1969 Camaro Z/28 RS – The Ultimate Camaro

1969 Camaro Z/28 RS

Camaro Z/28’s are among the most sought after classic muscle cars on the planet. Race ready Pony cars were a force unto themselves when they were first introduced in 1967. Born to race, they won the SCCA Trans Am Championships in 1968 and 1969 for Chevrolet. But the top of the Camaro food chain is the 1969 Camaro Z/28 RS. Something about the front valance and the cowl hood make it look perfect in the  discerning eyes of car collectors. Now give us one in Hugger Orange paint, and you have perfection.

That’s what happened this week when The Last Detail posted a 1969 Camaro Z/28 RS for sale. You guessed it! The Hugger Orange paint with black racing stripes was specified by the factory. What a special car. (Click here to review dozens of detailed photos on the ad page.)

The 1969 Camaro Z/28 RS underwent a total restoration to exacting standards and concours quality, according to The Last Detail, a classic car dealer from North Chicago, Illinois. They say the collector grade muscle car has been inspected by Camaro guru Jerry MacNeish, who issued his Certificate of Authenticity based on his 2020 inspection. MacNeish confirmed it has the original X33 trim tag on the firewall, the original engine mounts for the 302 ci high-performance engine, the original Muncie speedometer cable hole stamped below the windshield wiper motor, and the original tailpipe adapter plate on the left side rear frame rail. These are all conclusive earmarks of a factory-original 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. A factory-correct V0327DZ suffix numbered replacement block is matched to the rare, factory-specified Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission and G80 positraction 12-bolt rear axle with factory 3.55 gears. 

The appearance is true to the factory trim tag with its Code 72 Hugger Orange paint and Code 711 black vinyl interior with bucket seats, console, tachometer, power brakes and power steering.  The top-of-the-line Rally Sport option includes hideaway headlamps, front parking and rear backup lights, RS-specific grille, special Rally Sport emblems, and wide lower-body moldings.

Here is a walk-around video inspection produced at The Last Detail. Click the video window below to view.

The Last Detail tells us that a wealth of restoration photographs accompany the sale. There are three binders of documentation, including technical information and detailed breakdowns of the cars relevant factory codes and numbers.

Correct fine details of this outstanding restoration include GM tags and labels, along with correct GM hoses with high tower-style clamps and spring ring-type battery cables. According to a recent professional appraisal, the engine compartment and trunk are correctly finished and detailed to show quality, the glass is in great condition, and the car sports correct YH coded steel Rally wheels and Goodyear Wide Tread GT E70-15 tires. 

This is one of the better examples you will find on the market today. Most people who own these Z/28 RS’s will not part with them which is making them harder to find. 


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