As for Z28, that moniker stood for “Camaro Special Performance Package.”
Product Promotion Engineering specialist Vince Piggins initiated the Z28 to make Camaro a force in SCCA’s Trans-American Sedan Championship series.
For consignment, a 1971 version of the consignor stated Z28 Camaro. Our consigner also states it now sports a 350ci V8 crate motor, a 4-barrel carburetor, and a B&M shifter. Now presenting in yellow and black respray, with a matching yellow and black interior, this car can float like a butterfly, but stings like a bee.
For this gen 2 car, a single headlight and round signal light sit next to each other and flank a V shaped grille that juts out beyond the headlights and has a black egg crate covering. 2 small bumpers are just below the lights on either side and add a nice highlight to the front of the car. A hood bump up with black stripes runs rearward towards the windshield and has hood pins, yellow respray showing some cracking, chipping and the beginnings of rust peeking through particularly on the lower end of this car. A spoiler is on back and continues the black stripe that started upfront. 15-inch Centerline Auto Drag wheels are wrapped in front by 205/70R15’s and in back by 275/60R15’s.
Not to be outdone by the exterior, two tone yellow and black vinyl takes over inside. On the doors yellow is sandwiched between a black molded sill and a lower black molded vinyl armrest/storage bin. High back buckets with smooth yellow inserts have back surrounding smooth vinyl bolsters are upfront and in back is a 2 plus 2 two tone rear bench (dual buckets together) setup. All this floats in black carpeting with Z28 stitched floor mats. In the center hump is a B&M shifter. The original wrap around dash covered in wood appliqu houses the round instruments. To drivers right is a large aftermarket Autometer tachometer. Some paint chipping in the black bezels and trim surrounds can be seen on this dash. An aftermarket AM/FM/Cassette player replaces the original factory radio and a trio of additional monitoring gauges is seen hanging below this radio. A tight black vinyl headliner is above.
Opening up the hood we see a restored engine bay, nice and black with clean add ons and hoses all attaching to a 350ci crate engine not original to this car. There is a 4-barrel carburetor on top, and it feeds the engine through a Weiand intake manifold. On back is a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission with a 10-bolt 2.73 gear GZ stamped axle. Headers and a Flowmaster exhaust evacuate spent fossils and air and this car sounds awesome!
Rust free unibody, floor pans, toe kicks and rockers have a nice black patina covering them. Independent coil sprung suspension is upfront, and leaf springs are on back with some traction bars. Power disc brakes for the front, and power drums for the back and one will notice the mufflers have been rusted through and blown out.
This car fired up with a mighty roar (due to the muffler condition but it sounds great!). On the test track it has plenty of power with neck snapping acceleration, decent handling, and bias free stopping quickly. The traction bars help with rear wheel spin and fishtailing when you get goosey with your boot.
With a snazzy color scheme, crate engine and 4 barrels feeding this mill we have a performer in 1971 style. A few faults in the paint an otherwise clean example ready to take on any Mustangs you can throw at it.
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