1979 Chevy Camaro Z28 with just 3,191-miles on the odometer for sale

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 6, 2011

Car collectors will fall over themselves in their attempt to own this restored 1979 Chevy Camaro Z28, a second generation F2. This 1979 Camaro Z28, which is one of the cleanest cars ever and with just 3,191-miles on the odometer, has a price tag of $29,900. Its jet black exterior is genuine. Its GM code 19 black paint was easily restored to a pristine condition as it hadn’t actually spent a long time on the road.

It features vibrant orange stripes and it is powered by its original LM1 350-cubic inch small-block V8 powerplant. Its motor is coupled to the stock three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission and its suspension is a Z28-specific F41 setup.

The car wheels were restored and come with modern 225/70/15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As on its four corners. Its interior features GM’s Carmine Red all throughout.

Its interior is a flawless classic Z28. This special collectible has all its original documentation, the owner’s manual, original maintenance pamphlet and even its Camaro sales brochure from 1979.

The new 2014 Camaro Z/28

Chevrolet launched its restyled 2014 Camaro at the 2013 New York Auto Show. This new Camaro line includes the returning Chevy Camaro Z/28, which is considered to be the most iconic model in the line’s history.

The 2014 Camaros boast a modified exterior design and high-performance aerodynamics. The combination of both gives the car more stability and more efficient cooling even while it is running at high speeds. The Z/28 also has a full aerodynamics, creating downforce at speed and making it the most track-capable model in the Camaro series.

GM North America President Mark Reuss says that the ultimate track-capable Camaro Z/28 restores the original Z/28’s mission of serving as a testament to Chevrolet’s expertise as the best brand of performance vehicles. According to him, the Z/28’s build sheet is any racer’s wish list as it is high-revving and lightweight and it has a dry-sump LS7 engine, integrated coolers, carbon-ceramic brakes, a reduced curb weight, and full aerodynamic downforce.

The Camaro Z/28 was first introduced to the public in 1967 and it was developed to compete in the Trans-Am 2 class of the Sports Car Club of America. The first Z/28 featured a lighter and smaller 302-cubic-inch V-8 engine for weight balance, as well as heavy-duty suspension for track use and a quick-ratio steering. It was, however, not available with A/T or automatic transmission or with air conditioning in order to keep its focus on road racing.

Meanwhile, the latest version of the Z/28 is no longer intended to compete in specific road races and is therefore focused on track capability. During its initial testing, the Z/28 is faster for three seconds per lap compared to the Camaro ZL1. This extra speed is attributed to the car’s increased stopping power, increased grip, and reduced curb weight. The Z/28’s Brembo carbon ceramic brake gives the car the ability for 1.5 g in deceleration, as well as a consistent brake feel. On the other hand, the increased grip makes the car capable of a 1.05 g cornering acceleration, thanks to its comprehensive chassis improvements. The reduced curb weight, meanwhile, means that the naturally aspirated car weighs 300 lbs less than the Camaro ZL1, mainly due to a switch to lightweight wheels and thinner rear window glass.

Just like the original 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, the 2014 model is only offered with manual transmission. However, this time, there is already the option for air conditioning.

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