I worked at a Chevy dealer in high school with my Dad in 1984. I was 16 and wanted a Camaro bad. (I was driving a 74 Vega and hated it. ) During the summer, two 2nd Gen Camaros were traded in on the new 3rd Gen cars. One was a red automatic 74 Type LT, and the other, a Black 79Z 4 speed car. My Dad helped my buy the 74, we couldn't afford the Z. Ever since then I've wanted a black late 2nd Gen 4 speed Z28. In 2003 a nice original black 80Z came up for sale locally. Tried to buy it and it was already sold. One of friends picked it up, so a few months later I found a nice original copper 80Z and bought it. I should have waited and kept searching, but I told myself I'll make this car what I want. The car was very rusty and the drive train was shot. I still have it, but it has sat because it's beyond fixing. I didn't have the heart to scrap it because it was in such original shape. 2 weeks ago, I came across another black T-Top 80Z. The body is in good condition and the price was right, so I bought it. It's an automatic , but I'll be switching over to a 4 speed.....so now, my copper 80Z will be a parts car for this one. This is the one I bought in 2003. Looks good in pics, but it's very rusty.