Numbers Matching Camaro Z/28 Dual Quad Cross Ram JL8
Have you been paying attention to 1969 Z/28 prices? At RK Motors Charlotte, we retail more Z/28s than anyone in the world and over the past 120 days, we've sold three stellar examples. First, there was the non-numbers matching JL8, dual quad cross ram car we sold in May for $85K. We followed that sale up in July with our national show winning Hugger Orange Z/28 at $90K and then our numbers matching LeMans Blue dual quad cross ram Z/28 sold for $100K. This is further evidence of the 24 month trend that great cars are being snatched up for strong money. Our latest Z/28 is a tremendous value. It's a numbers matching, JL8, highly optioned, dual quad cross ram car that is a true investment grade Z/28 which can be shown and driven. Most importantly, because it's a numbers matching car, we would be willing to bet that it will increase in value while you are enjoying it.
One look at the cowl tag confirms this is a real code X77 Z/28, and as long as we're looking at cowl tags, let's see what the rest of it says.
1 = Chevrolet
2 = Camaro
4 = 8 cylinder engine
37 = Coupe
9 = 1969
N = Norwood, Ohio assembly plant
710172 = Sequence number
69 = 1969
12437 = 1: Chevrolet, 2: Camaro, 4: Fixed digit, 37: Hardtop
NOR = Norwood, Ohio assembly plant
150186 = Fisher body number
711 = Black standard bucket interior
57 57 = Fathom Green paint
011A = Built the first week of October 1969
X77 = Z/28 Rally stripes
D80 = Optional air spoiler equipment
This Z/28 is a highly optioned car. Check out the list: 1969 Camaro Original Z/28 Crossram w/9737 COPO option; 13/16 off road front sway bar; 140 mph speedometer; JL-8 brakes; fast ratio steering; front & rear spoilers; heavy duty radiator and positraction. Other options include: console with gauges; dash mounted tachometer and center dash mounted clock; standard black interior; rosewood steering wheel; tinted glass at all locations; passenger side door mirror; rally wheels; cowl induction, and; special interior group trim package. Wow!
Take a close look at the body of this striking Camaro and you'll find that it is completely accurate to how it rolled out of GM's Norwood, Ohio assembly plant. The metallic GM code 57 Fathom Green is deep and glossy and rides on bodywork that was carefully and sparingly performed. The front clip, doors, trunk lid, rear spoiler, floorpans, trunk pan and rockers are all original GM panels that came on the car. The quarters are new from the sail panels down and were replaced using the finest GM NOS parts that the owner could find. The car looks straight and clean from any angle and good, even gaps suggest that the body shop took its time re-assembling the car; even the original rear spoiler fits snugly to the quarter panels. On top of the striking green paint is bright white Z/28 rally stripes that have been painted on, there's a steel hood (not a fiberglass reproduction) feeding the dual four-barrels underneath and the familiar front and rear spoilers are part of the optional D80 package that is correct to this car. Up front, a traditional silver Camaro grille frames chrome trimmed Wagner headlights and proudly displays a coveted Z/28 badge with red and white inlays. Below the grille, a chrome bumper displays a showroom shine above original marker lights. Above the grille, the white Z/28 stripes flow past a "Camaro by Chevrolet" header panel emblem and white inlayed "302" emblems on the cowl induction hood. Behind the hood, optional Soft Ray tinted glass is surrounded by like-new stainless trim and is complemented by chrome drip moldings, chrome door handles and a chrome passenger fender mounted antenna. At the sides of the car, traditional '69 Camaro fender brows sit above rear fender louvers with black inserts, chrome trimmed marker lights and standard stainless rocker panel and wheel opening moldings. At the leading edge of the front fenders you'll find red and white "Z/28" emblems, and behind the front tires you'll find chrome "Camaro" scripts. At the back of the car, '69 Camaro exclusive tail lights feature new lenses and sit above a show worthy chrome rear bumper that is complete with optional bumper guards. At the center of the rear valence, a prominent red and white "Z/28" emblem leaves no doubt about what the car is. The overall look of this 1969 Camaro is beyond factory fresh and thanks to the green and white paint combination it has more eyeball appeal than most cars in our RK Motors Charlotte showroom.
Open the cowl induction hood and you'll be delighted to find the Camaro's GM licensed reproduction aluminum Winter cross ram intake on top of its original, numbers-matching code DZ 302 V8. This motor was good for 290 horsepower from the factory and though some people might debate the effectiveness of dual four-barrel carburetors on a street-going small block, it's still awesome to look at and even more awesome to drive. A pair of date-coded #4295 585cfm double pumper carburetors feed the engine and are topped by a correct diagonally mounted chrome air cleaner. This 302 was rebuilt during the cars intricate restoration and includes a GM off-road cross ram camshaft and .030 pistons. Chevy Orange is the order of the day when you're talking V8 engines in Camaros, and the polished finned valve covers are Z/28 specific items that were cribbed from the Corvette parts bin. Behind the dual carburetors, a correct points distributor sends power to the plugs through correct Packard wires. On the left of the motor, the brake booster for the factory optioned power disc brakes hangs above the gear box for the optional power steering. In front of the motor, a correct heavy duty radiator sends water through correct GM hoses with correct clamps and sits in front of a correct fan that's housed in a correct shroud. The small block 302 snarls and barks like a real competition piece and sounds especially good through the cars correct chambered exhaust system and coated headers. All of the little details are right too with things like the shift stamps on the firewall, a chrome oil filler, a correct Delco battery and an uninsulated hood, to make room for the cross ram intake, completing the package.
The high-winding small block is backed by the cars original Muncie M21 4-speed close ratio manual transmission. On that transmission you'll find a build code of 9R21B which specifies that it is a close ratio unit (B) and means that it was built on August 21st of 1969 (9R21). Behind the M21 Muncie is a correct 12 bolt QX code JL8 disc brake equipped axle with a casting date of K-15-8 and a build code of QX12218 G1 E. The casting date decodes as November 15, 1968 and the build code translates as an assembly date of December 21, 1968 (12218) that was produced in gear plant 1 (G1) and contains an Eaton Posi-traction unit (E). The rear end has been completely rebuilt to factory specifications and houses correct 3.73 gears. Holding that drivetrain up is a F41 performance suspension that has been completely rebuilt to factory specifications with Genuine GM parts. Included in that suspension is a correct fast-ratio power steering box, tuned coil springs, correct reproduction leaf springs, tuned spiral shock absorbers and completely rebuilt and stainless sleeved JL8 disc brakes. The JL8 brake option was extremely expensive in 1969 and turned out to be one of the rarest first generation Camaro options ever produced with only 206 cars being optioned with the package. Like the engine bay, the chassis has been restored to exactly replicate the cars factory appearance using correct fasteners with detailed correct plating and head markings and presents as spotless or newly restored in every respect. Clean floors and satin black paint make the detailing pop and things like the cars new stainless fuel tank and stainless brake and fuel lines really stand out, and there's a completely rebuilt GM NOS chambered exhaust that exactly duplicates the factory set up and sounds amazing. At the corners, new Chevy Rally wheels with correct stainless center caps and trim rings wear correctly-sized E70-15 Goodyear Wide Tread GT bias-ply tires.
The standard black interior illustrates the true no frills motorsports intentions of this car. The bucket seats were restored with new backs, new foam and correct reproduction covers and look and feel fantastic. The original dash pad looks great and doesn't exhibit any signs of warping or cracking and inside that dash you'll find an optional, original 140 MPH speedometer, an original optional 8,800 RPM factory tachometer and an electric clock. To the right, below the controls for the heater and defroster, you'll find a factory optioned blue light AM/FM radio that sends sound to a four speaker system. And below the dash, a great looking factory console houses a factory optioned four pack gauge console and a chrome Hurst shifter with a chrome shift knob. In front of the instruments, a wood rimmed GM Rally wheel features machined silver spokes and a red white and blue Chevrolet horn button. And new carpet on the floor is protected by heavy duty black rubber floor mats and anchors correct optional deluxe seatbelts that include factory shoulder harnesses. The headliner presents a tight and fade free appearance, and all of the standard door panels and their trim, chrome handles and "Camaro" emblems are fresh from the restoration. Out back, the trunk has been correctly restored with spatter paint, a new mat, and a full-sized spare tire.
Documentation for this car includes a write up that breaks down the specific options on the car and the restoration of the car by category, an owner history, a folder full of restoration receipts and a disc of pictures that include the engine and transmission VIN stampings.
This 1969 Camaro Z/28 is built the way many of us would have spec-d our own if were knew then what we know now. Disc brakes are almost mandatory for a car with this Camaro's performance envelope, and the numbers matching engine, transmission and cross ram intake make for super complete car that is sure to only increase in value. If you're looking for an investment grade, extremely well done Camaro that is as complete as when it rolled off of the truck in 1969, this is your car! Call now!
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