- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
With current technology and the Internet, teleconferences and video conferences are commonplace. However, in 1966 when Chevy scheduled the launch and announcement of the Camaro, (codename Panther), the communication technology was a bit more primitive. On June 28th, more than 200 journalists and the Chevy PR team assembled at hotels in fourteen American cities to hear the conference call announcement. It was the first large-scale teleconference requiring more than 100 Bell technicians on-hand to ensure success.
For consignment a 1979 Chevrolet Camaro. This example has mostly clean straight body panels, newly upholstered seats, a cowl induction hood, and the engine runs strong. Leaving nothing to the imagination on the performance side, it sounds and drives like it's on fire, and indeed could also get you to one very quickly.
***Due to modifications of the emissions control devices installed by the manufacturer, please check your local, state, and federal laws to determine if this vehicle is applicable for use on public highways in your area.***
ExteriorThis generation of the Camaro has thrown out the conventional chrome bumper and now gone with the crash test neoprene V shaped front end, and it is neoprene even surrounding the round single headlights on either side. Turn signals are also inset and a black sloped forward grille with the badge in the center is looking great. The long cowl induction hood and front quarters make their way back to the cabin and are bathed in lovely Dark Sapphire Blue Mica paint, just like the remainder of the car. On top, the roof is solid steel finished in matchy matchy blue sans T-tops. Long doors allow for easy access, and the rear bench passengers are treated to plenty of light and scenery with the gently sloping rear glass, which melts into the trunk deck that ends in a seamless spoiler and more neoprene for the rear bumper. Tail lights wrap around the rear quarter and we have a racy design fer sur! Putting 15 inch Centerline wheels on all 4 corners does not hurt either. A few faults are noted in the body, mostly down low we note some rust bubbling on the doors and inclusions in the paint at the base of the front and rear quarters.
As we swing open one of those long doors we see a mix of black vinyl and lightly polished stainless, smooth tops, some faint texture in the middle with nicely preserved armrests and door pulls, and a lower smooth stainless panel to finish off the bottom. Newly recovered blue broadcloth and black vinyl buckets are inside in front with nicely padded tuck and roll inserts and smooth bolsters. A center console races through these buckets from the middle of the rear bench, from which you can get an idea of what the buckets look like with more wide tuck and roll black vinyl. The console has an armrest/glove box, and as it moves forward, a B&M ratchet shifter and a trio of aftermarket gauges just before rising to the dash front are present. Above is a Boss Audio aftermarket AM/FM/CD radio. Instruments are embedded in a black dash panel and are all round. Above a crack free dash top presents nicely. The original steering wheel sits atop a tilt column and on this column a SunPro tachometer is mounted staring right through the upper center of the wheel. Like new black carpeting is covering the floors, and above is a black vinyl headliner. The trunk is lined with like new gray carpeting.
Under the hood sits a non-original 350ci V8. It has been bored .030 over, fitted with LT1 pistons and a .500 lift camshaft. Aftermarket cast iron heads and a Holley 4-barrel carburetor top off this package. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission on back with a shift kit and our consignor was told a 2800rpm stall converter was added. A 10-bolt Positraction axle spins both rear tires. All is looking solid under this hood with little to no rust and some chromed bling.
Up on the lift the undercarriage shows some surface rust, patina and road dirt covered steel and some dampness from the pumpkin. The unibody front and rear is showing in strong black painted steel. Power disc brakes are upfront, and power drums on back. Also, a Glasspack style exhaust sans catalytic converters is taking the spent gasses from the headers. Providing the sporty ride is an independent coil sprung front suspension and a leaf spring with chrome traction bar rear arrangement.
The mighty small block started right up and after ample warm up time fell into a pleasant lopey idle. Out on the test track it has nice acceleration, good braking and handling. The only issues that crept up was the lack of heat due to the heater core being bypassed.
Despite some of its shortcomings a little TLC will bring it back to snuff, mostly on the cosmetic ends of this vehicle. It is worth it as this generation is some of the best-looking Camaros around.
G-305ci V8 2bbl
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
584856-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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