About This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Posted: 23 Oct 2009
Completely Restored and Original Numbers matching 1969 Garnet Red Z-28 X-77 with only 41,141 Original documented Miles!
I am selling my 1969 Camaro Z-28 that has been a southern car it’s whole life. It is an original Z/28 X-33, Radio Delete Car with 52/52 Garnet Red paint, black stripes and 711 standard Black interior. The car was built the 5th week of May, 1969. This is the original engine with VIN numbers on the side of the block by the oil filter (pictures below). Engine build date is dated May 14th, 1969 on pad and engine casting date is May 6th, 1969.
The engine was just recently rebuilt along with the rest of the car and is completely original with its 010 Block, 186 heads, pink Rods, etc. This car has 41,141 original miles and has less than 100 miles on complete and total restoration.
Paint is in very good condition. I would not call it show quality, but it is a strong 8+. It has a few chips/knicks that have been touched up, otherwise I would have rated it a 9. (I consider show cars/trailer queens with $25K paint jobs 10’s, so this is short of that).
Interior is in excellent condition although I am unsure whether the seats and door panels are original or replacements. Car has definitely been replaced, along with Heater core. I would rate the interior a 9+. Note: This is a Radio Delete Car with Gauge package. Heater, vent and fans work quietly and smoothly as well as control movement (many cars are difficult to move controls-this car is effortless and moves freely and all work as they did when leaving the factory). Windows roll up and down freely with no binding and fit well. New weather stripping and seals throughout the car. Glass looks to be original and in very good condition, although windshield looks to be as well, but cannot be 100% positive. Chrome is excellent throughout (note that there are a couple of minor scratches on rear bumper and I debated replacing, but did not feel it was necessary, although I felt it important to comment).
Engine compartment has been completely redone and is pristine (10 for looks, but several incorrect items that I have not finished. One is that it needs a Cadmium brake booster (about $150 for a good one). The other is that the original Carburetor was exchanged years ago for a replacement. I was going to get a correct dated DZ carb on Ebay for $595, but have not had the time) Other than these 2 things, the engine compartment is top notch in appearance.
Undercarriage is actually original components, just taken apart, rebuilt or redone to almost concourse quality (Note almost, as it is so clean you can eat off of it, but I have seen better, so wanted to clarify). Everything suspension wise is original and redone, all new brake lines, brakes, fuel lines, clamps, hoses, etc… with all the proper markings. Exhaust is also new.
Suffice to say, the car has been completely redone using original parts where applicable and top notch NOS or replacement parts throughout. Everything has been redone including new clutch, brakes, suspension, steering, etc, etc…. everything works as it should (although the horn is intermittent). This car needs nothing from a drivability perspective. There is absolutely no rust anywhere on the car as you can see from the pictures below. Note that this is an original cowl induction hood car and all components work correctly as it did when it left the factory.
The rear end (original to car: Numbers: BU Code (3.73 Posi) 05-919 G2 E (May 19th, 1969), transmission, engine and all mechanicals, and all components and underside along with interior have been completely gone through and are in impeccable condition. This includes steering box, radiator,carb, the list goes on and on…) Again: ALL COMPONENTS rebuilt or new.
As I sit here thinking of the car, some areas I would pick on are as follows. The car has had partial floors from sitting for some time (hence the low miles). The transmission is not the original, as it was replaced early on and the owner was unaware of the “numbers matching” importance that we all concern ourselves with today. It is a true and correct Muncie M-21, but not the correct numbers matching one. The front grille was purchased black, as it looked better than the argent silver (which would be the correct color), so you can either change it out or leave it. It is a personal decision that I decided to leave alone. As stated earlier, carburetor is not the original DZ carburetor, so numbers matching wise, the carb and transmission are incorrect. Paint, as stated earlier is very nice, but it does have a few chips/knicks that have been touched up.
Overall, if you put Polyglas tires on it, get an original DZ carburetor and paint the front Grill Argent, You have about as close to original and correct as you can get and virtually a match to what rolled off the factory floor in late May of 1969.
Note that the car is an X-77, and is an original Radio delete car, but did come with the D-80 spoiler package and console and gauges. This is an extremely nice car and if you look at any car I have owned, they are almost always the best of the best. I have had several Z-28’s that Jerry McNeish has certified over the years and sold a 2 owner Z/28 earlier this year that is nowhere near as nice as this car. It sold for $58,000. This car is priced close to that.
Specs & Details
Exterior Color: red
Interior Color: black
Miles Driven: 41,140
Source: private party
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