True #s matching, real Z-28. The 302 is built to factory specs,
it's a beast! Frame off restored while retaining a lot of it's
originality. It has been claimed the 3,478 miles are original.
There are many clues that indicate that could be true. Whether the
miles are original or not we can not verify. Regardless, it is
certainly a very authentic Z with a lot of original qualities. It
was an original car taken apart for many years. The collector we
acquired the car from bought it apart and restored it.
EXTERIOR: Other then a 1 time exterior paint job, it is original.
It has it's original metal in excellent condition. It was born code
JJ- rallye green without a vinyl top. Professionally painted, the
stripes are smooth to the touch. Has spoilers. They purposely left
the jambs the original paint. Bottom of the doors have a clean
edge. Weatherstrips were replaced. The chrome and trim on the car
is original in very good shape. It has all four of it's original 15
x 6 rally wheels. Code DF is stamped by each valve stem, used only
on the Z-28. BFG tires are excellent.
INTERIOR: It is original! Only the carpet and drivers door panel
were replaced. The original door panel is included. It has its
original tire pressure decal on the inside of the glovebox door.
This helps authenticate it's a real Z because it lists the wheel as
a 15x6, only used on a Z. It really is excellent inside. The dash
chrome sparkles, headliner is tight, upholstery is not worn. It has
the optional gauges including tachometer. The shifter was upgraded
to a Hurst, the original Muncie is included. Dome light and light
at the back of the console works. I'm looking at a very well
preserved dash area. Has original radio, wood grain is real nice,
heater controls slide smoothly. It has it's original GM seatbelts
including shoulder belts.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The dates, casting and vin stamp match up to
this car. Built to factory specs with 11.5:1 compression, solid
lifters etc. This runs like a Z should- a bat out of hell! Correct
intake, correct ignition shielding around the spark plugs. Proper
spring clamp battery cables. The radiator, shroud, clutch fan all
looks and proper. Has reproduction GM stamped hoses with
reproduction clamps. Original open element air cleaner and chrome
valve covers. The squirters are hooked up, has the hood insulation.
It has the correct deep groove pulleys, because it's a high revving
engine. You don't want the belts the fly off! It also has the
correct cadmium plated power brake booster, master and lines look
new. It has a new engine wiring harness.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Super clean original metal. I've looked up in
here with a flashlight, it has original quarters with no splices or
seams. They actually have a lot of the original factory spatter
paint still on them. It has the correct rubber mat. Rally wheel
with a new BF Goodrich for a spare. It also has the jack. Bottom of
the trunk lid is the original green paint, with original jacking
instructions sticker. It does he have new weatherstrip.
UNDERSIDE: The front suspension and steering was rebuilt and
detailed. Has correct spiral shocks in back. Fuel system was
replaced- tank, straps, insulators, sending unit and lines. New
correct exhaust system with transverse muffler. Brakes were redone,
has disc in front. New e-brake cables, hoses and lines. Bottom of
the motor is spotless, has new starter. The Muncie 4-speed is vin #
matching to this car. Looks fresh including the linkage. Has posi
rear. The floors appear to be clean original metal. The bottom of
this car is painted neatly and looks fresh.
We did not price it as a 3,500 mile Z but it sure does have
characteristics of a very original car. It is certainly rebuilt to
Z specs, just hearing confirms that. This is a great example of a
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for
virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant
amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my
professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure
your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do
a walk around video that explains the car's condition in
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