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Default 1977 Camaro ZL1 ??

Found this article in the 1978 issue of Chevy Hi-Performance, it was a once in a year magazine back then.

They had an article about a 1977 Camaro with a ZL1 engine in it. It was a designstudy that was showed at Milford proving grounds. They speculate about if it would hit the streets.

Here is scans of the magazine. Anyone know of this?






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"at one time ZL-1 short blocks alone costed $3000 in a crate"...

.............imagine that!!
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Default Re: 1977 Camaro ZL1 ??

That is a Bill Mitchell car ... I think they took the engine out of the black and gold 69 and put it there ...

He had a LOT of neat cars

I lived in the area where he did for a couple years and would always see him driving something cool down Maple toward the Tech Center
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Default Re: 1977 Camaro ZL1 ??

At least that groovy frontend headlight treatment didn't go to waste.....





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"factory" ZL1 with a/c and a 70-72 style console and shifter ....
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Default Re: 1977 Camaro ZL1 ??

Was originally built as styled version of a 70-73 with RS nose. In '76 the car got the coming '78 model year soft front and rear restyling look. Kinda like what they did with the Grumpy's Toy Camaro except this car got a blend of Firebird at the rear and Monza in the front - It was updated to what Mitchell wanted.

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Cool car! Anybody know if it's still around?? Or did it get crushed?
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Default Re: 1977 Camaro ZL1 ??

That's Mitchell's 1975-1976 Camaro Berlinetta Show car/styling exercise. Magazine was just "making" a story to sell extra copies. It did have a ZL1 in it though. But never slated for production.
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Default Re: 1977 Camaro ZL1 ??

Car was around way before 1975.. first as an A type body with Rally Sport trim. Here is the car as it appeared in 1971. The Grill has a Canadian Flag, an American Flag and the word "CAN-AM" over the ZL-1 script. Pontiac hood tach from a GTO on the hood too.

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yup, that is it in it's earlier (better looking IMHO) life ...
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