West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and beautifully restored example with no expense spared of this original southern California black license plate and fully professionally restored 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 DZ 302/290HP V8 4 speed Muncie manual transmission car with a date correct DZ 302/290HP engine, 4 speed M22 Muncie transmission with stock Hurst shifter and which was built in Van Nuys, California and born with and still retaining its original cowl tag (trim tag) showing super desirable original color/equipment combination of Burnished Brown (Code 61) color paint with White racing stripes treatment, original 'Black' vinyl interior (Trim Code 711) and with power steering, power front disc brakes, tilt wheel, sweeping arm clock, remote mirror and center console with gauges!
Four speed manual transmission Power front disc brakes Power steering Cowl induction hood Original Black vinyl (trim code 711) upholstery Shoulder belts Center console Black carpets Rally wheels B.F. Goodrich tires 12 Bolt 'Posi' rear end Original rare 'Burnished Brown' (color code 61) exterior paint Fully restored by the renown John Mangiapane's 'Show Car Restorations' in N. Hollywood, CA with over $150K in receipts Reproduction radio
The DZ 302/290HP engine has very few miles on it since a complete overhaul in 2021 and is matched with the 4 speed wide ratio Muncie transmission with chrome Hurst shifter and it drives like the monster that it is! The paint, body, interior, trim and glass are all near flawless.
This particular example must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - a seriously striking example in this most desirable of color combinations of 'Burnished Brown' with White sports stripes and original 'Black' vinyl interior which turns heads wherever she goes! The engine is extremely strong and responsive with excellent oil pressure and no oil leaks and which sounds absolutely magnificent, the 4 speed Hurst shifter manual transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool.
The car's restoration and repaint is obviously of a very high quality with a very professional finish. The interior is also absolutely gorgeous.
The massive success that was Fords Mustang did not go unnoticed by the folks over at Chevrolet. Looking to capture a share of the burgeoning pony car market, Chevrolets answer to the Mustang was the Camaro. Making its debut in September of 1966 the Camaro, like the Mustang, was available in a wide array of options and body styles. Introduced two years after the Mustang, Chevrolet realized that to pose a serious threat, merely introducing the Camaro would not be enough - a car capable of beating the Mustang at the racetrack was needed if the Camaro was to stand a chance against the widely popular Mustang and thus the Z28 was born.
The Z28 was a special performance package available only for Camaros coupe. The car, while marketed to the public, was built to best the Mustang at the racetrack and thus all its options were geared towards this purpose.
All first generation Z28s came with upgraded suspension and racing stripes on the hood and trunk lid. Earlier model cars had the 302 emblem on the front fender while later models like the 68 and 69s had Z/28 emblems instead. Other features of the Z28 included its quick steering and front disc brakes but its distinguishing feature was its 302 cubic inch V8 small block engine. Stated at 290 bhp, it is widely accepted by the muscle car community that actual horsepower was in excess of 350 bhp.
While all first generation Z28s (1967-1969) are sought after and collectible, the 1969 model holds a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts and one can argue that it is the most collectible of the first generation Z28s for a number of reasons:
A) Its Unique Body style:
The Z28 was redesigned almost entirely for the1969 model year and was the only Z28 of its kind designed with the more square looking aggressive and sporty appearance. The Z28 was again restyled for the 1970 model year making the 1969 models unique in appearance.
B) Its Brake, Engine and Exhaust System:
The 1969 Z28 had better steering and braking ability and overall performed better than previous models. Its 302 cid engine was redesigned for optimal performance and while front disc brakes were standard on Z28s, there were some new developments and technology which increased the competitiveness and desirability of the 1969 models. In 1969, Chevys Corvette was the only massed produced American car to utilize four wheel disc brake technology and thus when this option become available on the Camaro Z28, it increased its appeal.
Also unique to the 1969 Z28 was its cowl induction hood, which greatly aided in engine performance. This feature once again is a testament to the desirability of the 1969 Z28.
In todays market these are highly sought after muscle cars. It is worth noting that Chevy bested the Mustang with this car as the Camaro Z28 captured the Trans American Championship in 1968 and again in 1969 thus fulfilling the purpose for which it was built.