Released at the very end of 1966 — just in time to campaign in the fabled Trans-Am Series — the Z/28 was an up-specced version of the Chevrolet Camaro. Despite costing less than $360 for the Z/28 package, the upgraded pony car initially failed to gain much traction with the motoring public, though in the subsequent half-decade following its debut, Chevy made a number of tweaks that resulted in a markedly more refined and capable Camaro. And that’s what we’ve got here, with this stunning 1969 Camaro Z/28 specimen that’s recently surfaced for auction on Bring-a-Trailer.
Cloaked in Hugger Orange and riding on 15″ Rally wheels, the exterior features a front spoiler, a cowl-induction hood, a rear deck spoiler, and Z/28 badging, while the interior boasts black vinyl and cloth houndstooth bucket seats and matching rear bench, a Delco AM radio, a Vintage Air HVAC system, a Hurst shifter, a three-spoke steering wheel, and centrally-mounted auxiliary gauges. Powered by a replacement 302ci V8 mated to a Muncie M21 four-speed manual transmission and a Fearless Gear, Inc. 12-bolt rear end, the Z/28 also features disc brakes all around, QA1 adjustable coil-overs, Classic Performance tubular control arms, and aftermarket front and rear sway bars. This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is available on Bring-a-Trailer, where bidding (as of the time of writing) has reached $40,000.