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« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2014, 08:41:39 AM »

Road test of a 1968 Z/28 from the September 1970 issue of CAR, a British publication. Interesting read because the car
is two years old at this point and it also gives a foreigner's take on what they think of the car. (Jon Mello Collection)


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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2014, 12:10:44 PM »

That was a fun read. Some of the usual inaccuracies, but 20 mpg?
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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2014, 09:40:21 PM »

I remember getting as much as 20mpg with my '69 Z back in the '70s but maybe I was doing the math wrong.  Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2014, 10:15:23 PM »

I was thinking the test drive was all down hill. The best I remember getting getting was 15-ish. Maybe I did the math wrong. Then again, gas was cheap and I didn't care until the oil embargo years.
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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2014, 05:35:04 AM »

Thought maybe they did not do the kilometer to mile conversion ,which would put it at around 12mpg (off the top of my head). Interesting article . Two different mind sets concerning autos between here and across the pond back then. Interesting the Z was so well received. Love them articles Jon.
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« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2014, 11:10:30 PM »

Definitely a different mind set but nice to see some praise for the car. Glad you enjoyed the article, Steve.
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2014, 12:27:22 PM »

Very brief road test of sorts seen in The Valley News. a San Fernando Valley (CA) newspaper.



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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2014, 08:35:55 AM »

Z/28 road test as found in Motorcade magazine, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk (sixteengrandsedan#56).







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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2014, 02:53:59 PM »

Road test of a 1968 Z/28 from the September 1970 issue of CAR, a British publication. Interesting read because the car
is two years old at this point and it also gives a foreigner's take on what they think of the car. (Jon Mello Collection)




Interesting how things do not change. The Brit's opinion of American Cars is still usually one of contempt! Lol!!
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