The only way you could get the large and reliable 350 cubic-inch Chevy small block in 1980 was with the Z/28 package. So it’s great to see this numbers-matching motor looking so tidy under the hood. Even the diaphragm around the air element is still in place for the proper cowl induction hood! With a motor looking this well maintained, you’ll also be glad that it fires up easily and idles smoothly. Emissions regulations meant this power plant didn’t always have the best horsepower figures, but the ace up its sleeve was that this motor has similar torque figures to the Mercedes sports cars of the day. That means you really feel the power as you start up from the stoplights, and even the growl of the Flowmaster mufflers remind everyone that this is a mighty V8. Adding to this driver’s attitude are features like power steering, front disc brakes, stout TH350 three-speed automatic transmission, and sway bars front & rear.
Concord, North Carolina, United States