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This or That: 1979 Chevy Camaro Z28 Versus 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Posted March 01, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl
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This episode of This or That features a pair of icons from GM’s divisional rivals: a 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 versus a 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Both former Hemmings Muscle Machines feature cars, each were fitted with contemporary power, spoilers, stripes, and a firm suspension, most of which harkened back to the glory days of the performance era. Perhaps this is why the ’79 F-body brethren sold so well, despite growing emission and safety regulations, and two oil embargos that had every mechanical engineer thinking in terms of new CAFE standards. Both the Z28 and the Trans Am lineage had been well-cultivated through multiple marketing outlets.

Take the Camaro Z28, for instance...

Classic Chevy powerhouses square off in the fight of public opinion.

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Re: This or That: 1979 Chevy Camaro Z28 Versus 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

03/04/2017 6:17 AM

I personally like the T.A. better. Maybe it's because of "Smokey and the Bandit", but I think it is the better looking car.

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