This is a must have for any Chevrolet collector. These special edition Camaros were limited to only 90 being ever built. Interestingly enough the majority of these cars came in orange and only 6 came in black. This Camaro is incredibly well documented with original buildsheet, original warranty card, and has 36k actual original miles.
The story behind these is imbedded in motorsports history. In the spring of 1979, Tom Nehl was working on a way to fund his race team for the 1980 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race. Nehl had developed a formula for successfully competing in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge (now called the Rolex 24 At Daytona), using consistent lap times along with speed to win. To get funding, Nehl was inspired by the ’69 Camaro Indy 500 pace cars and driveaway program. Since the Z28 was the perfect platform to base the race car on, a deal was worked out with the Jacksonville Zone Chevrolet Dealers to have the “24 Hours of Daytona Dealer Driveaway,” where a special batch of Z28s would be uniquely modified using a “Hugger” theme to coincide with Chevy’s current marketing, and match Nehl’s No. 28 Camaro race car for the endurance contest.
Bill Mitchell and his company Special Vehicle Development (SVD) were recruited to handle the modifications. Unique equipment would consist of Minilite magnesium wheels wrapped in Dunlop Steelmax 205/70HR14 rubber, Koni shocks, SVD-developed rear sway bar, SVD front spoiler with fog lights, Racemark steering wheel, windshield clips, rear window strips, hood pins, and special Hugger badging and striping. The involved 48 Jacksonville Zone dealerships would order a total of 90 ’80 Z28s for use in the program
Our Z28 has resided in Florida the last 15 years and garage kept as part of a private Camaro collection. Paint shows very nicely all decals are in great shape. The car still has the special Minilite magnesium wheels and just fitted with a new set of BF Goodrich tires on all 4 corners. Bottom of the car is clean with many detailed photos of the undercarriage available.
Interior is all original in unrestored condition. The seats show very nicely the dash is not damaged or cracked the car maintains the original AM/FM Cassette radio. Our car is fitted with factory Air conditioning, power steering, power windows, electric rear window defogger, cruise control, Limited slip differential, and dual horns.
The car was recently serviced and the following maintenance items were just done as of October 2022.
– New battery
– 4 New BF goodrich tires
– Chevrolet L82 Valve covers/ gaskets
– Fresh set of Spark plugs
– Fresh Oil Change
– New brake master cylinder and fluid / brake flush
– New starter
– New GM weather mats
– Transmission rebuild/reseal
– All new gaskets and engine seals ( front, rear man water pump oil pan and so on)
Our Z28 drives very nice and tight. The Koni shocks and enhanced sway bars that were installed on these Huggers provide significant feed back when driving and cornering. The 350 V8 runs strong and sounds fantastic. Power is smooth throughout the powerband and the shifts from the freshly serviced transmission are precise and smooth.
Don’t miss the walkaround and drive in video below
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