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Hugger Z28

By HuggerZ28

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Lets all educate each other on these limited edition cars that are out there. Every once in a while we see one for sale and dont know what it is.

Lets get control of those cars, before someone else does. After all, these cars are the ancestors to todays cars. Without them, there would be no 2010 Camaro hitting the road.

This is a Hugger Z28 that was released in 1980 at the Daytona 500 Race Track. It was released for the 24 Hours at Daytona. At that time the event was sponsored by Pepsi, now it is sponsored by Rolex.

There were only 90 cars released. Each one is numbered from 1 to 90. Of the 90 cars, 80 were made in Hugger Orange, 6 in Black, 2 in Yellow, 1 white and 1 blue.

Only 1 was a stick, and to the best of my research only 1 had a sunroof. None were prepared from the factory with t-tops, but there is 1 that had the t-tops added at the dealer, prior to delivery to the customer.

In 1981 Yenko released 9 Z28 cars. I have very little informaiton on those, but they are also very rare and very few people know about them.

Lets keep this knowledge active and circulating. I just purchased another Hugger so now I have 2. 1 in yellow and 1 in Hugger Orange. I paid way too little for this recent purchase. I have seen regular z28 cars for 1980 and 1981 selling for upwards of 40k dollars. These limited edition cars should be selling for 80-90k dollars. But nobody knows about them.

I am not complaining because I just benefited from the lack of knowledge, but, these cars deserve recognition. They are a part of the history of Camaro. Lets Honor and Celebrate their existence.

Thanks for reading.


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chevy66babe’s Profile Photo
Mar 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm
Thx for the history and Camaro is part of the Chevy family, so Babe enjoyed it too. LOL
dragon_chick_99’s Profile Photo
Mar 27, 2009 at 8:10 pm
awesome! congrats on a great purchase, and thanks for that bit of muscle car history smile image
1OF6K’s Profile Photo
Mar 24, 2009 at 9:35 pm
Yes they are nice rides love the functional hood. I know where these two of them....Other rare cars not talked about are the 1986 MCSS "AERO COUPE" I have one of those....Been looing for a Bill Mitchel car for a few years now with no luck...nice find and good luck with it.
rhonda’s Profile Photo
Mar 24, 2009 at 8:23 pm
I like getting deals when people don't know what they have,
Redneck_Cowgirl’s Profile Photo
Mar 23, 2009 at 10:10 pm
Since most of our muscle cars are being ate up by overseas people or by museums. We should keep what we can, when we can afford to do so. I started with my all numbers matching Lemans... and his Chevelle. People need to keep in mind if they have or find a car all numbers matching or not keep it that way. Don't clone it to something else at some point there won't be any of the the original car you had making it worth more.
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Mar 23, 2009 at 5:15 pm
Let's also stay on top of the never ending push for 'Accelerated Vehicle Retirement' programs (a.k.a. 'Scrappage Programs'), so none of our automotive history is lost to these ill-conceived programs. No matter who controls the Whitehouse, the Statehouse, or Congress and the Senate, as long as there are 'Stationary Polluters' (i.e. Power Generating Plants), there will be someone pushing yet another 'Cash For Clunkers' program, or the legislation needed to make it happen. Only we can stop them, and we need EVERY vehicle enthusiast, and EVERY just plain ole 'Vehicle Owner' we can get, to join in the fight for our nation's vehicle heritage, and our rights as 'Vehicle Owners.' thumbsup image
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Mar 23, 2009 at 5:14 pm
Most people don't even know Yenko!!!
Shotrod64’s Profile Photo
Mar 23, 2009 at 3:33 pm
I had heard of the Yenko cars but not these Huggers. That's a new one on me. But I just bet there are quite a few that most don't know about of all makes out there. But as I see here, it's only a matter of time before someone informs others of them. Thanks for doing so! Might not learn something *every* day but learning continues none the less! And wow, you have 2 of them! Any idea how many of those original 90 are left?
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Mar 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm
dont remeber but it is bad...................................geno
red’s Profile Photo
Mar 23, 2009 at 1:35 pm
I had no idea about any others ...except the Yenkos that i believe were all white
Thanks for posting

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