1979 Chevrolet Camaro berlinnetta
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
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I never intended to buy this car...but most of you know how that goes!!!
already owning 4 cars (had not sold my cavalier yet and the z28 had not burnt up yet).
i just wanted to...look at it. a gentleman nearby had posted this car up for sale and it was nearby and being the camaro fan i am i had to see it.
as it turns out this car just stunned me... the paint outside was a bit faded but the body was in great shape and the interior was like it just rolled out of the factory, and the fact it had less then 80k miles..i had to have it.
and i got lucky...the owner had just came back from norwood ohio and using his 70 chevelle he had competed on pinks all out.
while he was there he had saw and fell in love with a harley....but his wife had told him no because he already had 2 toys.
so he agreed to sell the camaro.....wanting that harley bad he put the car up for a price that would sell quick.
and sell quick it did...though it mainly sits covered and protected on a warm dry day i take it out and it always draws crowds,
though its a berlinetta it has the option engine( 350 sbc) out of the z28 and at some point someone but the spoiler from the z28 on the back...yet the interior has the refinement and luxurys of the berlinettas. power everything,excellent heat/ac
its great having the best of both worlds sometimes lol
About “Tin Indian”
I have owned this T/A since 1982.
Bought the fall after I graduated high school.
My parents found it for sale along side of the road at a dusty little car lot in central Minnesota.
I traded my first car and a motorcycle for it
Drove it to Texas in the spring of 1984 after joining the US Air Force.
Came back to Minnesota in the fall of 1987 and used it as my daily driver until I bought my 1983 Trans Am.
Stored during the winter months, along with the time spent in Texas resulted in a VERY clean car when it came time to repaint it in 1994, which I did myself out of a 24'x24' garage.
That year was my first year to make it out to the Trans Am Nationals where I took home a 2nd Place trophy in the Light Modified Class.
Since then, the car only makes it out into the sunshine for car shows or club meets.
This was the car I always wanted, and vowed to myself that this one would never get away, and after 29 years, it is still not likely to be leaving any time soon.
Specs for “carmine”
No specifications listed.
Specs for “Tin Indian”
403 V-8/ TH350 trans, WS6 package which included the rear disc brakes, long tube headers, 255/60 BFGs on polished 8x15" Snowflakes
Factory Options for “carmine”
No factory options listed.
Factory Options for “Tin Indian”
AM/FM/40 ch CB Radio
P/S, P/B, A/C
Tri-band Power Antenna
Mods for “carmine”
flowmaster 40 series dual exhuast
650 cfm edelbrock carb
msd wires, distributor and street fire multi-spark ignition
edelbrock dual plane intake manifold
eddelbrock pro series valve covers
firestone sport precision tires
american racing ar23 rims
Mods for “Tin Indian”
Open hood scoop
Headers w/dual exhaust and turbo mufflers
Double roller timing chain
Rancho front lowering springs
Negative camber front alignment
Secondary AM/FM/CD player mounted in the console
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