1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Street Legal Drag Racer


  • Professionally modified street-legal drag race car
  • 8.50 Tag Back Half Small Tyre Drag Race Car 
  • Developed and built by John Webster back in 2000 at Webster Race Engineering 
  • Running 355cu in 5.8litre Chevrolet V8 with turbo injection
  • Built for the popular Street Eliminator race series
  • Has run 8.80 at Santa Pod with previous engine being a small block Chevrolet running nitrous oxide

The Appeal 

And now for something completely different. If you like the idea of a thunderous drag racer that you can drive home after tearing up the strip, look no further. 

This stealthy Camaro began life as a 1999 Z28 before being not just breathed on but comprehensively transformed by John Webster of the renowned Webster Race Engineering business. It was built for the Street Eliminator race series and we are assured that it is fully road legal. 

This car has run at 8.80 at Santa Pod mainly on its back wheels.

Discreetly finished in matt black, this evil-looking Camaro is not for the faint hearted. Once freshly MOT’d it looks ready to quite possibly blow your socks off. We envy the lucky buyer.   

The History and Paperwork

  • First UK registered on 1st September 1999
  • Current owner since 18th October 2016
  • Unfortunately at the time of writing we do not have access to this car’s service history or maintenance records
  • We are told that this car was converted by John Webster of Webster Race Engineering at Santa Pod
  • MOT expired on 9th July 2022 but with no advisories so should likely present no issues to retest

The Interior

  • Heavily modified Z28 interior but it retains the convenience of electric windows and a removable T Top
  • Interior is in good condition with no visible tears or scuffs to the seats or carpets
  • Full front and rear Drag Race tech roll cage
  • Fully controlable Fitech injection control touch screen monitor
  • We are told that the passenger electric window does not work but a replacement motor is provided
  • Leather lightweight bucket seats with TRS harnesses
  • Custom Pro-Comp dials 
  • Custom aluminium gear shifter
  • Go-EFI FiTech control pod 

The Exterior

  • Unmodified Z28 bodywork custom finished in stealthy matt black paintwork 
  • Bodywork in clean, undamaged condition with few signs of age or marks 
  • Smoked side indicators and rear fog lights add to the subtle effect
  • Mickey Thompson rear tyres and Nexen front tyres 
  • Black steel rims complement the paintwork 
  • We are told that there is a small scratch on the rear spoiler, not visible in photographs
  • Some stone chips to front of car
  • Small mark on passenger side door, which may polish off
  • Underside to be solid with no structural advisories on last MOT 

The Mechanics 

  • Twin turbo 355 cu in Chevrolet 5.8litre V8 engine 
  • All work undertaken by well known specialist John Webber
  • All underpinnings including gearbox, differential and chassis built by John Webber 
  • Lightweight aluminium wheels

Specification includes:

  • Built to 8.50 Tag Back Half Small Tyre specification 
  • Fully adjustable tubular front lightweight crossmember
  • Tubular Wishbones with Strange struts 
  • Uprated Strange brake discs and steering rack 
  • Small block Chevrolet engine with 2 block mains and steel crank and steel rods
  • Forged TWR pistons
  • Turbo cam with competition cam lifters
  • Push rods and big valve aluminium heads 
  • Roller rockers
  • Fitech 1200hp kit
  • TD04 Turbo 
  • SB Custom headers
  • Tile waste gates
  • MSD 6 BTM boost reference
  • E ignition with crank trigger
  • Large intercooler 
  • TH350 manual shift race box with custom converter
  • Custom 1350 prop shaft
  • ORD 9in rear end braced four bar with Strange coil covers and rear brake discs
  • Aeromotive fuel pump 
  • Eight gallon fuel cell 
  • Recent new battery fitted


It seems unlikely that Chevrolet ever quite conceived that one of its Z28s would turn out like this. But we’re very glad that what Chevy failed to see, we very much can. 

This is a remarkable machine, one that really can be driven to the track, raced, and then driven home. Its transformation was carefully curated by one of drag racing’s best and it presents in very good condition. A one-off opportunity, this is surely one enthusiasts will not want to miss. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1999
  • Make Chevrolet
  • Model Camaro Z 28
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer
  • Engine size 5800
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Waltham Abbey
  • Location Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
3 bids
  • Use-Spe•••• £5,000 23/09/23
  • dwight-•••• £2,000 22/09/23
  • Perry C•••• £1,000 19/09/23

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