79 camaro vs z28

Discussion in '1978 - 1981 Specific' started by Lit549, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Lit549

    Lit549 New Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    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

    Feb 26, 2004
    Bloomington, MN
    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

    May 6, 2012
    Federal Way, Washington
    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

    Aug 12, 2018
    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

    Oct 2, 2013
    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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  6. Itsadryheat79

    Itsadryheat79 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    Chandler, Arizona
    14K for a non Z28 hmm .... in 79 they made the most Camaros so there are may examples still out there.
    I think a nice C10 will increase in value more in the next 3 years than any 79 Camaro. Just being realistic and non bias because I own two 79z28's.

    The C10s are going for cray cray money with decent paint job, a Vortec 5.3 LS and AC it can go anywhere and everybody with expendable income wants them, for many this was what they drove to HS.

    So if it were me I'd look at how long your wanting to keep a Camaro that might be harder to sell in three years than a C10.

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