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Old 03-29-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:43 AM   #2
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One has a slash.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:45 AM   #3
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That's a big difference.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:46 AM   #4
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:48 AM   #5
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One is made by Chevy... the other is by Chevrolet.
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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
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Same thing, some people just don't bother typing the slash. Anyone who tells you different is jerking you around.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:50 AM   #8
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Same thing, some people just don't bother typing the slash. Anyone who tells you different is jerking you around.
Not true at all
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:51 AM   #9
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Z28 implies Z times 28
Z/28 is Z divided by 28
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Z28 implies Z times 28
Z/28 is Z divided by 28
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I have studied this very carefully and I think the major difference between Z28 and Z/28 is the "/".
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:34 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:39 AM   #13
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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
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:59 AM   #14
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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.
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