Paul Walker’s Incomplete Chevy Camaro Z/28 Project Car is Up for Sale

The movie star was unable to complete the car, and it now needs a new home.

Before the tragic passing of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas in a Porsche Carrera GT in late 2013, the two friends owned several cars together and had numerous projects in progress. This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z/28 is one of the final project cars they acquired and is set to be auctioned by Mecum in August.

Sadly, Walker and Rodas were unable to complete the car before their deaths, but now someone has the chance to restore and perhaps modify the Camaro. Initially purchased new from Martens Chevrolet in Reedley, California, the car was later sold to Chevy collector Merle Duprey in 1982 before Walker and Rodas acquired it. The listing indicates it was sold back to Duprey as part of Walker’s estate in 2013 and is now being sold by Solo Speed Shop.

The classic muscle car requires significant restoration to return to its former glory. Originally painted in Le Mans Blue, much of the paint has worn off. Remarkably, it still features the original Z/28 Rally wheels with BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires and retains its front and rear bumper guards. While the exterior needs some TLC, the panels appear largely undamaged. With a fresh coat of paint, the car is poised to look stunning once again.

Despite the exterior’s tired and worn appearance, the interior is in relatively good shape considering its age. The material on the bucket seats appears to be in good condition, as do the black plastics and the wooden trim on the center console.

Collectors will be pleased to learn that the car retains its original, numbers-matching 302 cubic-inch V8 engine and four-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels. The winning bidder can choose to restore the powertrain to its original condition or modify it. Either way, this unfinished Camaro Z/28 presents an ideal project car opportunity.

If you’re interested in bidding on Walker’s old Camaro, be sure to check out the Mecum Auctions listing.


  • Ian Sawyer

    Growing up with a father who was a mechanic I had an appreciation for cars and motorcycles from an early age. I shared my first bike with my brother that had little more than a 40cc engine but it opened up a world of excitement for me, I was hooked. As I grew older I progressed onto bigger bikes and...

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