NUT-AND-BOLT RESTO, #'S MATCHING 350 V8, MUNCIE 4-SPEED, PWR FRNT DISC, PS, DOCS
Look, it's only a matter of time before the second-generation F-bodies start getting exorbitantly priced, and if you're serious about your hardware, this 1972 Camaro Z/28 is probably the one to own, before they get out of reach. 1972 was the GM strike year, so production numbers were low, making this the year to get if you want to stand out from the crowd. With a matching-numbers 350 and 4-speed transmission, a rare and killer color combo, and a high-grade restoration, it is quite likely one of the nicest of its kind anywhere.
Expertly repainted in its original code 14 Pewter Silver, which was only available in 1972, this is the cleanest, straightest second-gen Camaro we've probably ever seen. Recent enough that it almost smells like wet paint, but laid down long enough ago to know that it will last the test of time, it offers expert prep, super straight sheetmetal, sharp creases, and expert panel alignment, all designed to collect trophies and garner oohs and aahs. All the styling cues that make these cars so popular year after year are there: the 3-piece ducktail spoiler, a chin spoiler, and the white Z/28 stripes make for a surprisingly subtle look, and it all appears exactly the way it would have on the showroom floor in 1972. Actually, scratch that, because this car is far nicer than anything coming out of a mass-production factory. It hasn't been done up like a fake RS, so the original-style chrome bumpers are in excellent condition, as is the grille, and all the correct Z/28 badges are in place. There's also fresh weather-stripping, a correct chin spoiler, and a proper 3-piece spoiler out back that serves up plenty of attitude, even for 1972.
The interior is a rather unusual code 780 White that's seldom seen today. It's correctly done and looks fantastic on the high-back bucket seats. New black carpets work with the black dash and console to keep it from getting two bright, and the two-tone door panels are fresh pieces that look great. The wrap-around instrument panel includes bright, clean, sharp gauges behind a standard steering wheel, with the only obvious modification being a modern AM/FM stereo radio. A Hurst cue ball shifter atop the Muncie 4-speed suggests this Z/28 was built for fun and that Chevy wasn't quite willing to give up performance. If there are any demerits in this car, we can't find them and it's very obvious that someone has spent a lot of money getting this car right. The trunk is fully outfitted with a full-sized spare tire and jack assembly, a nice touch.
You could still get a big block in your Camaro, but if you liked going around corners with realtive ease and balance, the Z/28's 350 cubic inch V8 was a smarter choice. This is the car's original, numbers-matching engine, rebuilt with a hydraulic camshaft, LT1 heads and intake manifold, and a big Holley 4-barrel carburetor to make it a bit more potent, but otherwise pretty much as the General intended. The finned valve covers are a familiar Z/28 look and the chrome air cleaner lid dresses the place up a bit. All the little details are exactly right for show purposes, and with less than 8500 miles on the build, it's still quite fresh. It's backed by the factory Muncie 4-speed manual transmission and 10-bolt rear end, which has 3.23 gears in place of the original 3.73s, just to make it a bit more user-friendly. Offering super clean floors, a fresh dual exhaust system, and lots of factory-style production marks to make it look right, the chassis is as highly detailed as the engine bay. Even the attractive SS wheels are properly finished with charcoal gray centers and right-sized Goodyear Eagle radials.
Documented with a build sheet, restoration photos, plus the original owner's manual, this is an high-grade Z/28 that will only get more desirable in coming years. Call today!
- Numbers Matching
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Cassette Player
- Factory Buildsheet
- Owner's Manual
- Restoration Photos
- Exterior Color
- Pewter Silver
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Muncie M21
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