For Sale at Auction: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 in Scottsdale, Arizona

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The original Trim Tag indicates this car was built in Norwood, OH, on the first week of May as a Rally Green 1969 Camaro Z/28 with a black interior. The NCRS Shipping Data Report indicates the GM official production date was May 12, 1969, and the car was shipped to Weed Chevrolet in Bristol, PA. As the original warranty Protect-O-Plate indicates, this car was sold to Americo A. Libertore Jr. on June 9, 1969, by Weed Chevrolet (Libertore Jr. worked for Weed Chevrolet as a mechanic). This was the only 1969 Camaro Z/28 sold at Weed Chevrolet. Libertore Jr. drove the car a total of 469 miles before disconnecting the speedometer as it was set up to run NHRA's Stock Eliminator Class. From that point until now it only had race miles. In 1970, Liberatore Jr. teamed up with nationally known Tony Pizzi, who was a successful racer. Pizzi's reputation developed through his involvement with Bill Jenkins during the late 1960s. The car was campaigned through Weed Chevrolet and Tony Pizzi Automotive. A decision was made to change classes to B/Stock, so a Tony Pizzi Automotive-prepped 396/375hp L78 engine was installed. Eventually this car developed a very good reputation and became one of the fastest B/Stock Camaros in the country. In 1971, this car made it to the final in class eliminations at the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, IN - considered the "Super Bowl" of drag racing. With racing success came several magazine articles on the car. One such article was in the April 1972 issue of Super Stock and Drag Illustrated magazine. As quoted from this article, "Presently holding both ends of the record at 11.35 - 122.78, the car has recorded a best of 10.99 at over 127 mph in legal trim and with 7-inch tires. Backup for this run was an equally strong 11.02." This Z/28 was eventually retired from racing around 1974. It sat in Liberatore Jr.'s garage until September 2018, when he sold the car to a gentleman who lived in Downington, PA. Part of the negotiation process was that Libertore Jr. would do a "Statement Under Oath" report to document the history. This was completed September 21, 2018, by Blum-Moore Reporting Services in Doylestown, PA. The second owner did a show-quality rotisserie restoration that was completed in 2020. The body retains most of the original sheet metal with exception of the rear quarters. The car was finished in its original exterior color of Rally Green. The paint work is beautiful and magnetic decals were made to replicate the original racing decals. Everything on the exterior has been restored or replaced including all-new glass. The car sits on new Firestone Sport Car 200 E70-15 tires. It retains most of its original black interior, which is in beautiful condition throughout. Some of the original interior pieces include the dash, gauges, steering wheel, seats and seat belts. The door panels and carpeting were replaced new. The trunk compartment was nicely restored. It retains the original spare wheel and tire. The engine compartment is highly detailed throughout. It retains the original matching-numbers DZ 302ci V8 engine that was completely rebuilt and runs excellent. The engine is coupled to the original M21 4-speed manual transmission. The undercarriage is also highly detailed throughout. This car was certified by Camaro expert Jerry MacNeish of Camaro Hi-Performance on May 21, 2020. The NCRS Shipping Data Report, original Protect-O-Plate, original dealer keychain, original owner's "Statement Under Oath" report, Super Stock and Drag Illustrated April 1972 magazine, Jerry MacNeish's report, miscellaneous original parts and show boards are included. The vehicle now has 483 actual street miles. This vehicle has been recently serviced, which is documented with an invoice. From the MS Classic Cars collection. **SOME STATES ISSUE "MILEAGE EXEMPT" TITLES AFTER 10 YEARS - THIS CONSIGNOR REPRESENTS AND THE CURRENT TITLE REFLECTS "ACTUAL MILEAGE"**

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1445520
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Year:1969
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Camaro Z28
  • Exterior Color:RALLY GREEN
  • Interior Color:BLACK
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:132275
  • VIN:124379N642476

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Barrett-Jackson Auctions
Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260