Chevrolet Camaro Z28 collection goes up for auction
A collection of 10 Camaro Z28s is heading to auction in October. 10 highly original cars span 30 years of muscle car history
There are factions that divide us all such as tastes for red or white wine, light or dark chocolate, pizza with pineapple or without. Likewise, you are either a Mustang or a Camaro fan — you can’t be both. Whoever amassed this collection of Chevrolet Camaro Z28s being sold by Mecum Auctions is clearly in the latter camp.
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Not one, but 10 Z28 models spanning from 1967 to 1997 are up for grabs at Mecum's Dallas auction on October 3-6. In addition to each being a muscle car icon, there are a few special models listed that might be of keen interest to collectors.
The earliest car is a 1967 RS Z28 complete with its original purchase contract and owners manuals. This green machine is one of just 602 built and understood to be the only one in this particular specification. It’s 302 cubic inches of highly original muscle car, but if subtlety if your thing, there’s also a numbers matching ’68 model up for grabs.
However, if you want something totally untouched, the Rallye Green green 1968 RS Z28 is an unrestored masterpiece. It’s got it all from period paperwork to full owner history with just 39,900-miles on the clock. Another Z28 from 1969 has had a complete ‘nut and bolt’ restoration and is ready for your chosen concours.
Over the decades the Camaro evolved and those who are fans of the following generation might be interested in the 1970 and ’71 cars available. The ’70 car, in particular, is worth a look as not only is it an RS, but it’s in astonishing condition despite being unrestored.
Camaros of the late 70s and 80s split opinion as the styling was a huge departure from what had come before. There’s a trio of these Z28s listed, all sporting loud and proud paintwork, one with just 9,300-miles.
The final Camaro comes from the unloved 90s era of muscle cars, but it is a machine of significance. This 5.7-litre Z28 convertible was the pace car for the 1997 Brickyard Festival 400 at Indianapolis. It has been verified as a genuine pace car by the track, who also confirmed that the local mayor drove the car at the event opening. It has covered just 1,400-miles and comes with all of the appropriate paperwork.
These auctions represent a pretty comprehensive slice of Camaro history. If you want in on the Z28 action, take a look at Mecum’s Dallas auction taking place on October 3-6, 2018.