1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
- 350ci V8
- Not Numbers Matching Motor
- 4 Speed Manual Transmission
- 62k Miles
- Hugger Orange Over Black Interior
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“We've got a mean streak.” - Chevrolet Z28 magazine ad
That Z28 ad copy went on: “Z is for 'Zap!' Translation: a 302 V8 with mechanical lifters, high-performance cam, aluminum intake manifold. Holley 4-barrel. Plus: multi-leaf rear springs, heavy-duty shocks, new white-lettered tires on 15 x 7 wheels. And a Hurst shifter for the 4-speed. While you're at it, why not add the new 'Vette type 4-wheel disc brakes? By now you know the mean streak isn't just painted on, it's built in.” The Pony Car Wars were on.
Offered here with all its original “mean streak” equipment (and an updated 350 cubic-inch V8) underneath a very mean-streaky orange with black stripes exterior, is a stunning '69 Z28. Showing 62,000 miles on its odometer—just 1,200 miles per-year on average—this “Z” is a well-maintained, lightly used example of the car that Mark Donohue drove into SCCA TransAm history.
The exterior brightorange paint on the car has been refreshed to perfection. The gloss is high and the surface smooth across every body panel. The bespoke wide black stripes—unique to the Z26—are perfectly applied to the hood and trunk lid. The way the stripes travel over the rear-deck spoiler is one of those styling details that quickly identified the Z28 on the street. And if the stripes didn't make the point, the blacked-out front grille, cowl-induction hood, blacked-out rear panel, and multiple Z28 badges—all displayed on this example in factory-original condition—would do the trick. The car's 15-inch Corvette-style wheels, and raised-white-letter tires referenced in the advertisement (in this case, Performance Radial GT), are mounted. The silver paint on the steel wheels, the chrome trim rings, and the “Chevrolet Motor Division” center caps are all in excellent condition. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and undamaged. Chrome front and rear bumpers and limited chrome body trim all shines as it should. Body-panel alignment and panel gaps are factory-correct.
Inside, the interior retains a similar factory-correct appearance. The overall theme is black with vinyl seat upholstery, dashboard, headliner, and cabin carpeting combining for a classic serious-business look. The factory “Z28”-logo steering wheel (with brushed-metal spokes and woodgrain rim) frames a three-instrument instrument cluster showcasing the 120-mph speedometer and the 5,800-redline tachometer, with an analog clock in the center. The four, factory-installed, auxiliary engine-monitoring gauges are located on the front of the woodgrain-trimmed console, forward of the 4-speed manual transmission shifter (here with its ivory-white ball showing the shift pattern). Stock controls are present on the dash and a Chevrolet bowtie-branded radio is present in the factory-correct location. Like the balance of the interior, the door trim—including roll-up window levers—is in excellent condition with no signs of inconsiderate use. The car still has its original owner's manual.
Under the hood, the high-performance 350 cubic-inch V8 is a fit inheritor of the original engine. An induction air cleaner is mounted atop, with finned performance valve covers, silver intake manifold, correct Chevrolet-red engine black, and high-flow exhaust headers visible below. Every surface in the engine bay is spotless; all components and “plumbing” are properly mounted and routed. The car's original data plate remains mounted on the cowl. Viewed from below, the car's chassis is clean and undamaged. The high-performance dual exhaust is free of any signs of too-aggressive driving or track use. Fresh shock absorbers are mounted.
We expect and invite in-person inspection of this beautiful Z28. Indeed, the car begs for that sort of close-up look-see. We ask only that you call or email us for an appointment in advance so that we can devote our full attention to you during your visit. (Our showroom is not open to the public.) Meanwhile, the more than 130 high-definition photographs of the car and the short walk-around-and-startup video on the GarageKeptMotors site faithfully represent this '69 Z28's remarkable condition, but feel free to call or email with any questions.
In their 2009 article, Motor Trend writers summed up the '69, first of the second-generation Z28s: “The Z/28 truly came into its own in 1969. 'News of Roger (Penske) and Mark (Donohue's) Trans-Am expedition has finally reached the Chevrolet marketing minions,' noted Sports Car Graphic, 'and they've caught the fever.' After two years of racing and dozens of magazine road tests, Chevrolet marketing was finally getting behind the Z/28 and carrying the word from Detroit to dealers nationwide.” The legendary Z28 was well on its way into Chevrolet history, and into the hearts of legions of fans… one of whom is probably reading this right now.