- Engine Size
- 454 V8
The 1980 Chevrolet Camaro opened the decade with few visual changes -- something that could be echoed for all the division's carryover cars. But continually rising gas prices and Camaro's aging design triggered a staggering drop in sales, from almost 283,000 in 1979 to just over 152,000 for 1980 -- this despite a bevy of new and stronger powerplants. As before, Camaro came in four versions: base, luxury-oriented Berlinetta, sporty RS, and even sportier Z28. Standard on all but the Z28 was a new 229ci V6 that replaced the old 250ci inline six, both rated at the same 115 horsepower. Other new offerings included a 231ci Buick V6 with 110 horsepower that substituted for the 229 V6 in California, along with a downsized V8 of 267 cubic inches and 120 horsepower. Returning from '79 was a 305 V-8 that was revised to produce 155 horsepower, up from 130, while a stronger 350 now made 190 horsepower. The last was standard in the Z28, optional elsewhere. But along with increased power came increased prices: up an average of $625, about 10 percent, across the board. The increase made Camaro significantly more expensive than its Ford Mustang rival, which had been redesigned for 1979. Nevertheless, Chevy's sports coupe also offered significantly higher performance capabilities and thus continued to stand out as a strong survivor in the true ponycar tradition.
A true original 1980 Z28 which has been upgraded to a 454ci Chevrolet big block and a 400 Turbo automatic transmission with a M & M shifter. This very hard to come by example is a solid rust-free car that still has its original sheet metal. It is a very nice owner restoration done in a stunning black with blue stripes and a very nice dark blue vinyl interior. It was just painted in the Summer of 2017 and most of the interior is new. It also has the very rare aluminum wheels that have been restored. This is a 1980 Z28 that you can take to any car show or cruise night and be the envy of every Camaro owner there.