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31K Mile: 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

For $572, you could add the Z-28 Special Performance Package to your 1970 Chevrolet Camaro and, among many upgrades, receive the all new LT-1 350 cubic inch V8 engine. This example might be one of the nicest survivors at there. At only 31,463 miles, this 1970 Camaro Z-28 is in immaculate condition. The car is located in Columbia Station, Ohio and is listed for sale here on eBay for a Buy It Now Price of $79,500. The seller also has a Make An Offer option if you want to come in a little lower than the asking price. There are 15 days remaining in the listing.

The interior shows as new with no wear, cracks or blemishes. It looks just like it did when the original owner drove it off the showroom floor with the exception that the front edge of the dash is starting to roll back. The Z-28 is optioned with tinted glass, sport mirrors, 4 speed close ratio transmission, 3:73 rear gear ratio, full instrumentation, Am/FM radio and the style trim group option. All the guages, lights and features are said to be in working order.

Besides the beauty and originality of this car, the best part is the 360 horsepower LT-1 350 cubic inch V8 engine. The factory torque rating was 380 lb ft. The exhaust on this car is said to be original. The LT-1 was an all new performance engine built with high strength components. It offered loads of power with a less radical cam than the prior year 302 cubic inch V8 engine. It was also offered in the Corvette.

The exterior paint is said to be 70% original with most of the touch up work done on the doors and right rear quarter. The Camaro Z-28 is said to not have any rust or repair. Something dripped on the roof and there is a spot there and the original stripes are thinning. The glass is good and date coded but there are some scratches on the driver window. The car comes with plenty of documentation.

Comments

  1. sakingsbury20@yahoo.com Member

    nice car…an only 80k…in 1976 I wanted to buy a 71 at local used car dealer. It was root beer brown, not sure what chevy called that color, black interior, 4spd, had under 50k for milage. Dealer wanted $2200, bank wouldnt give me loan, said it was over priced…If they had only known they were making an investment,lol…..I was 22 then so it would of been long since thrashed to death anyway…….

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    • Sam Shive

      In 1976 the banks must have been AFU. I was fresh out of my Navy school and home on leave and found a 63 Split Window at the local Chevy dealer. Real Clean, All Original Small Block. My mom said she’d Co Sign so we went to the bank, They said the car was too old I was too young and it wasn’t worth the time. The might have saved my life but I’m still pissed.

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      • If Only I Would’ve..

        I have a Split Window and under 60 in it now with repaint, drive train rebuilt all original .
        I remember in my youth seeing them on the cheap compared to todays pricing.

        I think I got around 2000 for my 69 rally Z camaro hidden headlights special front bumper in1979 😉

        To bad on the turn downs in comments.

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  2. Sam Shive

    So the doors and right rear quarter panel have been repainted, Not sure what would cause that but it might be worth it to ask. The car started in OK. and ended up in Ohio. Nice little ride.

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  3. Greg B Greg B Member

    Just can’t see paying 80k myself.

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  4. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Really liked these going thru the years – had a buddy with a great dad that bought him a 70 1/2 Z28 new. They were both good people – gone to soon – his dad ran an upholstery shop and they were just hard working folks.

    Sexiest wheels GM ever made !

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    • sakingsbury20@yahoo.com Member

      so true, I always thought those body colored wheels just set those cars off

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      • 19sixty5 Member

        The wheels on the earlier 2nd generation Z28’s were all a dark argent color, I believe they started painting them body color around 1977 or so. Nice Camaro, but $80k is a bit unrealistic.

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    • Tom

      I agree! I have a buddy who absolutely hates those wheels. I don’t get it…
      I’ve always loved the early second gen Camaros and Firebirds (currently own a ‘71 T/A). Definitely prefer the Pontiac but this is a beautiful car.
      But…EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS…

  5. Mikefromthehammer

    It’s official: I’m in lust again. I guess I’ve got to buy another lottery ticket, lol.

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  6. Frank Sumatra

    Just checked my list of “Cars I Would Spend $80,000 On”. Didn’t see a 1970 (Or 1970 1/2) Z/28 on it.

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  7. Keith

    Very nice but not 80k nice. Going to have to come down about 20k to keep my interest.

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  8. ray sebesian

    After totaling out my 1967 chevelle super sport in late 1969, I headed down to my local chevrolet dealer and had a choice between a 70/ half RS Z28 or a 70 chevelle 450horse 454,parked next to the camaro. both for about the same price @ 4100$ out the door. I chose the Z .Pretty amazing what these vehicles get today.

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  9. Md

    My favorite Air cleaner of all time!

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    • Rixx56 Member

      Original purchase: Mustang, OK…

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  10. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    This looks like something that rolled through an auction. Perhaps recent buyer’s remorse, or most likely trying for a quick flip.

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  11. 454RAT Member

    I wonder why the rear end sits so high? That is not stock or original. Maybe original springs replaced because current owner thought they were sagging?

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  12. Larry D

    The heading calls it a Z/28. The text calls it a Z-28. And neither is correct. It is a Z28.

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    • Frank Sumatra

      @Larry D- That depends. Having owned a 1969 Z/28, it will always be Z/28 to me, but you are correct. You had to check the RPO Z28 box on the order sheet to get the cool Z/28 badges.

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  13. George Mattar

    Man prices aren’t what they were just 10 years ago. A close college friend at Penn State bought a rusted 70 Z RS 4 speed and paid $1,800 from the original owner in April 1979. He was 18 years old. Well, back then one could buy NOS GM from a GM dealer. He was and still is very wise. He ordered rear quarters, inner quarters and fenders. Floors were not available, but there was only a small rusted section in the driver’s tie board area. The black interior survived and was just cleaned up. He and I got help from a local body shop to cut off the rotted panels. We were poor college kids, so the shop owner told us he would do the work if we did grunt work on other cars. We worked late at night after studying sanding and priming other vehicles. With the metal work done, my friend decided to rent a garage and paint the car himself. He laid down lacquer, this was early 1980, in Copper Classic Metallic and wisely had measured the exact size of the factory white stripes before we stripped off the original paint. No stencels available in 1980. It turned out great. I found an NOS set of the chrome exhaust tips and the orig LT-1 still ran great, and he was out if money anyway. He kept the car for about 30 years and sold it for about $33,000. I still smile today thinking about rowing through the gears in that beauty on Rt 322 in central Pennsylvania. The price on this, I believe Shawdow Gray Z, may be optimistic, but remember many were rotted out by the late 70s as they were just daily transportation.

  14. Mike Pesotski

    Nice car. I had a similar car in HS in 1980 but mine had the 4.10 rear end, rock crusher/Hurst 4 speed. Paid $3K for it and everyone asked why I paid so much for a 10 year old car. Had to add water injection to it due pinging issues since 93 leaded was the highest octane available and 70’s models called for higher than that(not sure of the #). Bought it in Orlando at a used car dealership in Orlando that is still in business. Saw it on the way riding my bike down Orange Ave to the library like I did every week. My favorite car I have owned but I only made $3.45 per hour working as a bagger at the grocery store and it took every penny I made to maintain so I sold it. Big regret now in hindsight.

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