1979 Chevrolet Camaro

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Overview


The Type LT fought the good fight, and had a great production run, but the folks at GM thought it was time to be replaced, so they ushered in the luxury oriented Berlinetta model for the 1979 model year.


The Type LT fought the good fight, and had a great production run, but the folks at GM thought it was time to be replaced, so they ushered in the luxury oriented Berlinetta model for the 1979 model year.

The instrument panel and dashboard for all models were redesigned with a more stylish look and total production hit an all-time high for the Camaro that hasn’t been replicated since.

The Z/28 now came with a front spoiler and fender flares much like the Trans Am, and came with Z/28 decals that ran from the beginning of the front flares to the bottoms of the doors.

The RS was once again available for the 1979 model year.

The Berlinetta featured a host of interior and exterior cosmetic treatments. With good looks and a long list of options, it became very popular. It had a new suspension designed for a smoother ride and had custom-tuned engine mounts.

Production Numbers


Sport Coupe 134,491
RS 11,902
Z/28 54,907
LT RS 5,696
LT 65,635
Total Production 272,631

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque
L22 I-6 250ci 1x1bbl 110 190 lb-ft
LG3 305ci 1x2bbl 145 245 lb-ft
LM1 350ci 1x4bbl 185 280 lb-ft
LM1 350ci 1x4bbl 170 270 lb-ft

Transmission


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Turbo Hydra-Matic

Paint & Colors


Exterior

White
Silver
Black
Bright Blue
Dark Blue
Light Green
Medium Green
Bright Yellow
Camel
Dark Brown
Red
Carmine

Interior

Blue
Black
Carmine
Green
White
Tan
Oyster

OEM Brochures


1979 Chevrolet OEM Brochure

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