4 Speed Green Goblin: 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

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How many green 1979 Camaro Z28s have you seen in your life? I remember a guy in my high school had one. It was green on green just like this one. However, this car has a 4 speed and 3.73:1 rear end which makes it a little more formidable than the car I know in the early 1980’s. It is listed here on Craigslist for only $13,500. The paint is faded and the interior needs work but it could be a fun driver, if you like green or want to paint it. The car is located in Salisbury, North Carolina near Charlotte. It has been listed for almost a month.

The interior looks well used and is missing the horn button. The car was optioned with the base vinyl interior. However, the core components remain intact, providing a solid foundation for the new buyer. The seller believes that this is a good car with its combination of originality, performance upgrades, and mechanical reliability. It does have some nice features including T-Tops and factory air conditioning. From the factory, this car would have been equipped with the LM1 350 cubic inch V8 engine which was rated at 175 horsepower in 1979.

Mechanically, this Camaro is said to run smoothly. The clutch and transmission are said to work seamlessly. Recent maintenance and upgrades include a new master cylinder booster combination, KYB gas shocks, rear springs, carburetor, water pump, thermostat, and a Cloyes timing chain, along with an oil change featuring Lucas zinc additive. While largely stock, the vehicle features enhancements such as an Edelbrock carburetor and intake, true dual exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers, and a Hurst shifter, enhancing both performance and driving dynamics. The seller states that is has a Muncie M21 close ratio 4 speed transmission but it would have left the factory with a Borg Warner T-10 4 speed. Sometimes, people confuse the RPO code with the transmission type.

We appreciate Jack M. for finding this unique Z28. While two spots of rust are noted in the ad, located under the inside of the back window and beneath the battery, the overall structural integrity is said to be intact, with pristine floors. Notably, the car retains its original aluminum 15×7 wheels and center caps. Is a green Z28 collectible?

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  1. Harry

    Just after high school I had a 1974.
    Green on Green 4 speed with 3.73 rears
    And the m22 sweet car wish I still had that one . It would chirp all four gears. Car was quick. Remember Gentleman its the miles not the age. 😎

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  2. Nelson C

    Good color on the Camaro. It’s a 4-speed. The rest is up to the new owner.

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  3. Marko

    Holy flashback !!!!!

    I had a 1979 Z28 in the same color combo. No T-Top, With vinyl interior, no a/c, auto trans, and the steel color matched rally wheels. Paint code 44 was kind of rare, with production numbers somewhere in the 3700 car range. Not sure if that was for the Z28 option, or covered all coupes , Rallye Sports, etc. And I read somewhere there were only about 154 cars optioned with the green interior.

    I bought mine used in October 1980, and it got totaled in a head on collision March 5, 1981. Senior gentleman in a 1974 Mercury Comet 4 door, crossed the centerline on a rural 2 lane highway, making a left turn onto a secondary highway, and got me square in the grille. Seatbelt saved my bacon that day.

    I only had the car for 5 months, and I sure miss it. Still have the owners manual and Insurance slip for it.

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  4. Big C

    I’ve never seen one in this particular color. Saw a ’73 Z-28 in a lime green metallic color on a Chevy dealer’s lot, back in ’74. Black interior, 4 speed Hurst and RWL tires on the Z-28 rims. I was too young to even think about owning it. But that one stuck in my mind. Could have been a custom color.

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