1979 Camaro

Asked by Sep 01, 2010 at 01:18 PM about the 1979 Chevrolet Camaro

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I'm looking into buying a 1979 Camaro for my wife.  It's her "it" car.  The body is in good shape.  There is no engine and the interior needs completely redone.  I'm trying to find a price to offer.  The seller is asking $1,100, I'm thinking about offering $500.  The car needs a lot of work but I can get that done through family and friends.  Any help would be great.

1 Answer

275

forget about this car, even for free its gonna cost you more than it will be worth. i know about labor of loves, your time is got to have some value to it and it wouldn't surprise me if it took over two years to get this car into #2 condition, and thats alot of weekends, evenings, days off not to mention all the orginization, space needed to do something like this. i recently saw a '78 or '79 Z/28 for sale at a car dealer back east. it was saddle(tan), colored, great interior,350 motor, think it had the th350 trans., really clean, original, easily #2 from the photos i saw. i think he wanted $7,500.00 or something like that. i know alot of people might say "you paid how much or what???". sit down and figure out approximately what you might believe it will take to revive a car like that $1,100.00 one.bodywork,paint,weatherstripping, clips, retainers...man there is alot of small parts that go into a car, and bigger ones too. the interior could easily cost you $2,500 to "fix" its better to start with one in far better condtion and be driving/enjoying it from the get-go. who knows maybe you could talk the dealer or whoever down $500.00

Your Answer

Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Chevrolet Camaro Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,760
  • #2
    carGrrl
    Reputation
    1,220
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
344 Great Deals out of 41,947 listings starting at $1,488
Used Dodge Challenger
162 Great Deals out of 25,911 listings starting at $7,250
Used Chevrolet Corvette
114 Great Deals out of 16,221 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Charger
325 Great Deals out of 36,256 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-150
2,999 Great Deals out of 230,608 listings starting at $1,300
Used BMW 3 Series
1,129 Great Deals out of 34,000 listings starting at $1,209
Used Chevrolet Impala
506 Great Deals out of 32,213 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chrysler 300
340 Great Deals out of 19,679 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
794 Great Deals out of 89,045 listings starting at $1,444

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
11,727 listings starting at $18,194
2017 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
100 Great Deals out of 7,942 listings starting at $16,865
2016 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 1,184 listings starting at $16,499
2015 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 2,464 listings starting at $11,998
2014 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 1,954 listings starting at $9,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.