With a date code correct 302 DZ V8 mated to a Muncie 4-speed manual and wearing its original Cortez Silver-on-black color combination, this real-deal 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 not long ago to a very nice standard 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 that's been painted on, 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 front chin spoiler, bumperettes, twin tail pipes that poke out from underneath the rear bumper and 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 very clean set of seat covers with the federally-mandated headrests, along with plush carpets and matching 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 chrome Hurst shifter and a wood-rimmed steering wheel add some flash, and today they help make this car an excellent choice for the enthusiast driver. The tach and speedo appear to be original and in great condition, while the woodgrained appliques on the dash and middle console are bright and add a touch of sophistication to the cabin. The factory AM radio is amazingly still in the dash, although it's currently inoperable so hiding a modern head unit inside the glove compartment would be a great first move for the new owner. It's extremely tidy inside and even the trunk was outfitted with a proper mat and a full-sized spare tire assembly.
Although not numbers matching, the DZ-coded 302 cubic inch V8 under the hood is date code correct and the presentation is exactly what you'd get in 1969. 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 snorkeled cowl-induction air cleaner, finned valve covers, and Chevy Orange paint on the block itself. There are no major alterations from stock, and everywhere you look there are signs of maintenance and care. A Holley 4-barrel carburetor sits atop a Winters intake, 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 Muncie 4-speed shifts with authority and the 12-bolt out back doesn't seem to mind playing hard. Stock exhaust manifolds feed a dual exhaust with factory replacement mufflers and give it a splendid howl at high RPM and it's pretty tidy underneath owing to a lifetime of clean, easy living under the car of conscientious owners. Correct Rallys with 15-inch BFGoodrich white-letter 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 dialed-in car with a solid restoration and the right price is what you've been waiting for. Call today!