79 camaro vs z28

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

  1. Lit549

    Lit549 New Member

    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

    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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