Open Roads, April | Lot 299
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
$75,000 USD | Asking
| Blenheim, Ontario
21 - 29 April 2021
- Beautifully restored, final-year example of the first-generation Camaro Z/28
- Fitted with the rare, Trans-Am-derived Cross-Ram intake manifold
- 302 cu. in. V-8 conservatively factory-rated at 290 hp; Four-speed Muncie “Rock Crusher” transmission with Hurst shifter; 12-bolt rear axle
- Dusk Blue with white racing stripes over a Dark Blue interior
- Equipped with five-slot Rally wheels with Goodyear Wide Tread GT tires; rear spoiler
The pony car wars of the mid-1960s led to no shortage of thrilling on-track action, as American automakers duked it out on-track in the Trans-Am series—and this in turn led excitement at dealerships, with manufacturers rolling out high-performance road-legal counterparts to their racing machines. Chevrolet’s contender on this front was the legendary Camaro Z/28, which offered up an ideal balance of performance, handling, and unforgettable style.
This 1969 Z/28, dating from the last year of the Camaro’s pivotal first generation, is finished in the striking colors of Dusk Blue with signature white twin racing stripes over a Dark Blue vinyl interior. A three-spoke steering wheel fronting AC gauges, as well as an AM radio, finish the cabin, while five-slot Rally wheels wrapped in Goodyear Wide Tread GT tires complete its period-correct exterior appearance.
Power is supplied by a 302-cubic-inch small-block V-8 factory-rated, very conservatively, at 290 horsepower; actual output in stock form was well north of that figure. Its four-speed Muncie “Rock Crusher” manual transmission, meanwhile, is operated via a Hurst shifter tucked between the front bucket seats, and it is connected to a 12-bolt rear axle.
Moreover, this car is equipped with the rare and desirable Cross-Ram intake manifold topped by dual four-barrel carburetors, a motorsports-derived technology meant to further push the Camaro Z/28’s performance envelope—and one that ties this car even more directly back to the model’s Trans-Am racing heritage.
Mechanically and cosmetically restored with careful attention toward factory-correctness, including an exterior repaint completed in August 2020, this 1969 Camaro Z/28 is an enticing example of one of Chevrolet’s most exciting and highly sought performance offerings; its rare, racing-derived Cross-Ram intake setup makes this already alluring pony car even more appealing.