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Rare Unrestored Example in Factory Black over Black Color Scheme
Conceived and built to homologate Chevrolet’s new Camaro for SCCA Trans Am competition, the Z/28 option was quietly introduced with just 602 built for the inaugural 1967 model year. With Mark Donohue and Team Penske, the Z/28 scored back-to-back Trans Am championships in 1968 and 1969, cementing the new Camaro’s legendary status.
This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is one of only 48 examples factory-finished in Tuxedo Black. Ordered new on April 3, 1967, by Tom Maita at Chicago’s Clark-Maple Chevrolet, the car was delivered on May 12, with a Muncie M21 four-speed gearbox, 3.73:1 Posi-Traction differential, tinted windshield, and push-button radio. Mr. Maita eventually sold the car in October 1979 to neighbor Fred Bartling, a family friend of the consignor, who then acquired it in August 2005.
This extremely rare, unrestored first-year Camaro Z/28 is reported to retain its complete original drivetrain, including the matching-numbers engine. Documentation is exceptional, including copies of the order form and Bill of Sale, plus the original warranty booklet, Protect-O-Plate, and owner’s manual. Period images of the Camaro on the dragstrip include one at Union Grove, Wisconsin, where it clocked a 13.81-second elapsed time at 104.40 mph. Other documents include a Vintage Camaro Legend Certificate (June 2008), certificates from Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals showcase displays (2013 and 2017), and copies of period road tests. Simply, this motor sports legend is a true investment-grade example.