<B>1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 COUPE</B>

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1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 COUPE

Sold for US$ 57,200 inc. premium
1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 COUPE

Chassis no. 124379L526864

302ci OHV V-8 Engine
Dual 4-Barrel Carburetors
290bhp at 5,800rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
Front Disc – Rear Drum Brakes

*Presented as delivered when new in Olympic Gold over black interior
*Shown at The Quail - A Motorsports Gathering on two occasions
*Desirable Z/28 Spec with 4-speed manual transmission
*Iconic muscle car perfect for rallies or Sunday morning drives



The Camaro Z/28

Ostensibly an answer to Ford's sensationally-popular Mustang, Chevrolet's Camaro has roots that date back to 1962, when then-Chevy design chief Irv Rybicki suggested a small 'personal car' based on the Chevy II. General Manager Semon 'Bunkie' Knudsen, however, was unconvinced, feeling that the Corvair, Chevy II and the upcoming Chevelle had the bases well covered. Rybicki, however, continued to work on proposals, and his 'Super Nova' made it to the 1964 New York Auto Show, a few weeks before Mustang's introduction. Once 100,000 Mustangs had been sold and the market for such a car firmly established, GM management gave the Super Nova a more favorable glance. The rush was on to develop a pony car in less than two years.

Mechanically derived from the second-generation Chevy II, the Camaro was similarly a unibody design, with a stub frame ahead of the cowl. Front suspension came from the Chevelle, the single-leaf rear springs from the Chevy II. Engines and transmissions were from the company catalog; in 1967, there were seven engines offered, from a 230 cubic inch, 140bhp six to a 396 cubic inch, 375bhp V8, and a myriad of transmissions and axle ratios. Exterior trim could be augmented with a Style Trim Group consisting of stripes and chrome, or one could choose the Rally Sport option to add disappearing headlamps and special taillights. Introduced on September 12, 1966, the Camaro was available either as a coupe or a convertible. Of the nearly 221,000 sold about a quarter were soft tops; three quarters were V8s.

1969 was the final year for the first generation Camaro, which had been introduced in 1967. Although a redesigned Camaro was due in 1970, the changes in the 1969 were extensive. It was just as well, since the introduction of the 1970 was delayed until late February 1970, giving the 1969 a showroom life of seventeen months. Not surprisingly, it was a record sales year, with more than 243,000 Camaros leaving GM's plants in Lordstown, Ohio and Van Nuys, California.

The desirable Z/28 option cost $458.15 and included the 302ci high performance V-8 engine that met the Trans Am's 5-liter displacement limit rated at 290hp (but routinely delivered pulling 350hp plus on test!)


The Motorcar Offered

Finished in striking Olympic Gold with the correct black Z/28 stripes and equipped with the desirable 4-speed manual transmission, this beautifully restored Camaro presents much like it did in March 1969 when shipped from the Van Nuys production plant to the LA-based Warren Biggs Chevrolet dealership. It is believed that the Z/28's first owner took delivery in 1970, passing on to the second owner only a few years later. During the oil embargo of the late '70s, the car ended up in a dry storage unit where it was protected from the elements.

When discovered by the vendor in the early 2000s the car was apart, although very original. It was offered with several boxes of parts, and as it turned out, the Camaro was quite complete and a great candidate for a ground-up restoration. Carefully and sympathetically restored to factory standards with photos and receipts documenting the fastidious restoration, it is obvious why this car was shown at the Quail Motorsports Gathering for two consecutive years.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this motorcar does not have a dual four barrel carburetor configuration, as stated in the auction catalog description.
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