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General Motors is once again providing the pace car for the legendary Indy 500, and this year a three-time winner of the race will be driving it.
You can stop rubbing your eyes. That’s not a computer generated 1979 Chevy Camaro Z28, that’s a real deal second generation F2 in immaculate, restored condition. To us, it’s not just the world’s cleanest 1979 Camaro Z28, but probably one of the cleanest cars we’ve ever laid eyes on.
What’s probably more remarkable is its asking price: only $29,900 with only 3,191-miles on the odometer. The jet black exterior is genuine GM code 19 black paint and was recently restored to better-than-new condition after seeing very limited road time through its 32 years of existence. Only the vivid orange stripes offset the immaculate paint job.
Under the hood is the car’s original LM1 350-cubic inch small-block V8 powerplant. And as you can imagine with just a little over 3,000-miles on the odometer, the motor sounds as healthy as can be. The motor is mated to the factory three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission while the suspension is a Z28-specific F41 setup.
The wheels on the car were also restored, sporting new-age 225/70/15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As on all four corners. The interior is just as perfect as everything else on this retro resale, sporting GM’s Carmine Red throughout. Everything on the inside is classic Z28 without a single flaw to be seen.
The one-of-a-kind collectible comes with all the original documentation, owner’s manual, original maintenance pamphlet and a 1979 Camaro sales brochure.
GALLERY: 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
[Source: RK Motors]
Check out a video highlighting this immaculate classic below:
Chevrolet will unveil the highly anticipated Camaro Z28 at the Chicago Auto Show in just a few weeks time. The team at egmcartech.com have confirmed the news from sources inside General Motors after the ultra high-performance version of the Camaro was a no-show at the Detroit show.
No official details about the Z28 have been confirmed but it is expected to debut with the Cadillac CTS-V’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine make around 556-hp.
Other upgrades will include some more aggressive bodywork, upgraded brakes and a revised suspension.
Chances are that if you’ve ever heard of the Camaro Z28 you already know that it is set to launch next year as a 2012 model. Numerous spy photos of the car have been taken and rumors have slipped out, the latest being reported confirmation from two sources inside GM that the Z28 will get between 500 and 600-hp from a 6.2-liter supercharged V8.
Chevy is currently riding a wave of success with the new fifth-generation Camaro, with the muscle car set to handily out-sell Ford’s rival Mustang this year. Total Camaro sales for the year currently sit at 71,521 cars; out-pacing the Mustang by 7,350 units. And with one month left, Chevy is certain to hold on to the title.
With the recent launch of the Camaro Convertible at the LA Auto Show, Chevy looks to add significant volume to its sales in 2011 and beat the Mustang again.
The launch of the higher performance Chevy Camaro Z28 is approaching and so its no surprise to see more spy photos of the car popping up on the internet. These latest pics come via a member of Camaro5, who snapped a duo of Z28s testing in Coronado (San Diego).
Most notable from the photos are what appear to be massive bumps in the hood (much larger than anticipated), which are believed to signify the supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 that will give the Camaro Z28 as much as 556-hp.
We’ll continue to await more info on Chevy’s high-powered Camaro, but in the mean time, make sure to check out our Z28 rendering here.
And hit the link below to see the rest of the pics:
Chevrolet will in fact bring a Camaro Z28 to market some time in 2011 as a 2012 model year car to take on Ford’s Shelby GT500 Mustang. According to a report by Inside Line, the ultra-high-performance (were talking more ponies than a Z06 Vette here folks) Camaro Z28 is being held off slightly to put the focus on the Camaro Convertible. Nothing has been confirmed about the Z28, but it is expected to rumored to get the Cadillac CTS-V’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 – making close to that’s car’s 556-hp.
In addition, the rest of the 2012 model year Camaros will get a revised interior with updates made to the dash; particularly the area in front of the passenger. Hopefully the GM designers and engineers can find a way to add a bit more headroom too.
Chevy’s on-again, off-again plans to build an ultra high-performance Z28 version of the all-new Camaro are back on again. Ed Welburn, GMs VP of global design, told the folks at Inside Line, that it will see production and that the new body design has already been completed.
The new Z28 would get a version of the Cadillac CTS-V’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8, which makes 556-hp in that application. The V also comes with both a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, so we should expect both versions to be offered on the high-powered Camaro.
Plans for a Z28 model were canned when the economy took a nose dive and General Motors declared bankruptcy. But during that entire process the Camaro was a bright light, as sales soared. Now GM is hoing to capitalize on the new Camaro and ride its wave of success for as long as possible.
This new Z28 would in many ways be a direct competitor for Ford’s 540-hp Shelby GT500. That being said, expect more than just aesthetic modifications, with bigger brakes and some suspension tuning.
At the earliest the Camaro Z28 would be a 2011 model, with the possibility of sales some time later in 2010.