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Z28 Emblems.... HOW MANY have been made??
« on: April 04, 2016, 04:29:41 PM »
After viewing the 'Sharkey's Z28' video prompted by the rlafash posting this morning (a real Z28), I stumbled across another video of a 69 Camaro (which was wearing Z28 emblems).. but watching the video, the owner stated when he found it ..  it was a 6-cylinder car... and he chose to put a supercharged 540 ci engine in it..  but yet..  he just HAD to install Z28 emblems also..  Apparently the emblems is the ONLY thing about Z28s that he knew anything about.  I wonder if this is true of *most* Camaro folks re their knowledge of Z28s??   Do they believe the Z28 emblems add value?  make it go faster?  ??   I suppose I'm just confused....
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Re: Z28 Emblems.... HOW MANY have been made??
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2016, 04:36:01 PM »
Gary, to the uninformed buyer, Z28 emblems ads at least 25 percent to the price of the car. Sometimes a LOT more!

I'm always amazed by the number of "newbies" that come onto these sites stating they just bought a numbers matching xxx (Z28, L78, L89, etc...) and NOW they want to know what we think about the trim tag, engine suffix, VIN stamp, etc...

And then they get P!$$ED off at US because we tell them they got ripped off and we never hear from them again.

In this day and age of instant information, people that buy cars without due diligence deserve what they get.

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Re: Z28 Emblems.... HOW MANY have been made??
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2016, 04:41:37 PM »
25% kicker for $100....   I suppose that makes those emblems a 'good investment' for such 'sellers'...  :(
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Re: Z28 Emblems.... HOW MANY have been made??
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2016, 05:57:07 PM »
Gary, this has been a sore spot for me since "day one" (when I bought my Camaro). There's a guy in my hometown that runs a body shop (more like a chop shop) and has ALWAYS slapped Z-badges on Camaros. He's bought up many, many a 6-banger or 307 and with a few emblems "transformed" it into a very valuable and sought-after car. In his mind, anyway. I got on him about it when I finally answered an ad for some rally rims and came face-to-face with him. He said (to quote Hillary) "what difference does it make?" I told him I was tired of guys telling me that their VW bug beat a Z/28 the other day... Arrrgh! My pet peeve!
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Re: Z28 Emblems.... HOW MANY have been made??
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2016, 10:40:09 PM »
It happens even when the buyer has some knowledge of what a Z is - I have an acquaintance that was really after me to come look at his "Z" - a good looking car to be sure, until we looked in the engine bay and discovered the car was apparently an A/C car - vacuum pot opening covered on the firewall, A/C radiator support, no dual exhaust plates, a lot of obvious details wrong or missing. He was dead sure it was a Z when he told me about it - really disappointed me (and probably him). He paid a lot of dollars for it - wish he had asked for some help first.

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Re: Z28 Emblems.... HOW MANY have been made??
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2016, 11:21:07 PM »
I think everyone knows a 69Z is the most copied car in existence, from just slapping emblems on to more extensive clones.    Once in a great while I'll spot a real one but they are few, which I find strange considering they made 20,302 of them.  I think most people don't care what it started life as, they just want the appearance.   

Another one that kills me are all the SS cars running around with Z28 stripes, lol.   I'll admit I'm a little tired of seeing that.  To actually see an SS with the correct stripe package on it is a rare occasion anymore.

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2016, 11:28:17 PM »
To actually see an SS with the correct stripe package on it is a rare occasion anymore.

Yea, that is what I always say, correct stripes! Correct just like this one.lol...a good example of correct. Oh, correct bumper too
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Re: Z28 Emblems.... HOW MANY have been made??
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2016, 11:38:01 PM »
About four years ago I was driving my 68 L89 to the store, and an older gentleman (older than me, so around 75 or so) came running up to me and starting regaling tales of his 67 Camaro he purchased new. It was a Z28 with a 427 that he special ordered.

You hear so many of these stories and I just smiled, nodded and told him it must have been a screamer!

However, there's a difference between old age memory and out right deception.

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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2016, 09:47:44 AM »
All Z/28's had Zl2 hoods & spoilers ...& 69 Z/28's had headers & Crossram's in the trunk from the factory...
   Just a few things that some people believe ..,

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2016, 11:15:23 AM »
I've had people look at my 68 & ask if it still has the original DZ engine in it....Joe
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Re: Z28 Emblems.... HOW MANY have been made??
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2016, 11:58:17 AM »
I've had people look at my 68 & ask if it still has the original DZ engine in it....Joe
That one isn't as surprising. Until about 10 years ago, I always thought Z28s only had the DZ. We have a 69 Z X77, but never had any up close experience with a 67 or 68 Z so the knowledge was obviously lacking. The "special ordered" 427s etc always kill me though.
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Re: Z28 Emblems.... HOW MANY have been made??
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2016, 12:22:32 PM »
All Z/28's had Zl2 hoods & spoilers ...& 69 Z/28's had headers & Crossram's in the trunk from the factory...
   Just a few things that some people believe ..,

Haha yeah that's another good one.  Every Camaro has a hood and spoilers on it nowadays so it's expected.  To see a Z without any of those it must be a fake, lol.

I'd bet someone here knows how many 69Z's were built early in the year before the hood even became available very late in Dec.  That number has to be pretty substantial.

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Re: Z28 Emblems.... HOW MANY have been made??
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2016, 01:12:25 PM »
You could get a rough idea on the total built from the Vin breaks in Jerry's book ... I was thinking about 1 in 10 had the ZL2 .

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Re: Z28 Emblems.... HOW MANY have been made??
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2016, 01:48:16 PM »
There are so many(emblems and stripes) around here it is unreal.While looking for the car I have I read Everything Jerry had written and studied every thing I could. I was at a local show a few years back (250) plus cars probably 20 69,s with Z stuff there. A guy looking to buy one was told to see me. He asked how real Z,s were there. I said mine and that blue for sure and I think that black one also. I said the rest are not.
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Re: Z28 Emblems.... HOW MANY have been made??
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2016, 02:04:55 PM »
You could get a rough idea on the total built from the Vin breaks in Jerry's book ... I was thinking about 1 in 10 had the ZL2 .

I'll have to look into that.  I think I've heard the 1 in 10 production statement before but I believe that applies to the entire 69 run.  I'm most interested in production between Aug and Dec 68 before ZL2 was even available.