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Seen Jon Mello '67 Z/28 today!
« on: October 16, 2015, 07:50:05 AM »
Took a 4 day trip down to Santa Barbara to pick up a nice little used Lincoln SP100 welder from a C.L. ad. Met a guy who's friend is Dave, and has a Cortez Silver '69 Z/28. I mentioned he should get his car inspected and certified by Jerry M. He said why would I do that when I have my friend Jon. He has the first Z/28 ever made. And we used to work at McDonalds together MANY years ago. I emailed Jon Mello and he said that is indeed his buddy. He also mentioned that the '67 Z/28 was at Sunset Chevrolet Dealership. SO.. we decided to take a trip over on our way back home. COOL as hell to see the car! Wish I could have gotten better pictures, but hard to do in the dealership lighting etc. etc. And no engine pic's, as the hood was pinned closed. But I will hopefully see it at the MCACN. Pretty nice treat nonetheless. I wasn't expecting to see a Z/28 on this trip, more less the FIRST one ever made..  ;D ;D D

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Re: Seen Jon Mello '67 Z/28 today!
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 08:21:18 AM »
Jon's 67 is very cool for sure.
Can't believe you didn't snap pictures of Dave's Cortez Silver '69 though Danny!  ::)
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Re: Seen Jon Mello '67 Z/28 today!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2015, 06:41:13 PM »
Sorry I guess I rambled on and didn't get my point across correctly. The guy {Kris} that had the welder ad has the friend Dave. I didn't actually see Dave's car. Kris told me his friend had it and so I had him text to see who HIS friend {Jon} was. Which turned out to be Jon Mello. I am sure Jon has some pic's of his friends car. Anyway, I am not home yet. Maybe when I get home I can post a couple pic's of the '67... D 

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Re: Seen Jon Mello '67 Z/28 today!
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2015, 08:50:03 PM »
Danny - just kidding you, due to my love of CS Z/28s!
Enjoy the rest of your trip, did you take the PCH all the way? Not sure if things have changed since I was last there, but that drive was one of my favorites, particularly the stretch from around Big Sur up to Monterey.
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3 bumper, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA. Ex-E/MP at Lions Dragstrip in Long Beach.

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Re: Seen Jon Mello '67 Z/28 today!
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2015, 10:12:22 PM »
I go to Santa Barbara a lot - my son goes to school at UCSB.   Would like to meet the guy with the Cortez Z someday.     In fact, I'm heading up there this weekend - may have to stop at Sunset Chevrolet on the way back. 
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Re: Seen Jon Mello '67 Z/28 today!
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2015, 12:03:11 AM »
Danny, I glad you were able to stop by and check out the Z. Sorry I was not able to show off the engine to you. Here are pics of the Cortez silver car. This was originally driven by an older lady who worked at Danica House in Santa Barbara years ago. It was originally a flat hood, no spoiler car. A friend of mine would periodically do a wash and buff detail job on it back then for her.
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Re: Seen Jon Mello '67 Z/28 today!
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2015, 01:08:42 AM »
Jon,
 Is the Engine, Trans and Rear original to the Silver Z?.. D

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Re: Seen Jon Mello '67 Z/28 today!
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2015, 04:51:02 AM »
To the best of my knowledge, yes.
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Re: Seen Jon Mello '67 Z/28 today!
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2015, 05:01:04 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2015, 07:42:39 PM »
great pics. what is the knob opposite the gas filler?
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Re: Seen Jon Mello '67 Z/28 today!
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2015, 08:14:51 PM »
great pics. what is the knob opposite the gas filler?

I'm only guessing that it is a vent or overflow outlet for the gas tank. 

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Re: Seen Jon Mello '67 Z/28 today!
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2015, 09:44:34 PM »
I'm only guessing that it is a vent or overflow outlet for the gas tank.

Yes, that is correct.

It is hard to get good shots of the car in the showroom. The lighting is not good for your average point and shoot camera.
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