79 camaro vs z28

Discussion in '1978 - 1981 Specific' started by Lit549, Aug 12, 2018 at 5:01 PM.

  1. Lit549

    Lit549 New Member

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    I'm looking at getting back into a camaro.I've had a 92 z and a 79 z28 before.A guy offered a badass 79 camaro (not z28) for trade for my badass 85 swb chevy silverado.The camaro is very nice,I'm just wondering how big of a deal is it that it's just a camaro and NOT a z28??Again it's sweet,blown 383,roll cage,etc..thanks!
     
  2. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    With a blown 383... It’s a better performer than the smog headed original 350 a 79Z had.

    A Z28 is generally worth more but condition (lack of rust, paint, interior and other upgrades)
    makes a big difference in value.

    It all depends upon what you want to do with it.

    As far as appearance... Z28 options can be added.
     
  3. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

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    There is a big difference in value between a Z-28 and a "Bowtie" car .The Z-28 has the best performance and appearance package of the later cars ,Then the Rally Sport after that.
     
  4. Lit549

    Lit549 New Member

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    That's what I'm afraid of.I'm asking 15k for my c10,the camaro is 14k,BUT,take away the engine and it's just a camaro..I sure wish it was a z!
     
  5. Coadster32

    Coadster32 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If you think it's a bass-@ss car...than who really cares if its a Z? It's only worth what you think it's worth. I wouldn't shy away from it. It already may have better suspension than the Z's came with. The resale value will be how well you keep it. A better kept camaro will resell better than a Z in bad shape. Good luck in whichever direction you go.
     

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