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Old 04-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #18
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First Gen wasn't Either...Just said it was my version of a pro to type. Why not Move it along and make the next Z28 a second Gen Version. JMHO

I would have changed it up some to update some body lines but my tooling capacities are limited. Only can do so much....

Just a thought. Like it or leave it.

Gotta start somewhere. Already have to many versions of the 5 gen's what more can you do ?
Awesome Z28. I for one like the 2nd Gens. That looks like a fun car. But you really have the prototype of the current ZL1.

But wait the new ZL1 is not like the original it has FI. And it is a small block. So the ZL1-ness of the current car is a bit thin. So how do we reconcile?

Like all corporations GM worries about the current quarter and maybe the next but gives little thought to the long term future. So any label on a car is theirs to tarnish.

What really makes me excited is that Hot Rod video about the Chevy Skunkworks. Real motor heads are working hard at GM to give us cars that we not only can drool over, but actually buy.

The Z28 will re-appear at some point. And it will be good. It is a great time to be a muscle car nut. Even better than the good old days.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #19
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Awesome Z28. I for one like the 2nd Gens. That looks like a fun car. But you really have the prototype of the current ZL1.

But wait the new ZL1 is not like the original it has FI. And it is a small block. So the ZL1-ness of the current car is a bit thin. So how dow we reconcile?

Like all corporations GM worries about the current quarter and maybe the next but gives little thought to the long term future. So any label on a car is theirs to tarnish.

What really makes me excited is that Hot Rod video about the Chevy Skunkworks. Real motor heads are working hard at GM to give us cars that we not only can drool over, but actually buy.

The Z28 will re-appear at some point. And it will be good. It is a great time to be a muscle car nut. Even better than the good old days.
+1 other then liking the second gen. lol.

order of my fav generations

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4th (mainly 98-02 and due to performance over all).
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But my dad is right there with you all on the 2nd gen. he owned one and that's what I came home in from the hospital. so you could say I have camaro in my blood.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:51 PM   #20
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Awesome Z28. I for one like the 2nd Gens. That looks like a fun car. But you really have the prototype of the current ZL1.

But wait the new ZL1 is not like the original it has FI. And it is a small block. So the ZL1-ness of the current car is a bit thin. So how dow we reconcile?

Like all corporations GM worries about the current quarter and maybe the next but gives little thought to the long term future. So any label on a car is theirs to tarnish.

What really makes me excited is that Hot Rod video about the Chevy Skunkworks. Real motor heads are working hard at GM to give us cars that we not only can drool over, but actually buy.

The Z28 will re-appear at some point. And it will be good. It is a great time to be a muscle car nut. Even better than the good old days.
The ZL1 holds true to the original in that it is the top o the line and most powerful Camaro.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:58 PM   #21
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As sad as it is...I think you are right. Just day Dreaming.

Ater all, even the second gens version of a Z28 were just adding Z28 Decals and that was just about it. Maybe some extra gauges instead of dummy lights. maybe a lower rear gear ratio option to make the numbers look better but mainly just PR stuff.

The heritage of the first 608 might be lost forever....lets hope not.
I would assume you are talking about the heritage of the '67 model year production which was actually 602. IMO the heritage continued throught the 7,199 built in '68 and the 20,302 built in '69, there were continual minor modifications/upgrades made through those three years and the '69 version had the best version of the engine, the DZ302. Who knows where the GM designers will go with the next generation, I have heard absolutely nothing that even comes close to a hint.
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I don't think GM really knows.

Bottom line; you don't mess with success. If GM wants continued success they had better evolve the current 5Gen into the 6Gen.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:11 AM   #23
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The ZL1 holds true to the original in that it is the top o the line and most powerful Camaro.
True that.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:41 PM   #24
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:22 PM   #25
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Sure. I left them for you over in the big house on the coffee table.

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I wasn't saying there were SS's in other Gens. My point was that Chevy has had a history of just slapping the badge on an upgraded model. Through the 3rd gen run, the Z/28, IROC, and RS were basically the same car (depending on the year).
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I wasn't saying there were SS's in other Gens. My point was that Chevy has had a history of just slapping the badge on an upgraded model. Through the 3rd gen run, the Z/28, IROC, and RS were basically the same car (depending on the year).
Hopefully now cars guys are in charge of the Camaro and most of the bean counters have moved on. Thinking long term will better preserve model identity. Right now the Camaro is redefining itself.
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V6 Models, Two SS models a 1LE and a ZL1.... not happening anytime soon, wouldn't hold my breath. GM is clearly going other directions
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V6 Models, Two SS models a 1LE and a ZL1.... not happening anytime soon, wouldn't hold my breath. GM is clearly going other directions
clearly you haven't seen the light.
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I reserve the hope that once Ford has 'blown their load' with the release of their 2013 GT500, then GM will counter them with a surprise---a 740HP Z28 5th Gen.!!!
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To my knowledge the RS has always been a cosmetic package.
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