With its slick red style, four-on-the-floor, front disc brakes, and a fresh crate big block, this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is the real-deal Z/28 with a lot of extra power and poise.
The trim tag identifies this as an X33-code car, and so it has earned the Z/28 badging on the front and rear. But while that ensures classic status, you can instantly see this one is going for a more modern distinction. The factory-correct Garnet Red was updated later in life to retain a high-gloss shine. With the rocker trim deleted and the bumpers painted to match, it gives this a sleeker and more modern style. Eliminating factory brightwork on the body also means your eye really picks up on the upgraded pieces like the billet-style grille and polished Boyd Coddingtion 18-inch alloys. Even the front splitter was upgraded to carbon fiber. This more aggressive style goes nicely with the iconic Camaro performance pieces like the cowl hood and D80 full-width rear spoiler. So the total package is clean, straight, upgraded, and iconic - all in the first glace.
The upgraded performance attitude continues inside. You instantly notice the high-back racing bucket seats. And these have white competition-style harnesses. The seatbelts also reveal part of this car's thoughtful packaging. They offer a nice contrasting white against the black interior, and this continues on the floor mats and AutoMeter Ultra-Lite II white-faced gauges. Newer carpeting, newer door panels, power steering, and an armrest center console with cup holders add to this quality package feeling. But the reason why you really love this is because nothing beats the tingle that you get when gripping the three-spoke sport steering wheel with your left hand, and the right one knows exactly what to do with the Hurst shifter.
The mileage listed on this one represents what's on this crate V8. That's right, the 454 cubic-inch big block has gone less than 650 miles! Not only is the mileage fresh, but the whole tidy engine bay has the look of freshness. It inhales deeply with a Quick Fuel four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with authority as Hooker headers add power while contributing to the rumble of the dual exhaust. It also has all the right supporting component, like an MSD ignition, upgraded pulleys, and an aluminum radiator w/electric fan. Even then battery was moved to the trunk for better weight distribution. A fresh and thoughtful muscle machine like this fires up easily, and you get full control over it all thanks to the four-speed manual transmission. Frame connectors, modern ZR-rated tires, and sway bars front & rear contribute to a solid performance feeling on the road. And the front wheel power disc brake gives you superior stopping power.
Complete with build receipts, this is the real-deal Z-car that has been upgraded for added power and attitude over its already legendary siblings. So it's time to upgrade you Z/28 experience.