1986 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Where did the Z28 monicker come from? It was the next code after
Z27 on the RPO list. In 1967 GM wanted to produce just enough
Camaros for racing in the Trans Am series, they developed a car for
it but couldn't come up with a name for it. The RPO assigned to
this package was Z28, so they called it that since it was a catchy
phrase. In 1968 it became a separate model for Camaros.
For consignment, a beautiful example of the Z28 from 1986. With an
odometer statement, and some engine upgrades as to newer parts,
this beauty is a turn key car, ready to roll out of the halls of
the Classic Auto Mall, and into your driveway, or down Main Street!
From a small car collection of a former police chief of the
Philadelphia suburbs, barely driven, and in excellent
Bathed in menacing black paint, which is showing some clear coat
wear on the horizontal surfaces, we can see integrated bumpers,
black window trimmings and surrounds, and a nicely preserved gray
surrounding stripe that encircles the car. This is wide on the
bottom and has a trio of fading to darker smaller stripes directly
above, also encircling the vehicle. Panels are straight and minding
their gaps very nicely. Up front are dual rectangle headlights
embedded deep within the front assembly flanking the vented hood.
On the back is a snazzy small spoiler at the bottom of a curved
tinted greenhouse glass rear window, and this wraps taillights
which include brake lights, turn signals, and the backup lights all
in a row. 15 inch 5 spoke rectangular star pattern wheels are on,
and sport a black center hub, with a Camaro badge in the
As we swing the large dual doors, we shake hands with pristine door
panels in angle striped broadcloth on top and gray carpet below. In
keeping with the 1980's square and rectangle design a black plastic
panel houses the door handle, side view mirror adjuster toggle, and
the top of the interior door pull. Slipping into the passenger
compartment, we sit upon angled striped dark and light gray
broadcloth inserts, and simple clean gray broadcloth inserts. Some
piping adds accent. A rear duo of more buckets broken up by the
hump is in back and could be called 2 plus 2 style. Racing up the
center, is a square and rectangle design console in black which
houses a glovebox, power window toggles and the automatic shifter.
Moving upward to meet the dash, is the digital radio and
temperature and airflow controls. For the dash a black textured
plastic panel houses several round black bezel gauges, with the
speedometer reading a mere 34,226 original miles. Gray carpet
covers the floors and is clean. Gray floor mats slightly soiled
(that is what they are there for) protect the original carpet. A
gray felt headliner in near perfect condition floats above the
passenger compartment and rounds out the interior.
A clean 305ci LG4 V8 not know if original to this car due to
stamping being rusted over, but assumed to be so, is shoe horned
into the clean engine bay. Supple hoses and clean corrosion free
parts are attached to every corner of this power plant. A single
4-barrel carburetor is atop, and a 700R4 4-speed automatic
transmission is on back throwing power rearward to a 10-bolt 3.42
All rust free, original structural steel, floor pans and unibody
construction is seen underneath and represents the low mileage. All
sound under here showing the independent coil spring front
suspension and coil springs and a torque arm for the rear. Power
disc brakes are on front, and power drums for the rear. A single
exhaust system is seen with catalytic converter replaced by a "test
tube" system, with the original retained.
Super quick fire up with barely a crank with a few pumps of the gas
pedal and we were off to the test track. Here this performed
perfectly, with good acceleration, nice handling, and awesome
stopping power. All the interior workings were working, and all is
well inside and outside.
A low mileage example, well kept by its collector owners, and
driven solely for enjoyment as it should be. Pristine condition,
and beautifully clean interior, just hop in and turn the key and
you are off like we were.
87-2 Door Coupe
H-305ci V8 4bbl LG4
L-Van Nuys, CA Assy Plant
172048-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.