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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • SubModel: Z28
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 94,383
  • VIN: 1P87LAN541470
  • Color: Purple
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: CD player
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Chevrolet Camaro 1980 Description

This 1980 Camaro Z28 is proof that the muscle car didn't die, it just went on an extended vacation during the mid-70s. With a great-running 350 cubic inch engine, a load of options, and those high-visibility Z/28 graphics, you won't be sneaking around in this one, but then again, why would you want to?The classic code 76 Dark Claret paint with red and orange Z/28 stripes give this Camaro a look that captures the era perfectly. The car was repainted in 1999 and is nicely preserved, not too perfect but not abused, and the one word that comes to mind is "authentic." Either way, it looks right for the period and this Camaro could easily pass for a survivor. The aggressive chin spoiler shows no cracks from run-ins with parking curbs, the lower rockers haven't been abused by flying debris, and the stripe package remains bright and vivid against the paint, which is so dark it borders on purple, which we really like. Judging by the condition of the grille, and the clarity of the taillights, I'd wager that this car has spent a good amount of its life protected and indoors, used only as a fair-weather toy. And, as a southern car, you know it's not a rust bucket. Sure, there are some signs of use, but this is a nice-looking car that captures what performance looked like at the dawn of the 1980s. The dark red buckets will look familiar to any F-body fan, and they are every bit as comfortable as they look. Like the bodywork, the interior is remarkably well presented, although the driver's seat obviously shows the most wear with one split seam on the lower cushion. Deep pile carpeting was all the rage in 1980, and it remains in good condition with no fading or matting from winter boots soaking it, and the door panels show only very minor signs of aging. This Z also includes things like factory A/C (needs to be serviced), a center console, and an optional tachometer (yes, optional, even on the Z/28!). Modifications are limited to the entertainment system, which now offers an Alpine AM/FM/CD head unit, Kenwood equalizer, and an amplifier in the trunk for the additional speakers in the cabin. If you look closely, sure, you can find a few other spots that are showing their age, but for this price, there's a lot of fun to be had and you can polish up those details over time.The code "L" in the VIN means this is a real Z/28 and therefore the 350 cubic inch V8 nestled into the engine bay is legit. Although power was up to 190 in 1980, this one has a few traditional upgrades, including a Holley 4-barrel carburetor that probably breathes a little better than the original Rochester unit, a fairly substantial camshaft inside, and long-tube headers that surely help build torque. Finned valve covers are a traditional Z/28 look, but for the most part it's fairly OEM looking under the hood without a lot of flash, which helps keep the price tag reasonable. Underneath, it's clean and solid, with signs of recent service on both the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and 10-bolt rear end. A new dual exhaust system sounds amazing, so even if it isn't exactly an LS6, it certainly roars like one. The original alloy wheels show virtually zero curb rash and wear 235/60/15 front and 245/60/15 rear Uniroyal radials.Second-generation Camaros are seeing upward movement as hobbyists look to the cars of their youth, and this one represents a great opportunity at a very reasonable price. Call today!

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