REAL Z28, #'S MATCHING, CORRECT COLORS, NICE CAR, UPDATED AC, RUNS EXCELLENT!
For many muscle car enthusiasts, 1973 was the end of an era that may never return. There's no question that high-quality cars like this 1973 Camaro Z/28 are quickly gaining in value because of that perception. With a matching-numbers powertrain and a fantastic restoration, this is a slick F-body that's definitely worthy of the title.
Fortunately, this gorgeous code 75 Medium Red Z/28 was rescued and rebuilt to stock condition, and survives to this day in spectacular condition. The body was completely refinished not too long ago and the workmanship is very, very good. Great panel alignment goes hand-in-hand with some seriously straight sheetmetal to create one of the nicer second-generation Camaros we've seen in quite a while. Of course, nothing gets your attention like a set of white SS stripes, and they have been expertly applied, beginning at the pointed grille and wrapping over the ducktail spoiler out back. This one hasn't been dressed up with a fake RS kit, and in back, the four round taillights echo the Corvette. The Z/28 was clean, sleek, and minimalist, making it look built for combat right off the showroom floor, and it was no mere poser.
Inside, the interior is fresh and clean. With deep bucket seats, the Camaro interior was extremely stylish in '73, and it hasn't gone out of style 40 years later. Much of the interior is new, including the seat covers and foam underneath, the carpets, and the headliner, with a back seat that looks completely unused. The dash wears burled walnut on its face and the factory instruments are augmented by a set of white-face auxiliary gauges down by the console in a tip of the hat to the first-gen Camaro. The original steering wheel was retained, and it's a classic design found in Chevys across the board. This F-body also includes updated (and working) A/C, power steering, and power brakes, as well as its original AM/FM stereo head unit. The trunk is carpeted, but underneath there's good steel so you can own this one with confidence.
The restoration extended under the hood as well, and someone spent a lot of time dressing up this engine bay. The numbers-matching 350 has been rebuilt and runs very well-easy to start and with a nice rumble from the exhaust. It's definitely not stock-looking, thanks to a chrome air cleaner housing, cast aluminum valve covers that echo those of the original Z/28, and a few chrome details. The block is Chevy orange, topped by a set of aluminum heads with valves actuated by a Comp Cams camshaft. The TH400 3-speed automatic drives a nicely detailed 10-bolt with a shiny rear cover that glows against the satin black chassis. The new exhaust system features a crossover and a pair of Flowmasters, and it hangs in front of a brand new gas tank. The finishing touch are some of the most handsome wheels to ever come from an OEM-Camaro SS wheels with charcoal centers wearing fat 235/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials.
Documented with stuff like original warranty information, owner's manual, and restoration receipts and photos, I'd argue that this Z/28 definitely earned its place in the muscle car hall of fame. If you're one of the growing group of enthusiasts who agree, just give us a call!
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- 350 V8
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- 7,092 (Unknown)
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- Center Console