1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/Z28
METICULOUS CONCOURS RESTORATION USING NOS PARTS
EXCELLENT FACTORY-SPECIFIED HUGGER ORANGE PAINT
BLACK VINYL INTERIOR W/ BUCKETS, CONSOLE & TACH
290 HP 302 CI V-8/M20 4-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
POWER BRAKES & STEERING, TILT STEERING WHEEL
ACCOMPANIED BY EXTENSIVE PHOTO-DOCUMENTATION
CORRECT VINYL TOP, STRIPES, SPOILERS, WHEELS, GOODYEAR TIRES
LEGENDARY RACNG-HOMOLOGATION MODEL IN TOP QUALITY
RECENTLY SERVICED, DETAILED & READY TO SHOW & ENJOY!
Launched for 1967 and produced with refinements through 1969, Chevrolets first-generation F-Body Camaro carved out a loyal following with strong sales heightened by affordable pricing and a wide array of appearance, comfort, and performance options. Racing was a natural arena for the Camaro and Chevrolet ignored GMs self-enforced racing ban to develop the RPO Z28 option package aimed at the wildly successful SCCA Trans Am racing series.
The development of the Z28 was led by Chevrolets Product Promotion Engineer Vince Piggins, who masterminded Hudsons NASCAR dominance of the early 1950s. Quietly introduced, Chevys new Trans-Am contender featured a high-winding small-block V-8 engine, combining the basic dimensions of the 327 cylinder block and short-stroke 283 crank to yield 302 cubic inches just under the SCCA-mandated displacement limit for Trans-Am racing. A free-breathing intake system, hot solid-lifter cam, and dual exhaust, plus tuned underpinnings and other tweaks maximized performance from the Z28s factory-underrated 290-horsepower output and mandatory 4-speed manual transmission. All-out racing versions were most successfully campaigned by Penske Racing and piloted by trained engineer/star driver Mark Donohue to back-to-back SCCA Trans-Am championships in 1968 and 1969 against the ferocious Bud Moore and Shelby-prepped Mustangs.
The subject of a photo-documented total restoration performed to exacting Concours quality, this collector-grade 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 has been inspected by Camaro expert Jerry MacNeish, who issued his Certificate of Authenticity for the vehicle on July 24, 2020. In his summary, Mr. MacNeish confirmed the Camaro has the original X33 trim tag on the firewall, the original engine mounts for the 302 CI high-performance engine, the original Muncie speedometer cable hole stamped below the windshield wiper motor, and the original tailpipe adapter plate on the left side rear frame rail all conclusive earmarks of a factory-original 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28.
The factory-correct V0327DZ suffix numbered replacement block is matched to the rare, factory-specified Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission and G80 Positraction 12-bolt rear axle with factory 3.55 gears. Appearance is true to the factory Trim Tag with its Code 72 Hugger Orange paint finish and Code 711 Black vinyl interior with bucket seats, console, tachometer, and power brakes and steering, plus a tilt steering column. The top-of-the-line Rally Sport option includes hideaway headlamps, front parking and rear backup lights, RS-specific grille, special Rally Sport emblems, and wide lower-body mouldings. Correct fine details of this outstanding restoration include GM tags and labels, along with correct GM hoses with high tower-style clamps and spring ring-type battery cables. According to a recent professional appraisal, the engine compartment and trunk are correctly finished and detailed to show quality, the glass is in great condition, and the car sports correct YH coded steel Rally wheels and Goodyear Wide Tread GT E70-15 tires.
A wealth of restoration photographs accompanies the sale of this outstanding 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/Z28, along with three binders including technical information and detailed breakdowns of the cars relevant factory codes and numbers. A recently completed service and professional detailing render this American high-performance legend ready to be shown and enjoyed as originally intended. A race-bred Trans-Am legend for the road, the first-generation Z28 is immensely collectible; with its trim tag-correct colors, powertrain, and outstanding presentation, this Jerry MacNeish-certified 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/Z28 is certainly one of the finest available.