383 STROKER W/ ALUMINUM HEADS & MORE, RICHMOND 6 SPEED MAN, 12 BOLT W/ 3.73'S
There's definitely an elusive combination that makes some cars great, and leaves other cars wanting. This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro convertible nails it, ranging from amazing paintwork, to a performance-built stroker motor attached to a six-speed. It's a fresh build of an iconic Camaro with all the right moves to be a true exotic.
As this was the final year for the first-generation Camaro, Chevy decided to give it some grown-up sexy curves with a new more angular front end, style lines that ran the entire side of the car, and a shapely rear. Highlighting the bodywork on this fully restored beauty is one of the most awesome paintjobs to come through our showroom. It's a full respray that starts with the factory-correct Daytona Yellow - a great sporty name. On top of that is a layer of sinister black that not only adds extra emphasis to the classic Coke-bottle styling, but it also coordinates nicely with the black convertible top. And just to make sure the separation line of this two-tone is clear, there's a bold lime green pinstripe. In fact, the paint looks so great, that the bumpers were included in this custom work, too. But lovers of brightwork won't be disappointed. After all, there was plenty invested to highlight the trim, ribbed faux side vents, and those huge Budnik alloys with an aggressive 17/18-inch stagger front/rear. And speaking of intimidation, this one has all the right iconic Camaro elements in place, including the cowl induction hood, full-width D80 spoiler, and the hidden headlights of the RS package – now with a bold billet grille leading the way.
Beneath the black folding top is an updated black interior, so you get the great color-coordination with the exterior no matter if the roof is on or off. And as you look over all the elements, you soon realize that this is a very custom build. It starts with the front seats that were borrowed from a later-model Camaro. So you get the correct lineage, but vastly superior bolstering. In between the modern buckets is a custom-built center console that houses the Hurst shifter with a topper that lets you know this is a mean machine. Just ahead of that is an updated quad gauge package with AutoMeter Phantom readouts, and above that is an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo. As you grab the classic Chevy three-spoke sports steering wheel (power steering), you'll see the large speedo and tach that match the auxiliary gages – all of this tells your senses to get ready for something special even before you twist the key.
The heart of this beast is a fuel-injected 383 cubic-inch stroker motor. You'll love popping the hood at all the car shows and watching the crowds marvel at the custom. It'struly built for presentation with all those shining components, hidden wiring, and even the block is painted to match the rest of the engine bay's yellow. But just because the motor can win awards on its own, doesn't mean speed was left out of this custom build. The V8 was fortified and enhanced with components like Keith Black pistons (10:1 compression), Dart Pro aluminum heads, Harland Sharp roller rockers, Lunati Voodoo camshaft, Eagle forged crankshaft, MSD ignition, PRC big block aluminum radiator w/dual electric fan, Weiand aluminum intake, and topped with a Holley 750 CFM double-pumper four-barrel carburetor. This one makes a fierce grow from the H-pipe dual exhaust at startup to announce its power superiority. And best of all, you're in complete control of this monster V8 and its thunderous soundtrack thanks to the Richmond six-speed manual transmission. Making sure this power gets to the streets is a Denny's driveshaft that connects to a stout 12-bolt rear end running 3.73 gears for good all-around performance. And more than just pure power, this Camaro has some nice moves thanks to an upgraded independent front suspension and Detroit Speed subframe connectors in the rear. Add in the control of front disc brakes and modern Nitto NT 555R drag radials in the rear, and you've got a serious street machine.
With only about 1,600 miles on this build, it's an all-around stunner that you'll love to cruise and take to the shows. So if you're ready for all eyes to be on you, call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Manual Convertible Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Exterior Color
- Daytona Yellow
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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