CORRECT DZ BLOCK, A FEW AFTERMARKET MOTOR MODS, STRONG RUNNER, LEMANS BLUE
With a date code correct DZ block and wearing its original color combination, this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 looks like a slam-dunk. Then you'll notice the price is thousands less than comparable cars, and suddenly it becomes clear that one of the greatest muscle cars of all time is well within reach. Isn't it time you owned your dream car?
This one was refinished a few years ago in its original code 71 Lemans Blue, which was second (and only by a few hundred cars) only to Hugger Orange in terms of popularity. It's certainly easy to see why so many folks chose Lemans Blue, with its bright but sophisticated look. Z/28s also came with the added bonus of stripes down the center, with those on this car showing up in high-contrast white so it has a genuine performance look. This Z sports a cowl-induction hood, which, surprisingly, was optional on the Z/28, as well as a ducktail spoiler out back. Finish quality is decent, but not to show standards, which explains the relative bargain price, but it also means that you can drive this car as intended without worries and it still looks fantastic at your local cruise night where you can proudly say, "Yes, it's a real one!" Bright chrome bumpers, gill inserts, and polished stainless rocker trim accents the Lemans Blue paint, making this one of the more attractive Zs we've featured in a long time.
Basic black was the way most Zs were equipped, but this one wears a deluxe set of seat covers with the federally-mandated headrests, along with fresh carpets and door panels. It's kind of interesting to note that things like a tachometer and the cool white-faced gauges on the center console were optional (as was the console itself), and a lot of guys understood that the Z/28 was only a few steps removed from the track. Fortunately, the original owner of this car had the foresight to grab some of these desirable upgrades and today they help make this car an excellent choice for the enthusiast driver. The tach and speedo appear to be original and in good condition, while the woodgrained appliques on the dash are bright and well-preserved. A newer AM/FM/cassette head unit replaces the original AM radio and there's a Hurst 4-speed shifter to help you match gears with precision. It's extremely fresh inside and even the trunk was outfitted with a proper mat and a full-sized spare tire assembly.
There is no question that this is a date correct, DZ-coded 302 cubic inch V8. If you haven't driven a Z/28, you're missing out on one of the great powerplants of the era, an engine that loves to rev but still has a strong bottom end pull from any speed. It's nicely detailed with an open-element air cleaner, a bunch of chrome dress-up parts, and Chevy Orange paint on the block itself. Major upgrades include the Edelbrock aluminum heads, a 650 CFM 4-barrel carburetor, and a matching intake manifold. Together they bolster the Z's already impressive power curve and you'll find this car is more than a match for some pretty serious hardware. The 4-speed shifts with authority and the 12-bolt out back doesn't seem to mind playing hard. Long-tube headers and a Flowmaster exhaust system give it a splendid howl at high RPM and it's pretty tidy underneath. Correct Rallys with 235/60/15 Firestone radials stuff the fenders and give it a hunkered-down performance look.
If you're tired of seeing investment-grade Zs that are priced out of sight, perhaps this warmed-over car with a strong pedigree and a great price is what you've been waiting for. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Numbers Matching
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
- Front Disc Brakes
- Leather Seats
- Exterior Color
- Lemans Blue
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