1972 CHEVROLET Z28 CAMARO-1 OF 900-LT1-4SPD-4.10 GEAR-50K MILES-RARE
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Camaro
- SubModel: 1972 Z28 CAMARO
- Trim: 1972 Z28 CAMARO
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 50,942
- VIN: 1Q87L2N146153
- Engine size: 350 LT1
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1972 Chevrolet Camaro 1972 Z28 CAMARO
This is an excellent opportunity for vintage Camaro collectors. 1972 Z28, four speed, with some rare factory options. Same owner since 2002. Originally an Oklahoma car. Still has 1978 Oklahoma inspection sticker affixed to original windshield. Runs and drives as well as it looks. Impeccable repaint of the original Cranberry Red finish with Black stripes. All original glass, chrome, stainless, and interior. Undercarriage is primarily original. Odometer reads 50,942. There is no documentation, but the owner history and condition of car indicates this is the original mileage. Less than 800 miles logged since 2002. Since the repaint, only driven to exercise the mechanical components and driven to a few shows and cruises. Otherwise, stored in a secure garage. One of less than 1,000 four speed Z28’s manufactured in 1972. These don’t come up for sale often, as the extremely low production numbers classify them as rare examples. This is one of the nicest 1972 Z28’s you will find for sale that have only undergone partial restorations and maintained most original components in unmolested form. Please read the complete ad. Also, in addition to the 24 main photos, there are links to 177 additional photos in Photobucket links and three videos.
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR A 2:50 WALK
AROUND VIDEO OF THE CAR RUNNING. EVERY BODY GAP IS ALSO SHOWN. THE ALIGNMENT OF THE BODY PARTS IS SUPERB:
The problems of the 1972 GM manufacturing year at Norwood resulted in 1972 taking a place in history as one of the lowest production years for Camaro ever. A UAW strike resulted in a 174 day long halt in production, beginning on April 7,1972. Norwood was the only plant producing Camaros at this time. As a result, no 1972 Camaros were built after this date, the last serial number being approximately 168650. 1,100 Camaros were either scrapped or donated to vocational schools, because they could not be modified and adapted to the 1973 new government standards. GM even considered abandoning the Camaro platform altogether, but outcries from dealers and loyal owners prevented that. According to GM records, only 2,575 Z28 Camaros were built in 1972. Less than 1,000 were four speed examples. If the options on this car are factored in- remote trunk release, AM 8 track, optional 4.10 rear gear, and M21 four speed, there were probably very few built exactly as this one, making it even more rare.
VIN DECODING: 1Q87L2N146153
87- Two Door Coupe
L- 350 LT1- Z28 only
N- Norwood Plant
146153- Sequential production number
TRIM TAG DECODING:
12487- Chevrolet eight cylinder two door coupe
NOR- Norwood assembly plant
Body- 158984- Fisher body number
Trim- 775- Black bucket seat interior
Paint- 75 75- Cranberry Red upper and lower body color
12B- December, 2nd week scheduled build date
A51- Bucket seat interior
Z28- High performance Z28 option
YF8- Black sport stripes
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR 56 ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF THE EXTERIOR, INCLUDING ALL BODY PANELS AND ALL GAPS AND FITMENT:
As stated above, dry Oklahoma car most of it’s life. All original body panels are laser straight. This was a frame up restoration, due to the excellent condition of the car. Body was disassembled, all panels were massaged and prepped, and refinished in the original factory code 75 Cranberry Red with code YF8 Black stripes. The quality of paint would be accurately described as excellent. The finish is uniform. No irregularities. No blotches or uneven shades or hues. Buffed to a mirror gloss. Hours were dedicated to aligning and fitting all body panels. Please look at the file of photos. Fits and gapment are precise and excellent. Bumpers are original and in excellent condition. Remaining original chrome, stainless, emblems, and brightwork also in excellent condition. D80 front and rear spoiler. Original tinted glass is in excellent condition. Dual color keyed sport mirrors. First year for the course grille mesh, and grille is in great shape. Z28 five spoke sport wheels have been refinished, with trim rings and center caps. BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires, P235/60R15. Z21 exterior style package- Body colored door handle inserts, bright accented parking lights, headlights, and backup lights. Bright accented window, body, sill, and hood moldings.
PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR TWO VIDEOS OF THE CAR DRIVING DOWN THE STREET:
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN:
The heart of this beautiful Z28 is the 350 Cu. In. LT1 engine built to LT1 specs. Correct 3970010 casting number, but not the original block. Casting date is L58, indicating a four bolt main block built for 1969 production..
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR 36 ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF THE ENGINE AND ENGINE BAY:
The remaining components of the build are the correct OEM LT1 parts. Correct Holley four barrel carburetor- List#6239- GM#3999263. 780 CFM. Carb functions perfectly. Automatic choke works well. Correct Z28 aluminum hi rise intake manifold. Correct 2.02”/1.60” heads. 76.18cc combustion chambers. 9:1 compression. Solid lifters, .458” intake and .484” exhaust. Forged crank. Flat top pistons. Single point distributor with vacuum. Dual snorkel air cleaner. Stock exhaust manifolds have been replaced with Hooker Competition Series headers. Full aluminized dual exhaust with transverse muffler. New heavy duty radiator.
This engine was rated back in 1972 at 255 HP. Keep in mind, due to more stringent insurance and government regulations, GM started publishing net horsepower ratings, taken at the rear wheels with all accessories installed. Previous years used gross horsepower, taken at the flywheel with no accessories installed. Therefore, even though the HP did fall off a little bit on paper (also due to reducing compression from 11:1 to 9:1), the Z28 still had plenty of power. For comparison, the 1972 396 was rated at 240 HP.
Eleven inch heavy duty clutch. Muncie M21 four speed transmission. Ten bolt rear differential with optional 4.10 gear with posi traction. Aftermarket bolt on adjustable traction bars have been installed. Original F41 suspension with heavy duty shocks and springs. Rear stabilizer bar. One inch front stabilizer bar. Power disc brakes on the front, drum on the rear. Manual steering. Undercarriage still displayed the original factory undercoating. At the time of the repaint, the restoration shop put the car on the rack, cleaned and touched up the undercoating. The idea was to adhere as closely to factory appearance as possible.
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Complete interior is original, with the exception of the carpet and sill plates. When the car was repainted, all the seals, weatherstripping, and jam seals were replaced. The quality of paint in the door jams and inner doors is the same as the exterior of the car. Also, look at the photos of the bottom of the doors. Seats, door panels, headliner and package shelf in excellent shape. Dash and dash pad also in excellent condition. Remote driver mirror. Factory AM 8 track stereo. 6,500 RPM redline tachometer. 130 MPH speedometer. Fuel, amps, water temp gauges. Clock. Stewart Warner oil pressure gauge installed under the dash. Hurst shifter. Remote trunk release located in glove box. Factory sport wheel.
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR 44 ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF THE INTERIOR:
Trunk is untouched original, with original splatter paint. Solid as a rock. New spare is mounted on the original wheel. Original jack is present. Even the original jack cover is still in place.
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This beautiful Z28 would be a valued addition to any Camaro enthusiast’s collection. Search the internet. Very few 1972 examples are offered for sale, due to rarity and low production numbers. Don’t miss this opportunity.
Any questions, please call Randy at 847 456 7726. Buyer is responsible for all shipping arrangements and shipping costs.
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