1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Tribute
1971 Chevrolet Camaro
- 350 V8
- 4 Speed Manual
- Blue over Black and Blue Interior
- Numbers matching motor
- Z28 badging, but not a true Z28
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“The closest thing to a Vette yet.” 1971 Camaro sales brochure
Offered here is a 1971 Chevrolet Camaro in Mulsanne blue (with black stripes) over light-blue and black. The Camaro odometer shows just 13,084 miles, but in all likelihood, the odometer has rolled and the actual mileage is 113,084. At the higher number, the Camaro has traveled under 2,300 miles per-year since new. The condition of the car is excellent overall.
The Camaro's exterior Mulsanne blue paint has been expertly refreshed with excellent gloss, deep reflectivity, and an absence of notable signs of wear or deterioration, including on lower body surfaces. (“Mulsanne” is a region in northwest France after which the long straight section of the 24 Hours of LeMans course is named.) Particularly appealing here is the perfect application of the double black stripes on the hood, and especially on the rear deck where they cross the spoiler. The stripes are crisp and unfaded with no cuts or other damage. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) All body panels are similarly free of damage with fit at or above the level seen in this era from the Norwood, Ohio assembly plant. The matte-black front spoiler is free of cracks or damage. The tastefully limited chrome on the body--including on the highly desirable split front bumpers--remains in excellent condition. Customer-applied badging—“Z28” emblems in the front grille, on the rear valance, and on both front fenders, as well as the Camaro emblem on the hood—is correct and complete. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks. Cragar® 5-spoke chrome 15-inch wheels (with Cragar centers) are mounted with GoodYear® Eagle GTII 235/60 raised-white-letter performance tires.
The car's interior combines light blue velour fabric (trimmed in blue vinyl) upholstery with black carpets, dashboard, console, and trim. The blue, vertically pleated, textured upholstery on the front buckets and 2-position rear bench is free of rips, tear, or even much indication of use (although both outside bolsters on the front seats show some light wear from use). Woodgrain-trimmed black door panels (with stereo speakers and window cranks) are likewise excellent; chrome door-sill plates are near-perfect indicating owner care and pride. Dashboard surfaces are extremely well preserved with no sign of sun damage or fading. The stock, black, steering wheel (with “GT” center emblem) frames a woodgrain-trimmed instrument cluster with 150-mph speedometer, 4,700-rpm-redline tachometer and four engine-monitoring gauges. An added engine oil-pressure gauge is mounted forward on the console. Chrome-on-plastic trim surrounding the factory instruments and controls is in well-preserved condition. A Nakamichi® audio head unit is mounted in the factory-radio location. The shift lever for the 4-speed manual transmission is console-mounted with the shift pattern on the knob. A combination storage box-armrest separates the two front seats.
Under the hood, the 350-cubic-inch V8 (with the correct orange-painted block) holds forth under an open-sided chrome air cleaner. Chrome, Chevrolet-embossed valve covers, an unpainted manifold, and very clean engine surfaces make for an appealing performance statement. The engine bay is likewise clean and complete, and thankfully free of shine-enhancing spray-on treatments. All components are properly installed, all hoses and wiring correctly routed. Viewed from below, the chassis is complete and undamaged; susceptible metal surfaces have been carefully coated with rust-preventative. The impressive performance-exhaust system is a focal point.
The car's factory identification and build tags remain in place.
While the more than 140 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '71 Camaro in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
The styling of second-generation Camaros is prized by a great many enthusiasts, makes for a compelling performance car. While the muscle-car era was coming to an inevitable close by 1971, the Camaro simply refused to play that game. Every time the next owner of this Camaro puts their foot down on the accelerator, they'll know the truth of that statement.