1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Coupe Car for sale in Pittsford, New York 14534
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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Norwood X-77 Z/28 Camaro that went into final assembly around the 4th week of March 1969. A 90s restoration done the old fashion way with manuals, used and new old stock parts from swap meets. The mileage is listed is the post restoration mileage.
Has a rebuilt DZ motor but after December 1968 they began stamping the VIN into the rough casting near the oil filter. It takes a little forensics and you need to look at it head on find and read it but because there is the subframe, exhaust, & clutch linkage in the way, you'd probably need to pull the motor to verify the VIN stamped on the motor. My collector car mechanic verified the casting numbers were all in line and the block clearly has a DZ (and not a CE) stamped on the engine pad making it unlikely any replacement would have come from another Z/28.
In 1969 you did not buy a Z/28 to leisurely drive to church on Sundays. Despite all the claims of matching numbers, almost everyone I knew blew up their 302s trying to beat big blocks. Invariably, most were replaced with big blocks. It would be unusual for someone replaced a DZ 302 with another one before numbers matching claims generated much more money. It seems in 2019, it is far easier to find a numbers matching Z/28 than it was in the late 60s early 70s (when nobody cared).
It has a 69 model year wide ratio Muncie M-20 with an October (1968) casting date and correct Hurst shifter. The VIN stamp on those was either on the side or top. There is a raised numeric casting on the side so you would need to remove the tranny and look at the top to verify any VIN stamp.
The car has the correct 11:1 compression; solid lifters, fuelie double hump heads, Winters intake manifold, and chambered exhaust. It has a replacement Holley 750 (not the correct Holley 4053 carburetor) but you can still buy a 4053 with all the appropriate stamping (that alone says a lot about numbers matching in 2019). It is the correct code 76 Daytona Yellow (body & top) with the correct 712 black custom interior listed on the trim tag.
It was first titled in January 1971. It probably sat on the lot a while because by June 1969 (when it would hit the dealer lot), everyone was waiting for the second generation 1970 Z/28s that had the bigger 350 cu in Vette motor. Unlike today, no one would have known of Chevrolets production issues so they would have expected to see 1970s trickling on to the dealer lots in August.
The following options are on the car:
12437 Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder
A01 Soft Ray tinted glass, all windows
B93 Guards, door edge
D55 Console (includes floor-mount shifter)
D80 Spoiler (included with later Z/28s)
J52 Power Brakes, front disc, rear drum (included w/ Z/28s)
M20 Transmission, 4-speed wide range manual (included w/ Z/28s)
NC8 Exhaust System, dual chambered ( optional by March 1969)
N33 Tilt Steering Column (w/ 90s comfort grip steering wheel)
N40 Power Steering
U15 Speed Warning Indicator
U16 Tachometer (Optional in March 1969)
U17 Special Instruments (requires V8 & console)
U35 Clock, electric (included with RPO U17)
V32 Guards, rear bumper (included w/ Z/28s)
Z28 Special Performance Package (coupe)
X77 Base model w/Z28 performance package
ZJ7 Wheels, rally (15” x 7” included w/ Z/28)
ZL2 Hood; special ducted (available after December 1968)
Z21 Style Trim Group (included w/ X-33 Z/28s but not X77s
Z87 Custom Interior
712 Black custom interior
76 76 Daytona Yellow base & top
Stripes Black standard color for Daytona yellow
It has snubber traction bars and Roger Penske T/A style American Racing wheels like you would install back in 69 (Generation 1 Camaros had wicked wheel hop). It has cast iron exhaust manifolds even though you could order dealer installed headers. I never checked the numbers on the rear end but it is a 12 bolt 3.73 that does have the occasional Posi jerk when you start out or slowly turn on a sharp corner.
I have two R59 top post reproduction gel batteries and the factory rally wheels I will sell with the car. Soon after it was assembled they started installing the side post batteries (in April 1969)
It is not a trailer queen but it is in excellent shape. It drives and shows well with only few minor imperfections.
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Classic Car ID101177910
CategoryMuscle & Pony Cars
Transmission4 Speed Manual
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