There’s not a whole lot of difference between a 1978 and a 1980 Z28, but there sure is a lot of difference in the condition (and price) of these two cars! The rust colored 1978 is located in York, Pennsylvania, and is listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding is currently at $2,025 with no reserve. The blue 1980 is located a little north in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, is listed for sale here on eBay, and has currently been bid up to $5,100 but has not yet met the reserve.
As you can see, cosmetically the rust-colored one needs some help. The seller, who’s acting for a friend, reports there is some rust in the quarter panels, holes in the floors, and that there is a crack in the grille.
The interior–well, it’s pretty sad. The car does have air conditioning, which is a good thing, but you’re going to need a lot of work to make this interior nicer, assuming you want to.
We don’t know if the engine runs or not, and the car has been sitting for a while. Also, the fact that the belt is off the air conditioner compressor doesn’t bode well for the system’s condition. However, keep in mind, it’s pretty inexpensive, and it is a Z28!
On the other hand, the 1980 blue one is pretty darn good looking. The seller maintains that it still has 100% original paint and no rust at all. The seller is the second owner and has the original bill of sale and build sheet that will come with the car.
If anything, the interior looks better than the outside, with the only flaws being in the center console. And what’s that I see in the center? Yes folks, that is a four speed shifter sticking up. This car is also air conditioned and has power windows. Although I don’t think the two years newer matters at this point, the condition obviously does!
The engine looks pretty good, and look; this air conditioner has a belt! Now, obviously, if they were the same price, all of you would take the blue one, but they won’t be. So what do you think the price difference would have to be before you would take the rust colored one? Or would any difference be enough? Personally, I doubt that the difference once the blue one sells would be enough to restore the 1978 to the 1980’s level, but let’s see how things turn out. Plus, I’d like to see your opinions to see if you agree with me!