1978 Chevrolet Camaro Overview


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Simple, Fast, Fun Car From The Late 70's. by Buh
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 — I was 15 in 1987 when I got this car, and it was love at first sight. Absolutely everything fell apart on this car, but I didn't care. I loved it. Now I'm married to a Ford Taurus, and she is ab... Read More
My 1978 Z28 Camaro by Adam
 — I love my camaro. It's a very pretty car. It runs well. I just don't like it when people don't like my car and decide to do something about it. The only bad thing about my camaro is the gas mileag... Read More

1978 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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1978 Chevrolet Camaro

The 1978 Chevrolet Camaro featured an exterior redesign,including improving the bumpers with which the Camaro had struggled since more stringent standards were federally introduced in 1972. The new bumpers were now able to withstand impacts up to 5mph.

T-tops were available, and more powerful engines started to creep back. Not a bad year for the Camaro, especially considering it outsold the Mustang 247,437 to 179,039. Woohoo! The Z28 looked the part of a champion, with a hood scoop and Corvette-reminiscent fender vents.

The base engine was a 250-ci L6 rated at 110 (except in California, where it was reduced to 90 horses to meet emissions standards). The Z28 led the pack with a 350-ci V8 rated at 185 horsepower. This car rocks!


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Chevrolet Camaro Questions

Luke Woodall

I Just Recently Bought A 78 Camaro. The Guy Had Put A New 350 Crate Engine ...

17 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)
Rick La Pointe

I Have A 1978 Z28 Camaro 350 /350 With A 3.42 To 1 Rear Axle, All Torque No...

My 78 Z 28 350/350 has a 3.42 to 1 rear axle all torque no go on highway, what is the axle ratio I need to drive this car on the highway ?

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Patti Johnson

I Have A 78 Camaro And Would Like To Know Its Value

its almost totally original and beautiful

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True Lt?

I have a 78 camaro that is a supposed Type Lt. It has the sport cloth seats and special door panels, it also has the rear defrost, clock, cruise control that dont work, power brakes and spoiler, but ...

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Z/28 With Sunroof

Hey Everyone, I have a 78 Camaro Z/28 with an original sunroof in it. It is super rare and can't find one to replace it since it has been cracked. I was wondering if anyone has heard of seeing one, ...

270 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 years ago)