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The Crossram Intake Was Sold As A Performance Accessory

1969 Camaro Z/28
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A 1969 Camaro Z/28 is already a highly collectable muscle car, but add in rare options like the crossram intake and fiberglass cross-ram cold-air hood with hood pins, and you’ve got something truly special. That’s just what this Z/28 up for auction on Bring a Trailer has, but act fast if you want it. There’s only one day left in the auction.

This crossram Camaro Z/28 was purchased new from Big R Chevrolet in Jacksonville, Florida, and already nicely optioned. It came in the same Le Mans Blue with Dover White stripes you see here, along with a four speed manual, front and rear spoilers and disc brakes as key options.

1969 Camaro Z/28 Crossram for sale
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The vehicle was purchased by one Dave Lindsley in the early 1990s, who took on the refurbishment project. It was completed by American Muscle Cars in San Diego, California in the early 2000s. In this restoration, the all important crossram intake was fitted to the original engine, making it a truly rare car. These intakes were only sold over the counter by Chevrolet, so fitting one down the line doesn’t make it any less valuable, because no 302 engine was ever built with a crossram at the factory. The rare fiberglass hood with hood pins was also fitted during the restoration.

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The engine is probably the star of this Camaro, being original and with such desirable options. The seller notes a complete and correct dual carb and crossram setup for the 302 can fetch up to $15,000.

As for the rest of the exterior, it has steel 15″ Rally wheels with chrome hubcaps and beauty rings. Wheels are wrapped in period correct Goodyear Wide Tread GT bias-ply tires. On the outside, this Camaro looks like it just rolled off the production line. The interior was reupholstered in a dark blue vinyl color during the restoration that matched the original seats.

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Overall, this 1969 Camaro Z/28 is in fantastic condition for a mostly original car, and has just 17,000 miles on the odometer. This wasn’t a ground up rebuild restoration either, it was a refurbishment of the original. The addition of the crossram intake and fiberglass hood make this a great buy for whoever the lucky bidder is. Just don’t expect it to be cheap, as the bid is at $76,000 at the time of writing.

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Written by Sam Krahn

Sam graduated with a communications Degree from Wayne State University, where he was also a member of the swim team. He's interested to see how new technology will affect the American performance vehicle landscape.


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