This 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 gets everything right: numbers-matching, 4-speed, awesome color combination, and great documentation. If you want the single most collectable second-generation Camaro, this is quite likely it. And with only 500 miles on the restoration, its about as nice as they come.
Cortez Silver is this Camaros original color and for a car designed to hunt on the streets, its a fantastic choice. Of course, with a pedigree car, its always smart to follow the factory recipe, so the car is completely stock without so much as a cowl-induction hood and they didnt convert it to an RS, either, so the grille and bumpers are as the General made them. Check out how laser-straight the crease running down the sides of the bodywork is, how well the doors fit, and even how well the stripes line up from the nose to the hood; those are all indications of both good base stock and a lot of overtime work to get it right. The black Z/28 stripes are painted on, not decals, and the modest 1-piece spoiler out back looks exactly right. Nice chrome bumpers, a few relatively subtle Z/28 badges, and bright, clear lenses throughout make this restored Z look crisp and well-restored.
Black buckets were the only way to get your Z/28, and in 1970, the seats were still similar to the old-style buckets in the first-gen cars. This one wears brand new seat covers that fairly represent the original look and you can tell this car was built for combat because theres no center console, just a Hurst cue ball on the transmission tunnel. Fresh black carpets, new door panels, and a very nice dash pad all give it a proper showroom-fresh look, while the instrument panel is likely original and is showing just a bit of age. The original AM radio is still in the dash, but thats about it in terms of options; obviously the original owner had his priorities straight. The rear seat might very well be wearing original upholstery, and thats a good indicator of just how nice this car really is. Even the trunk is neatly finished with correct spatter paint and no signs of previous rust issues.
That is the original, numbers-matching 350 cubic inch V8, which was the only engine available in the Z/28. Rebuilt to stock specs and dressed up the way the factory would have done it, its an engine that runs as great as it looks. The twin-snorkel air cleaner wears a chrome lid with reproduction decal, the finned valve covers have been a Z/28 trademark from the beginning, and, of course, Chevy Orange paint on the block just makes it look fast. The only notable deviation from original spec are those ceramic-coated long-tube headers, but the performance improvement makes it worthwhile. The 4-speed rifles through the gears without effort and the heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end is obviously built for combat as well. A pair of Flowmaster mufflers gives it that traditional performance soundtrack and the chassis is nicely detailed with only a few signs of having been driven. Classic SS wheels are beautifully restored and carry staggered 215/65/15 front and 235/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials.
This is the one youve been waiting for: a documented, numbers-matching, 4-speed Z/28 with no excuses and the original Protect-O-Plate. These cars are an absolute blast to drive and thanks to a lifetime in Texas, there are no skeletons in this cars closet. Call today!