1979 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
So in the interest of the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) principle, I classify a resto-mod as any car that has been restored (ie still has authentic vintage parts that have been restored) and modified (could be simple as power steering & brakes or as much as a new drivetrain, airbags, A/C, sound system, Recaro seats and a nitrous kit). Some folks think a Resto-Mod has to be a hot rod, or a rat rod, or a pro touring, or a pro street. Those terms all mean something different to most of the people that use them, so I won't get too much into it here. No matter your vocabulary, you have to admit - these cars are awesome.
This awesome restoration-mod 1979 Camaro Z28 with its stealthy eggshell black paint, minimal stripes in red, a hood scoop with a wild 454 chromed intake, racing seats and belts and a full roll cage, this car means business when it comes to the menacing department. Leaving nothing to the imagination in the performance side, it sounds and drives like it's on fire, and indeed could also get you to one very quickly.
The original car has been mostly retained with its crash bumpers now painted in matching matte black, and a modified grille to currently reflect chromed horizontal bars, all within this field of black. The nose sports dual totally flat black racing stripes which are bordered in a red pinstripe. These continue up a fiberglass removable hood held on with 4 pins. The hood has a large rearward facing scoop and houses an engine chromed scoop which just peeks out the top of the big rear facing cowl. The stripes continue over the roof, and on to the rear trunk lid, where they stop by curling around a high rear spoiler. The rear taillights and gas filler have been stealthed out with smoked black panels which are framed below by a black bumper. Side panels are laser straight, gaps are fine and consistent, and all handles, window surround trimmings, and badges are nicely chromed. Below the grille is a sweet front spoiler which funnels the air past the front fenders via a wide panel which curves gracefully upward, melting into the front wheel wells. Those wheel wells frame Ridler smoked gray surfers' cross pattern deep dish wheels which are wrapped by low profile Argus UHP radials on all 4 corners.
A swing of the doors and these reveal the original black vinyl panels, cranks, and arm rests. All very clean and straight. Turning inside we see a fabricated roll cage which now frames dual high back racing bucket seats in black vinyl with plenty of side supporting. Also, these chairs have wide G Force shoulder and lab harnesses in contrasting blue color and look just fab on those buckets. The rear seat has been retained, however it5 may be a challenge to get there due to the roll cage. Upfront a custom dash all in carbon fiber for some weight loss, house black faced Thunder Road gauges neatly lined up and distributed within the carbon fiber for all easy monitoring. In the center all has been smoothed over, and now a GPS/Radio screen resides there also within carbon fiber. A nice tight headliner floats above and below are clean black carpeted floors.
Replacing the original engine is a blinged out 454 V8 with chromed air scoop, and shiny valve covers machined with a red bowtie badge on them. A Holley intake and 4-barrel carburetor reside on top of the block and feed this hungry V8 with plenty of fuel. An automatic transmission is on back and is shifted with a B&M shifter.
Due to low ride height we could not access the lift for this car, but a peek underneath reveals all clean, with plenty of new hoses, rust free floorpans and unibody, and dual side exiting exhaust.
This car starts right up, and puts out some decibels during the idle and when one presses the accelerator for sure. Plenty of acceleration, smooth shifting, and good handling for this resto-mod on my test drive.
A fine job on the modification and restoration of this 1979 Camaro. Bathed in menacing black with some red highlights, a healthy mill which all specs are available for your inspection, and a racing interior make this a one of a kind find. Go ahead make some noise and turn some heads.
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