1979 Chevrolet

Camaro Coupe $13,500

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$13,500

Description

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, (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 clean straight body panels, a removable T top, new stainless headers and exhaust, the A/C works great, and the engine runs strong. Very nice and we'll even throw a new in box steering wheel, but in reality, you are getting much more with this car!

Exterior
This 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 hood and front quarters make their way back to the cabin and are bathed in lovely maroon paint, just like the remainder of the car. On top of the roof removable smoked glass panels form a T top which lets in plenty of air when the sun is shining. 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. Taillights wrap around the rear quarter and we have a racy design fer sur! Putting 15 inch American Racing Wheels on all 4 corners does not hurt either.

Interior
As we swing open one of those long doors we see black vinyl in 3 tiers, smooth tops, wide tuck and roll centers with nicely preserved armrests and door pulls, and a lower smooth panel which houses speakers. Black vinyl buckets are inside in front, and these have some wear and rips on their bottoms and are now covered with low budget seat coverings. 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 shifter and a trio of aftermarket gauges just before rising to the dash front are present. Above is a JVC aftermarket AM/FM/Cassette radio. Instruments are embedded in a black dash panel and are all round. Above a cracked dash top has some carpeting on it to cover the crack. Also, in the base of the driver's side windshield it suffers from invasive rust, but without taking the windshield out, it's difficult to tell how extensive the damage is. The original steering wheel is without its center horn button and on the column a tachometer is mounted staring right through the upper center of the wheel. Black carpeting is covering the floors, and above is of course the smoked glass panels. The trunk is lined with like new black carpeting.

Drivetrain
Under the hood sits the original 350ci V8. It is topped with a 4-barrel carburetor and has a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission on back. A 10-bolt rear axle spins the tires. All is looking solid under this hood with little to no rust and some chromed bling.

Undercarriage
Up on the lift the undercarriage shows some surface rust, patina and road dirt covered steel and a few rips form the pumpkin. The frame is showing invasive rust on either side of where the engine sits. Also, the bottom of the radiator support is rusted but it is not through this structure. Power disc brakes are upfront, and power drums on back. Also, a Flowmaster exhaust is taking the spent gasses from the stainless headers.

Drive-Ability
Starts right up and on the track it has nice acceleration, good braking and handling. The wipers are in op and the horn does not work. And getting in the driver's side door handle is broken.

Despite some of its shortcomings a little TLC will bring it back to snuff, mostly on the cosmetic end particularly on the interior of this vehicle. It is worth it as this generation is some of the best-looking Camaros around.

VIN DECODE
1Q87L9L546147
1-Chevrolet
Q-Camaro
87-2 Door Sport Coupe
L-350ci V8 4bbl
9-1979
L-Van Nuys, CA Assy Plant
546147-Sequential Unit Number

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Specs

Basic

Year
1979
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Camaro
Sub Model
Coupe
Miles
61,266
Vin
1Q87L9L546147
Stock
3616

Engine

Engine Size
350 V8
Fuel Specification
91 Octane or below
Engine Type
Gasoline
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Color
Maroon
Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Buckets With Console
Seat Material
Vinyl & Cloth
Shifter Type
Floor

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