1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Aransas Pass, TX 78336
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.
Classic Car Overview
Real 1972 Z28. Only ~2500 Z28s were built in 1972 due to the strike shortened year. My Z28 was built in the 2nd week of December 1971. It has had a body-off restoration, and everything has either been rebuilt or replaced.
It has a non-matching, but correct 4-bolt main 350 CI block. Casting number is 3970010, and was cast in September 1970. Engine was built to 1970 LT-1 specs. Has 1970 LT-1 heads, casting number 3927186, steel forged crank , 11:1 forged pistons, Crane blue print Z28 cam. Numbers matching Winters aluminum intake and Holley carb. The numbers matching Holley carb was rebuilt by Holley, and is in a box in the trunk. A Pertronix billet electronic ignition distributor was used instead of the original points style distributor.
Car is equipped with M-21 close ratio 4spd that was completely rebuilt, with vintage 1972 Hurst competition shifter, and vintage T-handle.
Car has Hedman ceramic-coated headers with Pypes 2.5 inch SS exhaust (transverse muffler), and chrome exhaust tips. It has a Denny's aluminum driveshaft, and the original 3.73 posi rear, with all new suspension, including all springs. Koni gas shocks were used.
Everything on the car works.
I replaced the clock in the dash with an Oil pressure gauge, but looks original. It now has a 150 MPH speedometer and an 8K tach from a 1970 Z28 to go with the engine.
The stripes are painted, not decals. PPG multi-stage paint. Car is painted Sequoia Green, which is what it was born with. The car does have some blemishes in the paint. I have attached some pictures showing the blemishes.
The bumpers are original and have been re-chromed. Original bumpers are hard to find today, and most restored cars now have reproduction bumpers.
The car has a "standard" black interior, is a non-console car, and is radio-delete car. I did have the car wired for a radio during the restoration. The car now has 3-point seat belts.
This is a Texas car, with a clear Texas title.
To see a a video of the Z28 running, do a search for "Walk around my 1972 Z28" on youtube.com
Classic Car ID100990176
CategoryMuscle & Pony Cars
ConditionRestored and ready to go. It is in excellent condition, except for some blemishes in the paint.
Transmission4 Speed Manual
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