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FINALLYSATISFIED 03-29-2013 10:41 AM

What is the difference between a Z28 and a Z/28?
 
I wasn't a fan of the Camaro until the 5th Gen so my knowledge of the history of Camaro needs some attention. Can someone educate me on the difference between the 2? Or are they one of the same.

I've seen the 2 name plates being used, with some members saying they are different. Any truth out there?

SUX2BU 03-29-2013 10:43 AM

One has a slash.

nUcLeArEnVoY 03-29-2013 10:45 AM

That's a big difference. :laughabove:

5thGenOwner 03-29-2013 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by SUX2BU (Post 6353484)
One has a slash.

A Slash...

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Goo 03-29-2013 10:48 AM

One is made by Chevy... the other is by Chevrolet.

motorhead 03-29-2013 10:48 AM

The one with the / was the option code before they started calling it Z28. Z28 is when they decided to milk the success of the option code and start using z28 as a model instead of just an option code

Flashpoint135 03-29-2013 10:49 AM

Same thing, some people just don't bother typing the slash. Anyone who tells you different is jerking you around.

motorhead 03-29-2013 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Flashpoint135 (Post 6353512)
Same thing, some people just don't bother typing the slash. Anyone who tells you different is jerking you around.

Not true at all

NYJets77 03-29-2013 10:51 AM

Z28 implies Z times 28
Z/28 is Z divided by 28

camaro_RS 03-29-2013 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by NYJets77 (Post 6353519)
Z28 implies Z times 28
Z/28 is Z divided by 28

:laughabove:

Inferno Orange 2SS-RS 03-29-2013 11:11 AM

I have studied this very carefully and I think the major difference between Z28 and Z/28 is the "/".

FINALLYSATISFIED 03-29-2013 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by motorhead (Post 6353508)
The one with the / was the option code before they started calling it Z28. Z28 is when they decided to milk the success of the option code and start using z28 as a model instead of just an option code

Thanks, Motörhead.

To everyone else funny, lol. Everyone else got jokes. The "/" huh? Lol.

Bomino 03-29-2013 11:39 AM

I think when scott pointed out that they used the slash was to relate this Z to the early Z's when they were more meant for track or racing. in the 3rd and 4th gens they started to slap Z28 on everything for marketing purposes rather than keeping them true to their heritage. kinda like how the M division in BMW seems to be putting their hollowed M on everything that bmw puts out.

The 2014 is a Z with the slash to be related directly to the original purpose of a Z/28

Rocky1974 03-29-2013 11:59 AM

In 1967,Z28 started out as just another Regular Production Option(RPO) code. I was just the next one in line after Z27(Super Sport). But they rushed it out in such a hurry that they never bothered giving it a name like all the other RPOs, so everybody just referred to it as the Z28 and it stuck. By midyear 1968 sales were picking up and the cars still didn't have a name or any identifying emblems, so they decided to go ahead and make Z28 the official name. I guess whoever worked up the emblems thought they looked better with a slash. By 1970 the slash was gone. Looks like it's back again. So the short answer to your question is: The slash means nothing.

Mr. iNCREDIBLE 03-29-2013 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Rocky1974 (Post 6353828)
In 1967,Z28 started out as just another Regular Production Option(RPO) code. I was just the next one in line after Z27(Super Sport). But they rushed it out in such a hurry that they never bothered giving it a name like all the other RPOs, so everybody just referred to it as the Z28 and it stuck. By midyear 1968 sales were picking up and the cars still didn't have a name or any identifying emblems, so they decided to go ahead and make Z28 the official name. I guess whoever worked up the emblems thought they looked better with a slash. By 1970 the slash was gone. Looks like it's back again. So the short answer to your question is: The slash means nothing.



http://www.holisticpage.com/camaro/camaros/z28.htm


GM has done this several times since as well.. The Silverado Z-71, the z71 is simply an option code for off-road suspension and appearance components, Then there was the Avalanche Z-66 which was a 2WD Avalanche with the Z-71 off-road appearance components (different fascia, roof rack, side moldings, etc).

Then the z66 was replaces with the Z-71 "appearance package" a 2WD truck with the outward appearance of the 4WD real Z-71..


IMO it is basically because someone @ GM (most likely a bean counter somewhere) has ZERO imagination for naming conventions. We had a similar issue @ my company.

We make professional BBQ Grills and backyard kitchens.. Our Controller was put in charge of naming conventions for 7 years, so he named them to make them easy to track inventory.. L-36NG = Lynx 36" Natural Gas; or L-36LP = Lynx 36" Liquefied petroleum (propane).. etc.

Our new CEO that started 5 months ago has this thing for "branding" so starting with our 2013 models they all now have idiotic names to deciper the model.

bumblebeecamaro 03-29-2013 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by 5thGenOwner (Post 6353493)

lol - too funny! :laughabove:

PalmerGA 03-29-2013 05:05 PM

The difference between the two is... about 11 years (I believe).


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