Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda licensed and
registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. With many years of
focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM
classics. There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs
if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about
your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am. Founded in 2005, this is
a very focused operation. We do it because we enjoy it. We are a
collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us.
I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it
is special or rare and because we like it.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this absolutely beautiful
1980 Z28 that is in terrific original condition and priced to sell.
This Survivor Z28 features the numbers matching original 350 engine,
close ratio 4-speed transmission, and F41 high performance
suspension. Throughout the entire F-Body
market right now, this is one of the most rarely optioned and desirable
Camaros available and is also fully documented with original window
sticker, factory build sheet, owners manual, and lots of original booklets and
brochures. One item that makes this Z28 extremely rare is the fact
that it was ordered from the factory with a stereo CB radio with
power antenna and amazingly the dash still remains in as delivered
condition, meaning the dash has not be altered in any way and the
factory correct radio is still in its stock position with the CB
receiver. One can only imagine how rare this original stereo CB
radio option is and to see it still in place is amazing, facts are
there were only 491 Camaros built in 1980 with this rare option out
of over 152,000 produced. This Z28 is very solid and clean as one
can see in the many photos of the underside and other specific
photos of the areas most prone to rust. This Z28 looks great, runs
awesome, and is fun to drive, especially rowing through the gears on
a beautiful day. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic
Z28 that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One
could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase
price in years to come. This Z28 is finished in the beautiful and
desirable color combinations of Black over Carmine Red Deluxe vinyl
interior. This is the factory color scheme as verified on the
original window sticker and build sheet pictured below. Please peruse all of the photos, ten minute
video, numbers, and information to get a true sense of clean, correct, and original this
Camaro really is.
As a side note, this Camaro is not a dealer auction vehicle.
We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our
classics come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone
that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.
We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the
car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each
picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so
you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a
question about the Camaro, just give us a call.
The 1980 Z28 came with the extremely popular Z28 hood which included
a rear-pointing raised scoop (air induction) with a solenoid
operated flap which opened at full throttle, allowing the engine to
breathe cooler air.. The 1980 Z28 also offers unique style upper and
lower front grill and smaller revised graphics on its lower-door
decals. The side scoops were also changed from a louvered design to
a flatter one with a single opening.
Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the correct
stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but all of the
dates are also chronologically correct. This means that all of
the parts were made and assembled in the correct order. For
example, all of the dates for the individual engine components and
the engine casting date should obviously precede the assembly date
of the engine because the parts had to be produced before they could
be assembled. All of the parts I checked follow this rule and
are dated correctly.
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of
GM. The "Q" is the model level, correct for
Z28. The "87" is
the body style, 2-door sport coupe. The fifth digit is
the engine, L, correct for an 350ci car. The sixth
digit, "A," indicates the model year, 1980. The "N" is
the plant where the car was produced, Norwood, OH. The
last five digits are a sequence number for each plant so this is the
42,607th Camaro made in Norwood for 1980.
Body Build Date
"01" is the first
month of the year and "E" is the fifth week of the month meaning this
Camaro's body build date is the fifth week of January, 1980.
"T" means the engine was built in the
Tonawanda, NY plant.
The "02" is the second month of year and the "25" is the
twenty-fifth day of the month meaning the engine was
assembled on February 25, 1980. This number was very
hard to make out on the pad, but is what we think it reads
This is the
suffix code for a 1980 Camaro with the 350ci engine and
a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
542607, are stamped on the engine pad
meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the 14010209 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date
A 22 80
January, "22" is the twenty-second day of the month, and
"80" is 1980 so the engine block was cast on
1980. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The intake manifold is correct with a 14014440 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date
A 22 0
January, "22" is the twenty-second day of the month, and
"0" is 1980 so the intake was cast on January 22,
1980. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of
The distributor is has 1103353 stamped on the
Distributor Date Code
The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "B"
denotes February, and "6" is the sixth day of the month
meaning the distributor was made on February 6, 1980.
Carburetor Main Body
The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 1980 350ci
Camaro with no a/c and manual transmission. The fourth digit, "8,"
means the carb was built for 1980's production run. The fifth
digit, "0," means it was built in 1980 model
year. The six digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL
carb. The seventh digit, "0," means is was built for the
Chevrolet division of GM. The eighth digit, "7" means it was
built for a car with a manual transmission such as this
Carburetor Date Code
The first three digits, "044" indicate the
44th day of the
year. The last digit, "0" is the year it was produced,
1980. So the carb was stamped on February 13,
Transmission Casting Date
The transmission has
1.25.80 cast into the main case, which
indicates January 28, 1980.
The alternator has 1103162 cast into the housing, which is
correct for a 1980 Camaro.
The "9" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "J"
denotes September, and "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month
meaning the alternator was made on September 28, 1979.
This is correct as it predates the build dates of the
exterior is in beautiful condition. One professional repaint
with new decals was performed on this Z28 and it looks and shows
very well. The decals are correct GM replacements and really
look splendid on the car. As one can see in the photos, the
paint has a brilliant gloss, great shine, and smooth finish.
Often times many Z28 Camaro's will have particularly chipped up
front ends, this car does not, both bumpers are in great
condition with no spider webbing or flaking paint. There are no
major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from
the photos. There are of course a few very small blemishes around the car that
were too faint to show up in the photos, but nothing that is
really noticeable from about five feet away. The Goodyear Eagle
GT tires are sized 215/65/15 with approximately 80% tread left.
The rally wheels and center caps are in excellent shape
and shine nicely with a beautiful finish and no curb rash. The
trunk is very solid and nicely detailed with a
correct trunk mat, original spare tire with jack and
The Camaro looks just as good in person as it does in the
The original Carmine Red deluxe
vinyl interior of this Z28 looks splendid. The seat covers
look great with no excessive
wear. There is one seam split that is hardly noticeable as
one can see in the photos and one tiny hole that is visible. Please note that these appear to be the original seat
covers not some cheap aftermarket replacements. The carpet
appears to be original as well and is in good condition with
no major stains. The original dash is in
great condition with one very small blemish on the upper
middle by the windshield, there is small seam split that is
barely visible. The very rare CB radio still remains in its
factory position and works to this day and is amazingly
unmolested after all these years preserving the rarity of
this fine Z28. All of the interior lights and gauges work as
they should, with the obvious exception of the clock and
currently the power antenna is not functional but the radio
still tunes in to stations. The original door panels look great
with no excessive wear, and both door pulls are solid and in
tact. The headliner appears to be original issue and is in
excellent shape with no stains or sagging. The package tray
appears to be original as well and is in great condition
with no fading or warping. This car has not been smoked in;
there is no aroma of cigerattes whatsoever. GM interiors
from this era are not know
to wear well and the excellent condition of this original
interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has
received throughout its life.
The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the
This Z28 is in
great mechanical condition and all of the accessories work. Much
care has gone into keeping this car in excellent original
condition and factory correct and this Z28 is an exceptional
driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds,
especially with the F41 special suspension. There
is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It starts right
away every time, idles well, and runs excellent. The car shifts
well and the clutch feels good. The brakes are responsive and do
not pull to one side or the other. Also, the engine is clean and
nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. Even the
original smog pump and air tubes from the exhaust manifolds
remain on the engine unmolested. The horn works as do the power windows and
both power door locks.
All the interior and exterior lights, all gauges(except clock),
wipers, and blower for the heater work as they should. Even the
cigarette lighter is still working on this amazing Camaro. The
speedometer, tachometer, odometer, oil pressure, fuel, and
battery gauges all work as they should. This Z28 has true dual
exhaust with no catalytic converter and has a nice healthy
exhaust note at idle and cruising speeds. This Z28 was recently
tuned up with new spark plug wires, fine tuning carb.
adjustments, and timing dialed in. Not enough can be said as to
how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with
the 4-speed transmission on a beautiful day.
Overall, this 1980 Z28 is in very
nice well preserved original condition. Numbers matching
is extremely important in Chevrolet pricing, especially
with rare options like the 4-Speed transmission and CB
radio option. The originality, rarity, original
documentation, and the great extent to which the numbers
match make this car especially important and hard to
duplicate. It is a great value and we have it priced to
sell. This car turns heads and gets tons of attention
wherever it goes. The value of these second generation
"F-Body" cars has gone up exponentially in recent years.
They are all solid investments for a collector or the
average enthusiast. Cars like this are the Barrett
Jackson and Mecum stars of the future. While the mileage
shows 51,414 is completely believable as original based
on the condition of the car, due to titling procedure
the title shows the mileage as nonactual. Some states do
not record mileage on vehicles older than a certain age
where they are "exempt." This Camaro came from one of
those states that exempts mileage on older cars so when
it was titled in Ohio the mileage could not be recorded
as "Actual" even though based on items like the original
interior, we believe the mileage is probably original.
One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years
and sell it for more than the purchase price with
Thank you for looking and please do not
hesitate to email or call with any questions.
For a ten minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around,
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majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped
across the country or even across the world to their new
owners. Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping
process and glad to help our customers with it. We are more
than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere
in world. For our domestic customers in the United States we
can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added
expense for a shipping broker. Please feel free to contact us
for a shipping quote.