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I doubt it's real. There are way too many things wrong with it. Wrong trim on the trunk lid for starters. And why would you change the color on such a rare car?
 

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That's not a Z16 air cleaner, nor even a Chevelle air cleaner. It's a 66-67 L79 Nova air cleaner.

Ad also doesn't say if the supposed "original Z16" motor which is NOT installed in the car goes with the car as part of the sale.
 

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any one that knows Z-16s know this is not one..if it was the appraisals are over 200k
:cool: I've seen high end Z16 CLONES go for 155,000.00 dollars at Mecham's... Maybe the apprasel was low because it needs so many Z16-only parts...
 

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It's either the worst clone I've ever seen or half the original pieces were sold off at some point....
 

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I doubt it's real. There are way too many things wrong with it. Wrong trim on the trunk lid for starters. And why would you change the color on such a rare car?
It's 46 yrs old. Could someone have changed the color before it was known to be so rare? Guys did crazy stuff back in the day. I'm in no way saying its real, probably isn't, but in 69 ,nobody knew what that car would eventually be worth.
 

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I love the factory wooden tilt wheel hes close but not close enough to call it a clone. since when do they put 702 heads on a Z16 what about the the rest
 

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That's so bad it's sad... The seller has either been badly duped or they're trying to dupe an unsuspecting buyer claiming it's a real Z16.

Someone is going to have serious legal issues as well. The VIN plate is fake as well.


Real 1965 KC VIN plate.



The fake on the car

Trim tag is home made and badly at that. Not only is spacing no where near correct, it shows a K in group 2 which is Air Conditioning. l:)

Those wanting really bad (or good depending on how you look at it) appraisals, keep these guys in mind.

This vehicle was appraised on 4-7-2011 by Arena Motor Sales located in Columbus, OH a member of the International Automotive Appraisers Association for $92,000.00
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All I can say is ... WOW. That is the first hand-stamped cowl and VIN tag I've ever seen. Obviously, this car has either never been sold out of state, or no sharp policeman ever looked at the VIN tag. :sad:
 

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ok guys here is a picture of a real z16 trim tag

http://www.z16chevelle.com/Z16 Trim Tag.htm

here is the trim tag on the car advertised

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Super-Rare-Chevell-SS-Z-16-Mint-Condition-/290558136722?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item43a69d5192#v4-39

and you have to ask is it real?
To the text under the original Z16 trim tag:
Why would anyone take a trim tag off to restore the car. It´s been there since 65 not likely it will fall apart if you don´t put new rivets on. I will never understand that. A shame in my eyes. The photo above shows the trim tag from the author’s unrestored, never apart (until now) Z16.
 

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All I can say is ... WOW. That is the first hand-stamped cowl and VIN tag I've ever seen. Obviously, this car has either never been sold out of state, or no sharp policeman ever looked at the VIN tag. :sad:
Wait until he sells the car, at any price, and discovers the consequences of the fake VIN plate. :thumbsup:

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Just noticed it states the car was built the second week of April. Homemade trim tag shows 4th week of March and homemade VIN sequence doesn't match, even 04A VINs in the Z16 registry are 801 and 827.

I don't know who's running the Z16 Chevelle site now but I'm sure they'll educate this person when they try to register it there.

All-in-all, it's not a bad looking car - except for that hideous steering wheel. With the homemade trim tag and homemade VIN, I sure hope someone doesn't get stopped in any insurance inspection.
 

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I don't know who's running the Z16 Chevelle site now but I'm sure they'll educate this person when they try to register it there.
That would be me. ;)

In addition to those pathetic tags, everything else on that car is wrong too -- rear trim, decklid, speedo (they say it is a 160 in the text but in the picture it is clearly a 120 speedo), and every single thing under the hood.

They even used the body # off the cowl tag on the Z16 web site from the restoration study car. You'd think they at least would have made up a different number! :sad:

Very sad what some people will try to pull. I wonder if the current seller bought it thinking it was real. If so, he's in for a rude awakening, and needs a good lawyer to go after whomever he bought it from.

The only thing remaining to find out is if they do have a real Z16 block and have just tried to concoct a fake car around it based on the partial VIN # stamped on the block. I have asked for a pic of the deck stamp to see if it is a real motor or not. But I fully expect it to be an Impala suffix, or just as bad of a restamp as those pathetic homemade tags are.
 

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I don't see how anyone could think that vin and trim tag looks any where near what it's suppose to look like. He would have better luck just taking those off and saying there is no tags. I'd like to talk to this appraisal company, lol.
 

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too bad more guys doing ls6 clones didnt make trim tags like this......
 
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