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If you were one of the millions of guys who had Farrah Fawcett in that red swimsuit on your bedroom wall, your car awaits. This 1979 Camaro Z28 is proof that the muscle car didn't die, it just went on an extended vacation in the mid-70s. With a freshly rebuilt 350, a load of options, and that searing yellow paint job, you won't be sneaking around in this one, but then again, why would you want to?
The color is called Bright Yellow, and there's no question about that. It's also one of the most popular colors for Z28s, and it has a look that captures the era perfectly. The car is also beautifully preserved, with either a quality repaint sometime in the past, or amazing presentation of the original finish. Either way, it looks authentic and this car could easily pass for a survivor. The aggressive chin spoiler shows no marks from run-ins with parking curbs, mud flaps have protected the lower rockers from rocks, and the stripe package remains bright and vivid against the yellow paint. Judging by the rich black insert in the hood, the condition of the grille, and the clarity of the taillights, I'd wager that this car has spent a good amount of its life protected and indoors, used only as a fair-weather toy. And, as a southern car, there is no rust.
The black buckets will look familiar to any F-body fan, and they are as comfortable as they look. Like the bodywork, the interior is remarkably well preserved, with no splits or tears in the seat covers, and very little wear, even on the driver's side bolster, which always takes the most abuse. Plus, deep pile carpeting was all the rage in 1979, and it remains in good condition with no fading or matting from winter boots soaking it, and the door panels show only very minor signs of aging. This Z also includes things like factory A/C, a tilt wheel, a center console, and an optional tachometer. Upgrades are limited to the entertainment system, which now offers AM/FM/CD capabilities in a nicely integrated package.
The engine is a date code correct 350 that was freshly rebuilt less than 2000 miles ago. Nestled into a highly original engine bay, this one is thankfully free of the questionable modifications that so often befell cars like this. Instead it's very stock, very original, and very nicely preserved, perhaps only a weekend of elbow grease away from being a qualified entrant into preservation judging if that's your style. Underneath, it's clean and solid, with signs of recent service on both the transmission and 3.42-geared 10-bolt rear end. Even the original catalytic converter is still in place and the mufflers seem newer, although the tailpipes really should be replaced. The original color-matched wheels show virtually zero curb rash and wear newer Yokohama radials.
Second-generation Camaros are seeing upward movement as hobbyists look to the cars of their youth, and this is a great opportunity. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
- AM/FM Radio
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