70 1/2 Lt1 Z/28?

shank0668

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Feb 12, 2011
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Salem, Ohio
So a relative of mine has a 70 1/2 Z28. Originally a LT1 4 speed car. The 4 speed trans, and maybe the original rear end are gone. The car was bought new my him, and they pulled the LT1 and replaced the 4 speed and rear end. The car was drag raced.

I don't know a whole lot about the car. I know it won some drag racing championship back in the 70's. The lips of the quarters around the wheels were bent (not sure how to describe it) so that the bigger tires would clear. He said you cannot tell when you look down the side of the car... I don't know. I have personally never seen the car.

Now what I do know. The car has 500 miles on it. It has sat in a garage it's entire life aside from racing. The original LT1 is still in the possession of the owner. It was pulled at 12 miles and stored. My dad has seen the car and said aside from being messy, it looked extremely solid and would make a good project. I also know that myself and one other person have a chance at buying it. The other guy hasn't said anything in a year. So the car will sit until i try and make a move on it (if I do).

He told me the price now is $6,000. I could save up and get it later this year, but I am in high school and restoring a 79 trans am... So realistically it wouldn't make too much sense. He said the price in 5 years would probably be about the same too. Is it worth pursuing?

Thanks,
Sam

From what I can tell it would have looked exactly like this
camaro1970classiccopper.jpg
 

shank0668

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FlaJunkie said:
A 70 Z28 with the original motor in near new shape for 6 grand? Probably has the original purchase documents...Grab it ASAP!
Sorry... clarification.. definitely a project car. It was raced. It wasn't cut up to race, but it was raced. He said it will need paint. Original trans and rear end probably gone. It will need work to get it back to original, however the foundation should be excellent.
 

hhott71

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Why is the grille argent instead of black?
The Lt-1 was in the Corvette and the 1969 Nova.
The identical engine in the Camaro was a Z28
Why would you replace a 12 bolt? Especially when...
I don't see a rollbar or traction device, or SFC etc.
To put very many racing years on it will crack the roof.
The 12 bolt in stock form would be doing just fine.
 
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FlaJunkie

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hhott71 said:
Why is the grille argent instead of black?
The Lt-1 was in the Corvette and the 1969 Nova.
The identical engine in the Camaro was a Z28
Why would you replace a 12 bolt? Especially when...
I don't see a rollbar or traction device, or SFC etc.
To put very many racing years on it will crack the roof.
The 12 bolt in stock form would be doing just fine.
I don't want to start pickin' on you like JK does to me, but:

"From what I can tell it would have looked exactly like this"

The rest of your comment on the rear/motor is what I was a thinkin', too.
 

shank0668

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Feb 12, 2011
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Salem, Ohio
hhott71 said:
Why is the grille argent instead of black?
The Lt-1 was in the Corvette and the 1969 Nova.
The identical engine in the Camaro was a Z28
Why would you replace a 12 bolt? Especially when...
I don't see a rollbar or traction device, or SFC etc.
To put very many racing years on it will crack the roof.
The 12 bolt in stock form would be doing just fine.
Knowing this guy, he probably just had an engine he built and tossed in it.

Just what a picture I found.

Like I said, I don't know much about it.
All I know is that it has 500 miles, all from racing in the 70's. After that it was garaged.

Now the 12 bolt... I'm not certain if it was swapped... I was just assuming. Maybe it just had a gear change. I still have to go look at this and see what I can find out.
Thanks.
 




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