1978 Blue Chevrolet Camaro
|Charlotte, NC 28269 Model Year: 1978||Mileage: 74603|
|VIN: 1Q87L8L618448||Engine Displacement:|
|Exterior Color: Blue||Transmission: Manual|
|Interior Color: Black||Location:|
This 1978 Camaro Z28 is one of those cars whose outstanding condition is all out of proportion to its bargain price. With a great color combination a 4-speed manual gearbox and a bunch of desirable options this is an entry-level collectable with all the hard work already done. It also comes with very good original documentation as well. While most Camaros of this vintage were garish dated '70s colors the vivid code 24 Bright Blue is timeless. They took it easy on the stripes too framing the cool hood scoop and wheel wells but it's surprisingly tame for the period. The important thing is that someone spent a lot of time and money refinishing the bodywork to its current high level with modern paint giving it a brilliant shine. Those long doors fit quite well and don't need a heavy slam to close and the nose and tail pieces fit flush with the bodywork and are actually the same color as the rest of the car which was definitely not the case in 1978. Correct Z28 emblems in the grille on the front fenders and between the taillights are correct color-matched pieces and while you're admiring the rear end check out how well that spoiler fits. This was not some quickie spray and pray job; someone built this car out of love. The interior is not only quite nicely preserved but it's also loaded with accessories and options. The high-back buckets look fantastic as well as the carpet and door panels. The steering wheel was obviously designed to look like a vintage string-wrapped competition piece and has aged quite well without the usual UV damage. All the gauges are bright and crisp surrounded by a bright metal applique that adds a racy demeanor. And yes that's a factory close-ratio 4-speed a somewhat rare option in 1978 and one that adds a lot of fun to the car's resume. The original AM/FM/8-track stereo remains in the dash and it also carries goodies like factory A/C unusual power locks (oddly with no power windows) and a tilt steering column. The trunk is extremely clean too with a correct mat and space-saver spare with inflator and jack assembly. The Z28 carried the top engine a 350 rated at 185 horsepower and a stout 270 pounds of torque but this one with a recent rebuild and a few performance tweaks runs even better than those numbers would suggest. The engine bay is exceedingly clean with the engine wearing correct corporate turquoise paint and dressed up with stock items like the air cleaner and snorkel valve covers and accessories. Note that the A/C has been upgraded to R134a refrigerant there's a new alternator and ceramic-coated long-tube headers and a new dual exhaust system give it a suitable snarl. The 4-speed powers through the gears and the 10-bolt out back packs 3.42 gears on a Posi. The floors are incredibly clean protected by only a light layer of undercoating so there's nothing to hide. Factory alloy wheels are in excellent shape and wear 225/70/15 white-letter radials. With two original build sheets and an original warranty booklet this is also a well-documented Z28. If you like the look this one will likely turn out to also be a smart investment. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.
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