1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
With matching numbers and wearing its original color combination, this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 looks like a slam-dunk. These cars have been red hot for some time, and when you can grab one in great colors with a bulletproof pedigree, well, isn't it time you owned your dream car? This one was refinished a few years ago in its original code 69 Cortez Silver, which was one of the more popular colors in '69. It's certainly easy to see why so many folks chose Cortez Silver, with its bright but sophisticated look. Z/28s also came with the added bonus of stripes down the center, with those on this car showing up in high-contrast black so it has a genuine performance look. This Z sports a cowl-induction hood, which, surprisingly, was optional on the Z/28, as well as a ducktail spoiler out back. Finish quality is very good, although this is not intended to be a trailer queen, which means that you can drive this car as intended without worries and it still looks fantastic at your local cruise night where you can proudly say, "Yes, it's a real Z!" Bright chrome bumpers, gill inserts, and polished stainless rocker trim accents the silver paint, making this one of the more attractive Zs we've featured in a long time. Add in the black vinyl top and it you have a muscle car for adults that still stands out. Basic black was the way most Zs were equipped inside, but this one wears a deluxe set of seat covers with the federally-mandated headrests, along with fresh carpets and door panels. It's kind of interesting to note that things like a tachometer and the cool white-faced gauges on the center console were optional (as was the console itself), and a lot of guys understood that the Z/28 was only a few steps removed from the track. Fortunately, the original owner of this car had the foresight to grab some of these desirable upgrades, plus a tilt steering column and a rosewood steering wheel, and today they help make this car an excellent choice for the enthusiast driver. The tach and speedo appear to be original and in good condition, while the woodgrained appliques on the dash are bright and well-preserved. A newer Kenwood AM/FM/CD head unit hidden in the glove box augments the original AM radio in the dash and there's a Hurst 4-speed shifter to help you match gears with precision. It's extremely tidy inside and even the trunk was outfitted with a proper mat and a full-sized spare tire assembly. There is no question that this is the car's original, numbers-matching DZ-coded 302 cubic inch V8. If you haven't driven a Z/28, you're missing out on one of the great powerplants of the era, an engine that loves to rev but still has strong bottom end pull from any speed. It's nicely detailed with a correct cowl-induction air cleaner, finned valve covers, and Chevy Orange paint on the block itself. There are no major alterations from stock, and if you spent a weekend cleaning it up, you'd add some significant value, because everything else is right. The only modifications are a newer Holley carburetor and long-tube headers, which bolster the Z's already impressive power curve and you'll find this car is more than a match for some pretty serious hardware. The 4-speed shifts with authority and the 12-bolt out back doesn't seem to mind playing hard. Those aforementioned long-tube headers and a Flowmaster exhaust system give it a splendid howl at high RPM and it's pretty tidy underneath owing to a lifetime in a warm climate. Correct Rallys with 15-inch BFG redline radials stuff the fenders and give it a hunkered-down performance look. If you're tired of seeing investment-grade Zs that are priced out of sight, perhaps this warmed-over car with a strong pedigree and the right price is what you've been waiting for. Call today!