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Thursday, 1 May 2014

GM Doesn't Want You to Clone The Camaro Z/28




After Ford re-introduced the Boss 302 and Boss 302 Laguna Seca, many parts became available such as the wheels, the front splitter and more. The GT500 spoiler has long been a favourite amount many Mustang owners (myself included - I have a genuine GT500 spoiler on my Boss 302). GM doesn't want you to be able to do that, though. To prevent people from borrowing design cues or all out cloning the mighty Camaro Z/28, GM is restricting sale of 35 parts to only those who own the car.  The restricted parts include the brake callipers and carbon ceramic rotors, forged wheels, helical differential, half shafts, seats and many aerodynamic parts such as the fender flares, rocker panels, rear spoiler and more.




Here is a  list of parts (courtesy of GM Authority) including part numbers:

22958646 ROTOR-FRT BRK
22958647 ROTOR-RR BRK
22958658 CALIPER ASM-FRT BRK
22958607 CALIPER ASM-FRT BRK
22958637 CALIPER ASM-RR BRK
22958634 CALIPER ASM-RR BR
23179350 MOLDING ASM-RKR PNL
23179351 MOLDING ASM-RKR PNL
23487228 SCOOP ASM-HOOD AIR
22968220 ESCUTCHEON – FRT GRL EMB
23468210 EMBLEM – FRT GRILL
22954889 WHEEL ASM-STRG
22873225 WHEEL-FRT
22873227 WHEEL-RR
23179322 FLARE ASM-F/FDR
23179323 FLARE ASM-F/FDR
23179324 FLARE ASM-RR WHL OPG
23179325 FLARE ASM-RR WHL OPG
23172755 DIFFERENTIAL ASM
23172756 DIFFERENTIAL ASM
22908036 EMBLEM ASM – E/Gate
22908498 EMBLEM ASM – FRT GRL
22894294 SEAT ASM-FRT
22894302 SEAT ASM-FRT
23473010 SHAFT ASM-RR WHL DRV
23473011 SHAFT ASM-RR WHL DRV
23468208 GRILLE – FRT UPR
22925211 PLATE – F/FDR VEH NA
22972716 COVER – D/SEAT BK
22972708 COVER – P/SEAT BK
12653293 SHIELD – INT MANIF SIGHT 12653294 SHIELD – INT MANIF SIGHT
23104737 SPOILER – F/END 22997723 FASCIA – FRT BPR
22985096 FASCIA – RR BPR LWR
22968219 COVER – FRT FOG LP OPG
22966600 COVER – A/CL HSG 23468209 PLATE – FRT GRL EMB BKG.

Only 500 Camaro Z/28 will be built in 2014 and 2,500 are planned for 2015 which already makes it very rare but GM is going the extra mile by trying to make it harder for clones to pop up. Do you think it's a smart move by GM to protect the value of the car and its customers or it should be free-for-fall since it's easy to confirm the authenticity of a Camaro Z/28 through it's VIN? Sound off in the comments below!

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