1969 Chevy Camaro Z28

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Photos

©2007 Doug Mitchel Like all Camaros for '69, the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 traded the soft  contours of the 1967 and '68 models for a fresh skin that featured sharper lines and horizontal brows over the wheels.

The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 was a classic small-blo­ck screamer and drew on its road-racing lineage for many of its styling cues. Unlike the muscle cars that focused on straight-line acceleration, the Z28 seemed to hug the road and employed aero addenda, such as front and rear spoilers, to enhance the effect.

©2007 Doug Mitchel In addition to front and rear spoilers, broad body stripes were a visual reference  to the twisting-course Trans Am race cars that inspired these early Z28s.
©2007 Doug Mitchel All Z28s had a sweet 290-bhp 302-cid V-8. When ordered with the trim package that hid the headlamps behind louvered panels,  Z28s gained "rally sport" script on their frond fenders.
©2007 Doug Mitchel T  ordered on 19,014 cars for 1969, a year in which Ford debuted its  Mustang Boss 302. Ford sold just 1,934 Boss 302s for '69.

Chevy generated lots of showroom excitment with its lavish model brochures. For a look back at some of the best performance-oriented Camaro literature of the muscle car age, check out the next two pages.