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1969 Cortez Silver Stock Z-28

Under Reconstruction

1969 Cortez Silver Stock Z-28 Camaro1969 Cortez Silver Stock Z-28 Camaro


Purchased at the '04 SCS at Maple Grove, PA. Matching number X-77 Z-28. Original Virginia car, "A" titled in PA in '96. 2nd title and bill of sale. Original Cortez Silver with black standard interior. Power steering, floor console, in dash tach and console gauges. Although a complete running car, showing only 95K documented miles (back to the late 70's) on the odometer, our Z has seen years of hard use. Looks great at 20 yards, but in need of a good deal of  bodywork to return to its glory days. The totally original interior is surprisingly nice, although the metal dash has been butchered to mount a CD player. A carpet set, dash pad and front seat upholstery are about all we'll need to have the killer driver we intend to complete.


1969 Cortez Silver Stock Z-28 Camaro


With the engine and 4 speed trans removed in our lift area, the body goes to Stan's Restorations in Lexington, NC. The radiator support, right full rocker, center trunk floor, driver floor pan, both rear outer wheel wells and trunk side filler panels will be replaced. Both rear quarters had been replaced (and rather poorly done) with full GM quarters sometime previously, and we hope to remove and then re-install them correctly. Stan's shop, nationally known for its technical expertise and quality of Camaro restorations, will professionally accomplish all our metal repair, straighten the body, and apply a new Cortez Silver paint with the black Z-28 striping.





1969 Cortez Silver Stock Z-28 Camaro There were many old aftermarket and custom parts under the hood. An original cowl air cleaner had been chromed. Many original components have been replaced over the years; carb, master cylinder, water pump, alternator, voltage regulator and such, but the intake and original deep grove pulleys remained. There was an old line lock on the brake lines, and of course, a set of rusty headers. 1969 Cortez Silver Stock Z-28 Camaro
1969 Cortez Silver Stock Z-28 Camaro The original 302 DZ engine was running when removed, but just barely. We were saddened to see the original crankshaft already at .030 .030 and still worn. Both heads were cracked.   The needed parts were located (not as easy as it used to be, even a few years back), the original block bored .040 over, rebuilt stock, balanced by Adkins Automotive Machine in Bogart, GA and delivered as a long block in primer. Our completed DZ engine with accessories sits in the showroom, ready to be re-installed. We'll mount the correct cowl induction air cleaner once the engine is back in the car. 1969 Cortez Silver Stock Z-28 Camaro

Option list

  • Z-28
  • Power steering
  • Standard black interior
  • Console
  • Tach and gauges

    1969 Cortez Silver Stock Z-28

    1969 Cortez Silver Stock Z-28 Engine