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February 26, 2018

By: Jonathan

CARS

Pair of ’69 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1s To Be Sold As Set [Updated]

In 1969 Chevrolet produced the ZL1 Camaro for the first time with a run of just 69 and of that hyper limited run two are about to hit the market being sold as a pair.

It goes without saying that the low production numbers alone make these ZL1s very rare, but coupled with their collectibility makes a pair coming up together practically unheard of. These two ’69s both stem from the first 50 (numbers 18 and 30) to be sent to Fred Gibb in La Harpe, IL. Furthering increasing the rarity is the Dusk Blu paint of No. 18 which was one of just 10 and still features its original original all-aluminum 427 CI V-8 engine. In fact, both maintain their original engines with No. 30 having only 361 original miles.

Both ZL1s have undergone full restorations and restored to factory colors with factory paperwork. Offered as a pair when they cross at Mecum’s Kissimme, FL auction early next year its not a matter of it they sell, but for how much.

Via Mecum:
1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 No. 18 – Dusk Blue

No. 18 of 69 ZL1 Camaros produced
Original 427 CI ZL1 engine
Factory 4-speed car
Documented with the dealer order sheet and original bill of sale
Restored to very high standards by supercar-specialist Dave Tinnell in 2000
1 of 50 ZL1 Camaros ordered by Fred Gibb
1 of 10 ZL1 Camaros in Dusk Blue
Returned to GM and Sold New by Tamson Chevrolet in Danville, Virginia, on July 15, 1969
Known ownership history since new
Celebrated in the Camaro Community as the U.S. Camaro Club raffle car for the Camaro’s 25th Anniversary
Formerly owned by Bob Porter, Mike Ryan, Charley Lillard, Larry Bowman and Brett Torino

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 No. 30 – Hugger Orange

No. 30 of 69 ZL1 Camaros produced
1 of 13 ZL1 Camaros sold new by Fred Gibb Chevrolet
1 of 50 ZL1 Camaros ordered by Fred Gibb Chevrolet (other 37 returned to GM)
One of the few surviving examples with the original all-aluminum 427 CI ZL1 engine
Factory 4-speed car
361 original miles
First in Class, Best Paint, Best Engine Compartment at 1993 Camaro Nationals
Scored 986/1,000 points at 1993 Camaro Nationals
Cover feature car in the November-December 1993 issue of “Camaro Enthusiast” magazine
Raced in Super Stock competition for many years by Pizza Hut-franchisee Larry Kreigh
Documented with the original Protect-O-Plate, Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin, letter from the original owner and vintage racing photos

UPDATE: The pair of 1969 Camaros sold for a a pretty impressive $1,210,000 at Mecum’s Kissimmee, FL auction making it the third highest sale at one of the nation’s largest annual auctions.

[Photography courtesy of Mecum Auctions.]

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