1979 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta With Only 9k Miles!

Located in Ionia, Michigan, this Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta has traveled only 9,440 miles since 1979. It is listed here on eBay with 3 days remaining in the auction. Currently, the Camaro is bid up to $18,600. This car looks like a cream puff that is stored in the winter and has been owned by an elderly couple.

The car is painted dark blue metallic with a light blue interior. As you would imagine with this low mileage, the interior of the car is absolutely mint. The Berlinetta is equipped with an automatic transmission, power windows, tilt steering, gauge package, and rear defrost.

The Camaro is powered by a 145 horsepower LG3 5.0 liter V8. For us old times, that is the reliable Chevrolet 305 cubic inch V8 fed through a 2 barrel carburetor. The engine is apparently untouched has the emissions and its original split exhaust with catalytic converter still in place. The air conditioning has been converted to R134A and it has a new battery, fluids, and a recent tune-up.

The car was ordered new in Connecticut in April of 1979 and undercoated when new. The car is said to run and drive like new. I remember the finned aluminum wheels when they came out and always thought they looked sharp on the Camaro. While this is not a muscle car, it appears to be a clean original car with no stories that will make a great cruiser for somebody.

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  1. bobhess bobhess Member

    Nice car. My dad bought one right after they were introduced. Having a 350 powered Pontiac Ventura prior to that he wanted me to give him a list of things he could do to the car to give it more power. Made a list of 15 things that would increase the power and sent it to him. He called a month later to tell me he’d taken my advice. I asked him which items he used and he replied “all of them”. Got to see and drive the car a bit later and it was a rocket! He even upgraded the brakes which was not on my list.

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    • Big_Fun Member

      bobhess –

      Do you remember the 15 things? I great conversation piece, I’m sure.

      Thanks

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  2. Mitchell Gildea Member

    That interior is more bespoke than a liesure suit

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    • Autoworker

      In a world where now you can only get grey and black interior colors, I’m liking that light blue. looks well taken care of. Sort of a soothing color.

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      • Bob_in_TN Member

        That was my first thought too. The light blue interior just looks so inviting, and fits the car perfectly.

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      • JoeNYWF64

        & many new “cars” now have a choice of only 4!!! exterior colors! – Black, while, silver or grey, & maybe red or blue(unlike up to 5 shades of, for ex., blue alone back then! Good luck finding matching blue floor mats or protective seat covers – or proper zinc oil for this – in an auto parts store today.
        I guess only the driver’s seat has wrinkles because of more use? & i guess that black box on drivers fender well is electronic cruise control?

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      • Superdessucke

        Light blue was a very common interior color in late 1970s Camaros and Firebirds, and other GM products for that matter. My 1979 Z28 had it, as did a 1978 Impala I owned. And a friend of mine had a 1979 Malibu with the light blue interior as well.

        I agree you’d never see this color inside a car now. Bleep, thinking about it, the last few new cars I bought didn’t even offer an interior color choice! And when there is a choice offered now, it’s usually a choice between black, grey or beige.

    • William Fox

      It’s beautiful! When was the last time any car maker offered a colored interior?! Seeing this is refreshing.

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      • Superdessucke

        Some new cars offer neat interior colors, but in the form of seat inserts. It wouldn’t be “all in” like this. Some new cars offer a few different interior colors, but they’re “safe” gray, black or beige, and usually keyed to what exterior color you pick.

        It’s probably been this way for at least 20 years now. And you know what? I really haven’t thought much about this. As a former owner of a ’79 Z28 festooned in this glorious light blue hue, I should be absolutely ashamed of myself for not at least observing a moment of silence :-(

  3. Jack M.

    Love those turbine wheels, but I bet they are a giant pain in the backside to keep clean!

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  4. Maestro1 Member

    The design is very attractive and the interior is a relief and beautiful after seeing a million black interiors. I had a ’78 with a straight six in it and it was
    one of the best balanced american cars I ever drove and you can laugh at that if you want. My only issue with Camaros is that the ergonomics are terrible; when in the vehicle you think you are sitting in a hole. The speedometer and the few guages are tough to read, but if you get out of the car it’s really attractive. I sold mine, and no matter how tempting this is I would not do that again.

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  5. Tony Primo

    Too bad they didn’t spend a few more bucks when ordering and get the colour-keyed seat belts.

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    • Superdessucke

      Yup, option AK1, $23.00. Suprised they didn’t spring for it on a loaded Berlinetta! Probably an oversight.

  6. Geoff

    A pristine example of of mediocre detuned malaise era car. 145 HP meh.. I’m not a fan of the late 70s rubber baby buggy bumpers that got tacked on to old designs back then have to admit someone’s kept in amazing shape and/or detailed it out nicely. I have long since given up trying to understand why people buy cars and then don’t drive them. I probably never will. Bidding is almost to 20 grand and their is still a reserve.

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  7. bobhess bobhess Member

    Big_Fun… After all the cars we’ve owned, worked on, and given advice on I”m surprised I remember my name. Some of the biggies on the list was 4 barrel carb and manifold, headers, cam, bigger ignition, transmission shift kit and converter, positraction rear gear, raising compression, and a whole bunch of suspension stuff. The rest of it is somewhere in the memory banks but after all these years I finally started keeping files of stuff like this and surprisingly use them a lot more than I would have imagined. Old dad got left out though.

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  8. Scott

    Beautiful car, but where are the cigarettes?

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  9. Kizzle

    This was inline with the Firebird Esprit line, well done here and was reaching for a more mature luxury F car clientele.

  10. Red H.

    Beautiful car. 1978 was a profitable year of farming so my dad and uncle both ordered new ‘79 Camaros from their local dealer, Marshall Chevrolet. Uncle bought a two tone brown Z28 that he still has and my dad bought a Berlinetta this exact color. Folks drove off from their wedding that summer in that Camaro and kept it a couple more years before being traded in on a new Jetta.

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  11. wjtinfwb

    Great exterior lines without the rear spoiler. I’m a T-top fan so those would be nice. Too bad the 305 2 bbl. was top offering in a non Z-28, it’s an embarrassment to the small block reputation.

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