So what do you consider a survivor? We’ve debated this before, but after reading this listing here on eBay for this 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, it was all I was thinking about. Bidding is currently just over $30,000 but has not yet met it’s reserve, and the car is located in Warminster, Pennsylvania. As a side note, when I started writing this post, bidding was at $15,000, so you might want to watch this auction for some fireworks!
There is no doubt that this is a beautiful car in beautiful condition, at least from what we can tell from the pictures. My only issue is their use of the term “survivor.” The seller tells us that the car is a “non-restored survivor.” Let’s look at their use of that phrase and see if you agree. The car has been repainted once. The engine has been rebuilt once. The seats are not original but are very nice. The front spoiler has been replaced. The exhaust manifolds have been replaced with ceramic coated headers. In other words, it’s a truly stellar car! But I’m not sure if it’s a survivor by the way I think of the term. How about you?
It’s so much nicer to write a post on a car when the photography is excellent, although it would be even better with more interior and underbody pictures! And this shot in particular reminds me of a time when I had the opportunity to get rid of the Triumph that I was having so many problems with and purchase a (faux) Z28 in this same color scheme. My whole life would be different now if I had done that, but during the two weeks I was deciding what to do, the car sold to another owner. It really is beautiful, isn’t it?
Here’s the clean interior! A nice place to spend your time. With only 70,541 miles on it, while I have to wonder about the need to rebuild the engine, the rest of the car should be in pretty nice shape. I wish there were more interior shots, but it’s nice to see that manual transmission!
Here’s the super clean engine compartment. Again, the car is certainly very, very nice, and I’d love to have it! But if I did have it, I’d call it a restovivor. What about you?