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Color scheme draws attention to this Camaro

Pick of the Day is a 1980 Chevrolet Z28


OK, as car guys we’re supposed to be pretty much color blind. It’s the car not the color that matters. That having been said, what I noticed first about the Pick of the day, a 1980 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, was its unusual color scheme — charcoal metallic over lower-body trim in red and orange.

Turns out that exterior trim, also on the hood scoop, matches the red interior.

The car is being advertised for $14,900 on ClassicCars.com by a dealership in Mundelein, Illinois. 

Camaros were in their second generation in 1980 but were updated for that model year with new grilles, engines and upgraded automatic transmissions. 

“Under the hood is a numbers matching (350cid) V8 connected to an automatic transmission and 10 bolt rear end,” the dealer reports. For the 1980 model year, the Z28’s engine was rated at 190 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.

“Factory options include A.C., power steering, power disc brakes, tilt column, Z28 Mag wheels and Air Induction hood. 

“The body panels on this Camaro are straight and the paint shines very well showing no major blemishes.”

The dealer reports the recent replacement of the radiator, steering box, valve cover gaskets and interior light switch and bulbs, and tires (the new ones are Toyo 225/70R15s). 

The dealer adds that the 97,663-mile figure on the odometer is accurate.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. The older they get, the better they look for some reason. And if you don’t have any of them, they look even more wonderful.

  2. Looks like I’m in the minority here. I grew up during the muscle car era and by 1980 it was long gone, as was it’s styling. Way too much plastic also. Just wasn’t a fan.


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