheel wears a leather wrapper that makes it easy to grab. The factory gauges are augmented by a tachometer strapped to the steering column and a trio of mini gauges in place of the original radio, which is a neat way to do it. A center console makes it feel purposeful from behind the wheel and we like the no-frills attitude that this car projects. It's all in very good condition; even the back seat looks like new! The trunk offers more proof that this is a clean car without any hidden issues, because that floor is unmarked.
The 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood is brand new with less than 500 miles on it (the break-in oil is still in the crankcase!). The block a slightly later casting that's been bored .030 oversize and augmented with an upgraded camshaft, flat-top pistons, and a set of HO350 heads to really wake it up. On top, there's a big Holley 4-barrel carburetor on an Edelbrock intake, and all together it makes this one considerably more formidable than when it was new. The engine bay has a somewhat flashy look with the chrome valve covers and Chevy Orange paint, but it's not over done and most folks won't notice the added horsepower until it's too late. Power steering and brakes are included, and while it's not detailed for show, the chassis is in great shape and includes a new Flowmaster exhaust system, TH350 3-speed automatic transmission with a shift kit, and no stories. Cool ZJ7 Rally wheels were original equipment on the RS and wear staggered 225/70/15 front and 235/70/15 white letter radials, which give it a great look.
Go back in time and relive your childhood with this fantastic icon from the '70s. Call today!
- Build Receipts
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Exterior Color
- Graphite Metallic
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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