1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28
The name Z/28 will be forever linked w/ the Chevrolet Camaro, a simple 3-digit GM sales code for a ‘Special Performance Package’ that was introduced in December, 1966. GM wanted to compete w/ the Ford Mustang in the Trans Am series, recently created by the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). The SCCA had specific rules regarding engine size, and GM’s engines at the time were either too large (over 305ci), or too under powered (6-cylinders) to compete. The beauty of early GM engines was the ability to swap parts to enhance their power, and Chevrolet engineer Vince Piggins did just that. He used a 327ci block and installed a crankshaft from a 283ci motor, making a ‘stroker’ engine w/ a 4” cylinder bore that gave the new engine a cubic-inch displacement of 302.4, which slid in under the SCCA's rules. Chevrolet announced that their new motor produced 290hp, but in reality, with the addition of a radical performance camshaft, a single 4-barrel carburetor and factory headers hooked up to a 3” exhaust, the engines were putting out closer to 360hp @ the rear wheels. By 1969, Camaro Z/28’s incorporated a larger hood w/ forced air induction, w/ available options such as front disc brakes, 15” wheel package, and suspension upgrades that included front coil springs, and a more rigid rear multi-leaf spring set-up, which proved that not only could the Z/28 dominate the ‘stockers’ at the ¼-mile strip, but was also a leader on the road/track circuits.
‘Red Hills Rods & Classics’ is very happy to offer you this absolutely beautiful and fully documented 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Rally Sport! This gorgeous Z28 underwent a 4-year no-expense spared rotisserie restoration, using almost all NOS parts. It has been inspected & verified by Jerry MacNeish @ Camaro High-Performance, and includes three binders of restoration photographs and (2) Certificates of Authenticity. She now sits on our showroom floor here in St. George, Utah, in spectacular condition throughout! The factory correct Hugger Orange paint (Code 72-B) w/ Black Stripes is absolutely stunning, as is the factory correct Black Vinyl top. All of the chrome, stainless-steel trim, emblems, etc., are in show-quality condition as well. She has a perfect stance, and sits on correct 15” Rallye Wheels w/ chrome beauty rings, wrapped w/ Goodyear E70-15 Wide Tread tires. You can walk around this Z28 a hundred times and it looks absolutely perfect from every angle. The undercarriage is as nice as the top side of the car w/ everything properly restored using mostly all correct NOS parts. Please look closely at the undercarriage photos to see how nicely everything was done.
Open the driver’s door and you’ll find a beautiful factory correct black vinyl bucket seat interior (Code 711) that looks just like it did 54 years ago on the showroom floor. Interior features include: tilt-steering column, Rosewood steering wheel, dash w/ woodgrain inserts, console w/ woodgrain insert, console gauge package, 11” chrome Hurst shifter, etc., and beautiful black carpeting from front to back. All of the gauges, lights, blinkers, etc., are in perfect working order. The interior is absolutely beautiful in this Z28!
Pop-open the hood and nestled inside the beautifully detailed engine bay resides the DZ 302/290hp motor (V0328DZ suffix code, ‘618’ casting, C199 casting date) lathered in Chevy orange paint w/ original finned valve covers, and topped w/ the original Winters intake manifold and Holley 4053 DZ 780cfm carburetor. The motor is linked to a Muncie M20 transmission w/ ‘660’ case, which feeds power to the original 12-bolt 3.55 posi-traction rear axle (casting date C199 #860NF). She fires up instantly settling into a nice smooth idle, and she runs & drives beautifully in every way. The factory power steering & power front disc-brakes make driving around town effortless. If you don’t like attention then this is not the car for you, as anywhere that you drive this beautiful Z28 Rally Sport, there will be a large crowd gathered around snapping photos on their smartphones! It is simply a stunning example of one of Chevrolet’s premier muscle cars.
As I previously mentioned, she has been inspected & verified by Jerry MacNeish, who also noted items such as the hidden VIN stamp on the cowl area is original & authentic, the X33 trim tag on the firewall is original, the original engine frame mounts for the 302 DZ motor are present, the original Muncie speedometer cable hole stamped out below the windshield wiper motor on the firewall is present, and the original tail-pipe adaptor plate on the left side rear frame rail is present. The new owner will receive a binder of reports & inspection certificates, as well as (3) large photo albums of restoration photos.
If you have been searching for an amazing example of one of Chevrolet’s most exciting & popular creations, you will want to take a very close look at this absolutely beautiful 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Rally Sport!