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post #1 of 30 Old 09-28-2009, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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The Mystery 1969 Chevy Camaro SS Z/28

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Check out this interesting old shot I found on GM's media website of a 1969 Chevy Camaro SS Z/28 being driven on the big oval at GM's Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan.

The interesting part is that Chevy didn't officially make an SS Z/28 in 1969. You could get an SS or an SS RS or an RS or a Z/28 RS, but not an SS Z/28. I asked around at GM and got blank stares back. Anyone out there know anything about this car or what happened to it?

All Z/28s in 1969 were powered by a 302 cubic inch engine backed by a 4-speed, but SS models came standard with a 350 cubic inch engine and several variations of the big-block 396 were optional. And both automatic and manual transmissions were available on the SS model.

Notice there's no engine identification on this car (Z/28s have a 302 on the hoodscoop sides and SS models have a 350 or 396 badge at the leading edge of the front fenders where this car says Z/28). I wonder what engine was in this car?

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hmmm. That's pretty interesting.

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A final prototype maybe? It is an interesting find and question.

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Lost Prototype.

1971 Ford Mustang Boss 302 was the same.
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Maybe it was just a mis-print...and it's really only an SS. By looking at the car that's what it looks like.

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Maybe it was just a mis-print...and it's really only an SS. By looking at the car that's what it looks like.
I'm not hugely into the 1st gens, but didn't the SS get the "faux" scooped hood?


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I'm not hugely into the 1st gens, but didn't the SS get the "faux" scooped hood?

Yes the SS did get the SS hood stacks in the hood.
Car that came with cowl induction set up came with the Cowl of coruse.

like....... http://www.collectormotors.com/1968L89.htm

Mine came foctory with the Cowl induction setup.

if im not mistaking most all had the SS hood stacks......I loved the hood stack look.

As for SS/Z28 I didnt know of a SS/Z28 back in 69

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when did SS get replaced as top model by Z28 then if the z28 only had the 302?

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i couldn't find anything on this but i found some nice cars for sale. worth some bucks check this link out
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