BF AUCTION: 1979 Chevrolet Camaro 350/4-Speed

Asking: $9,000
Current Offer: $2,800

We’ve been helping Reader Jason V clear out a few classic cars. Well, this is the last one, at least for right now. This 1979 Camaro has covered just 77k miles since new but has been given a few upgrades along the way to make it more fun to drive. It left the factory with a 305 V8 and a 4-speed, but it now has an upgraded 350 V8. The previous owner was the one that installed the 350, but after getting it running, they parked in the garage and that’s where it stayed until Jason bought it. It’s now back on the road and is riding on a new set of rims and tires.

I’ve always been a fan of the ’79 to ’81 Camaros. Yes, the engines weren’t as powerful as pre-emission cars, but these later cars look great and are a blast to drive! This one has to be a bit wild with the 350 and the 4-speed. Jason told me that it starts great, shifts smoothly and pulls like a beast. Since he didn’t build the engine, he can only go off of what the previous owner told him, but they claimed to have installed a mild cam, polished and ported the heads, new valves, intake, carburetor, and headers with a Flowmaster exhaust. It’s easy to see the exhaust and carburetor, but the interior parts are a bit hard to verify. What really matters is that it runs great and is fun to drive, right?

The interior looks to be in great shape, with nice seats and a clean dash. It’s received the typical aftermarket gauges and B&M shifter, but you can always remove those items easily enough. If the engine has been built, you might want to consider keeping the gauges though. It looks like someone also built and installed a custom center console and while it looks alright, that would be the only thing I’d change here. Reproduction center consoles are readily available and honestly, aren’t that expensive.

Jason made sure to get us photos of the underside and while it’s showing some rust, I don’t see any serious issues. You will want to treat the floors with a good rust inhibitor to make sure it stays that way!

When Jason found it, it was in desperate need of a paint job, so he went ahead and had it painted. Some detailing under the hood appears is needed to clean up overspray and the mess from wet sanding. It sure makes the car pop though and Jason states that it looks great inside and out. It really does look like a great driver and is even respectable enough to take to shows.

Jason wanted this Camaro to really stand out, so he also installed a set of Foose rims on it. They look great and he’s put about 150 miles on them and the tires since installing them. Between the hood scoop, racing stripes and wheels, it’s one aggressive looking machine. Hopefully, the engine has enough grunt to back the looks! So, what do you think of this Camaro? What would you leave and what would you change about it? If you have any questions about it, please leave them in the comments for Jason. And make sure to cast your bid!

  • Location: Milford, CT
  • Title: Clean
  • VIN: 1Q87G9N579820
  • Mileage: 77,000
  • Engine: 350 cui V8
  • Transmission: Manual

Bid On This Vehicle

High Bid: $2,700 (Reserve Not Met)
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Ended: Nov 14, 2019 6:00pm
Top Bidder: dwc12971
Buyer Premium: 5%
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    dwc12971 bid $2,700.00Nov 14, 2019 10:18pm
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    Pdlegend bid $2,500.00Nov 14, 2019 7:07pm
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    dwc12971 bid $2,100.00Nov 14, 2019 3:57pm
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    dwc12971 bid $2,000.00Nov 14, 2019 3:56pm
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    Pdlegend bid $1,900.00Nov 13, 2019 9:57pm
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    Adrianh52 bid $1,200.00Nov 13, 2019 4:59am
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    Jamb1010 bid $1,100.00Nov 13, 2019 2:03am
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    gmonkey1961 bid $1,000.00Nov 9, 2019 3:36pm
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    bigjoe bid $600.00Nov 9, 2019 3:33pm
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    gmonkey1961 bid $500.00Nov 8, 2019 1:55pm

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Comments

  1. Troy s

    Looks like a fun car to drive, definitely loose the mini air cleaner for something that inhales lots of air, I couldn’t ever get that registered here in Cali, not at all. For that reason I’m out.

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  2. Keith

    According to the undercarriage photos this is a one off very rare full frame camaro with an automatic transmission on the bottom and a 4 speed stick from the top view. One of one …should be worth millions ! Not.

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  3. Jwinters

    those wheels just don’t look right on this car

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  4. 327 365

    I am a little confused about full frame?the 3 pedals? Automatic pan & can’t see the tread patterns very well from the first picture to the 13th please educate me!

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    • Josh Mortensen Josh Mortensen Staff

      Hey, sorry about that! I accidentally uploaded the wrong photos when putting this auction together. The underside photos are actually of his El Camino. We are getting it fixed right now!

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      • Jim S

        Where is the car located?

  5. 327 365

    I don’t think it’s the same vehicle just my opinion.

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  6. Lynn Dockey

    One word about those racing stripes. Why?

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  7. Comet

    The “painter” should have used a clean mop.

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  8. Jesus

    So were are the actual pictures?

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