The Camaro everybody assumed would be called the Z/28 actually turned out to be the Camaro ZL-1, renewing interest in this exceedingly-badass, but little-known performance Camaro from the 1960’s. Of course real Camaro fans were well aware of what the original ZL-1 represented to Chevy enthusiasts, and more than a few tributes to the awesome muscle car have been built in the decades since the original debut.
Up on eBay we came across this incredible tribute to the original ZL-1; a 1969 Camaro with a bored-out big-block ZL-1 engine that makes an absolutely “demonic” level of horsepower. Built more than a few years ago, this stunning tribute has racked up just 3,500 miles. At the heart of this beast is a 489 cubic-inch all-aluminum ZL-1 engine built by Pettis Performance. The engine made 666 horsepower and 641 ft-lbs of torque without any power adders whatsoever. This motor is ALL motor, and you better recognize.
Beyond the engine is an incredible street machine backed by a manual transmission with a clutch rated up to 1,000 horsepower. But where this Camaro really shines is on the track, where tubular control arms, bigger sway bars, rack & pinion steering, adjustable Afco shocks, and plenty of other handling components turn this old school muscle car into a true corner carver.
We love seeing classic American iron going beyond the big engines and monster amounts of torque to compete in the corners. Luckily, this ZL-1 has the big-block V8 power, as well as the nimble agility, to compete on any track, anywhere. Totally worth the $95,000 selling price if you ask us.