I’m not sure if the story the seller gives this Camaro is true or not, but I’m not sure it really matters if it is. What does matter is that this ’69 Camaro has a ZL1 engine sitting in its trunk! The ZL1 is just about the ultimate in Chevrolet performance big block engines. It’s an all aluminum 427 that was rated at 435 horsepower, while weighing in around the same as the 327. The seller calls this the Mexican ZL1, it ran the board and even has bullet holes in the roof! Based on the numbers, it wasn’t equipped with the ZL1 engine from the factory, but gained it somewhere along the way. The Camaro is cool, but I have a feeling most bidders simply want the coveted engine. You can find this desert runner here on eBay in Cave Creek, Arizona with a current bid of $26k!
Since my father grew up in El Paso, Texas, I’ve heard some incredible stories of the cars he would see crossing the board in and out of Mexico, so it wouldn’t surprise me if someone got their hands on a ZL1 engine to make their Camaro go faster. This engine is quite rare and I can’t imagine it was easy for them to get their hands on, even back in the ’70s, but anything is possible with a little money and the right connections. Getting it running again, might be a bit of a challenge, but I’m sure anyone that can afford a project this pricey will have the connections to get the engine put back together. So do any of you recognize this Camaro? And would you put the ZL1 back in it or would you put it in something else?