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Lot 145 - 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

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ESTIMATE £38,000 - £45,000-

Auction Blenheim Palace July 2015
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Lot Number 145
Reg. Number CVG 138F
Chassis Number 124378L306178
Year 1967
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The first-generation Chevrolet Camaro appeared in dealerships on 29th September 1966, for the 1967 model year on a brand new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and would be available as a 2-door, 2+2 seat, coupe or convertible with a choice of six-cylinder and V8 powerplants. The first-gen Camaro would continue up to the 1969 model year.

The Z/28 performance package was designed (with further modifications) to compete in the SCCA Trans-Am series. It included a solid-lifter 302 V8, 4-speed transmission, power disc brakes, and two wide stripes down the hood and deck lid. With a total production run of only 602 cars in Z28 specification in 1967.

Here we have an early build, LA Van Nuys built (Oct 67) 1968 Z28 Camaro in original and very rare Teal Blue. Allegedly only three 1968 Z28s now exist in this colour. This car has had a nut and bolt restoration, by specialists Rare Performance Motors in Farnham, Surrey, with a rebuild cost in the region of £50,000.

If you were to read the 150th Edition of Classic American Magazine you would be able to read the full story behind the car and the three and a half years it took to restore it to this exacting detail.

Featured in the February 2013 edition of Classic and Sports Car magazine, the car also won Classic American’s Car of the Year Competition in 2011, as well as picking up various awards from other shows along the way.

Restored to its original condition when delivered in 1968 (or better, according to the CA judges), the car’s previous owner has owned many cars over the years. The main aim behind this project was to restore a car that was as perfect as possible in every detail and free from any old car niggles which most restored cars have, which has now been achieved by RPM.

The car is genuinely impossible to fault, drives brilliantly – as you would expect – and is technically correct and original. This is an original car through and through, retaining many of its factory original parts with its original low mileage, numbers matching MO 302 engine now rated at circa 350bhp. Fitted also with a Hurst gear shifter this car is the one to have. This car is a true collector’s Z28 and one to be taken very seriously indeed: an opportunity not to be missed

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