1980 Camaro Z28 Restored and looking tuff. Proof that the muscle car didnít die. With a great-running rebuilt 350 cubic inch engine, a load of options, PS, PB, tilt, remote mirror and those high-visibility Z/28 graphics, you wonít be sneaking around in this one, but then again, why would you want to?
The Brite Orange Red paint with light and dark orange Z/28 stripes give this Camaro a look that captures the era perfectly. The car was repainted a few years ago and remains very nicely preserved. The aggressive chin spoiler shows no cracks from run-ins with parking curbs, the lower rockers havenít been abused by flying debris, and the newer stripe package remains bright and vivid against the paint. Judging by the condition of the grille, and the clarity of the taillights this car has spent a good amount of its life protected indoors, used only as a fair-weather toy. Sure, there are some signs of use (a couple chips), but this is a nice-looking car that captures what performance looked like at the dawn of the 1980's.
The black reupholstered buckets are every bit as comfortable as they look. Like the bodywork, the newer interior is remarkably well presented. The dash, headliner, door panels and carpeting remain in very good condition with no fading, it all shows very nice. This Z also includes things like factory A/C, a center console, functional Cowl induction hood and an optional tachometer (yes, optional, even on the Z/28!). Modifications are limited to the entertainment system, which now offers an Kenwood AM/FM/ cassette head unit.
The code "L" in the VIN means this is a real Z/28 and therefore the rebuilt 350 cubic inch V8 nestled into the engine bay is legit. Chrome valve covers are a traditional upgrade but for the most part it's fairly OEM looking under the hood without a lot of flash. Underneath, itís clean and solid, Itís clear to see itís been kept up, signs of recent service on both the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and 10-bolt rear end. A new dual exhaust system which included headers, sounds amazing. So even if it isnít exactly an LS6, it certainly roars like one. The original wheels show beautifully, zero curb rash and little wear on the Cooper Cobra radials.
Second-generation Camaro's are seeing upward movement as hobbyists look to the cars of their youth, and this one represents a great opportunity. Miles showing since restoration 30,723.