Documented, Restored, 1 of 1 Camaro Z/28 302 V8 4 Speed
- Jerry MacNeish certified
- Numbers matching
- 1 of 1 color combination
- 2 DZ 302cid V8's included
- Muncie M20 4-speed
- 12-bolt / 3:73 gears
When it comes to investment grade muscle cars, it's hard to go wrong with a first generation Camaro. Recently winning Chevrolets factory sponsored poll for the 'Best Chevy of All Time' these cars retain their value very well and are commanding ever increasing premiums in the marketplace. Many of you probably remember the spectacular numbers matching Lemans Blue Z/28 RS we recently sold that lasted less than two months and went out the door for $110K. And some of you might also remember the awesome numbers matching Hugger Orange Z/28 that left the showroom for an even $100K just before that. Our latest offering is one of the rarest investment grade Camaro Z/28s in existence. Featuring a 100% original powertrain, this 1969 Z/28 is a recipient of the Chevy Vettefest Gold Spinner Award, has been certified by Jerry MacNeish, and is believed to be the only Dover White and Orange houndstooth combo car left in existence. To top it off, this incredible car comes with not one, but two restored engines, including the original, numbers matching block on the side. How's that for having your cake and eating it too?
Before we go any further, I'll go ahead and break down the VIN and cowl tag numbers for you.
* 1 = Chevrolet
* 2 = Camaro
* 4 = 8 cylinder engine
* 37 = Coupe
* 9 = 1969 model
* N = Manufactured in Norwood Ohio
* 645163 = Sequence number
* 69 = 1969 model
* 12437 = 12: Chevrolet Camaro, 4: Fixed digit, 37: Coupe
* NOR = Assembled in Norwood Ohio
* 322474 = Fisher body number
* 720 = Orange houndstooth interior
* 50-50 = Dover White exterior
* 05C = C: Assembled during the third week, 05: of May, 1969
* X77 = Z/28 Rally stripes
During the just completed restoration, this Camaro was stripped to a bare shell and rebuilt using expert craftsmanship and an acute attention to detail. All the steel on the car was worked until it was as straight as the moment it came out of the press to ensure correct panel gaps and a completely authentic appearance. Once the body was ready, GM code 50 Dover White was re-applied to each body panel and a set of correctly stenciled gloss black X77 Z/28 rally stripes were painted across the car's hood and decklid. The end result is an aggressive but sophisticated looking Camaro that has a feeling of cool confidence which is very reminiscent of the 60s. At the front of the car, a perfect silver painted and stainless trimmed grille houses clear and correct T3 headlights above a correct NOS Endura front bumper. Below that bumper, factory fresh marker lights are centered above a correct optional D80 front spoiler and house amber turn signal bulbs. Above the grille, a fresh chrome “Camaro by Chevrolet” emblem sits on the driver's side of the header panel in front of an optional ZL2 cowl induction hood with white inlayed “302” emblems. Behind the hood, flat finished stainless wipers clear a new looking windshield that, along with the rest of the cars like-new glass, features correct option A01 Soft Ray tinting. Bordering the front and rear windows of the car is factory straight stainless that complements bright like-new stainless rocker spears. On the profile of the car, front fender mounted chrome trimmed marker lights sit next to red and chrome “Z/28” emblems which are aligned with chrome “Camaro” scripts just behind the front tires. Further back, pristine chrome door handles sit below a correct D33 optional remote controlled driver's side mirror and smooth Dover White body matched drip rails. At the back of the car, a correct optional D80 rear decklid spoiler carries correctly stenciled stripes to its bottom edge and lines up perfectly above showroom quality tail lights. Below those tail lights, a mirror-like chrome bumper wraps around the corners of the car to chrome trimmed marker lights and features vertical bumper guards that are centered below another pristine red and chrome “Z/28” emblem.
As stated, this killer 1969 Z/28 comes with two 302 cubic inch V8 engines. The first is a correct DZ code block that is currently installed in the car, and the second is the cars actual numbers matching 'born with' motor that has been professionally blue printed and restored by AMT Racing Engines. The cars previous owner opted to install a date correct block under the hood so he could drive it without worry. However, RK Motors Charlotte will be happy to install the numbers matching block back into the car if that is what the new owner desires.
The 302 mounted in the car is a correct Flint built DZ motor that was cast in May of 1969 and is conservatively rated from the factory at 290 horsepower. It features correct high performance rectangular port heads, a forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods, four-bolt mains and forged aluminum pistons to create an SCCA worthy 11 to 1 compression ratio and around 370 actual horsepower. At the top of the motor a GM ZL2 style satin black air filter displays a correct “302 Turbo Fire” lid decal and a correct side mounted AC decal. Under that air filter, a correct Holley 4053 carburetor is fed by stainless fuel lines, controlled by a light green spring and displays a date code of 934. Under that carburetor, a correct Winter aluminum intake sits between correct C319 dated double hump heads that wear correct finned aluminum Corvette valve covers. At the sides of the motor, correct reproduction exhaust manifolds include correct heat shields and send exhaust into a correct reproduction exhaust system that exits at the rear of the car. At the back of the motor, a correct 9D2 date coded distributor sends power through correct Packard Suppression wires. And at the front of the motor, a correct date coded 9D28 alternator sits behind a correct L68 fan which is turned by fresh V-belts. In front of that fan, a correct radiator with a date code C overflow tank sits under a correct fan shroud next to a reproduction Delco battery. The engine compartment in this '69 Camaro is top notch in every way including correct GM hoses and tower clamps, detailed chalk markings and decals, correct hood insulation, and nicely sprayed Chevy Orange and satin black paint. The car even still retains its original 9204 brake booster and original date code 9D1 starter motor.
Included in the sale is the cars completely blue printed and restored original block, that is stamped with a V0507DZ assembly date and decodes as follows: (V) Flint Michigan (05) May (07) the seventh day of the month and (DZ) which classifies the block as a '69 Z/28 exclusive 302 V8. The block is also branded with a 3970010 casting number which confirms its status as a 1969 302, and an E18 casting date code which translates as May (E) first (1) 1968 (8). Stamped on the side of the block is the car's partial VIN of 19N645163 which confirms that it is indeed the original block for this '69 Dover White Z/28. Freshly rebuilt and equipped with a Comp cam and Sportsman Racing Products 202890 domed pistons, this 302 is bolted together and ready to be dropped right into the car's engine bay.
Behind the date code correct motor you'll find an original Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission that lives in a '660' transmission case and carries a P9D28A assembly stamping and a correct partial VIN of 19N645163. Turning the engines twist into usable thrust is the cars original 3894860NF 12-bolt posi-traction rear end that houses tall 3.73 gears and is stamped with a BU0506G1 assembly date and a D169 casting date. The cars restored chassis and highly accurate suspension have been completely returned to correct factory specifications and include correct spiral shocks, original steel bolts and correct optional J52 disc brakes. All of the cars original chalk marks and decals have been painstakingly reproduced, and the original floor pans and transmission housing wear correct white and orange overspray. Exhaust is handled by a correct reproduction system that forgoes mandrel bent tubes in exchange for correct wrinkle bends and exits at the rear of the car in traditional '69 Z/28 fashion. Not a detail was missed under here as everything has been restored or rebuilt to assembly line standards all the way back to the new stainless fuel tank and stainless fuel lines. At the corners of the car, nicely restored 15 inch silver rally wheels wear slick stainless trim rings and correct finned center caps that are stamped with "Chevrolet Motor Division". Mounted to those wheels are vintage Firestone Sport Car 200 E70-15 tubeless tires.
Talk about an ultimate contrast; the Dover White doors open up to reveal a correct GM code 720 orange houndstooth vinyl interior with high backed bucket seats. The bright orange buckets are in fantastic shape and combine with a correct optional Z87 deluxe interior package that includes orange molded door panels, wood grain dash applique and bright pedal trim to elevate the cockpit to a whole new level. In front of the driver, a good looking dash houses beautifully restored gauges, an electric clock and controls for the car's heater above wood grain pieces that include a correct radio delete. Below the dash a correct option D55 center console houses correct option U17 four pack gauges and a completely chrome Hurst short throw shifter in a great looking wood trimmed shift plate. Below the console, correct black carpet is bordered by chrome Fisher Body sill plates, protected by black rubber floor mats and anchors traditional GM seatbelts. At the sides of the seats, bright orange door panels are decorated with excellent looking reproduction stainless trim and correct white inlayed "Camaro" emblems. And above the seats, a tight black headliner retains all of its color and features a chrome trimmed dome light. Connecting the driver to the road is a correct option N34 rosewood rimmed and satin aluminum finished GM rally wheel which is mounted to a correct option N33 tilt steering column. The trunk of the car has been accurately restored as well featuring a new trunk mat, a matching spare tire, correct decals, correct ZJ9 auxiliary lighting and correct white overspray.
Documentation for this car includes a complete report and certification from Jerry MacNeish as well as a copy of the AMT Racing Engines blue printing record for the cars original 302.
When I think of this 1969 Camaro Z/28, impressive is the main word that comes to mind. It's a national award winning, MacNeish certified one of one car that carries an exceptional and accurate restoration which cost more than what we're asking for the complete car and its second engine. Of course, all of this overlooks the fact that 1969 Camaros are simply some of the best looking, best driving muscle cars of all time. If you're in the market for an investment grade Camaro Z/28 that has the pedigree to back up its great looks, we have your car. Call Now!