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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
87-2 Door Sport Coupe
L-350ci V8 4bbl
L-Van Nuys, CA Assy Plant
546147-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.