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1979 Chevrolet Camaro
The 1979 Camaro topped all previous years sales with 282,571 produced.

1979 Chevrolet Camaro

IThe big news for the 1979 Chevy Camaro was when the luxury-oriented Berlinetta model made it's debut, and replaced the Type LT model and a restyled instrument panel was added with a much flatter appearance than the previous wraparound design (although the gauges themselves remained in the same places as before). 

The Berlinetta featured a host of interior and exterior cosmetic treatments.With a good looks and a long list of options the Berlinetta became a very popular trim level. A higher level of options were included in the Berlinetta package. The base model, RS and Z28s carried on as before, the Z28s now came with a front spoiler and fender flares much like its Pontiac Trans Am twin had, and now came with "Z28" decals that ran from the beginning of the front flares to the bottoms of the doors. Electric rear window defroster became optional this year, replacing the old blower type. This year Camaro topped all previous sales with 282,571 produced. Engine choices remained with the 250 standard in the base and RS models, with the 305 2bbl being an option and standard on the Berlinetta. The 350 V8 remained standard on the Z28 and optional on the base, RS and Berlinetta.

1979 Chevrolet Camaro Production

1979 Base Camaro  111,357
1979 Berlinetta Camaro  67,236
1979 RS Camaro  19,101
1979 Z-28 Camaro  84,877

Engine Options

L-22 250 L6 90 hp (sold in California only)
L-22 250 L6 115 hp
LG-3 350 (2bbl) V8 125 hp (sold in California only)
LG-3 350 (2bbl) V8 130 hp
LM-1 350 (4bbl) V8 165 hp (sold in California only)
LM-1  350 (4bbl) V8 170 hp
Z-28  350 (4bbl) V8 170 hp (sold in California only)
Z-28  350 (4bbl) V8 175 hp

 

 

 

 

 

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