Lot 265 - 1979 Chevrolet Camaro
|Odometer reading||44,000 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £11,000|
The second-generation Chevrolet Camaro was produced from 1970 through to the 1981 model years. It was introduced in the spring of 1970 and is longer, lower, and wider than the first generation Camaro. GM engineers have said the second generation is much more of "A Driver's Car" than its predecessor. Dubbed "Super Hugger", the second-generation Camaro was developed without the rush of the first generation and benefited from a greater budget justified by the success of the first generation. Although it was an all-new car, the basic mechanical layout of the new Camaro was familiar. The chassis and suspension of the second generation were greatly refined in both performance and comfort; base models offered significant advances in sound-proofing, ride isolation, and road-holding. Extensive experience Chevrolet engineers had gained racing the first-generation led directly to advances in second-generation Camaro steering, breaking, and balance.
With only two owners and 44,000 miles under its wheels, this 1979 example is in excellent condition and we are told, runs and drives perfectly. Recently imported from the United States in June of this year, it is UK registered and comes with an MoT test certificate valid until February 2018. With its rumbling, 5 litre V8 under the bonnet and stunning blue paint work that was resprayed about two years ago and a light blue interior, this is a stunning car in every respect. We are informed the car is totally rust free, having come from the West Coast of the US. Supplied with T-tops, it makes the car great fun in the summer months with wind in the hair motoring and is certainly one of the best examples on the market.
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