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Old 06-24-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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The Mystique of the Z28

Found this today amid some old photos and clippings.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
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I'd prefer they not mention "stoplight", but talk about cruisin' twisties.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:41 AM   #3
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:56 AM   #4
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:17 PM   #5
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Drivers must know who to mess up with the stop light. They know they wouldn't win with a Z.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:14 PM   #6
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they are really nice pics, thanks for posting
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:39 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:56 PM   #9
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"Putting you first, keeps us first" they need to bring that back.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:09 AM   #10
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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!
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:32 AM   #11
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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?
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:36 AM   #12
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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.
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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.
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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.
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