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David K

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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2024, 03:26:02 PM »
No guarantee that it is a 1969 produced block and the heads are 1971.
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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2024, 04:25:08 PM »
Was there any general round number of replacement engines built? Iím thinking this could be a warranty leftover from parts.

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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2024, 04:40:57 PM »
There were zero ZL-1 'CE' warranty engines built.

The few production ZL-1 Camaros that had engine failures received reconfigured ME code Corvette ZL-1 engines.
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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2024, 06:12:31 PM »
So William, this would most likely be a reconfigured Vette?I canít imagine thereís many of these out there in the first place.

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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2024, 09:10:24 PM »
No, lots were sold over the counter to racers.
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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2024, 10:10:14 PM »
Fran Preve, an Engineer at the Tonawanda engine plant, reported ZL-1 production numbers in 1987:

ME  Corvette manual  80
MG Corvette auto       14
ML  Camaro manual   54
MM Camaro auto       34

Of the 182, 71 were used in production. The ZL-1 program was shut down as of June, 1969 and remaining stock placed in GMPD inventory.
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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2024, 11:04:25 PM »
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/chevrolet-zl1-v8/  Stunning ZL1 sale result on BaT the other day.  William, any insight on the Yenko stamp on this one?

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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2024, 11:42:56 PM »
No.

My interest ends with the last Winters casting, approximately 7/31/69. Just for the record, Winters must have completed about 325 bare blocks.
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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2024, 01:39:30 AM »
Supposedly there were two ZL 1s ordered by the local dealer, one blue and the other yellow. The drag racer that worked there swapped the engines for iron engines before the cars were sold and the aluminum blocks went in his funny car. I saw the yellow car but only heard about the blue one.
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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2024, 03:30:04 AM »
I think the ZL1 option on a. 69 camaro was over 4k. Anyone know what an over counter ZL1 engine cost?
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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2024, 05:10:11 PM »
Supposedly there were two ZL 1s ordered by the local dealer, one blue and the other yellow. The drag racer that worked there swapped the engines for iron engines before the cars were sold and the aluminum blocks went in his funny car. I saw the yellow car but only heard about the blue one.

Brewers Chevrolet, Campton KY had the other Daytona Yellow ZL-1. Rumored to have been sold with an L-72 427.

The car has been restored; the engine survives elsewhere. Only ZL-1 Camaro they had. Campton KY has a population of 424 so I guess one was adequate inventory.

ZL-1 auto      msrp $4160.50
ZL-1 4-speed msrp $4160.15




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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2024, 09:16:54 PM »
I found an ad in the March 1971 Hi-Performance Cars magazine where Motion Performance was selling a "complete 427-inch ZL-X engine for $1,395, with a "complete 454-inch ZL-X for $1,995.

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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2024, 12:33:15 AM »
Cool ad

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Re: 69 ZL1 engine for sale
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2024, 01:56:19 PM »
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