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68vert 06-24-2011 08:49 PM

The Mystique of the Z28
 
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Found this today amid some old photos and clippings. :D

2cnd chance 06-24-2011 10:52 PM

I'd prefer they not mention "stoplight", but talk about cruisin' twisties.

langzi 06-25-2011 01:41 AM

The first visit, later take care of

ShnOmac 06-25-2011 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by langzi (Post 3383211)
The first visit, later take care of

:thumbsup:

eaton121 08-01-2011 07:17 PM

Drivers must know who to mess up with the stop light. They know they wouldn't win with a Z. :)

Gramps69Z 08-01-2011 08:14 PM

:D

maryland09 08-05-2011 08:35 AM

they are really nice pics, thanks for posting

2Pacer 08-21-2011 05:39 PM

Okay here it is. When was the last time GM built a car worthy of the Z/28 badge. I have a 67 and it is a great car. Owned a 2001 not any different than an SS. Is it all about the badge? If the Z/28 does come back I hope it is a special car worthy of its badge.

FINALLYSATISFIED 08-21-2011 05:56 PM

"Putting you first, keeps us first" they need to bring that back.

SamHouseIII 08-22-2011 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by 2Pacer (Post 3648997)
Okay here it is. When was the last time GM built a car worthy of the Z/28 badge. I have a 67 and it is a great car. Owned a 2001 not any different than an SS. Is it all about the badge? If the Z/28 does come back I hope it is a special car worthy of its badge.

Agreed.

The 2SS/RS is a pretty mean dog, but the Z28 should be a pretty mean BEAST!

Z28 Autobot 08-22-2011 09:32 AM

;)
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Originally Posted by 2Pacer (Post 3648997)
Okay here it is. When was the last time GM built a car worthy of the Z/28 badge. I have a 67 and it is a great car. Owned a 2001 not any different than an SS. Is it all about the badge? If the Z/28 does come back I hope it is a special car worthy of its badge.


The market is there for a Z28. I get conflicting reports on this but personally I think the ZL1 was going to be the Z28. Then the Boss Mustang came along and they yanked the idea of it at the last min. negotiated somethign with SLP and what was going to be the Z28 is now the ZL1.

Now Z28. Sure it should be in the same vein as the Boss. Is that not what the Z28 was? The boss fighter? Then it should go back to its roots and be a track ready race car like the Boss..not some gussed up over the top ZL1. Sure would we all like to order a ZL1? Sure but the price is not there..ok how bout a race version of the same car for a little less?

BackinBlackSS/RS 08-22-2011 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Z284ever (Post 3382572)
Camaro SS? That was your friend's mom's daily driver.

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:rolleyes:

wildpaws 08-22-2011 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Z28 Autobot (Post 3651025)
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The market is there for a Z28. I get conflicting reports on this but personally I think the ZL1 was going to be the Z28. Then the Boss Mustang came along and they yanked the idea of it at the last min. negotiated somethign with SLP and what was going to be the Z28 is now the ZL1.

Now Z28. Sure it should be in the same vein as the Boss. Is that not what the Z28 was? The boss fighter? Then it should go back to its roots and be a track ready race car like the Boss..not some gussed up over the top ZL1. Sure would we all like to order a ZL1? Sure but the price is not there..ok how bout a race version of the same car for a little less?

Well actually back in the day the Boss 302 was the Z/28 fighter, not the other way around. The Z/28 was kicking the Mustang's butt in the TransAm Sedan Series and the Boss 302 was brought out to try and change that. As a side note, the Z/28 was running a 302cid way before the Mustang did.
Clyde

Fraxum 08-27-2011 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by wildpaws (Post 3654050)
Well actually back in the day the Boss 302 was the Z/28 fighter, not the other way around. The Z/28 was kicking the Mustang's butt in the TransAm Sedan Series and the Boss 302 was brought out to try and change that. As a side note, the Z/28 was running a 302cid way before the Mustang did.
Clyde

And therein lies the mystique of the Z28 back in its day. It was the image of being track ready and the success of the car in the TA series. It was not drag or street racing, there were other Camaros much better at that. An L78 or COPO Camaro had little to fear.

wildpaws 08-28-2011 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Fraxum (Post 3680231)
And therein lies the mystique of the Z28 back in its day. It was the image of being track ready and the success of the car in the TA series. It was not drag or street racing, there were other Camaros much better at that. An L78 or COPO Camaro had little to fear.

I very much agree with your statement. So much of drag and street racing was nothing but a "mine is bigger than yours" mentality. To me the Z/28 was a driver's car because it was so close to the track race ready version that it was pure pleasure to put it through it's paces on twisty, tricky roads. To me, much more fun than a few seconds of a drag racing. But to each their own, there were Camaro versions to fill most every need and perhaps it will be that way again in the near future.
Clyde


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