Chevrolet Camaro Z-28

1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28A random sighting at the Gilmore car museum.
This is the last run of the second generation Camaro.  It’s not a great car, with at best, 175 bhp from 5.7 L and a 3 speed auto.  It may have a 305 and a 4 speed, just to invoke the “more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow” adage.  Either way, it’s a far cry from the sub 5 second 0-60 monsters of today.  I remember Car and Driver testing one that was so beat down by bean counters and EPA regs that it couldn’t run long at 85 mph without overheating.  This is that car – the fastest, baddest ass in the parking lot.  Let’s just not race, shall we?

Beauty shots after the jump…
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So, Fly

1980 Ford Thunderbird

Mmmmm, plastic
This (too) is the 1980 Ford Thunderbird.

Actually, it may be an ’81 or ’82. Who knows?  Who gives a f(eather)?

This car is based on the famous, ubiquitous Fairmont.  Fairmonts can be good, once properly tweaked. Exhibit A:  Lincoln Mark VII LSC and Continental (or maybe not).  Exhibit B: the Mustang.  No, not THAT one.  Exhibit C: Aero birds and Cougars. Not everything was a “better idea.” It had a twinThey bred like tribbles.
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Zephyr Plus

So much fail…

1981 Ford Granada L

1981 Ford Granada L

Moldings and tape only hide so much. What they don’t hide?:
1979 Ford Fairmont

Humble upbringings (Fairmont), for one.