Chevrolet Chevelle Z16
Most car fans know a lot about the Chevelle. For decades, it was Chevy’s primary mid-size offering they produced in the millions. It was available in many markets, not just domestic ones. However, only a few know about the Chevelle Z16. It was a high-performance model Chevy produced for one year only in just 200 examples (via Hemmings).
Today, it’s an extremely rare and valuable piece of Chevrolet’s history. So, what exactly is the Chevelle Z16? It’s a fully-loaded regular Chevelle with several other speed-boosting upgrades. They include a 396 V8 engine with a Muncie four-speed gearbox. It also has a heavy-duty suspension and updated equipment. Even some dealers weren’t aware this option existed because Chevrolet refused to market the Z16, making this Chevelle a secret model. The Z16 was fast and expensive for a Chevrolet, probably why they made only 200 of them.