Z28 Pursuit

The glory that was grease

The glory that was grease

Cruising (OK, not really cruising but racing off to dinner) south of the 101 Freeway we encountered an automotive echo of the fairly recent past.  We’re safely guessing it’s an ’84 – ’87 Chevy Camaro Z28.  That means it’s equipped with, at the very least, a 305 cubic inch V8 which was, in a way, de-tuned for the times.  Still if you can find a 4-speed equipped version you’ll be sitting pretty on the collector market in fairly short order.  Unless, of course, you drive it hard and have actual fun with it.

Hindsight seeing

Hindsight seeing

This view confirms it’s a for-real Z28 high performance model; note that dual exhaust action. Lookin’ mighty butch, n’est-ce pas?

1st gen sensation

1st gen sensation

We got pretty much the same “at speed” kind of shot when we captured this first generation (’68 – ’69?) Camaro a while back. Is that a pack of Luckies rolled up in your sleeve?

Bumper car

Bumper car

How about this ’73 Type LT?  That bumper could double as a battering ram but overall we find the whole package kind of ersatz Ferrari funky.  Yeah, we can dig it.

Scary stuff!

Scary stuff!

This flat black ’92 RS has a super sinister affect so it could be driven by a bad guy or a bad good guy (Vin Diesel?) either ironically or in refreshing bad taste.  This is where “tough” is spell “tuff”.

Shapely Chev

Shapely Chev

What about the Ferrari-esque silhouette of this ’72 Camaro?  This particular car is, perhaps, a bit tired in the shine department but the shape is as vital today as it was over 40 years ago.

'60 lookin' so very fine

’60 lookin’ so very fine

This ’69 coupe reflects the resurgence of AC/DC insofar as “Black Is Back” endures.  The dog dish hubcaps give this example an outlaw gloss.  Practice this line: “Which one of you is man enough to take me on?”

Do the exhaust tips and vinyl roof make it go faster?

Do the exhaust tips and vinyl roof make it go faster?

FeralCars Field Scout Matthew Reader documented this ’76 Type LT in the wild.  We’ve never been all partial to vinyl roofs, especially the swoopy kind, and can do without those cheesy wheels BUT, damn, it’s a fall harvest themed car if ever there was one.

When the Camaro was first introduced Chevy rented a volcano and let it rip.  The spawn of all this magma is a SS350 performance model.   That announcer could follow you around telling everybody how “with it” you really are.  That’s a great value.

We kind of like this ’83 Z28 so  why not add it to your personal fleet?  If you do succeed in snagging it you might consider changing your name to Vinny. Entirely up to you.

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5 thoughts on “Z28 Pursuit

  1. Mike

    The red 68 or 69 is a 1969. Note the rear quarter gills and the flat top to the wheel wells. The 69 is actually a 68. Note the flat grill used on the 67 and 68 cars, 67 had round parking lights, 68 had these rectangular ones. A deeper V grille was used on the 1969.

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    1. David M

      The night cruiser Z28 is a Dk. Red 1991 hardtop model. This one is optioned with the G92 perf gear axle pkg. You guys were correct, it has a 305 TPI, and is mated to a 5spd manual. Other performance goodies included with RPO G92 include 3.45 rear axle ratio, oil cooler, and dual cats. Sadly this car was fitted with rear drum brakes. The G92 option was supposed to include rear disc brakes but supplier problems through most of the ’91 build saddled most F cars with rear drums. Other notables include tan leather interior, factory cd player, and an engine block heater.

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      1. feralcars Post author

        We couldn’t be more impressed with your base of knowledge about this hot runner. Thanks for chiming in.

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