#'S MATCHING Z/28 LT1, CORRECT CODE 43 CITRUS GREEN, FULLY RESTORED IN 2011
350 cubic inches, four gears in the transmission, and bright Citrus Green paint make this 1970 Camaro Z/28 a highly appealing and surprisingly affordable hobby car. Second-gen Camaro prices are on the march, so if you've been looking, this might be the time to make your move on a real-deal Z with a high-quality restoration already completed.
Forget the talk of mullets and jacked-up rear suspensions, this first-generation Z/28 has graduated to the big league now that collectors have realized that these cars not only look great, but drive superbly compared to their older siblings. The sleek sheetmetal was certainly dramatic in 1970 and today it still gets its share of admiring glances from folks walking down the street and next to you at red lights. Much of that is surely due to the vivid code 42 Citrus Green paint job, which is correct for this car and one of the more eye-popping shades offered in 1970, and shines with the benefit of 40 years of paint technology. Black SS stripes add the necessary dose of aggression, along with the factory 1-piece rear spoiler, which is more subtle than you'd expect on the full-tilt Z/28. A full-width chrome bumper up front is original equipment and matches the rear bumper, and they both shine with a fresh polish. Stand back and take a look at this car in profile and you'll see why they're getting popular: it's just clean and sleek.
The black interior is almost completely stock and appears to be almost entirely original. Obviously the seat covers and other soft parts are in excellent condition, so you'll find it easy to spend some time in there, and the textured seating surfaces help it stay cool on warm days. Black carpets remain in very good condition, a taut headliner, and very few extraneous details make it the perfect place to get serious about driving. The second-generation Camaro's dashboard was a big improvement, with a wrap-around instrument panel full of round analog dials. This one offers an AM/FM/iPod stereo in the center of the dash, but that appears to be the lone modification. Pop the deck lid and you'll also find that the trunk area is neatly finished with a correct mat, full-sized spare with matching wheel, and a jack assembly.
The matching-numbers 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood provides plenty of entertainment out on the road, thanks to a wide torque curve and great manners, even with it solid lifter camshaft and 360 horsepower on tap. It was rebuilt just about 500 miles ago, so it's in top condition and in 1970, horsepower was still the name of the game, and this is one over-achieving small block Chevy. Lots of new service equipment, including belts and hoses, mean that it's ready to rock the moment you get it home and you'll never get tired of the bark from the dual exhaust system's X-pipe and transverse muffler. A 4-speed manual gearbox amps up the fun quotient in a big way, and with a rugged 12-bolt out back, you don't have to worry about mashing some gears. The undercarriage is nicely detailed with body-colored paint on the floors and a satin black frame components, and it certainly doesn't look like most 43-year-old cars we've seen. Classic SS wheels with gray centers always make the right statement on an early F-body, with these wearing fat 235/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials.
With just 56,251 original miles, a cool color combination, and one of the nastiest small blocks ever built by GM, this Z/28 is the real deal and more than delivers the thrills that you remember. Call today!
- Numbers Matching
- AM/FM Radio
- iPod Compatible
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Exterior Color
- Citrus Green
- 4 Speed Manual
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