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1980 Chevrolet Camaro

General Overview

With rising fuel prices and a higher price tag, the turn-of-the-decade 1980 Camaro dropped in sales and production was nearly cut in half from previous year.

Like previous models, however, the Camaro came in four versions: base, Berlinetta, RS, and Z/28.

The inline six-cylinder that had been the standard base engine for many years was replaced by a 229ci V6. Also, a new tight mesh grille slightly updated the cars front end.

The Z/28’s engine had been modified to produce 190hp, up 15 from the previous year.

The RS, with its two-tone scheme slightly altered, was distinctive looking compared to its predecessor.

The Berlinetta returned again as the luxury model, and proved popular once again. Changes were minimal and included a reduction of max speed on the speedometer from 130mph to 85, and the vinyl roof option was eliminated.

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Manufacturer Original Sales Brochures


Engine 0 to 60 MPH Quarter Mile Source
Z/28 w/4-speed manual and 3.08 8.5 sec 16.4 sec @ 86 mph Car & Driver
350ci/190hp Z/28 Auto n/a 16.0 sec @ 87.0 mph Car Craft
350ci/190hp Z/28 Auto n/a 16.2 sec @ 93.0 mph Hi Performance Cars


Available Engines:
LD5 V6 231ci 1x2bbl 110 hp 170 lb-ft
LC3 V6 229ci 1x2bbl 115 hp 175 lb-ft
L39 267ci 1x2bbl 120 hp 215 lb-ft
LG4 305ci 1x4bbl 155 hp 240 lb-ft
LG4 305ci 1x4bbl 165 hp 245 lb-ft
LM1 350ci 1x4bbl 190 hp 280 lb-ft
Available Transmissions:
  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Turbo Hydra-Matic

Factory Exterior Colors

  • White
  • Silver
  • Black
  • Bright Blue
  • Dark Blue
  • Lime Green
  • Bright Yellow
  • Gold
  • Dark Brown
  • Red
  • Dark Claret
  • Red Orange
  • Bronze
  • Charcoal

Factory Interior Colors

  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Tan
  • Carmine

Production Numbers

  • Sport Coupe
    Total productions 68,174
  • RS
    Total productions 12,015
  • Berlinetta
    Total productions 26,679
  • Z/28
    Total productions 45,137

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