The 1969 Camaro Z/28 is hardly a rare car—over 20,000 were built. However, some stand out more than others depending on options and equipment. Found a Z with stripe-delete? We’d say that’s quite unusual. Four-wheel disc brakes? That’ll jack up the value by a lot. And what about a special-order color? Depends on the color.
When you glance at this Carolina Blue Z/28, it may not be your first choice if you were going to special-order a Z/28 in a non-regular production color, but Chevy folks will pay a premium for this color. If you’re from North Carolina, you may recognize it as a color for one of your universities, making it popular with folks who didn’t mind shelling out a few more dollars for their car to be painted like a UNC gown. There are several documented Chevys from the late-1960s/early-1970s special-ordered in this color.
This Z/28 also stands out for one other reason: It was ordered with the dealer-installed cross-ram manifold with 2×4 carbs. It’s one thing to have ’em on your Camaro, but to have it documented from the dealership make this Z/28 a breed apart.
With only 46,432 miles and tons of documentation, this is one of the more interesting Z/28s built in 1969. It’s not a COPO or L78/L89 SS 396 convertible, but the more special 1969 Z/28s have been crossing the six-figure threshold with some regularity lately; Mecum has estimated this one hitting $250-400.000. Sounds outrageous? GM Authority thinks so, but who are we to judge? Stay tuned for Mecum’s Spring Classic 2014 at Indy on May 16th and let’s see what happens.