- Black / Black
- 29,052 original miles
- Unrestored survivor
- LM1 350 V8
- 4-speed manual transmission
- 10-bolt / 3.73 gears
Have you tracked second generation F-Bodies lately? They're skyrocketing in value and finally receiving the respect they deserve in the collector car circle! Naturally, Trans Ams and Firebirds were saved at a pretty good rate thanks to Burt Reynolds, but finding a clean Camaro in mint shape and with super low miles is becoming an increasingly hard thing to do. Without the benefit of movie stardom, the sole source of clean F2 Camaros is dedicated owners who carefully garaged away a few lucky cars. Those spotless survivors are now leading a charge up the value charts and re-exposing enthusiasts to a segment of the performance car market that once seemed forgotten. As your number one source for unique and original Camaros of every generation, RK Motors Charlotte is proud to present this sinister numbers matching 1979 Camaro Z28 that wears its original paint and has only 29,052 summertime miles on its odometer.
In the collector car world the phrase “You're only young once” is often translated to “It's only original once”. And while full restorations can help better align doors, get the rattles out and make a car feel new again, it's simply never going to have the same look, feel, smell or appeal of an untouched factory assembled car. This Camaros original GM code 19 water based black paint is much nicer than we expected and displays a unique glossy finish that simply can't be duplicated with today's basecoat/clearcoat techniques. At the ends of the car, front and rear bumper covers that exactly match the wet look of the straight body panels are highlighted by original two-tone gold decals that appear fresh and exhibit none of the usual sun induced fading or cracking. I'm sure restraint played a big part in this Z28s low 907 mile per year average drive time, but judging by the pristine paint and solid body panels, I'm also certain this car resided in a completely weatherproof indoor parking spot. The result is an excellently preserved time capsule that likely hasn't seen a full day of rain or bad weather its entire life.
During a time of excessive décor, this Camaro Z28 was surprisingly one of the cleanest designs to come out of Detroit. Its clean silhouette is amplified by the black paint and features just the right amount of details and bolt-ons to make the car look tough. At the front of the car, a showroom fresh plastic grille houses a cool color coordinated Camaro emblem between clear front headlights and parking lights that mimic the look of earlier second generation Camaros. Below that grille, a new for 1979 front spoiler flows into exaggerated fender flares that perfectly complement large fender louvers located just behind the front tires. Above those fender louvers, a full length hood scoop that would serve as inspiration for fourth generation Camaro styling sits in front of a pristine factory windshield with blacked out stainless trim. The cars clean fuselage keeps extraneous trim to a minimum with only chrome flip up door handles with body colored inserts and body matched sport mirrors breaking the cadence of the slick black paint. At the back of the car, a traditional F2 decklid spoiler sits below a second pristine factory window that features a new for 1979 electric defroster and more dent free black stainless trim. Below the spoiler, a blacked out rear valence conceals the cars fuel filler between crystal clear tri color tail lights and centers a second body matched factory Camaro emblem.
Take a look under the hood of this '79 Z28 to see how a textbook example, low mileage, garage kept car is supposed to look! Mechanically, the cars original LM1 V8 is in great shape and is as close to original as you're going to find in anything built during the Carter administration. At the top of the motor, a satin black air cleaner pipes cool air into the cars original Quadrajet carburetor. Below the carburetor, the engine block displays awesome looking blue paint from its intake to its oil pan and sends exhaust through original cast iron exhaust manifolds that still retain their factory heat shields. At the back of the motor, a correct Delco-Remy HEI distributor sends fire through gray Hi-Energy suppression cables. At the front of the motor, a new AC Delco battery and new cables join new coolant hoses and new V-belts to provide rock solid drivability. The VAST majority of components in this engine bay are original, and the amazingly clean engine compartment is cosmetically immaculate. As you would expect with a car that has been this well maintained, the big 350 starts immediately, idles smoothly and will make stoplight sprints all day long without even breaking a sweat.
This Camaros undercarriage is extremely original, with solid and clean floorpans bolted to a straight 32 year old chassis. The cars original four speed sends power to an original 10 bolt Posi-traction rear end with performance oriented 3.73 gears and its original maintenance tab. Up front a factory power steering system combines with factory power disc brakes to provide modern handling and stopping performance. Out back, the factory equipped solid rear axles still hangs by its original spiral shocks and leaf springs, and features correct factory drum brakes. Everything under this car looks functional and solid, and a quick double take confirms GM part numbers on the mufflers that are connected to the cars ORIGINAL exhaust system! If that doesn't tell you this is an unmolested, clean car with low miles nothing will! Power is put to the pavement through correct black 15 inch F2 Camaro rally wheels that wear satin finish trim rings, spotless “Z28” center caps and Goodyear 225/70 radials.
Sitting inside this car is like taking a trip back to 1979. The oyster custom cloth seats are perfect, and they're a great step up from the standard vinyl units. Below the seats, great looking original black carpet is protected by factory supplied rubber floor mats. On the roof, a tight black headliner frames a round dome light that, along with the original door buzzer, works like brand new. Between the seats, a simple black console houses a chrome shifter that is topped with an awesome original wooden “Camaro” shift knob. In front of the shifter, a soft and warp free dash houses new for 1979 gauges above a vintage Pioneer tape deck. At the sides of the seats, familiar stainless trimmed door panels sport large armrests and cool “Camaro” emblems. The simulated rope steering wheel looks perfect atop its black tilt column, and behind the rear seats, you'll find an original trunk that is rust free and in good shape.
All original, numbers matching cars don't grow on trees and finding a low mileage second generation F-body that is as nice as this car is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Those two things alone make this Z28 one heck of a collectable that's appreciating in value as you read this! But when combined with the fact that this is an increasingly rare car which will provide you and your family with years of fond memories and summertime enjoyment, this Camaro practically sells itself. Don't hesitate; call today!
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