1979 Chevrolet Camaro: Dave? Dave’s Not Here

1979 Chevrolet Camaro
Odiferous badges are not a current requirement.

This may be a Berlinetta. It’s hard to tell. It may also be an ’80 or ’81. Dave and Kris had one. As secretary cars go, it was fine. As pavement shredders go, it would get you to where they were. Read More

Camaro Z/28: It Overheats at 80

at least according to Car and Driver magazine back in the day. (We’re searching for the reference-  it was NOT the April ’80 issue.) It wasn’t bad enough that the cars were sapped of all power due to hamhanded efforts* to meet EPA numbers.

*who doesn’t remember fondly the belt drive air pumps? How to decrease particulates per volume of air? Make less soot or better yet, add more air! PHYSICS!

The flipside of the equation is how to get the most go per pound and per dollar. Why use a THM400 – a bulletproof transmission if there ever was one – when a THM 200 will fit. Three speeds is three speeds, right? In the later second generation Camaros, the idea seemed to be “if the speed limit is 55 mph, why give it cooling for 120?”

Just add tape and some fake scoops!  – Roger in marketing.

Camaro Z/28
Looks fast/goes fast. What’s the difference? – Eric Stratton

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1983 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Car and Driver said of the 1982 Camaro: “928 aspirations; 924 execution.” That sounds about right, except that a 924 would be preferable. Ooooh that (924) shifter! This is a 1983.  We know, because of the “H.O.” badge.  This meant an extra 25-45 hp. to 190 from the small block 305 cid V8.  By way […]

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Russo and Steele 2014: Ultra-Rare 1969 Yenko Camaro with Original Engine and Bulletproof Documentation

[Ed.: Sounds sorta like Superstar’s from long ago.]Scottsdale, Arizona (December 30, 2013) – The race-bred brainchild of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania’s Don Yenko, one of America’s premier road-racers and high-performance Chevy dealers, the Yenko Camaro remains one of the quickest and most-coveted American supercars of all time. Just 198 were built for 1969, courtesy of Chevy’s infamous […]

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