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Old 07-13-2014, 11:20 PM   #1
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I don't always gas up cars, but when I do it's z/28 #126 in preparation for delivery

Hey guys, just wanted to give you a heads up (and maybe brag a little) about z/28 #126 being on the road. This is the second limited issue Chevy I've sold, the other being Stingray Premier Edition #310.

A/C = Yes
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Anyway... here's the pics!







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Old 07-14-2014, 03:23 AM   #2
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I almost thought that was Chumlee from Pawn Stars in the last pic
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:21 AM   #3
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I almost thought that was Chumlee from Pawn Stars in the last pic
Haha..


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Old 07-14-2014, 08:31 AM   #4
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Tell us what gas grade you fill it up !
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:59 AM   #5
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Tell us what gas grade you fill it up !
91 octane is the highest grade fuel you can get at most pumps in San Diego so thats what this one gpt.

Theres a station that sells 110 about 15 miles east of my store... I should have taken it there.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:40 AM   #6
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Nice job - any pics of the vette and what makes it different. It looks like they made 500 of them.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:55 PM   #7
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Nice job - any pics of the vette and what makes it different. It looks like they made 500 of them.
They did make 500 Premier Edition Stingrays. The were all Laguna Blue with the cocoa brown suede interior and a numbered badge just North of the shifter. The one I sold was a manual actually the first Stingray I delivered.

Here it is the night I pulled it into the showroom at the dealership I've since left. It was sold about 13 hours later.


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Old 07-14-2014, 11:00 PM   #8
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:20 PM   #9
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Beautiful cars that's for sure.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:45 AM   #10
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Too funny! I'm keeping that nickname.

Thanks again Mike for the painless sale. I am enjoying the hell out of the car. Here are some fancy shots of the car from the last couple weeks.

It handled really well at autocross last weekend. Signed up for more autocross and a track day at the end of August. Currently running Hankook RS3's to stay in the street tire categories.

Everyday Driver on YouTube expressed interest in reviewing the car in a few months, so there's something to look forward to!

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Old 07-24-2014, 08:43 AM   #11
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Congratulations on Z/28 # 126 I'd like to personally thank you for supporting GM and Team Camaro , the Oshawa Build Team sends best regards Enjoy the ride my friend

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Old 07-24-2014, 10:20 AM   #12
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Tim the car looks amazing in the fancy shots, and I can sleep better knowing it's already seen track duty. Congratulations again!

Don't forget to post some video. I know you're sticking a GoPro or two on it, you can even borrow mine.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:14 AM   #13
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I have a question. Why does the Z/28 not have anything RS on it? HL and TL to be specific? if you're paying that much for a car..why not give it those two atleast
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:01 PM   #14
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I have a question. Why does the Z/28 not have anything RS on it? HL and TL to be specific? if you're paying that much for a car..why not give it those two atleast
They pulled everything off the car they could legally without having to do additional crash testing.

The intention was build the best Camaro track car possible and still have it pass all Fed and State mandates.

It's not the best choice for most people, and certainly not a wise choice as an only car.

My guess is that the LS7 engine was used not only due to it's low weight, but because it's best RR prepped engine in GM's current street arsenal, derived from the C5R project that dominated endurance racing. The engine is used untouched in the Z/28.R program, except IIRC, with a restrictor plate to limit output.

While they could not sell a true C5R engine in a street car, it is still capable of reliable endurance operation at 650 crank HP with camshaft and manifold changes. Without restrictors, the C5R could run at 720HP.

While it is certainly no lightweight at 3820lb, the V6 stripper base model with small tires is 3720lb. When you consider the V6 engine and trans are very light already, and both have 4 seats, and the Z is wider with huge tires with a larger radiator, and differential and trans coolers, plus extra 200mph rated aero parts added to it, it's quite the engineering feat.

To do that, they had to remove all that was unnecessary.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:05 PM   #15
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yeah... what McRat said.
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:51 AM   #16
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Too funny! I'm keeping that nickname.

Thanks again Mike for the painless sale. I am enjoying the hell out of the car. Here are some fancy shots of the car from the last couple weeks.

It handled really well at autocross last weekend. Signed up for more autocross and a track day at the end of August. Currently running Hankook RS3's to stay in the street tire categories.

Everyday Driver on YouTube expressed interest in reviewing the car in a few months, so there's something to look forward to!

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Nice, was this at El Toro Airstrip SCCA Auto X?
If so I was there in my 1LE and saw your car, anyways nice car!
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:47 AM   #17
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Hey Mike just happened to be at your dealership and saw my first Z-28 No. 160 what a beautiful car. I wish I had enough expendable money to buy her.

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Old 08-02-2014, 10:13 AM   #18
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Nice car. Congrats on it.

Looks like that seatbelt is chocking the life out of you haha
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:09 PM   #19
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Hey Mike just happened to be at your dealership and saw my first Z-28 No. 160 what a beautiful car. I wish I had enough expendable money to buy her.

Next time you come by the store come say hi!
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:37 AM   #20
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Congratulations on Z/28 # 126 I'd like to personally thank you for supporting GM and Team Camaro , the Oshawa Build Team sends best regards Enjoy the ride my friend

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Thanks Mike!

@gmorcos I saw your car as well, I'll be at the next El Toro event so stop by & say hi. Maybe we can swap cars for a practice run on Saturday?

@MikeYTBG I'll have some gopro clips from Buttonwillow at the end of the month. Might even put the Pirellis back on.

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Old 08-09-2014, 05:24 AM   #21
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@gmorcos I saw your car as well, I'll be at the next El Toro event so stop by & say hi. Maybe we can swap cars for a practice run on Saturday?
Sounds good! I won't be at the next event, as I am in need of some fresh tires which will be soon! But I would be interested in a swap forsure! haha
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:01 AM   #22
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you have a very nice z, but i can't help but admire that 91 or 92 RS sitting beside it as i am a 3rd gen nut... i am sure 20 years from now yours will still draw attention as well!
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:12 AM   #23
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Just a great looking vehicle.
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