Classic Car Overview
With matching numbers and the ultra-rare JL8 4-wheel disc brake option, this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 looks like a slam-dunk. Then youll notice the price is about the same as a garden-variety Z, and suddenly it becomes clear that one of the greatest muscle cars of all time is within reach. Isnt it time you owned your dream car? Take a look at the trim tag and youll note that it doesnt have a paint code, meaning this was custom-ordered. The dark blue it wears is pretty close to Dusk Blue, but not quite, yet its extremely appealing. 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 excellent, not quite to show standards but not too far off, either. Great shine, excellent gaps, and no signs of accident or rust damage make this one of the best-looking Z/28s weve featured in a long time. Bright chrome bumpers, gill inserts, and polished stainless rocker trim accents the dark blue paint, and on an important car like this, they didnt make any creative upgrades and instead kept it as OEM as possible. Basic black was the way most Zs were equipped, but this one appears to be wearing its original 713 black and white houndstooth seat covers with the federally-mandated headrests, along with fresh carpets and door panels. Its 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. Its also worth noting that the 35,100 miles are actual, so this Z has definitely led an easy life. The original AM radio is still in the dash and theres a Hurst 4-speed shifter to help you match gears with precision. Its extremely fresh inside and even the trunk was outfitted with a proper mat with the original green pattern. There is no question that this is the cars original, numbers-matching DZ-coded 302 cubic inch V8. If you havent driven a Z/28, youre 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. Its nicely detailed with a correct cowl-induction air cleaner, factory finned valve covers, and Chevy Orange paint on the block itself, plus the original AIR injection system is still intact. Nice! The stout 302 has a very impressive power curve and youll find this car is more than a match for some pretty serious hardware, regardless of the size of the engine. The 4-speed shifts with authority and the 12-bolt out back doesnt seem to mind playing hard and all signs point to this being one of the 206 Z/28s equipped with the JL8 4-wheel disc brakes. Factory manifolds feed a reproduction chambered exhaust system that gives it a splendid howl at high RPM and its extremely clean underneath, more evidence of a low-mileage car. Correct Rallys with reproduction Firestone Wide Oval tires stuff the fenders and give it a 1960s performance look. There are a lot of Z/28s on the market, but this car stands apart: special-order paint, matching-numbers, low mileage, and, of course, the JL8 brake option. This is the one to own. Call today!