Anyone have a Drekar Z15 Firebird? - LS1TECH - Camaro and Firebird Forum Discussion

Notices
Special Edition Vehicles Firehawk | SS | WS6 | Berger | Blackbird | Comp T/A

Anyone have a Drekar Z15 Firebird?

 
Old 07-17-2004, 05:44 PM
  #1  
TECH Addict
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: NorcaL
Posts: 2,188
Default Anyone have a Drekar Z15 Firebird?

I have a Couple of pictures of a Z15 Firebird which is Yellow with a Greyish strip right in the Middle.Anyone have one of these cars?
SS DNA is offline  
Old 07-23-2004, 12:28 AM
  #2  
TECH Regular
 
Trans Am WS6 RGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: San Diego, Ca / Tucson,AZ
Posts: 415
Default

Post the pics!
Trans Am WS6 RGS is offline  
Old 07-27-2004, 10:32 AM
  #3  
TECH Addict
iTrader: (48)
 
a98ws6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: KCMO
Posts: 2,271
Default

I believe it was a one off
a98ws6 is offline  
Old 07-27-2004, 10:38 AM
  #4  
TECH Addict
iTrader: (48)
 
a98ws6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: KCMO
Posts: 2,271
Default

a98ws6 is offline  
Old 07-28-2004, 06:05 PM
  #5  
TECH Addict
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: NorcaL
Posts: 2,188
Default

Yeah, Thats the Car, Yellow with the Stripe in th Middle.....

It would have been nice if they made a small run of these car.....
Would have been probably the Rarest TAs
SS DNA is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 02:17 PM
  #6  
Teching In
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2
Default

2002 DREKAR ASV PILOT FIREBIRD “Z15” TRANS AM

After 35 years of domination in the American "Musclecar" market, both of the legendary F-Bodies (Camaro & Firebird) were to cease production in 2002. In response to this, and after seeing that there was no planned Firebird equivalent to the forthcoming limited production Camaro "ZL1" Supercar (in which Matt Murphy, the owner of GMMG, had just been given the approval from GM to build 69 of these special vehicles after months of hard work to bring the "ZL1" project to life), an upcoming design & tuner company Drekar ASV (American Specialty Vehicles) set it's sights on paying homage to this piece of American heritage with it's own Firebird Supercar, the "Z15".

Jan Oosten, a creative concept designer/producer along with his like-minded engineer brother, Kurtis Oosten (founders of Drekar ASV - both from a NASA/Aerospace family with a patriotic passion for American Musclecars) set out with their enthusiasm to make this new Supercar a reality. By contacting their longtime family friend Dan Edmundson (a manager of a Pontiac/GMC dealership who himself had co-produced the limited production "Banshee" dealership cars of the mid to late 90's and had already supplied numerous F-Bodies to the family over the years) they managed to get some of the very first “Collector Edition” Firebirds coming down the GM pipeline for this new project.

With Drekar ASV's initial goal of converting only 35 “Collector Edition” vehicles (in which GM had only a few thousand produced to generally commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Firebird) to this 600HP performance and appearance package, the name "Z15" seemed fitting as this was already the GM "RPO" code designated to those Firebird "CE" cars. With some essential help in collaboration, build components, and overall insight from fellow enthusiast Matt Murphy (who had already put aside his beautiful 400HP pilot Firebird "Ram Air 6" project due to GM’s disbanding of the Pontiac Firebird Brand Team) and staff, the project was taking its first breaths in life.

This new Drekar ASV Firebird "Z15" Supercar started out as previously mentioned in "CE" form which was coming directly from GM in a Pontiac yellow "54U". This color yellow had been previously used on the Firebird's in 1994. This production "CE" yellow was a tad more "pale" than the pre-production "CE" car which was finished in a much brighter Corvette "Millennium Yellow". It was immediately decided that the "Z15" would don an outstanding show car coat of the originally intended "CE" color Corvette "Millennium Yellow". The pilot car was painstakingly disassembled and then painted piece by piece, completing the paint scheme with the addition of a black Pontiac style "arrowhead" to cleanly but accurately portray the aggressive nature of this 'bird.

With its fresh new look upon reassembly, the engine was carefully reinstalled with specific “Z15” milled heads & upgraded internals to match the custom “Z15” Vortech Supercharger w/Aftercooler. From exhaust, programming, drivetrain, braking & suspension - all planted to the pavement with Goodyear Eagle F1 295-35 ZR18 Supercar tires - this vehicle is complete and bold in every detail. In keeping with its donor “CE” styling cues, the ebony interior was accented with silver, including the “Z15” specific instrument cluster. “Z15” key fob, floor mats, console badge, auto-dimming rearview mirror with temperature and compass - even a yellow “Z15” logo specific car cover - are just a few of the things that lead to an overall uncompromised setup.

After the pilot Firebird “Z15” was completed in its build, it was decided that it should be seen first by the people it was most built for: the Firebird enthusiasts. It was transported to the 2002 Trans Am Nationals in Dayton, Ohio – the largest Firebird show in the world - where the public was first introduced to this one of a kind ‘bird at that largest event, during the last year the F-Body was manufactured. In a truly honorary and unforgettable experience for all involved in the build, the “Z15” claimed first place prize in the Super-Street class.

The pilot Firebird “Z15” went on to be “officially” unveiled and autographed as well (signatures include Jan Oosten, Kurt Oosten, Matt Murphy, and Scott Settlemire) at the 2002 F-Body Celebration held Sept. 20th-22nd in Bowling Green, KY alongside some of the finest GM F-Cars to ever be produced, and also among some of the finest Firebird and Camaro enthusiasts. Truly trying to embody all that the Firebird represented to scores of enthusiasts for generations and being born in spirit of its brethren the Camaro “ZL1”, the Firebird “Z15” had come to life.
Attached Thumbnails Anyone have a Drekar Z15 Firebird?-z15-build-80-.jpg   Anyone have a Drekar Z15 Firebird?-z15-build-82-.jpg   Anyone have a Drekar Z15 Firebird?-z15-2003-ta-zl1.jpg   Anyone have a Drekar Z15 Firebird?-z15-ra6.jpg   Anyone have a Drekar Z15 Firebird?-hungry.jpg  


Last edited by YoungJedi; 01-14-2005 at 03:20 PM. Reason: Attachments...
YoungJedi is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 04:32 PM
  #7  
TECH Junkie
iTrader: (7)
 
Phoenix 5.7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Prairie de Femme, LA
Posts: 3,809
Default

Phoenix 5.7 is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 07:54 PM
  #8  
TECH Enthusiast
 
ChiefBrody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Shelton Ct
Posts: 662
Default

How come the mirrors are yellow in the third and fourth pics. I thought they only made 1 of these cars? Did I miss something. Also the stripe looks grey in those pics and in the others it looks black. I'm confused.
ChiefBrody is offline  
Old 05-22-2005, 03:21 PM
  #9  
TECH Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
JasonWW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Hou. TX.
Posts: 6,812
Default

They were supposed to build 35. The ones I've seen were yellow and black or yellow and grey with either black or grey matching TTII rims.
JasonWW is offline  
Old 05-22-2005, 11:51 PM
  #10  
NKAWTG...N
iTrader: (3)
 
StoleIt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 4,761
Default

so hawt, if i had a t/a id do that paint job
StoleIt is offline  
Old 05-23-2005, 12:29 AM
  #11  
TECH Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
JasonWW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Hou. TX.
Posts: 6,812
Default

This pic almost makes me want to paint my black TA yellow. And that's saying a lot.
JasonWW is offline  
Old 05-26-2005, 10:02 PM
  #12  
TECH Regular
 
Firehawk0220's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dallas Texas
Posts: 438
Default

I saw a car with that paint scheme except that it was SOM with the black hood "V" srripe like that. Looked pretty sweet.
Firehawk0220 is offline  
Old 06-03-2005, 12:16 AM
  #13  
10 Second Club
iTrader: (24)
 
'Trust''s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Eternity
Posts: 7,983
Default

That is awesome, i wonder if 15k is enough to do that to say, oh a NBM TA?
'Trust' is offline  
Old 06-03-2005, 07:52 AM
  #14  
TECH Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
JasonWW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Hou. TX.
Posts: 6,812
Default

It won't be a Drekar, but a clone is just as good. Besides, who could tell you what a Drekar Z15 even is? I mainly like the paint.
JasonWW is offline  
Old 06-03-2005, 01:46 PM
  #15  
10 Second Club
iTrader: (24)
 
'Trust''s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Eternity
Posts: 7,983
Default

Yea i know, but that thing is sick, and i really like the 'outline' strip around the stripe on the hood, makes it look alot better than if it were just black or gray on yellow with no defining stripe
'Trust' is offline  
Old 02-21-2008, 12:03 PM
  #16  
TECH Apprentice
 
JumpInTheFire.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gainesville, FL/Starke, FL
Posts: 363
Default

what type of yellow is that? paint code?
JumpInTheFire.com is offline  
Old 02-21-2008, 10:00 PM
  #17  
11 Second Club
iTrader: (27)
 
Z28/2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Your girl's back door giving her the long stroke while you're at work
Posts: 6,803
Default

Originally Posted by JumpInTheFire.com View Post
what type of yellow is that? paint code?
That paint is pretty expensive. The paint code for Millenium Yellow is 423G and the GM RPO code is 79U
Z28/2002 is offline  
Old 03-02-2008, 09:25 AM
  #18  
10-Second Club
iTrader: (6)
 
Modsquad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 1,555
Default

Yep, I still think they should have used the Millennium Yellow on the CEs or at least offered that & Spiral Gray as factory colors for the TA.
Modsquad is offline  
Old 03-21-2008, 02:34 AM
  #19  
Teching In
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 42
Default

Originally Posted by ChiefBrody View Post
How come the mirrors are yellow in the third and fourth pics. I thought they only made 1 of these cars? Did I miss something. Also the stripe looks grey in those pics and in the others it looks black. I'm confused.
Might be a clone. Personally, it looks better with the mirrors black and the outer sail panels black.
srleadguitar is offline  
Old 03-21-2008, 11:54 AM
  #20  
On The Tree
iTrader: (2)
 
Prey4Me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Turlock,CA
Posts: 108
Default

Originally Posted by Modsquad View Post
Yep, I still think they should have used the Millennium Yellow on the CEs or at least offered that & Spiral Gray as factory colors for the TA.
Anyone have a pic of spiral gray? Is it the dark gray on the C5 coupes? If its what I'm thinking it is a sweet color.
Prey4Me is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Anyone have a Drekar Z15 Firebird?


About Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: