Honestly Rough: 1969 Camaro Z/28

1969 Camaro Z28

It’s always a bit scary buying a rusty project online, you just never know what your going to get. At least the seller of this Z/28 RS is honest and upfront about the condition. It doesn’t make this thing any less rusty, but you know exactly what your getting, a massive project. The seller bought it a few years ago off of eBay and got burned by the previous owner, who wasn’t honest about its condition, so they want to be as honest about it as possible. Besides just being super rusty, it’s missing its engine, transmission, radiator and hood so just about everything that makes it a Z/28. The seller has a date correct block, but that’s about it. If you aren’t scared of taking on this project, you can find it here on eBay in New Paris, Ohio with a current bid of $6,400.

1969 Camaro Z28 Body Tag

We’ve seen quite a few Z/28 projects and it always amazes how much people are willing to pay for them! They really are great machines, but I can’t imagine how disappointing it must have been for this seller when it arrived and they saw what their $10k had bought them. Let’s just hope the next owner realizes the magnitude of this project and is excited about taking it on, that way it actually gets restored!

1969 Camaro Z28 RS

This is going to be one serious project. Between the rust and missing parts, your going to have your work cut out for you. The new block is nice, but the seller admits it isn’t a DZ code so you’ll still need to hunt down a very expensive DZ 302 if you want it to be correct. I would be alright with just building the included block up, but I’m cheap! I feel for this seller, but I’m sure glad he’s honest about the car. I just wish more seller’s would be this honest about their cars! So do you think this one is worth restoring, or is it just too far gone?

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Comments

  1. 68custom

    wow a 69 Z/28-RS probably pretty rare in that color combo. All Z/28s had 4 speed, 12 bolt rear and disc brakes so I think this car is fairly represented. So rusty though, some one with deep pockets can get a Dynacorn body for this mess and have a nice car in the end. will it be worth the investment? not sure about that! plus they would need a real Z/crank since it is a large journal block, 291 heads ETC.

  2. grant

    Props to the seller for not passing the bad “Carma” along (rimshot)
    I’ll see myself out…

  3. Mike

    better picture would be nice

  4. prowler

    You can’t swing a dead cat at just about any swap meet, show n shine, or just about any little car show in the country without hitting a 1969 Camaro.
    Why would you go thru the time ,expense and unlimited suprises ahead of you when you can just pick out the flavor you want and drive it home-life is short
    This one should be pronounced dead and let the body tag bandits go to work.
    I have seen this movie….I know how it ends

  5. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Where are all the mopar rust beaters….? Oh I forgot – you can buy a new Camero re-pop body.

  6. SteveFeld Member

    If you buy a coin stamped this year with 1855 on it, it will look pretty but lacks the history of passing through one sixty-one years of time. If a dedicated builder uses what is left of a Z-28 to bring the car back to life (same body/frame/correct engine), what a story there will be to tell. Restoration does not need to take years.

    • Shawn

      Yes, yes, yes!!! Thank you for never saying never! May the old be new again.

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