Chevrolet hit one of the all-time grand slam home runs with the first-generation Camaro Z28, a fleet-footed, free-revving banshee that ruled the SCCA’s Trans Am racing series, the drag strip and the stoplight grand prix. The Z28 included special performance suspension, quick ratio steering, front disc brakes, E70-15 white-lettered tires on 7-inch Rally wheels, a Muncie 4-speed and chambered exhaust.
Exclusive to the Z28, the high-wailing 302 CI small block V-8 is central to the car’s character and a big reason the 1969 car is one of the most desirable of all. Identified as genuine by its X33 cowl tag, this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 has been thoughtfully modified with select pieces to improve performance while retaining the original’s special characteristics.
A frame-off rotisserie build completed in 2012, it is equipped with a DZ-code engine built with all the Right Stuff: high compression pistons, performance cam, aluminum intake with high flow 4-barrel carburetor. Even the factory finned aluminum valve covers and open element air cleaner are present and accounted for, along with factory-style cowl induction, tube headers and MSD ignition. A Tremec 5-speed and 12-bolt rear end round out the drivetrain.
The Z28’s already excellent handling has been seriously upgraded using Heidts front and Hotchkis rear suspension with coilovers, Wilwood disc brakes and Nitto-shod Foose 18-inch wheels at all four corners. The car’s fresh Black paint is matched in the Black houndstooth interior, which incorporates a tilt column, tach and gauges and console.