1978 Chevrolet Camaro Overview


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Simple, Fast, Fun Car From The Late 70's. by Buh
 — This is what being a teenager is all about. Different generations have different cars that fit this bill but this is a perennial. Put any teenage boy behind the wheel of this and they will want ... Read More
Don't Let This Be Your First Car Or You'll Be Ruined For Life by dpwasinwv
 — 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

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How Do I Put A Lean On Car

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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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78 Camaro Hood Release Pull Not Working

Hi there. I cant seem to get the hood up on my 78 camaro. I get underneath the car to pull the hood the release mechanism lever and nada. Am I doing something wrong? How do I get it unstuck? Im afra...

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1978 Camaro Idling At 5-6000 Rpm

My 1978 Camaro 305 is reading that it's idling at 5000+rpm. Could this be or is the gage broken? The engine sounds fine, runs well, but eek!

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