1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

$19,900

Price
$19,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
30,435
Vin
1Q87L9N585962
Stock
900926
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $421 /year insurance
Price
$19,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
30,435
Vin
1Q87L9N585962
Stock
900926
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $421 /year insurance

4-Speed Manual, Only 30,435 Miles, GREAT ORIGNAL CONDITION, #'s Match, Blue/Tan

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Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is glad to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1979 Z28 Camaro in excellent condition with the highly desirable 4-speed manual transmission and only 30,435 original miles. This Z28 is remarkably original, runs well, and drives nice. The car has great lines and it totally solid. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic 4-speed Z28 Camaro at an absolutely unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as these F-Body's are appreciating fast and the market on them is red hot right now.

This Z28 Camaro is completely "Numbers Matching" with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes on the major components. The last six digits of the VIN are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, meaning the engine is the original unit that was installed in the car new at the factory in Norwood, OH in 1979. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured in this ad.

This Z28 is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Dark Blue (29) over Tan Cloth (62). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad. The very low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title that states the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, numbers, video, and information in this ad to get a true sense of clean, nice, and original this Z28 really is.

As a side note, this Z28 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.

Exterior

The Dark Blue (29) exterior looks in person as it does in the photos. The factory turbine rally wheels are great condition with a good finish and no curb rash. The raised white letter tires have plenty of tread left and are correctly sized 235/60R15. There are no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. As one can see in the many photos the paint is showing its age and there are cosmetic blemishes around the car. This car appears to be completely solid. Looking at the photos one car also see the underside of the car is clean. We have included specific photos of the spring perches, rockers, lower quarter panels, and other areas most prone to rust on a second generation Camaro to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes
Please note that ALL of the glass on this Camaro, both pieces of door glass, the rear window, and even the windshield are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of the first week of April, 1979 (04A). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Tan (62) interior of the Z28 is in nice original condition. The seats look just in person as they do in the photos with no split seams, rips, or excessive wear. The seats are not overly worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The carpet is good condition with no rips or holes. The door panels are in great condition overall and fit well to the doors. The door pulls are solid and in tact. The dash looks great with no cracks or sun fading. With a little refresh and touch up the interior could be in excellent condition. The original package tray is in nice shape and not warped. The truck includes the space saver spare, jack, and jack base plate. The car has not been smoked in, there are no burn marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Camaro interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout its life.

Mechanical

This Z28 seems to be in good mechanical condition. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. This Camaro is a wonderful driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 65mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well, but there is some play in the linkage in reverse. The clutch feels good. This Camaro has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, correct, and original as one can see in the photos. The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, wipers, and the blower for the heater on all speeds. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The previous owner has recently spent some money on maintenance and service on the car, but there may be other bugs to be worked out so we would encourage an perspective buyer to look at the car in person if possible. The radio does not work. The car now has no catalytic converter and a very healthy exhaust note as one can hear in the video. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-speed manual transmission.

Overall Condition



Overall, this 1979 Z28 Camaro is in great original condition. We have the car priced to sell with its needs in mind. The car does need paint, but with a respray and low miles this Camaro could be worth over $30,000. The originality, the manual transmission, the beautiful original color combination, and the very low original mileage make this car particularly important and hard to duplicate. Low mileage and original examples of the second generation Camaros are hard to find and draw a huge premium in the current market, this is especially true for the more desirable examples with the 4-speed. Numbers matching and originality is extremely important in Camaro pricing and as one can see this car is very original and correct. Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future.

This Camaro always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of second generation Camaros have increased drastically over the past years. They are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Other sellers are not taking the time to show the car is in such great detail with so many photos and a video as well as giving you all of the other numbers. As stated above, numbers matching is extremely important in Chevrolet pricing and will become even more important as time passes and this car becomes older and even more rare. This information is very valuable and important for pricing. Any perspective buyer, for any of our vehicles or from other sellers, should ask for all the numbers and information before he or she makes a purchase.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

item
number
description

VIN
1Q87L9N585962
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "Q" is the series, Camaro.  The "87" is the body style, 2-door sport coupe.  The fifth digit is the engine, L, correct for an z28 car.  The sixth digit, "9," indicates the model year, 1979.  The "N" is the plant where the car was produced, Norwood.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 85,962nd Camaro made for 1979.

Body Build Date
04A
"04" denotes the month, and "A" denotes the week, meaning the body build date of this camaro is the first week of april.

Engine Code
V0319
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "19" is the nineteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 19th, 1979.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.

Suffix Code
DRF
This means the motor was intended for a 1979 Z28 with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamp
585962
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 585962, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below, meaning this engine is original to this car.

Engine Block Casting Number
14016379
The engine block has the correct 14016379 casting number for a 1979 Z28 Camaro.

Engine Block Casting Date
G 13 8
"G" is July, "13" is the thirteenth day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on July 13th, 1978. 

Distributor
1103353
The distributor is correct and original for a Z28 Camaro with a 1103353 Stamping.

Windshield
XA
"X" is February and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in February of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Drivers Window
LA
"L" is March and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in March of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Passenger  Window
LA
"L" is March and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in March of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Rear Window
LA
"L" is March and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in March of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Transmission Main Case Casting Number
13-04-065-903
The Main Case of the transmission has the correct 13-04-065-903 Casting Number

Transmission Main Case Casting Date
2-5-79
"2" is the Second month of the year, "5" is the 5th day of the month, and "79" is the last two digits of the calendar year, meaning this transmission was made on February 5th, 1979.

Transmission Tail Housing Casting Number
13-04-066-905
The Tail Housing of the transmission has the correct 13-04-066-905 casting number.

Transmission Side Cover Casting Number
13-04-097-901
The Side cover of the transmission has the correct 13-04-097-901 Casting Number

Transmission VIN Stamping
585962
The Transmission has the correct last 6 digits of the VIN stamping on the housing, meaning it is correct and original to the car.

Clutch Housing
464697
The clutch housing is correct with the 464697 Stamped on the casing.

 

exterior color code

29
Dark Blue

interior color code

62
Tan Cloth

 


 


 


 


 


 

rpo code
description

1FQ87
Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe

B93
Mouldings door edge

C49
Rear Window Defogger

D80
Spoiler Rear

M21
4-speed manual Transmission (Close ratio)

N65
Spare tire, Stowaway

U76
Antenna, Windshield type

U80
Dual Rear Speaker

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci V8

Body

Body Color
Dark Blue
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1979
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Camaro Z28
Miles
30,435

Interior

Interior Color
Tan

 

exterior color code
29 Dark Blue
interior color code
62 Tan Cloth

 

 

 

 

 

 

rpo code description
1FQ87 Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe
B93 Mouldings door edge
C49 Rear Window Defogger
D80 Spoiler Rear
M21 4-speed manual Transmission (Close ratio)
N65 Spare tire, Stowaway
U76 Antenna, Windshield type
U80 Dual Rear Speaker
item number description
VIN 1Q87L9N585962 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "Q" is the series, Camaro.  The "87" is the body style, 2-door sport coupe.  The fifth digit is the engine, L, correct for an z28 car.  The sixth digit, "9," indicates the model year, 1979.  The "N" is the plant where the car was produced, Norwood.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 85,962nd Camaro made for 1979.
Body Build Date 04A "04" denotes the month, and "A" denotes the week, meaning the body build date of this camaro is the first week of april.
Engine Code V0319 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "19" is the nineteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 19th, 1979.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code DRF This means the motor was intended for a 1979 Z28 with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 585962 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 585962, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below, meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 14016379 The engine block has the correct 14016379 casting number for a 1979 Z28 Camaro.
Engine Block Casting Date G 13 8 "G" is July, "13" is the thirteenth day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on July 13th, 1978. 
Distributor 1103353 The distributor is correct and original for a Z28 Camaro with a 1103353 Stamping.
Windshield XA "X" is February and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in February of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Drivers Window LA "L" is March and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in March of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger  Window LA "L" is March and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in March of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window LA "L" is March and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in March of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Transmission Main Case Casting Number 13-04-065-903 The Main Case of the transmission has the correct 13-04-065-903 Casting Number
Transmission Main Case Casting Date 2-5-79 "2" is the Second month of the year, "5" is the 5th day of the month, and "79" is the last two digits of the calendar year, meaning this transmission was made on February 5th, 1979.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting Number 13-04-066-905 The Tail Housing of the transmission has the correct 13-04-066-905 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting Number 13-04-097-901 The Side cover of the transmission has the correct 13-04-097-901 Casting Number
Transmission VIN Stamping 585962 The Transmission has the correct last 6 digits of the VIN stamping on the housing, meaning it is correct and original to the car.
Clutch Housing 464697 The clutch housing is correct with the 464697 Stamped on the casing.
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