Text courtesy of Mecum Auctions
Chevrolet built only 602 Z28 Coupes in the first year of Camaro production, so when this rare example was purchased by its second owner in 1992, he immediately set about restoring it to its original configuration. The fenders, door skins, and quarters were replaced with NOS sheet metal. In 1971 the original engine block was replaced under warranty with a CE replacement block. The original intake and exhaust manifolds, Holley 4-barrel carburetor, distributor, alternator and starter were retained when the block was replaced. The transmission and rear end are original to the car. The suspension components were also either rebuilt or replaced to factory specs. The restoration was completed in 2000; since then, the car has been driven fewer than 20 miles and remains as new, finished in Deep Water Blue with a Black standard interior.
Like all 1967 Z28 Camaros, it is equipped with a Muncie M21 close ratio 4-speed, Positraction rear end, power steering and front disc brakes, Style Trim Group, simulated-wood steering wheel, tachometer and gauges and Redline tires. The car has earned a number of prestigious awards, including First in Class at the 2000 Camaro Street Nationals, the Chevy Vettefest Gold Spinner Award in 2001 and First Place in the 2004 Illinois Secretary of State Car Show. It was also featured in the October 2005 issue of Chevy Rumble Magazine and most recently in the March 2013 issue of Muscle Car Review. Documentation includes the original dealer order, Protect-O-Plate, window sticker and a copy of original title.