1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Cross RamSOLD
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Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Black
Transmission: Manual

Reference Number 132171

as of 11/10/2011

Overview
Car 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Cross Ram
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

Vehicle to be offered WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder August 18 - 20th, at Russo and Steele's 11th Annual "Sports & Muscle at The Marriott" in Downtown Monterey, California. Please contact us for more information.

 

1969 Camaro Z28 (Cross Ram)

 

Vehicle to be offered WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder August 18 - 20th, at Russo and Steele's 11th Annual "Sports & Muscle at The Marriott" in Downtown Monterey, California. Please contact us for more information.

 

This stunning Lemans Blue Z/28 is not only matching numbers throughout, but also includes a rare and desirable correct date-coded Cross Ram intake with dual quads. This full frame-off restored 1969 Z/28 is finished in its correct coded 71 LeMans Blue paint. All numbers MATCHING and CORRECT from the motor, transmission, rear, alt, dist and starter. The car has an unmistakable sound with the headers and a correct Z/28 flowmaster exhaust. This genuine Z/28 comes with Cross Ram and Protecto Plate.

The radiator has the brass tag attached with correct Packard wires and seven blade fan etc. The car rides on the correct YH wheels with the correct tires and is a pleasure to drive with the power steering and the M22. The glass is original LOF except the windshield. The car is complete with the POP to document the drivetrain numbers. This Z/28 is an X77 with a tasteful upgrade of the X33 trim. It is a Cross Ram with no paperwork, but with the carbs being the correct reproductions and the intake being date coded. Nice attention to detail during the restoration with the quartz clock upgrade down to the T3 headlights and a nice underside with the correct tags and paint markings.

While the big block Camaros were getting all the glory on the streets, the Z/28 was earning it on the track. Despite its relatively small V8, the Z/28 was one of the more formidable machines to ever come out of the F-body stables and is perhaps the best-balanced car for guys who actually use their cars to their potential. If you?re going into battle on a road course, this is the weapon you use.

Most Camaro enthusiasts will readily admit that one of their favorite topics of discussion at Camaro gatherings is the Cross Ram induction system and how those cars equipped always get the draw! And why not? Aesthetically, the Cross Ram is awesome, the symmetry and proportion of the design is strikingly beautiful, especially with the massive chrome-topped air cleaner gleaming in place. And function?... In terms of performance, the special induction system has demonstrated itself to be capable of helping produce an amazing 458 HP from the 302 @ 7200 rpm..!

In fact... its sole purpose was to coax huge amounts of horsepower from the relatively small 302 c.i.d. engine in the upper rpm range without severely compromising low end power. And... if that wasn't a tall enough order, it had to do so under the severe restriction of "keeping it in its pants", or more accurately, under the hood due a safety rule imposed by the SCCA race sanctioning committee.

As it turns out, not only was Chevrolet able to accomplish all of the above, but they far exceeded all expectations and realized tremendous success doing so. Today, we recognize the legendary Cross Ram Intake system as being one of the largest contributing factors responsible for helping establish the Camaro as the 1968-1969 Trans-Am champion.

 

 

This car comes from The AE Collection in California. AE is a private collection; all cars are kept in a climate-controlled facility with full-time staff to ensure they are maintained properly.