Still showing its original black glossy paint, this 1980 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 is somewhat of a time capsule! Those original decals still look great, don’t they? This beautiful coupe is listed for sale here on eBay, and so far has risen to over $10,000 but hasn’t met the reserve yet. It’s waiting for you up in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Like it’s close relative the Pontiac Trans Am, the Z28 Camaro was not for wall flowers! The large rear spoiler, extroverted decals and large (for the time) wheels and tires left no doubt that this car meant performance. Ok, at least 1980’s performance. The seller tells us there’s a “very minor dent on the driver’s side front fender which you may not even notice,” and that the paint is “not really perfect but nice.” I can buy that looking at the shine in the pictures!
This is one car that looks just as nice underneath as it does up top. It’s nice to see pictures this clear of the underside. I think these are the original colors underneath as well. I’m pretty sure the exhaust isn’t stock, but I’ll bet it sounds great.
I love red interiors. And this interior is RED! I think it would keep me awake in all but the darkest of nights. There is a crack in the dashboard and a little wear in other spots including the driver’s seat, but certainly nothing you need to fix right away. I think the 51,700 claimed miles might just be right.
You probably think I’m enthusiastic about the four speed manual transmission, and you’d be right, but I’m even more excited about the AM/FM/CB radio! Not only does the car come with the radio, but it comes with the manual as well. I hope it works!
The seller tells us this is a 350 cubic inch V8 to go with the four speed. It looks really nice under the hood, and apart from the plug wires and the single red wire at the firewall, it looks very stock. I like this find, and I think even though it’s not perfect, you could call it a “survivor” without stretching the definition too much. Are you interested in the Z28? Which do you prefer, the Z28 or the Trans Am?