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Old 03-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #35
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I am sorry I don't have the year of the auction but here it is. This is from The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette...
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:26 AM   #36
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Thought I'd post my favorite Pete Estes photo:

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One burning question though: Back in the days when I was first learning Camaro history, (Early Eighties) the available publications said that there were 602-604 Z-28's produced. The reasoning given for the discrepancy was usually assigned to GM's record keeping. I was wondering if this inconsistency has been settled in the intervening years, and what the real reason for the 2 car difference was?

And by the way, loved that crack about 1800 still in existence, Scott! Only a true Camaroist would get that one right away. That, and the guys making a fortune selling Z-28 badges in the 70's!
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:24 PM   #37
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Advertised power of this engine was listed at 290 hp (216 kW). This is an under-rated figure.[2] Chevrolet wanted to keep the horsepower rating at less than 1 hp per cubic inch, for various reasons (e.g. insurance and racing classes). The factory rating of 290 hp occurred at 5300 rpm, while actual peak for the high-revving 302 was closer to 360 hp (268 kW) (with the single four barrel carb) and 400 hp (298 kW) (with optional dual-four barrel carbs) at 6800-7000 rpm.
Imagine if you had one of these new and always "short-shifted" at 5300 and couldn't figure out why you were so slow? Maybee the new ZL1's redline is understated by 1500-1700? Anyone want to try?
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:29 PM   #38
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The Rarest Second Gen Camaro Ever Built ?

Number 37 out of 380, convertibles.. Just thought I'd chime in with the "rarest" claim ;-)
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:07 PM   #39
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Number 37 out of 380, convertibles.. Just thought I'd chime in with the "rarest" claim ;-)
79 Stock convertible?
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:33 PM   #40
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Very cool!!
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:54 AM   #41
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No not stock, if it were stock it wouldn't be rare.. LOL !
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:21 AM   #42
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Mine is the only one in the world owned by me...so...that makes mine equally as rare
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:35 AM   #43
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:25 AM   #44
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When it comes to rare Camaro convertibles, I think I have the rarest.

My Z28 is 1 of 5 made in 1981, and if that doesn't sound rare enough, it is the ONLY black one.

She is all original, factory paint, stripes and interior. Tires and exhaust have been changed, that's it.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:19 PM   #45
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My Z28 is 1 of 5 made in 1981, and if that doesn't sound rare enough, it is the ONLY black one.

She is all original, factory paint, stripes and interior. Tires and exhaust have been changed, that's it.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:23 PM   #46
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Even thoe it was called the panther I think that is the rarest Camaro. Just thinking
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:33 AM   #47
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Seen this 68 in person. I was 15 or 16 at auburn auction with my dad when we heard papers were stolen. Beautiful car
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:55 PM   #48
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Why would you post that? What are you a jerk? Obviously, based on factual numbers of production and break down, you don't know what rare is.

Not everyone can say they have a 2nd gen convertible that GM had a part in to make. 1 of 1 is very rare.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:59 PM   #49
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That yellow one is WILD looking.
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85 is top speed? Oh how cruel the late 70's and early 80's were to American muscle.
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85 is top speed? Oh how cruel the late 70's and early 80's were to American muscle.
Actually, the picture was taken on Interstate 90 heading toward Albany with my foot planted to the floor. If I had to guess, I was at about 115. The needle went past 85mph. I was trying to bring it up to the 5mph, but I ran into some traffic and had to slow her down.

I think the factory started doing the 85 mph speedometers in 1980 because it was a governmental thing to try and get people to slow down. It didn't last long.
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