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ZL-1 Supercar

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#69 ZL-1

Click for Fred Gibb info........

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May 19, 2012 - Charley from CA out bid Reggie Jackson @ Mecum Indy & now owns Dick Harrell #1.  This has to be the 'holy grail' of all the Dick Harrell Cars.   Jim

'When I was a child, I played as a child, now that I am a man it just costs a lot more!'

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Thanks JD

GMMG Clock

"When Fast Just Isn't Fast Enough"

Click - ZL-1 Super Car Web Photos

Add your GMMG to the Registry

E-mail info & your favorite photo: info@gmmgregistry.com

Name, address, C,S,Z, phone, e-mail

Model, Car #, Door Tag, Color/stripe, roof, trans, engine

Only first name & state will be posted unless you tell me different.

Enjoy!

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#57 ZL-1 - Max - Alaska

See photos @ bottom of page

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ZL-1 #14 - Doug

See photos @ bottom of page

Click to hear ZL-1 #14 run

This page is dedicated to Fred Gibb & Dick Harrell ('Mr. Cheverolet')

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Ray Sullins & Fred Gibb
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#1 ZL-1

2002 “ZL 1 Supercar”

The ZL1 was inspired by the 1969 COPO ZL1 - 427cid Camaro

All 69 cars were B4C coupes with 6-speed manual transmissions except for 2 converted to automatic. Built in March 2002 Roll cages were installed in 28 cars. Three prototypes were: #1-Chevrolet Motor Division #2-Berger Chevrolet and #3-Helen Gibb. Car #1 was built to commemorate Fred Gibbs original ZL1 drag car. Car #69 was a special Phase 4 SR427 built to honor Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins and his ZL1 drag car. 1969 style houndstooth interior was made available and Penske Shocks with 3 different valving options were also available. The 2002 ZL1 was also made available with Z06 style wheels standard or optional Crager SS or Fiske wheels.

  • LS6 V-8 Engine
  • 400hp/410tq Package
  • 4.10 Rear Axle
  • Cat Back Chambered Exhaust
  • High Flow Air Box Lid with ZL1 Decal
  • Front & Rear Eibach 1.5" Lowering Springs
  • Z06 Wheels
  • Z06 Brakes
  • Z06 Slotted Rotors
  • 7500 series PENSKE double adjustable nitrogen filled shocks
  • Light Weight Billet Flywheel
  • All New Grille w/1969 ZL1 Bow Tie Emblem
  • Goodyear SuperCar Tires
  • Black Rear Tail Light Panel
  • Camaro Rear Tail Panel Letters in Chrome
  • Hood/Roof/Trunk Accent Stripes
  • ZL1 Numbered Key Fobs
  • ZL1 Floor Mats
  • Black Hurst Shift Ball
  • Horsepower Console Plaque
  • Car Cover with ZL1 Logo
  • ZL1 Cloisonné Fender Badging
  • All New Silver Face Gauges with ZL1 Logo
  • Rearview Mirror with Compass and Auto-Dimmer
  • Mobil 1 Oil Fill Cap & Decal
  • Power Antenna
  • Short Throw Shift Stick

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PR-1 is now LeMans Blue Code 71- was Red

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PR-1 - was red - repainted LeMans Blue-thanks Sean
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PR-1 is now Lemans Blue - thanks Sean

PR-2 Matt Berger

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PR-2 - Matt Berger

PR-3 built for Helen Gibb

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PR-3
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PR-3
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#1 ZL-1
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#1 ZL-1

.......from Matt Murphy......... 

"Dear Chevrolet Dealers and ZL 1 "Super Car" Customers,

This special web page is dedicated to a few select email addresses and will be updated periodically with information and photos sent out to you on a weekly basis. This project was started in late summer of 2000 in response to Fords, new at the time, Mustang Cobra R. Things don't happen over night and we (Scott Settlemire, John Heinricy and Myself) had to be careful for the first 6 months not to alarm anyone at GM about this car.

I did almost get the program scrapped in February of 2001, when I took the Pilot car, then an LS6 black, no badged SS, with Z06 wheels and tires down for the Daytona 24hr. I was there to show John the car and then put it back in storage. Problem one, I took it to Dale Eamhardt down there and told him about the project and showed him the car. We talked about the project for a few minutes, and he gave me that Eamhardt grin and said I will take 50 of these. Don't forget me he said, I want 50. Forget him, we will never. We at GMMG, Inc. will dedicate these 69 cars to Dale and his passion for the Camaro. He was a huge fan of Don Yenko and what he, Fred Gibb, Dale Berger and others did for the Camaro through their Chevrolet dealerships. We were on the brink of something big for Special Dealer Build Camaros with Dale in early 2001. Dale and Steve Crisp [DEI Public Relations] wanted to build Black B4C Camaros with the LS6 motors in them, all hardtops, no options. We settled at the time for Black SS's with leather and some t-tops and most hardtops. Dale died about two weeks before we delivered the first batch of his 381 HP Intimidator SS's, but thankfully to Teresa, Steve Crisp and a few others at DEI and DEC we were able to build 85 cars (83 #'rd and 2 prototypes) in Dale's honor.

Problem two and almost fatal to the project, I was introduced to Rick Baldick (Corvette & Camaro Brand manager) and he said to me, "Scott has told me about all the Camaro projects you are working on, I think that is great and any help I can give you, just let me know." Well, surely Scott told him about our LS6 Camaro, so I said to him, 'Well, what did Scott tell you about our LS6 Camaro project." His face went blank and dead silence for 3 seconds, before he replied, 'What LS6 Camaro project." Oh no, he had that look and I knew I was in trouble. I had to show him the car and he looked it over very quietly and carefully. He didn't say much except it looks nice and then he had to go, he said. I got in the car myself, and left at once for Atlanta. I called John Heinricy on a cell phone and told him what happened. He said, "It is over, I told you that no one could know about this car and now this project is over ." He wanted the car in Detroit ASAP . I didn't tell him that I had an appointment that Monday for the car to be repainted in a 1969 Garnet Red. I begged him to let me keep it in our shop, locked up for a few months, let things die down. He agreed and other than the paint shop, the pilot car was covered for 3 months.

I didn't hear any more about Rick's involvement except that he agreed to keep this car's secret between the 4 of us. Rick's involvement in this project will come back up at a later date. He has been very helpful since the day I broke the news to him. We went on to unveil the 2002 Pilot ZL-1 car to Scott Settlemire the night before the Atlanta F-body Gathering Car show in May 2001. We forgot to tell him that the car was now Garnet Red and had a complete package with the name ZL-1 on the fenders. I thought he was going to die when we uncovered it. But I was the one dying because he was taking my car away from me, that I had since the previous September.

Next week I will continue with the ZL 1 2002 story and each week I will update you with some more facts on the project. We were planning on starting the build process with motors in mid July. As luck would have it, we got the first motors from GM Parts last Thursday and Friday. About 6 weeks late, but, as some might say, better late than never. We met our first goal and that was to unveil the 2002 Car #1 ZL-1 "Super Car"' at the Fred Gibb Memorial Car Show in La Harpe, IL a few weekends ago. Car #1 is a special tribute to the original 1969 #1 ZL-1. It is painted Candy apple red with the gold lace and graphics like the original Fred Gibb/Dick Harrell ZL-1 Race car had.

Bill Porterfield, from MI owner the original 1969 ZL-1 car #1 and now owner of the original 2002 ZL-1 car #1. Our site will update you with pictures and articles on the current and past ZL-1 cars. There is an article from La Harpes newspaper describing the unveiling of the new car. As well as other articles from various magazines. We plan to have the #3 2002 ZL-1 car at the Berger Chevrolet Car show later this month [August 30th thru Sept. 1st] Both cars are close to being completed and both were specially prepped for their first showing.

We started swapping engines last Friday and won’t stop until they are all done sometime in October. The rest of the parts are coming in slowly like the motors. We are eager to deliver these cars to you the dealer and customer; but, we will not rush these cars due to the extent of the project. We are working still with vendors we ordered parts from some three months ago. This project is moving slower than we planned but will progress and we will get all 69 cars built and delivered, if all goes well by the end of October or first part of November. I would like to deliver the first cars by the end of September. We will keep you posted.

As for the first cars to get motors, they will be the ones not getting painted and the ones not getting the engine upgrade packages. We will try to ship cars in groups to dealers to save them cost on shipping. As some of you know, we had to change some of the options, due to emission reasons and our attorney trying to protect the dealers and GMMG, Inc. We will not be selling Phase 2, gears, headers or line locks through the dealers like originally planned. This is for your protection, as they do not comply with the emission certification tests we performed on the test car. The owners will have to pay us directly, in order to keep the dealers involvement out of it.

We have been contacting each ZL-1 owner and reviewing the options with them. So far half have either changed their stripe colors, take off credit, etc. One backed out and we did not get a call from the dealer and we were planning to send the car to the paint shop next week to get the custom Ferrari Yellow paint done on it. It is important that we talk directly to the owners to make sure that we get the right information. I do not want to ship cars next month and have the customer say, "I didn't want it that way." Right now we would have about 12 people pretty upset because the order form was different from what he wanted. I apologize for any order form confusion, especially with the early one with the extra options. We cannot take a chance of getting the dealers in trouble over emission related items. I also realize that it has been
almost two months since some of you sent in these forms and people change their minds. Please help us reach all customers and get the options finalized by the end of this week.

Please feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions or you can ask for Laurie or David and one of us will get back in touch with you, if we are not able to get your call. I believe these cars will go down as a truly collectible car and a sound investment. I promise all of you will be happy with the quality of the finished product. Thanks again for your patience and we look forward to talking to all of you soon.

Sincerely,

Matthew K. Murphy, Jr.
On behalf of all of us at GMMG, Inc."

Thanks for sharing J.D.

Click - GMMG ZL-1 Supercar History Video - Matt Murphy

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#69 - Last One - before the build @ GMMG - 'Grumpy's Toy'
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ZL-1 Delivery Day
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ZL-1 Delivery Day
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#4 ZL-1 Frost Green
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#3 ZL-1
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#3 ZL-1
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#6 ZL-1 Baldwin Motion - Gun Metal Gray

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How cool is the mirror made by Gib & Tammy's son

Don't know his name, but thanks.

How can I get one?

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#3 ZL-1

Charley also used to own 2002 ZL1 #3 to go along with 1969 ZL1 #3       (both are yellow).

He now owns 1969 Dick Harrel #1 (see above)

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#12 ZL-1 - Gib &Tammy
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#15 ZL-1 - photos by JD
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#16 ZL-1 Hugger Orange

See #16 ZL-1 photos @ bottom of page

Link to Kenny Barnhart page

   

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#10 ZL-1 - Andy
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#10 ZL-1 - Andy
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#18 ZL-1 @ 09 Berger Show
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#26 ZL-1
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#38 ZL-1
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JD's #17 @ 8th Annual Gibb Memorial Show

J.D.'s #17 ZL-1

Representing Berger Chevrolet at the S.Y.C. Supercar Reunion

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#17 ZL-1

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Dennis Gage (My Classic Car) & Nancy with #17 ZL-1 - JD

Click - ZL1 #17 On-the-road video

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#17 ZL-1

Click for more #17 ZL-1 photos

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HRE 1974 - ZL-1 #17 @ Deery Show (Iowa) May 14, 2011 - Thanks JD

Click - ZL1 #17 engine start video

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#17 ZL-1 - JD

Click - ZL1 #17 video montage

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#17 ZL-1 - JD

Click - ZL-1 Burnouts

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#21 ZL-1

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ZL1 #24 in NC - 427/600hp

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#48 ZL-1 @ GMMG
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#48 ZL-

Can anyone help identify this car ?  Fantastic videos.

Click ZL-1 #?? 1/4 mile Track Video - What car is this?

Click -ZL-1 #?? awesome burnout - What car is this?

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#47 ZL-1 - Joe

CUSTOM PAINTED CARS

How many are there?

PR-1 '67Marina Blue

PR-3 Medium Purple Metallic - Helen Gibb

 #1  Candy Apple Red? - Fred Gibb

 #4  Frost (Fathom?) Green

 #6  Gun Metal Grey - Baldwin Motion

#26 Hemi-Orange?

#58 Evening Orchid

#69 Dove White - Grumpy's Toy

#?? Ralley Green

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#34 ZL-1
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#69 ZL-1 'Grumpy's Toy'
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#25 ZL-
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#29 ZL-1

Click #33 ZL-1 NBM/White Photos

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#33 ZL-1 NBM/White
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#33 ZL-1 NBM/White

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#46 ZL-1

Click #46 ZL-1 Video

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#46 ZL-1

Click #46 ZL-1 Video

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#46 ZL-1

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#46 ZL-1

Click #46 Donut video

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#66 ZL-1
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#49 ZL-1 - Joe
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#59 ZL-1
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#65 Fathon Green - Carl
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#67 ZL-1
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#51 ZL-1
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#57 ZL-1 - Max - Alaska

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#57 ZL-1

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#58 Evening Orchid - 09 HRPT-Madison, WI - (Jim's favorite)
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#58 Evening Orchid
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#68 ZL-1 - Andy
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#68 ZL-1 - Andy
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#68 ZL-1 - Andy

Click - More ZL-1 photos

Click - ZL-1's @ GMMG - photos

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#69 Grumpy's Toy

1969 Hounds Tooth Interior

   38 white - 6 orange - 6 yellow

PENSKE SHOCKS were available in 3 different valving

   40 - Street with gold end caps

   18 - Autocross with silver end caps

   11 - Drag with black end caps

WHEELS

    9 - Painted ZO6

   28 - Crager SS

  28 - Chrome Z06

   4 - Fiske

...from Camaro White Book

Click for more ZL-1 photos

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'427' C5R Motor
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'427' Motor

Joe's Collection

ZL-1 #5 (LeMans Blue/white)

ZL-1 #49 (Red/black)

Dick Harrell #10 (1 of 2 white)

Bought it new - only 5X '454' - 680 hp - dirrerent heads, throttle body & intake

#10 DH was built this way @ GMMG & not sent back for the upgrade

Could #10 DH be the largest horsepower GMMG built? (Someone will know)

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Joe's Collection ZL-1 #5 (LeMans Blue)-DH # 10 (White)-ZL-1 #5 (Red)
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Joe's Collection ZL-1 #5 (LeMans Blue)-DH # 10 (White)-ZL-1 #5 (Red)
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Joe's Collection ZL-1 #5 (LeMans Blue)-DH # 10 (White)-ZL-1 #5 (Red)

ZL-1 #44 - Annie

Originally built for Reggie Jackson who backed out & Annie bought car

Phase III / 600hp - Nickname - 'Muffin'

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ZL -1 #44 - Annie
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ZL -1 #44 - Annie
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ZL -1 #44 - Ann
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ZL -1 #44 - Annie

#14 ZL-1

Phase III /  630hp

A special thanks to Doug for providing extra information & photos.

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#14 ZL-1
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ZL-1 #14
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ZL-1 #14 - from Doug
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ZL-1 #14 - Doug
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ZL-1 #14 & TH #28
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ZL-1 #14
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ZL-1 #14
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#19 ZL-1 NBM - Thanks Brandon
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#60 ZL-1 - Thanks Brandon

ZL-1's @ GMMG waiting for the build

Is your car there?

(More photos to follow when I get time)

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ZL-1 Hemi Orange - #18
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ZL-1 # 55 - #44
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Zl-1 #12 - - #23
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ZL-1 #53 - 59 - 21
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ZL-1 #56 - 66- 44
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Zl-1 #18 - 13 - 66

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@ GMMG

Andy's Garage

Andy is the largest collector of GMMG Cars

I met Andy March 2010 wihile delivering a car for Matt Murphy & saw just a few cars in his fantastic collection

I am not sure of the number but I hear it is AT LEAST 27+ GMMG's

My hope is to get his car list & dedicate a special page just to Andy & his 'over-the-top' collection

Here are just a few..........

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#10 ZL-1 - Andy
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#10 ZL-1 - Andy

Click for link to Andy's Collection

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#68 ZL-1 - Andy
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#68 ZL-1 - Andy
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Andy's garage
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Andy's garage
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#68 ZL-1 - Andy
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#64 ZL-1

Jim,

 

These pictures were shot at the Supercar Reunion in 2005.

The 1969 ZL1 is Kenny Barnhart's and the 2002 Hugger Orange ZL1 is #15

JD

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#16 ZL-1 - Kenny - photos by JD
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#16 ZL-1 - Kenny
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photos by JD
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photos by JD
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photos by JD
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#16 ZL-1 - Kenny's two cars
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#15 ZL-1 - photo by JD
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#15 ZL-1 - photo by JD

Click - Daytona Pace Cars & Jim's Collection

Click: ZL-1 Burn outs

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#31 ZL-1
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#31 ZL-1
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#56 ZL-1 (thanks Sean)
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#56 ZL-1 (thanks Sean)
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xx ZL-1 (Sean)
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#54 ZL-1 - Phase III/600hp C5R
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ZL1 #32
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#5 ZL-1 (thanks Sean)
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#4 ZL-1 (thanks Sean)
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#8 ZL-1 Marina Blue (thanks Sean)
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#7 ZL-1 (thanks Sean)
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#21 ZL-1 (thanks Sean)
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#53 & #59 ZL-1 (thanks Sean)

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ZL-1 #55 NBM
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ZL-1 #8 Marina Blue
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#7 ZL-1 Hugger Orange
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#18 ZL-1 Hugger Orange
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#61 ZL-1 Phase I - 400hp

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#42 ZL-1

An interesting post from JD on LS-1 Tech - from 2007

 

 2002 Phase I ZL1 Camaro sold at Barrett-Jackson


I will try to post up some information that I have until Matt has time to respond to this thread.

As mentioned before..............the production of these cars had G.M./Chevrolet involvement.

Here is a document from Matt Murphy that I have with all the documents on my car:

"Dear Chevrolet Dealers and ZL 1 "Super Car" Customers,

This special web page is dedicated to a few select email addresses and will be updated periodically with information and photos sent out to you on a weekly basis. This project was started in late summer of 2000 in response to Fords, new at the time, Mustang Cobra R. Things don't happen over night and we (Scott Settlemire, John Heinricy and Myself) had to be careful for the first 6 months not to alarm anyone at GM about this car.

I did almost get the program scrapped in February of 2001, when I took the Pilot car, then an LS6 black, no badged SS, with Z06 wheels and tires down for the Daytona 24hr. I was there to show John the car and then put it back in storage. Problem one, I took it to Dale Eamhardt down there and told him about the project and showed him the car. We talked about the project for a few minutes, and he gave me that Eamhardt grin and said I will take 50 of these. Don't forget me he said, I want 50. Forget him, we will never. We at GMMG, Inc. will dedicate these 69 cars to Dale and his passion for the Camaro. He was a huge fan of Don Yenko and what he, Fred Gibb, Dale Berger and others did for the Camaro through their Chevrolet dealerships. We were on the brink of something big for Special Dealer Build Camaros with Dale in early 2001. Dale and Steve Crisp [DEI Public Relations] wanted to build Black B4C Camaros with the LS6 motors in them, all hardtops, no options. We settled at the time for Black SS's with leather and some t-tops and most hardtops. Dale died about two weeks before we delivered the first batch of his 381 HP Intimidator SS's, but thankfully to Teresa, Steve Crisp and a few others at DEI and DEC we were able to build 85 cars (83 #'rd and 2 prototypes) in Dale's honor.

Problem two and almost fatal to the project, I was introduced to Rick Baldick (Corvette & Camaro Brand manager) and he said to me, "Scott has told me about all the Camaro projects you are working on, I think that is great and any help I can give you, just let me know." Well, surely Scott told him about our LS6 Camaro, so I said to him, 'Well, what did Scott tell you about our LS6 Camaro project." His face went blank and dead silence for 3 seconds, before he replied, 'What LS6 Camaro project." Oh no, he had that look and I knew I was in trouble. I had to show him the car and he looked it over very quietly and carefully. He didn't say much except it looks nice and then he had to go, he said. I got in the car myself, and left at once for Atlanta. I called John Heinricy on a cell phone and told him what happened. He said, "It is over, I told you that no one could know about this car and now this project is over ." He wanted the car in Detroit ASAP . I didn't tell him that I had an appointment that Monday for the car to be repainted in a 1969 Garnet Red. I begged him to let me keep it in our shop, locked up for a few months, let things die down. He agreed and other than the paint shop, the pilot car was covered for 3 months.

I didn't hear any more about Rick's involvement except that he agreed to keep this car's secret between the 4 of us. Rick's involvement in this project will come back up at a later date. He has been very helpful since the day I broke the news to him. We went on to unveil the 2002 Pilot ZL-1 car to Scott Settlemire the night before the Atlanta F-body Gathering Car show in May 2001. We forgot to tell him that the car was now Garnet Red and had a complete package with the name ZL-1 on the fenders. I thought he was going to die when we uncovered it. But I was the one dying because he was taking my car away from me, that I had since the previous September.

Next week I will continue with the ZL 1 2002 story and each week I will update you with some more facts on the project. We were planning on starting the build process with motors in mid July. As luck would have it, we got the first motors from GM Parts last Thursday and Friday. About 6 weeks late, but, as some might say, better late than never. We met our first goal and that was to unveil the 2002 Car #1 ZL-1 "Super Car"' at the Fred Gibb Memorial Car Show in La Harpe, IL a few weekends ago. Car #1 is a special tribute to the original 1969 #1 ZL-1. It is painted Candy apple red with the gold lace and graphics like the original Fred Gibb/Dick Harrell ZL-1 Race car had.

Bill Porterfield, from MI owner the original 1969 ZL-1 car #1 and now owner of the original 2002 ZL-1 car #1. Our site will update you with pictures and articles on the current and past ZL-1 cars. There is an article from La Harpes newspaper describing the unveiling of the new car. As well as other articles from various magazines. We plan to have the #3 2002 ZL-1 car at the Berger Chevrolet Car show later this month [August 30th thru Sept. 1st] Both cars are close to being completed and both were specially prepped for their first showing.

We started swapping engines last Friday and won’t stop until they are all done sometime in October. The rest of the parts are coming in slowly like the motors. We are eager to deliver these cars to you the dealer and customer; but, we will not rush these cars due to the extent of the project. We are working still with vendors we ordered parts from some three months ago. This project is moving slower than we planned but will progress and we will get all 69 cars built and delivered, if all goes well by the end of October or first part of November. I would like to deliver the first cars by the end of September. We will keep you posted.

As for the first cars to get motors, they will be the ones not getting painted and the ones not getting the engine upgrade packages. We will try to ship cars in groups to dealers to save them cost on shipping. As some of you know, we had to change some of the options, due to emission reasons and our attorney trying to protect the dealers and GMMG, Inc. We will not be selling Phase 2, gears, headers or line locks through the dealers like originally planned. This is for your protection, as they do not comply with the emission certification tests we performed on the test car. The owners will have to pay us directly, in order to keep the dealers involvement out of it.

We have been contacting each ZL-1 owner and reviewing the options with them. So far half have either changed their stripe colors, take off credit, etc. One backed out and we did not get a call from the dealer and we were planning to send the car to the paint shop next week to get the custom Ferrari Yellow paint done on it. It is important that we talk directly to the owners to make sure that we get the right information. I do not want to ship cars next month and have the customer say, "I didn't want it that way." Right now we would have about 12 people pretty upset because the order form was different from what he wanted. I apologize for any order form confusion, especially with the early one with the extra options. We cannot take a chance of getting the dealers in trouble over emission related items. I also realize that it has been
almost two months since some of you sent in these forms and people change their minds. Please help us reach all customers and get the options finalized by the end of this week.

Please feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions or you can ask for Laurie or David and one of us will get back in touch with you, if we are not able to get your call. I believe these cars will go down as a truly collectible car and a sound investment. I promise all of you will be happy with the quality of the finished product. Thanks again for your patience and we look forward to talking to all of you soon.

Sincerely,

Matthew K. Murphy, Jr.
On behalf of all of us at GMMG, Inc."

Click for info ZL-1 #38 & Berger SS #8 in CO.

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#60 Nickey ZL1
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#60 Nickey ZL1

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#20 ZL1 - Ralley Green

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#41 ZL1 - '427' - 600hp - Jim Simon, ID

#41 ZL1 - '427/600hp

 
Jim Simon is a GMMG Registry Administrator

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#41 ZL1 - '427' - 600hp - Jim Simon, ID
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#41 ZL1 - '427' - 600hp - Jim Simon, ID
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#41 ZL1 - '427' - 600hp - Jim Simon, ID
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#41 ZL1 - '427' - 600hp - Jim Simon, ID
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ZL1 #41 from Jim Simon
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ZL1 #41 from Jim Simon

ZL1 #21 

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ZL1 #21 - Photo's by Jim Smith - 2015
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ZL1 #21 - Photo's by Jim Smith - 2015
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ZL1 #21 - Photo's by Jim Smith - 2015
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#38 ZL1 - 99 miles - C5R/600hp
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#38 ZL1 - 99 miles - C5R/600hp
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ZL1 #27 - Phase II/475
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#23 ZL1 - C5R - 427 - 600 hp
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#23 ZL1 - C5R - 427 - 600 hp
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#23 ZL1 - C5R - 427 - 600 hp
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#23 ZL1 - C5R - 427 - 600 hp
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#23 ZL1 - C5R - 427 - 600 hp
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#23 ZL1 - C5R - 427 - 600 hp
 
   
   
   
   
   

 ZL-1 Super Car







Car #ColorStripeTransEngineOwnerCityStatePhoneE-Mail










PR-1was Red repainted LeMans Blue Code 71White

BillOnly 2000 ZL-1 CT

PR-2RedSilver
427/475Matt Berger
MI
09 Berger Show Showroom
PR-3Med Plum MetalicWhite  Trigger OH bought 6/11 was Helen Gibb's
1CandyAppRedLetter
Fred Gibb Car-600hpTrigger
OH

2Garnet RedWhite III
 IA  
3Dayton YellowBlack

Where is this car in 2017?


Was Charley Lillard's
#3 ZL1 painted to match 67 ZL1
4Frost GreenBlack   Trigger OH  was Matt's
5LeMans BlueWhiteIII/600

Trigger - OH

was Joe - IDID6/12
6Gun Metal GrayBlack
III?Baldwin Motion Car 
 Baldwin Motion rear end
7Hugger OrangeBlack427/600

John

AZ


867MarinaBlue White  427/600 George CO  
9Cortez SilverBlack






10Dusk Blue  IIIAndy NC  
11Hugger Orange

400Steve
MO

12LeManns BlueWhite   Gib & Tammy MI  'Wonderful 1'
13HuggOran?/SebSilv?Black

 



14BlackRed IIITrigger
OH Bought around June '11
15Hugger OrangeBlack

Chris?



16Hemi-OrangeWhite  Kenny
IL  
17BlackSilver

JDCentral Iowa
alsoDEI #68










18Hugger OrangeBlack  Trigger
OH 09 Berger Show
19NBMWhite

Georgeneed photosTX

20Black/Ralley Green White   Chad 
  
21NBMWhite
427/600Rick @ Muscle Car City
FL
was George TX??
22Red     
  
23Hugger OrangeBlack
427/600
Vince & Sally

WI


24Black Red  427/600 Rick NC
  
25Montery MaroonSilver
400
Gregory

?


26Sebring SilverBlack



ARK

27RedBlack  Phase 2/475 Steve 
 Sold May 2017 was TJ - NV
28Black Silver
Phase 2 - 475hpRay
PA
bought Nov 2014
29White Black 427/600 Mike & Sue Miller Original Owner
  
30Black


  
 
31Black







32Daytona YellowBlack 427/600 Alaska?
  
33NBMWhite
427/600Bob WI

34Cortez SilverRed 6spd 427/600Trigger OH  
35Dodge Hemi Orange


shoe polish car



36Daytona YellowBlack    
  
37Hugger OrangeBlack






3869 Lemans BlueBlkPaint III/600Mark - AMCM
 FL
 99 miles 4/12/1709 BJ - Kissimmee
39Sebring Silver







40Sebring Silver     
  
41was Black/LeMans BlueWhite

427 - 600
Michael

IL
bought Nov 15 - was Todd's
Jim Simon sold Dec 2017 - Registry Administrator
42Red   500+ Randy NC  
43Yellow?/black?Black






44BlackCharcoal  Trigger
OH Sold summer '11 Originally built Reggie Jackson
45BlackRed III/600




46Daytona YellowBlack IIDavid AL 
47RedBlack



CA

48SOMBlack    
  
49RedWhite
III/600Triggerwas Joe -IDOH6/12
50Black     
  
51NBMWhite
LS6/2X6/525Ray
GA
Still original owner 1/11/14
52Black     
  
53White shoePolBlack






54Sebring Silver Black  III/600hp C5R Trigger OH  
55NBMWhite

III/600 C5R
??

KY

323 miles Feb 2018
56Pewter  II/435?
 
  
57Daytona YellowBlack






5865 Evening OrchidBlack III/600Trigger
OH201209 HRPT Madison
59RedBlack
III/600

FL
 got photo12/19/08
60RedWhite 427Nickey 
  
61Black

400hpGreg
CA

62WhiteBlack    
  
63White/CharcoalBlack6spd
400

Dealer near Indy

259 miles 3/3/16
6469 Garnet RedPewter III 
AZ  
6569 Fathom GreenWhite
II/600Trigger
OH
was Carl's
66Black/Orange Letter
  427


  
67White Black
400?

MI
09 Power Tour
68BlackWhite   Andy NC  
69Dover WhiteBlack Ph4SR427was blackGrumpy's ToyTX

Last Built

for Mike Carnahan