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« on: April 19, 2014, 05:48:03 PM »

This is a true survivor and the best one I’ve been personally involved with but first a little history on this incredible Camaro. This NOR built late (09D) November, 1969 Hugger Orange Z/28 with black Houndstooth was purchased new in 1969 at Emrich Chevrolet in Manchester, PA. A good friend of mine purchased the Z/28 from that original owner and I just had the good fortune of tagging along and assisting with documenting both the change in ownership and its originality.  The car has 21,672 original miles and was stored the last 19 plus years in a corner of a downstairs basement under the house. One of two reasons this car is so special IMHO is the car was garaged from day one, and the owner had a 2nd car he used for daily transportation. By the way, he still has that 2nd car, a 1962 Nova.  

 
Inside the door resides a tag stating an oil/lubricant change took place May 11, 1978 with 21, 229 miles. And a receipt verified the same information. Gee, just 443 miles in almost 36 years.


Here the Z/28 is seeing daylight for the first time in over 19 years. Was car covered in the corner stall but still dusty and the tires looked dingy but incredible how it still shined when it finally hit the Sun.

Next up pictures of when it came to its new home!


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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 05:50:13 PM »

I had to take this picture of the cars reflection at the back of the trailer. I think it’s happy and glowing with the new home. LOL.


Some more overall outside pictures of the car to appreciate its survivor status.




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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 05:52:36 PM »

Next up some interesting detail items like the original battery. This is the Y77 battery that came in the 09D (sept. 69) Z/28 from new. It has the delco energizer script but in black and has a label stating “recommend replacement with energizer Y77”.


The original Y77 battery is sitting in the Delco box of a replacement Delco Energizer the owner purchased in December, 1974. It has the yellow script but not sticker stating “recommend replacement with energizer Y77”.  Yep, believe it or not the owner had both the first original Y77 battery and the Y77 replacement.



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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 05:55:29 PM »

Wow Chick, that is amazing. What a find. Thanks for posting! More detailed pictures when and if you can Smiley
Thanks again, you were adding as I was typing.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014, 06:07:26 PM »

Wow Chick, that is amazing. What a find. Thanks for posting! More detailed pictures when and if you can Smiley
Thanks again, you were adding as I was typing.

Yep lots to come and in the future as well so this is just what was easy up top.
And how many cars have all five original tires? Well this one does! The tires on the car in the pictures are later service replacements but here are some pics of the original tires.



The Tire jack mast in yellow zinc and date code!


One of the five YH rally wheels dated August 4, 1969.


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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014, 06:11:37 PM »

Awesome car, truly something special.

Jim
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 06:20:22 PM »

Awesome car, truly something special.

Jim

Jim you are 100% correct! There just ARE not too many in this category. More to come!
The trunk area is impressive! Left side shock tower cap:



Pulled the trunk mat up!

Looks like it was just installed!

Trunk lid screws as they came from the factory!

Jacking Instructions:

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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2014, 06:31:06 PM »

Bottom of the air cleaner and air cleaner base hose and elbow!


When Emrich Chevrolet checked the anti-freeze and marked the fan shroud.

Lots of original paperwork including the POP, owners manual & bag, spare key envelope, etc.


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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2014, 07:03:28 PM »

A beautiful survivor for sure.. Smiley   I hope the new owner plans to enter it and get it judged in the survivor class soon..  maybe in June?? Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2014, 07:10:13 PM »

Chick, very, very nice looking pictures. Exciting to see an original car. Thanks for sharing.

TMR..
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2014, 07:21:18 PM »

Oh gosh Chick, that is just incredible! To say the least. That is a car you would never get tired of just studying details and documenting. Thanks for sharing.
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1969 SS/RS 396 coupe Hugger Orange X22 712 bought in 79
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2014, 07:54:20 PM »

A beautiful survivor for sure.. Smiley   I hope the new owner plans to enter it and get it judged in the survivor class soon..  maybe in June?? Smiley
For sure it would not be this June due to other commitments Gary! Knew you would like the COLOR.
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2014, 07:59:10 PM »

Has both original T3 headlight lamps! No cracks or messed up grille that I can note.


Interior just needs a little loving care and it will look new. Original shifter Ball laying on console!






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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2014, 08:01:55 PM »

Some chalk writing under the paint (cowl area)!

RC-15 Radiator Cap

Smog equipment and hardware never removed! That is rare!

Radiator Tag!

Correct washer bottle cap and power booster valve!



That's all for now but more to come! I was like a little kid going over this CAMARO.......
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2014, 10:07:18 PM »

lets see some pics of the motor!!

(thanks Chick)
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