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October 23, 2018

By: Jonathan

CARS

1 of 69, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Auction Bound This Weekend

Bryan Adams got his first real six-string, Woodstock happened and Chevrolet would release just 69 ZL1 Camaros, the year was 1969.

Only needing to make 50 that year to appease the NHRA for competition, Chevrolet upped the production number to 69. This number most likely representative of the production year though one can’t help, but hope it was the idea of a distant Gronkowski. Of those 69 it is reported 20 went to the NHRA and the remaining 49 sold in the years to come. The $7,200 price back in the day, or about $50,000 today, made them hard to move while their low production number today can’t satisfy demand.

Heading to auction this weekend in Chicago is No.4 ever produced. Said to have gone under a “comprehensive restoration,” this ZL1 features a 9560 427/425 HP V8. Though no estimate is given by Mecum Auctions a similar ’69, No. 11, had a near million dollar estimate before failing to sell nearly three years ago in Florida reaching a high bid of $600,000. Given the condition and low production number of this ZL1 it would suggest a near three-quarter million price tag for this classic muscle car.

[Photography courtesy of Mecum Auctions.]

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