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1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28

Highest Bid:
$18,500

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1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28

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1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28

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1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28

High Bidder:  SloppyJalopy

Auction Type:  Reserve (not met) 

Highest Bid: $18,500 (USD)

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Location:

Tallahassee, Florida 32303

Seller:

Private Party

Engine:

305

Transmission:

Automatic

Odometer:

402 (Mi)

Chassis/VIN:

1G1Ap87LOBL107378

Carfax:

Lot Number:

Highest Bid: $18,500 (USD)

High Bidder:  SloppyJalopy

Auction Type:  Reserve (Not Met) 

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Location:

Tallahassee, Florida 32303

Seller:

Private Party

Engine:

305

Transmission:

Odometer:

402 (Mi)

Chassis/VIN:

1G1Ap87LOBL107378

Carfax:

Lot Number:

54952415

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Vehicle Story

OVERVIEW 

This 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 has $60,000 invested in a complete restoration that included exterior paint, complete interior restoration, install of a Vintage Air climate control system, and front frame stub removal. It is powered by a 305ci V8 backed by a three-speed automatic transmission. Finished in Dark Metallic Blue and equipped with removable T-tops over a Silver vinyl interior, this Chevrolet Camaro comes with a clear title in the seller’s name. 

 

Highlights: 

  • Restoration completed in 2023
  • Front spoiler
  • Hood scoop
  • T-tops
  • Dual sport mirrors
  • Rear spoiler
  • Power steering
  • Power windows
  • Power locks
  • Power front disc brakes

 

Ownership History: 

  • Offered by a private seller 
  • Current location: Florida 

 

EXTERIOR 

  • Dark Blue Metallic paint
  • Z28 package
  • Front spoiler
  • Hood scoop
  • Fender vents
  • Side impact trim
  • Color-keyed dual sport mirrors
  • Window trim black out
  • Rear spoiler

Updates: 

  • Restoration completed in 2023  
  • New window gaskets and seals

WHEELS AND TIRES  

  • 15” aluminum Z28 wheels 
  • P235/60 Cooper Cobra radial G/T tires 

 

Service History Highlights:  

  • Tires installed in 2018

INTERIOR  

  • Silver vinyl upholstery 
  • Power windows and locks
  • Tilt steering column
  • Power steering
  • Sport steering wheel
  • Center console-mounted automatic transmission shifter
  • Vintage-look digital AM/FM radio
  • Vintage Air climate control system

 

Updates: 

  • New interior during restoration in 2023
    • Restored seat upholstery, foam, and frames
    • New dashboard parts, gauges, interior lighting, floor insulation, and carpet

INSTRUMENTS

  • Odometer shows 402 miles 
    • True mileage unknown
  • Gauges: 
    • 130-mph speedometer 
    • 7,000-rpm tachometer 
    • Clock
    • Fuel level  
    • Oil pressure 
    • Battery 
    • Temperature

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION 

Engine: 

  • 305ci V8 
    • Single 4-barrel carburetor
    • Chrome valve covers
    • Aluminum intake manifold
    • Tube exhaust headers

Transmission: 

  • Three-speed automatic 

 

Service History Highlights: 

  • Complete fluid change including differential and transmission in 2024

 

UNDERCARRIAGE, SUSPENSION, BRAKES, AND EXHAUST

  • Independent front suspension 
  • Solid rear drive axle 
  • Power front disc and rear drum brakes 
  • Dual exhaust outlets 

 

 

Service History Highlights: 

  • Rebuilt rear axle

  • New exhaust system

  • Underbody has been undercoated  

  • Front frame stub was removed during the restoration

KNOWN IMPERFECTIONS:

  • Driver’s door power lock work intermittently
  • Dash overlay is slightly delaminated in one spot
  • Small paint chip on passenger side mirror
  • Minor power steering fluid leak

ITEMS INCLUDED WITH THE VEHICLE 

  • Restoration documentation including photos and receipts

 

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Comments & Questions

July 11, 2024
11:50 AM

BID: $18,500

July 11, 2024
09:03 AM

Nice Camaro. Don't know if it'll bring the $60K u have in it though. Grew up in the 70's so I love these cars. Had a formula in '78. Loved that car.

July 11, 2024
07:03 AM

BID: $18,000

July 09, 2024
08:35 AM

BID: $17,000

July 07, 2024
09:55 AM
Seller

Thanks for your interest. When I purchased this car from the original owner in 2021 for 6,000., I too never anticipated spending that much on the restoration. Although the exterior body had no rust or corrosion, and the car ran well, the interior and floor pans were very rough. Once professional restoration and disassembly began, many issues were uncovered requiring myriad unanticipated parts and tedious labor. The car was disassembled (frame in half), by Mike McGarvey (McGarveys Inc.) in Tallahassee. Mechanical repairs were also discovered due to the car being stored in an unattached garage for a long period. I have every receipt for the parts, labor and bill of sale, too numerous to send. There is a picture of the receipts laid out in the gallery. The car required many unexpected parts such as total dash instrument replacement, parts and switches, windshield and antenna, windshield wiper motor, complete wiring harness for car and interior lighting and wiring to name a few. Please let me know if you would like to contact Mike McGarvey by phone and he will substantiate the work he did. I also have receipts for mechanical repairs such as new radiator, thermostat, rear end diff. rebuild, and carburetor rebuild. I am selling this very nice Camaro at a loss due to knee problems and storage space.

July 07, 2024
03:04 AM

Can you send documents showing $60,000 in restoration? Reading the description and viewing the photos I can’t see that kind of money invested

July 06, 2024
02:47 PM

BID: $16,500

July 06, 2024
07:50 AM
Seller

Good morning viewers. I meant to clarify that the T-tops are what came on the Z when I bought it in 2021. I assumed that they were original. They fit well and are functional. They have tinted glass and are in good condition. The car runs and drives very well with cold new retro air-conditioning conversion that fits all factory AC vents and fittings. Retro stereo sounds great with all new speakers. Car has all new interior lighting in front floor areas. Interior is beautiful, even smells new. Feel free to reach out with other questions or comments.

July 05, 2024
02:09 PM
Seller

@Davescars – Is the Hood hooked up Electricly to work the air Induction hood? and do you have the air induction Air cleaner? and when did you change the engine to the 145 horse 305? Hood sticker pic say's it had the 4.4 Litre wich would be a 267 v8 with 115 horse was factory engine, but listing says it's a 305CI?? Last Question, Are they the Hurst T-tops?? They are not the factory OEM ones?? Would be interested in bidding on car. Thanks, let me know. Dave. ...

Hi and thanks for your interest. I do not have the parts to make the air induction flap and system function. Perhaps they could be ordered at NPD or Camaro Central. I did not change the engine to athe current 305 with headers. That was done by the previous owner before I bought the car from her in 2021. The hood sticker is the result of the car being in a minor front end collision many years ago whereas a part was used from a 4.4 car. It came new with a 350 I was told by the original owner. I'm sure as to why they replaced it with a 305. The horsepower is significantly increased by the edelbrock headers and brand new performance exhaust system. The car has plenty of power.

July 05, 2024
01:54 PM

Is the Hood hooked up Electricly to work the air Induction hood? and do you have the air induction Air cleaner? and when did you change the engine to the 145 horse 305? Hood sticker pic say's it had the 4.4 Litre wich would be a 267 v8 with 115 horse was factory engine, but listing says it's a 305CI?? Last Question, Are they the Hurst T-tops?? They are not the factory OEM ones?? Would be interested in bidding on car. Thanks, let me know. Dave.

July 04, 2024
10:54 AM

BID: $14,500

July 04, 2024
08:57 AM
Seller

Thank you for your bid on my Z-28. I am the third owner of this totally restored example of the last 2nd generation Camaro. I bought it from the original owner 3.5 years ago and had it completely restored by Mike McGarvey , a longtime vintage car restoration expert. It was quite a project and I watched it in the many steps over an 8-month period. I have the complete history and all receipts/paperwork on repairs and restoration. Mike did a meticulous and beautiful job on this car down to the smallest details. Please reach out to me with any further questions you may have, and I'll check comments often and respond. Thanks again for your interest. Fun fact: This car was the local Chevrolet Dealers managers car for several months before being sold to the original owner as a dealer demo.

July 04, 2024
07:51 AM

BID: $14,000

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