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Jon Mello

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45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« on: December 29, 2011, 11:38:52 PM »
According to a letter between Vince Piggins and Joe Pike in early January 1967, the first Z-28 rolled down the assembly line on December 29th, 1966.
Since today marks the 45th anniversary of that event, here are some photos of the car as it is undergoing restoration back to when it Trans-Am raced.


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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 12:56:03 AM »
Happy Birthday AND Beautiful

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 04:04:49 AM »
The first Z/28 is looking great, Jon.  Thanks for the photo update. 

-Chad

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 06:27:01 AM »
Thanks guys

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 03:33:09 PM »
Great photos. Thanks for sharing. Is that your car?

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 04:33:54 PM »
Yes, it is.

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011, 05:44:18 PM »
Very nice! I can only imagine what it will look like when it is done.

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011, 06:02:09 PM »
Jon,
  That Camaro is beautiful!  I've always liked that color combo and the race trim.  Can't wait to see it finished.

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2011, 03:18:30 PM »
Jon;
 Interesting original safety cage configuration, are you going to vintage race the car or just restore to period correctness, tell us more about the build..pics..pics, Love to see the first Z come back to life!

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2011, 06:53:17 PM »
Thanks again. The original roll bar was a bolt-in affair. Obviously there is not one bolted in the car at the moment. More stuff will get posted in due time. This was just meant to show the current state of the car and be a quasi-celebration of its 45th "birthday".

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2012, 03:05:09 AM »
Very nice Jon; thanks for sharing. I'll have to remember to celebrate mine on June 12th.

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2012, 05:16:51 PM »
looks great

Happy 45th to the Z and Happy New Year to everyone

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2012, 06:15:57 PM »
Thanks Fred and Joe. Happy New Year to everyone!

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2012, 03:12:44 AM »
Not a T/A race car...but ordering it was inspired by them.

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2012, 04:04:31 AM »
Happy birthday to your car, Fred!  :)