Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
For consignment, a blast, (literally), from the past in the form of the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28. The beneficiary of a frame off rotisserie restoration approximately 339 miles ago when the odometer read 62,000 miles. Bathed in a stunningly deep color change of Hugger Orange and with just about everything correct down to the period correct Firestone tires. This one is special due to it having the elusive X77 code and a fully correct numbers matching, date code correct DZ 302ci V8. That said, here we go!
A color change to a near perfect application of Hugger Orange covers the straight steel slabs on this car, which are all minding their gaps very well and it\'s really nicely buffed and has a glass like presentation with only a few faults upon close inspection. Also, adorning the exterior are dual wide white painted on racing stripes, which.... well race up the long cowl induction hood of this pony car stopping at the front windscreen and continue on the small rear deck and cool spoiler atop. No rust due to all the metal being worked then reworked to absolute perfection. As if the body itself wasn\'t enough to draw you in, the eggcrate grille up front with left-set Z/28 emblem and perfect blingy chrome will. Still not sold? How about the perfectly polished and straightened stainless trim that adorns the glass and the swooping white pinstripes that curve up and around each wheel opening and race rearward. For even more bling, stainless rocker moldings are on and which bridge the gap between the 15-inch deep dish rally wheels all wrapped up in nearly new E70-15 Firestone rubber on all 4 corners. A big shout out to correct spatter paint finished trunk with its plaid liner, full size spare and bumper jack.
Complimenting the exterior orange and white stripes, we see a sea of black nice condition vinyl. This is covering the molded door panels which are nearly showroom, and the bolsters of the front buckets which are high back versions with large headrests attached. In the back is a black 2 plus 2 rear bench just as nice as the front buckets. Complimenting this beautiful black vinyl are tuck and roll and buttoned white and black houndstooth inserts which are absolutely to die for. In the center is a black molded vinyl console and it sports a chrome trimmed deluxe wood applique insert which frames the T-handled Hurst floor shifter. Just in front of the shift lever is a quad of cascading gauges to monitor engine vitals and gives you a constant heads up reading of said numbers. The dash is original and has a beautiful rosewood rimmed 3 spoke steering wheel in front. Peering beyond the wheel are a pair of deeply sunken gauges with warning lights below and a clock in the center and down low is more applique stretching across the dash. Black carpeting in like new condition is on the floors and above is a tight black vinyl headliner with a working dome light. We are ready to roll!
Under the sleek cowl scooped hood is the correct and numbers matching 302ci V8. For you numbers gurus out there the block casting number is 39566188 with a casting date of B109 and a stamping code of V0402DZ along with the partial VIN stamping. Under the functional cowl induction air cleaner is a Holley #3923289DZ 4-barrel carburetor and a correct Z28 intake manifold, casting number 3932472. A correct and numbers matching Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission is on back, and this pushes power to a BU0402 stamped 12-bolt rear with 3.73 gears. Everything is near flawless in this beautifully restored engine bay with the Chevrolet Orange painted block, snazzy polished ribbed valve covers, and a correct air cleaner housing. All hoses are nice and supple, and everything else is gleaming and screaming for attention under this hood. The driver\'s side head was cracked so it was replaced but all else is original and factory.
Not to be outdone by the topside, the underneath which has been completely restored and finished in black is clean enough to eat off of. A sturdy black unibody provides the support for the clean black flooring and rockers. A stock appearing dual exhaust snakes by all buttoned up independent coil spring suspension on front and leaf springs on the rear. Drum brakes are on back and discs upfront, and are power assisted.
This car fired up with a mighty roar, and performed much like the roar at the start. Out on the test track it had wonderful launching from that first gear, and unlimited acceleration, especially in the higher rpm\'s. The Muncie manual and Hurst shifter are snappy and working perfectly. Braking was solid and not a single frown was noted during our tenure behind the wheel.
A beautiful restoration indeed, all around a nice X77 coded Camaro with plenty of time and skill put into the restoration. A color change on the interior and exterior for the better and less than 4
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