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With all the hoopla surrounding the new Camaro 1LE, let's look back at the original.
The story of the ZL1 Camaro, fitted with that rarest of the rare, all-aluminum 427 big-block V-8, is one that has often been told: How only 69 were made, how they exploited the GM option-ordering system, and how they've become the Camaro guy's ultimate Camaro.
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Some of the most thrilling races of all time were the later 1960s Trans-Am bouts with some of the hottest small blocks around. Thats what this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro is all about. It has the unmistakable look of an SCCA contender, and it has an ultra-hot DZ 302ci V8 under the hood for authenticity. The blue and gold livery instantly reminds you of the Mark Donohue Camaro of the same era. This is not a Penske Sunoco clone, and instead, it just sets the right tone to get your nostalgia revving. In fact, what we like about this coupe is that it has the right authentic feel with hand-painted sponsor logos that have been cleared over to protect them. Deleted trim, deleted bumpers, and all other lighter weight tricks apply to this classic racer. And those rear fenders are flared wide to make sure you can fit those big tires within. The deleted headlights, an external battery shutoff switch, metal window retaining tabs, and racing slicks all tell you this one is ready to live out your vintage track day fantasies today. The interior is pure competition. Its stripped of nearly all its excess weight and replaced with bright white bareness. The upgrades are track-worthy with a full cage, ignition switch box, fire extinguisher, and a Simpson five-point racing harness. There are a few concessions. Its nice to have real door panels instead of flat sheetmetal, and there is a passenger seat (although with no seatbelt, its only for the bravest friends.) The Hurst Indy shifter calls out for your right hand, and the very important tach is mounted high on the roof like a vintage head-up display. The engine is what makes this racer so special, and so its put on a proper tidy display. This is a real-deal 1969 DZ-code Chevrolet 302 cubic-inch V8. So its the kind of motor they were using during the Trans Am races. This special powerhouse was rebuilt only about 50 miles ago. Its built with all the best pieces, like an upgraded hydraulic roller cam, Edelbrock aluminum cross-ram intake, and topped with a Holley 780 CFM four-barrel carburetor. Long tube headers add power as they directly feed bullet mufflers on their way to the side exhaust. So this one has serious power and has the bark to tell everyone its not for the timid. The Muncie M21 close-ratio four-speed manual transmission keeps you in firm control of the motor. And speaking of control, this has true grippy Goodyear racing slicks, power steering, and front disc brakes. The sale comes with the restoration photos that show this Camaros journey to this cool classic racer you see today. If youre looking to have genuine track day fun, you know this cant be beat. Call today!!!
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302 DZ V8
4 Speed Manual
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