1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Price: US $20,000.00 Item location: Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 75,079
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Chevrolet Camaro

Thiscar is a frame off restoration (resto-mod), completed in September 2009. Looking at the Hagerty valuation chart, I would rate my car a strong number 2, possibly a 1.5. I have over $60K invested, so keep that in mind.


It is a true 1971 Camaro Z/28. I have the protect-o-plate, original sales agreement, pre-delivery inspection form, original consumer information brochure, and a letter from the dealership regarding the purchase.

The original owner sold it to the guy I bought it from in 2005. I bought it in March of 2006. I contacted the original owner to see if the factory engine (or any components) was available. He told me that the original motor was long gone. He did confirm that the 73K miles was original as the car spent most of its life as a weekend warrior. I have put about 1800 miles on it since buying i, approximately600 since the restoration.

The engine is a non-numbers matching 350 4 bolt main LT1. .030 over, forged GM flattop pistons, Childs and Albert’s rings, Nodular Race Prep Steel crank, Steel Rods, Balanced, Dart Iron Eagle Platinum 2.02/1.60 valve heads, 200 cc intake ports, 64 cc chambers, Comp Cams Solid Roller dual springs, locks and retainers. Comp Cams Pro Magnum 1.5 roller rockers, Comp Cams XR280 Solid Roller Magnum camshaft, Intake .280/.242/.570, exhaust .286/.248/.576. Double roller chain with Cam Button, Comp Cams Chrome Moly pushrods, DynaGear HD Oil Pump, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Holley 650 double pumper carb, full MSD HEI ignition, Jet Hot Coated Hedman Headers, Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust with 50 series mufflers. It has a real nice idle, sounds great and makes a lot of power.

The transmission is a Turbo 400, it appears to be original to the car. It is rebuilt with a TCI auto/manual valve body and has a B@M Holeshot 3000 converter.

The differential is original to the car and was rebuilt with a new Auburn Gear Limited slip unit factory 3.73 gears and Richmond bearings, shims and seals. The Driveshaft is heavy duty, balanced and has Spicer u-joints.

The brakes are refurbished factory original. The Power Booster was sent to California to be refinished and rebuilt. The Master cylinder is new as are all the hard and flex lines. Flex lines are braided, all new hardware, bearings, seals and pads/shoes. Due to low manifold vacuum, the car utilizes a Master Brakes power brake vacuum booster pump.

Fuel lines and hardware are all new. Original GM HV LT1 fuel pump and heavy duty pushrod. Fuel tank, sending unit and straps are new.

Gary Hagar at the Hack Shack in Rogers, Arkansas did the body and paint. What started as a paint job ended up being a near rotisserie frame-off restoration. The only thing we did not remove was the dash, gauge cluster and dash wiring harness. I had to stop because I was already over budget and the rotisserie portion added at least another 5 grand and I did not want to damage the original dash pad.


There are a some restoration photos on the Hack Shack site. The car is under the American Muscle tab.

We ended up replacing some of the original metal. The left rear quarter, rear taillight panel and the trunk pan were all replaced. While we were at it, I had the rear inner fenders wells and the trunk step downs replaced with the trunk pan. The front floor boards had some holes in the usual spots, so I had them replaced as well. The underside was recoated with factory undercoating. The frame and all the suspension parts were blasted and painted. The rest of the car is original GM. Door hinges were rebuilt. Locks are original.

We used a complete stainless body bolt kit for reassembly. The front engine and light harnesses are new. The new engine harness has a single wire alternator and HEI conversion and a new Powerhouse alternator, The rear taillight harness is also new as are the battery cables and all accessory wires kits. The dash harness is original.

The paint is incredible. The car was originally #11 antique white, I had it upgraded to #51 Daytona Yellow. It was hand wet sanded and buffed for over a week and is very, very deep.

I had all the bright work reworked and polished at Whitworx Metal refinishing in Lincoln, AR. Bumpers were rechromed and are original and the emblems are new OER.

The car has a new soft seal kit and trunk mat. I also have a factory jack and space saver spare for the trunk.

Tires are new and the factory wheels are powdercoated, not painted. BFG tires are new. The car has KYB shocks, AGR Steering box, PST suspension kit, Hotchkis springs.

Front and rear glass is good, side windows do have some scratches which is normal for second generation camaro’s. You can buy replacements, but I wanted to keep the car as original as possible.

The interior is mostly original. I think the seats were probably recovered at some point. I replaced the headliner and have new sun visors for it. The carpet is new as is the firewall insulation. Everything else appears to be original such as the dash pad, console, door panels, seat belts, etc.

Please note, car is sold as is, no warranty.

Also, car is for sale locally, I reserve the right to end this auction at any time.

$2000 deposit is due 48 hours after auction end. Final payment is due 7 days after sale. Pickup of car is negotiable.

Please contact me with questions prior to bidding. Send some one to look at it if needed. This is a serious car in fantastic condition.You win the auction, you own the car.

Shoot me a note with questions or comments.

Thanks for looking.