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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Dazzles Even After 40 Years Of Storage

By Donna Bellevue , Mar 22, 2017 04:55 AM EDT
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A 1969 Z/28 Chevrolet Camaro sees daylight after being stored in a garage for 40 years. After Ralph Bizzarro heard his friend Donnie Detzel's offer his classic vintage for sale, Ralph immediately decided to buy the car. Actually, he has been waiting for years for Donnie to sell it.

Due to health issues, Donnie finally offered his Camaro to Ralph. His present physical condition does not enable him to have the chance to enjoy the car, and he knows that Ralph will take good care of it. Ralph was so excited to buy the car that he took a day off the next day to make the purchase.

He arrives at Donnie's garage, and as the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was unveiled, Ralph could not believe how dazzling still the classic car looks. Although the engine was out of the Camaro, the 302 small-block had matching numbers. It also had not even been on the road since 1976 after Donnie got busy with work and life, the Hot Rod reported.

He bought the car in 1970 in high school while driving in his Corvette down a neighborhood street and saw the back end of the Camaro at a neighbor's open garage. He pushed the doorbell and was greeted by two parents who were holding the funeral of their son who died fighting in Vietnam. It turned out that they have been looking to sell the car, owned by their deceased son, to ease the burden of remembering their tragedy.

Donnie happily bought the low-mileage 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 for $1,200. He later got frustrated with certain modifications required by the state, but he did continue to stock up on OE part. This has made the new owner, Ralph very happy.

According to Super Chevy, another countryman has persevered in keeping his vintage Chevy since buying it in 1968. Today, 49 years later, the car has just under 16,000 miles on the clock, and it is still in pretty much perfect condition. with the exception of a door ding or two. He says he keeps it because it makes him feel like a teenager again everytime he gets in the car seat.

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