Bold looks, cold A/C interior, and a strong numbers-matching V8 -
it's all part of a package where every inch of the presentation
tells you this is a well-respected classic. So this 1981 Chevrolet
Camaro Z/28 is the sleek standout coupe you've been waiting
This is the last year for the second-gen Camaro, and it was allowed
to evolve into arguably the best design of the era. Chevrolet
created a classically sleek and sporty look from every angle. The
pointed front end is accented further by the sharp power dome hood.
The profile is a sporty fastback that almost looks European. And
even the taillights have an artful symmetry. You see all these
elements so well thanks to straight sheet metal and the huge gloss
in the factory-correct black paint. As you look over the whole car,
there's a feeling of respect. You can tell there were investments
made to keep stock pieces looking good, and anything that may have
needed replacing was done with the correct pieces. So this is the
car that will cause some debate between friends about pristinely
original or factory-sourced replacement. And there are plenty of
details to look over. This true Z/28 carries all the correct
features, like the chin spoiler that wraps around the wheel
openings, fender vents, and spoiler that boldly covers the trunk
end-to-end. All of this is accented further with the premium
tri-tone golden stripe package that looks so well coordinated that
even the N90 alloy wheels are part of the color theme.
The interior is dark, clean, and just as well-presented/preserved
as the exterior. So you have a deep black on the door panels, dash,
and center console. It's such a time capsule that even the dome
light and gauge backlights work. But what you'll also appreciate is
how this Z/28 is a true driver's car. You get a high-back bucket
seat, an armrest center console in-between, the Z/28's cool corded
sports steering wheel, and a full gauge panel with large speedo and
tach. You have the kind of features that make for a good cruiser,
like power windows and a tilt steering column. Plus, the factory
air conditioning is now blowing cold with R134a refrigerant to help
keep it easy to service for many years to come.
Under the hood is Chevy's stout 305 cubic-inch V8, and on a car
that has been so authentic this far, you'll be happy to know this
is the numbers-matching motor, too. Enthusiasts will love the
authentic level of detail, right down to the diaphragm around the
air cleaner for the cowl induction hood. And there has been the
right care everywhere from fresh block paint to a newer dual
exhaust. You're in complete control of this V8 and its soundtrack
thanks to the numbers-matching four-speed manual transmission.
Adding to this driver's attitude are features like power steering,
power brakes, front discs, a good set of BF Goodrich T/As, and sway
bars front & rear.
Crisp, clean, and absolutely cool, this stick-shift Camaro delivers
a terrific driver's attitude in an exceptionally vintage package.