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1974 Camaro z/28 Type LT

I have owned my 1974 Z/28 Type LT since 1989 or 1990, depending on what part of it you are talking about. I have only owned one other car longer. My attraction to it started in high school when a friend bought a beautiful, low-mileage ’73 Z/28 with a 4-speed.  He took me for a ride and I was impressed at how docile it was to drive normally, but it was an animal when he got on it. That stuck with me, so when in 1989 a co-worker announced he was selling his ’74 Z/28 4-speed, I was interested. Beautiful it was not, but I bought it for about what the engine and transmission were worth. It was originally from New Jersey, then was brought to Florida to live on the beach. As you can imagine, this meant there was rust everywhere

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1969 Camaro Pace Car: Greetings from Denmark

This rare big-block 1969 Camaro Pace Car is one Dane’s dream realized.

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When people say “pace car”, the 1969 Camaro comes into your mind. At least it does for me, I think it is epitome of Indy Pace Cars.

The dream of owning one started back in 1988 when I travelled the U.S. for 13 months with two friends. They were “car guys” just like myself, and we got to see 39 states and a lot of cars.

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Going Platinum in a 1967 Camaro RS Convertible

Growing up in northern Michigan, I was always fascinated with cars. When I was a teenager, I hung out at one of the gas stations in our small town. The owner asked me if I wanted to help tear apart a motor he was working on, so I ended up doing my first engine job at the age of 14. That experience kick-started my desire to work on cars.

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1969 Camaro RS: Highway Star

1969 Camaro RS owner Rick Aron was driving home from an afternoon cruise when he had to make a sudden stop. He quickly discovered that after driving the Camaro for several years, his drum brakes were due for an upgrade. His first call was to Rick’s Camaros for a front disc upgrade kit. While discussing this upgrade with his fellow Northwest Arkansas Camaro Club buddies, they also mused about the original engine and transmission that was showing signs of wear and tear. A buddy suggested rebuilding the engine as a club project. Finally, although the Camaro was appealing in silver with black stripes and a vinyl top, there were tell tale signs that the paint needed some attention too. That nasty moisture under the vinyl top had reared its ugly head and rust bubbles were starting to make an appearance. It was settled– time for a frame-up restoration.

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1967 Camaro RS Convertible

This ’67 Camaro RS Convertible went from rust bucket to show-stopper, in twenty-five years flat.

It all began with a phone call from my friend Dave. He wanted to talk about the possibility of restoring a 1967 Camaro RS convertible for a family friend of his. His friend, Karl Becker, had purchased a well-used, but original, ’67 Camaro RS convertible from a retired airline pilot in Miami. The car ran, but needed a total ground-up restoration. I told him to have Karl bring the car by my shop so we could see what we were up against.

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1969 Camaro RS Z28: Stopping on a Dime

A four-wheel disc brake 1969 Camaro RS Z28 makes for one rare ride.

Interestingly, Guy Amato didn’t start out a Camaro person. He actually owned a 1969 Dart in his high school days back in the ’70s. It was one of his friends who he used to cruise the streets with that sparked his fascination with the Camaro. Yes, that friend drove a ’69 Z/28. “There was something about the lines on the Camaro that spoke to me,” Guy remembers. “That Z/28 ran so strong given its small displacement – it was really something to see and hear. It was a cool car and I knew I would own one someday.” Little did he realize that he would end up owning two, with this very rare four-wheel disc brake optioned Z/28 featured here being one of them.

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Jake Farley’s 1981 Camaro

My buddy’s dad bought the car in ’81 drove it for about 10 years. Then he got a new car in ’91 and let it sit until 2013, when his kid turned 16. They got it running and he drove it for 2 years. The car was then sold to a guy I work with in May of 2015, but he just let it sit. So I gave him an offer and got the car the same day, which was just 2 days ago (November 15, 2015). The reason I bought it is because I love the 2nd generation models I had been wanting one since I was about 14 (I’m 18 now). The reason I really like it though is because I paid for it myself and I’m ready to get this bad boy on the streets. It has a 350 in it but there is a knock in the engine, I also need a new driver’s side door and front bumper. It has about 93,000 miles on it.

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Rare Finds - 1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28


Skip Lecates found this Camaro the same way he found the Yenko Deuce that appeared on the cover of this magazine's Sept. '12 issue ("Mission Accomplished"), by talking with muscle heads in his area. He determined that the owner was a very private individual. Instead of knocking on his door with no invitation, Skip asked "a friend of a friend" who works with the Camaro's owner to "talk to Larry and see if I can get in to look at the car."

Skip knew asking if the car was for sale would probably get him nowhere. Larry had purchased his Z/28 brand new when he was just 16 years old. Obviously he was attached to the Z/28.

After a couple years, Skip finally got an OK to come out to Larry's house and see his Camaro. No harm would be done. Skip was a Camaro guy who just wanted to look.

This car must have stayed in the basement for most of the last 35 years.

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Camaro Sets Quarter-Mile World Record

he 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, when running the LT1 6.2-liter V8, will sprint to 60 mph in four seconds flat. In less than four more seconds, this 2010 Chevrolet Camaro will have run the quarter-mile.

You’re looking at the latest record setter for the real street class. The American Racing Headers and FARKS-Supercar sponsored 2010 Camaro laid down a world-record smashing 7.70-seconds in the quarter mile during a final-round appearance at the NMCA event at Summit Motorsports Park in Ohio.

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977 Mile Camaro Drag Car Uncovered!

977 Mile Camaro Drag Car Uncovered! Dave Siltman’s 1969 Chevrolet Camaro turned out to be a drag car named Shangri-La; buying it off a friend’s brother and restoring it back to its former glory.

“I opened the picture frame and out falls an old photo, a little bit hazy. You can tell it’s real old. On the back of the picture is a little yellow sticky note that says, ‘This is what the car looked like when I got it from Bill Izykowski in the fall of 1969.'”

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