468 V8, TREMEC 5 SPD, HOTCHKISS SUSPENSION, WILWOOD BRAKES, AWESOME PRO-TOURING!
This 1969 Camaro SS is one of those cars whose list of modifications is so extensive that it's impossible to know where to start. Big block power, 4-wheel discs, trick suspension, 5-speed transmission, and show-worthy paint, all just for starters. If you've been looking for a take-no-prisoners early Camaro, this nasty '69 just stepped up and volunteered for duty.
There's nothing subtle about the burgundy paint with silver stripes, but it's a classic combination that offers a bit of elegance, but this is hardly a sleeper. Nothing has been shaved or modified, although it does carry a cowl-induction hood that looks great. Instead, they focused on making sure everything was crisp and well-detailed, including the creases coming off the front fenders that look sharp enough to draw blood. The two-stage urethane paint gives the car a high-tech look and a brilliant shine, which certainly fits it well enough, and the lean Camaro shape looks pared down to its bare essentials. Those silver stripes are the only warning other motorists get; almost all the badges, emblems, and other insignias have all been neatly stripped away. There's a blacked-out grille as if to imply this car might have been an SS at some point, and the chrome bumpers are shiny enough to make this car look like a show piece if you didn't already know better.
The gorgeous interior is nicely done and has been lightly modified just like the exterior. The high-back buckets look stock at first glance, and wear reproduction seat covers and newly mandatory headrests that transform the Camaro's interior. A three-spoke wood-rimmed wheel emulates the original, again, using history to push the design forward. Custom Auto Meter gauges were stuffed into the original instrument panel and you'll note that the shifter now manages five forward gears instead of the usual four, but we'll get to that in a moment. A true pro-touring car takes care of its driver, so this car also carries ice cold A/C and a decent AM/FM/CD stereo system. If you can touch it, it's new, so things like the carpets, dash pad, and door panels are all in excellent condition. The trunk is pretty plain but does show correct spatter-finish paint and no signs of trouble.
But the big changes are underhood, where a 468 cubic inch V8 was neatly transplanted into the Camaro's engine bay. GM's big block is already legendary for delivering smooth power and unbeatable durability, and the big cubic inch V8 completely transforms the early Camaro without removing its soul. It's wearing Chevy Orange and a ton of chrome, so you'll want to open the hood every chance you get. There's a big aluminum radiator up front, a billet accessory drive that looks trick all by itself, and there's hardly any system that hasn't been thoroughly upgraded. The transmission is a Tremec 5-speed manual that spins a custom-built Ford 9-inch rear full of 3.70 gears, so it's pretty ferocious on the street. Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes, a rumbling Flowmaster exhaust system, and Hotchkiss suspension parts underneath all add up to a daily-driver supercar that only looks like a vintage Camaro. The finishing touch are those gorgeous 17-inch Torque Thrust wheels, which carry 235/40/17 front and 255/40/17 rear performance radials.
These words don't come close to telling the whole story on this incredible Camaro. Come see it for yourself and you'll probably discover that there aren't many things on this Earth that you want more than this car. Call today!
- Build Receipts
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- iPod Compatible
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Maintenance Records
- Transmission Spec
- Tremec TKO600
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