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dannystarr

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1968 Camaro Z/28
« on: July 01, 2020, 01:42:22 AM »
This car looks to have modern tag rivets, among several other things. Anyone know this car as a legit Zed28? Ö Danny

 https://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Chevrolet-Camaro-RPO-Z-28-All-Numbers-Match/153984702741?hash=item23da341915:g:-AoAAOSwEh1e9kLK&vxp=mtr

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Re: 1968 Camaro Z/28
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 01:30:10 PM »
Danny,

Rivets do look replaced. A very pretty car, very well restored, great details. The only thing wrong with it I can see is the curse of the 1st Gens - no paperwork to support what you see. The engine pad looks almost too perfect in the suffix stamping, very rough surface underneath the paint, as if it has been worked over with a needle scaler. VIN stamping is very close to the head margin, tough to get a gang stamp that close with the heads on, but possible I guess. To me, the lack of documentation is the only thing holding this back from a bigger payoff to the owner/broker - be interesting to see where it finishes at.

Wish mine looked this good -

Regards,
Steve
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1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6

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Re: 1968 Camaro Z/28
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 09:38:01 PM »
Missing front bumper guards... or was it possible to purchase only two?
'67 RS 327 convertible, '69 RS 350 coupe, '73 Type LT 350 coupe split bumper.

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Re: 1968 Camaro Z/28
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 03:02:49 AM »
Rear guards mandatory and included on the Z28 trim package for all three years (Z28-1), V31 front guards were optional.

Real expensive options, too - V31 front guards were a $12.00 option all three years, V32 rear guards were $9.00 in '67 (likely due to solid construction, no impact strips), $12.00 in '68 and '69. Wish we could still pay that -

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1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6

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Re: 1968 Camaro Z/28
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 09:44:22 PM »
Itís a real Z28, and original stamp. Car used to have Protecto Plate & McNeish report ( if memory is correct ). Heartbeat City owned it at 1 time yrs ago.
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Re: 1968 Camaro Z/28
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2020, 02:39:08 AM »
Itís a real Z28, and original stamp. Car used to have Protecto Plate & McNeish report ( if memory is correct ). Heartbeat City owned it at 1 time yrs ago.

Strange - 136 pics in the gallery, but the only mention of Jerry is the research from the Definitive Facts book itself - no P-O-P, no mention of a report, nothing. If it had the documentation before, it's not supported in the ad.

It's a really nice car - legitimate docs would help it, no doubt.

Steve
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6

dannystarr

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Re: 1968 Camaro Z/28
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2020, 02:43:05 AM »
A real Z/28 with a cowl tag that was removed at one time? I can't imagine if they have the POP, that they wouldn't state that... Especially when you are dealing with a '68. Ö Danny

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Re: 1968 Camaro Z/28
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2020, 04:59:08 AM »
A lot of cars have had the cowl tag removed during restoration , I donít know if it was. All I know is that when it was bought at Russo Steele auction about 2008/2009 ? it had a protecto plate and other docs, the guy I work for locally who is a well known collector says it had a McNeish report, I think the ebay seller is just a broker, and I also think the car has changed hands a few times. First guy was a local oil guy who made a few $ and also bought a 67 Z28 off the collector I work for. Stefano from Nickey knew the car at that time and it was sold off the block after it failed to meet the reserve.  I bought a 186 head years before off the guy in Ca who restored it, think his name was Dennis, thatís why I knew about the car before the collector I work for bought it.
It had a warranty head put on it early in its life. The guy found the correct casting 291 head for it during the restoration at that time. Car has had GM 1/4,s also, the baffles were missing. Itís a very nice car, I have driven it and done minor stuff to it. IMO itís a original Z28 with correct numbers, but anyone interested should due their due diligence and research it.

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Re: 1968 Camaro Z/28
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2020, 05:12:24 AM »
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Re: 1968 Camaro Z/28
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2020, 04:44:21 PM »
Rear guards mandatory and included on the Z28 trim package for all three years (Z28-1), V31 front guards were optional.

Real expensive options, too - V31 front guards were a $12.00 option all three years, V32 rear guards were $9.00 in '67 (likely due to solid construction, no impact strips), $12.00 in '68 and '69. Wish we could still pay that -

Regards,
Steve

67 rear guards didn't have the rubber cushion strip?  They are shown that way in the AIM.  I have seen those ones without a strip, but thought they were possibly from very early 67s 

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Re: 1968 Camaro Z/28
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2020, 08:04:44 PM »
No rubber cushion on the standard 67 Z guards. They bolted to the bottom of the bumper and lower body panel; they did not extend above the bumper as did the optional bumper guards. 

 

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