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1969 Camaro Z/28 Left In A Field

1969 Camaro Z28 in the field

In our never ending pursuit to find interesting and incredible finds, I recently stumbled across a rather amazing find that was posted a few years back here on camaros.net. Dennis, aka new2camaro, discovered the kind of find we all dream of! A high performance and highly desirable 1969 Camaro Z/28. It wasn’t found in a barn, but parked in a field. Even though it was left out in the elements, it is surprisingly solid. The windows were broken out at some point, the paint is worn thin, but it is all original and quite complete. It turned out that Dennis purchased the car from the original owner not being sure if it really was a Z/28, but with the help of a lot of Camaro fans he was able to determine that it is the real deal!

Camaro Z28 in the field

The thread that Dennis started was simply asking for help determining if the paint on the car was original, as he noticed the rear stripes weren’t the same as the front. From there he got all kinds of input and information about the Z/28. Eventually the thread turns into a bit of a build thread, with Dennis fixing some issues, finding some replacement parts and even building a new garage and a makeshift paint booth just for the Camaro. It really is an interesting story to read and watch unfold, it’s something like 70 pages long so we won’t cover all the details here. If you have the time, I’d highly recommend scanning over the complete thread, as there is a lot of interesting Z/28 facts in there!

1969 Camaro Z28 cleaned up

Sadly, progress on the car seems to have come to a halt, but the car already looks significantly better than it did when it was parked in the field. Lacquer paint sure polishes up nice, doesn’t it? If anyone happens to know Dennis, we sure would love to hear from him and if he’s made any more progress!


  1. Charles

    WOW! Cool car! What a great find. Surprising the Camaro was in decent shape and the engine, transmission, etc. were still in the car. Too bad the windows were broken probably allowing the elements to damage the interior.

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  2. Barzini

    One again life is stranger than fiction. How does this rare car sit in a field with no windows without damaging the floors, trunk and frame beyond repair? What a great find and rescue.

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  3. Chris A.

    May very well be that the Z/28 wasn’t out in the field all that long and it was a dry spring, summer, fall? Great save, nice story. The price, even unfinished, is way out of my wallet’s range.

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  4. Charles

    Sweet find!

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  5. Jeff Myers

    Thank you BF for posting this gem of a saga.
    Even though the saga started a few years ago,
    it’s a fantastic story, & well worth publicizing.

    I read the entire story, and must say those Camaro
    restorer types seem to have a lot of knowledge
    about detail variations & trivia.

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  6. jd

    Think I’m going have have this one~Nice~ much work to be done here~

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  7. Dennis

    It still sits in my shop just like the picture shows. Maybe one day I’ll get going on it.

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