There isn’t much of a question as to who would win in a collision between a Camaro Z28 and a bulldozer, but what the resulting carnage would look like? Well, the 1969 Camaro Z28 above had a run in with a disgruntled bulldozer and as you can see, the results are as catastrophic as one would imagine. This is a heart wrenching train wreck, you don’t want to look at it, but you just can’t take your eyes off it. The current owner believes that someone out there might be interested in trying to save it, but we don’t see it being used for much other than the coveted X33 VIN plate. If you are as captivated by this terrible sight as we are, be sure to take a look at the listing here on eBay.
As you can see, the damage inflicted to this Camaro is extensive and would be nearly impossible to rectify. As they say, anything is possible with enough money, but given how mangled this one is we don’t see it getting straightened out any time soon. There are few Camaros more desirable than the Z28. It was the highest performance Camaro one could get without going to Yanko for a COPO 427. If this were a Yanko Camaro, we have no doubt in our mind that someone would buy it and restore it from the ground up. While the Z/28 is sought after, we don’t see this one ever being restored, but we do see the VIN making its way onto a brand new reproduction body…
The Z/28 was a combination performance and visual package, but was mostly meant to offer customers with a near race ready Camaro. Vince Piggins, the driving force behind the Z/28, saw it as a chance to homologate the Camaro for Trans Am racing. To meet Trans Am regulations, the Z/28 came with a 302 cui V8 that was nearly race spec. To keep insurance rates down and stay in lower racing classes, GM underrated the 302′s power ratings. They advertised the motor as having just 290 hp, but in reality power was closer to 400 hp. Sadly, this car’s motor is long gone and finding a replacement could get expensive. Then again, does it really matter if the motor is there? Just about every inch of this car is damaged and most of the important pieces are either missing or destroyed.
Besides being a Z/28, this car also has the added benefit of having been optioned as an x33. Visually, the Z/28 packaged added a special Rally Stripe to the base car, unless you ordered it as an X33. The X33 package added the RS trim, making for one mean looking Pony car. Z/28 prices have been all over the place the past couple years, but recently skyrocketed. With nice examples fetching six figures, we are sure someone will buy this one simply for the VIN. It’s hard to tell what impact the X33 option will have on value, but it sure makes for one good looking car. We still aren’t sure how we feel about slapping the VIN on a modern day reproduction, but we do like the idea of having a Z/28 that we could drive every day and this crumpled and damaged shell to park as yard art. How many people can say they have a 1969 Camaro Z/28 that saw the business end of a bulldozer parked in their yard? Would you rescue this Camaro or is it beyond saving?