1980 Chevrolet Camaro

Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
Morgantown, PA

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Morgantown, PA



Year 1980
Mileage 150000
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Chevrolet
Model Camaro

Camaro 1980

Title Status --
Exterior Color Primer
Interior Color Black


1980 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta

With current technology and the Internet, teleconferences and video conferences are commonplace. However, in 1966 when Chevy scheduled the launch and announcement of the Camaro, (Panther), the communication technology was a bit more primitive. On June 28th, more than 200 journalists and the Chevy PR team assembled at hotels in fourteen American cities to hear the conference call announcement. It was the first large-scale teleconference requiring more than 100 Bell technicians on-hand to ensure success.

For consignment, a 1980 Chevrolet Camaro in Berlinetta trim. This one is in fair condition on the exterior with some dents and dings, mixed with slight rust in certain areas, a replacement engine, and a custom color changed interior. Fun fact, Chevrolet produced the Berlinetta from 1979 to 1986 and the Berlinetta model was marketed as having a luxury focus, through interior features and softer suspension and was actually marketed more toward women.

Due to modifications of the emissions control devices installed by the manufacturer, please check your local, state, and federal laws to determine if this vehicle is applicable for use on public highways in your area.*

This generation of the Camaro has thrown out the conventional chrome bumper and now gone with the crash test neoprene V shaped front end, and it is neoprene even surrounding the round single headlights on either side. Turn signals are also inset and a black sloped forward grille with the badge in the center. The long hood and front quarters make their way back to the cabin and are bathed in black primer, just like the remainder of the car. Long doors allow for easy access, and the rear bench passengers are treated to plenty of light and scenery with the gently sloping rear glass that is slightly darkened by the addition of louvers, which melts into the trunk deck that ends in a seamless spoiler and more neoprene for the rear bumper. Of note, the louvers aren\'t attached to the rear glass, they\'re simply set on. Taillights wrap around the rear quarter, and we have a racy design fer sur! An uneven application of black primer is noted on the body and has been oversprayed onto the glass, emblems, bezels and lights. A few areas of body fill repairs are noted on the lower panels with some areas of invasive rust poking through. 14\" Cragar wheels are on the 4\'s and have been treated to the same primer job. A shout out to the trunk which is filled with spare parts for this ride. Also, our consignor has included a pair of Cragar drag wheels.

As we swing open one of those long doors we see bare steel where the door panels once hung. Power windows and locks have been optioned on and the black vinyl armrest is still attached, and the original tan door panels are included with the purchase. Tan cloth and vinyl bucket seats grace the front and have been partially sprayed in black, but we see plenty of the tan showing through in some areas and completely void of the black in others. A small center console sits between these buckets from the middle of the rear bench, with wide tuck and roll black vinyl. The console has a lockable armrest/glove box, and as it moves forward a pair of cup holders. A B&M shifter sits within its own consolette and is topped with a T-handle shift knob. Above is a bowtie emblem covering the hole where the radio once lived. Instruments are embedded in a black dash panel and are all round but are hard to read due to black paint overspray from the interior color change. Above is a painted black cracked dash pad and more paint overspray is on the windshield. The original steering wheel is on and painted black, all the while being wrapped by a camo padded rim cover. Black carpeting is covering the floors, and above is bare steel where the headliner once hung.

Under the hood sits a consignor stated GM Goodwrench 350ci V8. It is topped with a 4-barrel carburetor and has a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission on back. A 10-bolt rear axle spins the tires. All is looking solid under this hood but suffering from a healthy coating of dust and patina.

Up on the lift the undercarriage shows some surface rust, patina and road dirt covered steel and a few drips from the pumpkin. A few areas of repair are noted in the rear inner wheel houses as well as the front flooring being replaced. Otherwise, things are solid, including the unibody, which tends to be a point of invasive rust on these cars. Power disc brakes are upfront, and power drums on back. Also, a single exhaust system with no muffler ends just in front of the rear axle.

Starts right up and on the track it has nice acceleration, good braking, but the handling left something to be desired as the front shocks are worn and we noted a popping noise from the front end when traversing grade changes.


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