MEANEST '69 RS IN THE STATE, 502 CRATE V8, TREMEC 5-SPEED, 4-DISC, R134A A/C!!
When you buy an early Camaro, this 1969 RS is what you always hope you're getting. Huge horsepower, an awesome look, great colors, and a highly-functional interior. This is resto-mod done right.
Is there a better-looking piece of muscle than a 1969 Camaro in black with RS hidden headlights? Obviously, the guys who put this car together thought it was the right way to go and it paid off big time. The super straight bodywork is mandatory for black paint, so they took their time on the blocking and sanding and made sure everything lined up right before spraying the paint. Adding a cowl-induction hood never hurts and the white SS stripes were wrapped into the jambs for a custom effect. No modifications, just a few shaved emblems, and the monochromatic look of a blacked-out grille, the RS headlights, and no wheel arch moldings makes it look sinister. The overall look is extremely impressive, with high-quality paint and despite the extroverted hardware, it's actually pretty low-key given that there's more than 500 horsepower under the hood. Nice chrome bumpers and oversized bumper guards look great against the black paint and help contribute to the OEM vibe.
When you're building the ultimate Camaro, you pick GM's best-looking upholstery: black and white houndstooth. Correct bucket seats with headrests are covered in new seat covers, there are fresh black carpets on the floor, and you'll note that the door panels include factory power windows, a nice option. A modern steering wheel frames a very cool custom dash that fits neatly in the original's location but offers a high-tech look and a set of Auto Meter gauges. The entertainment system is by JVC, offering AM/FM/CD/DVD and Bluetooth capability, plus a built-in backup camera that's actually a lot more useful than you'd think. A/C with modern components and R134a refrigerant keeps the black interior nice and cool even on the hottest days, and this car is a fantastic highway cruiser thanks to the 5-speed manual transmission's deep overdrive. The trunk pan is in excellent condition and wears correct spatter-finish paint that continues the OEM look.
But this car's real appeal lives under the skin, where it is decidedly non-stock. Starting with a 502 cubic inch GM Performance Parts crate motor, they built one nasty resto-mod. Offering well over 500 horsepower on pump gas, it uses an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb for induction, MSD ignition components, and a set of custom headers to handle the exhaust. It isn't exotic, but it's incredibly effective, giving this Camaro eyeball-flattening performance. A BeCool radiator and fans don't seem to mind the extra cubes living under the hood and the routing of the lines and hoses is custom-car trick. The Tremec TKO 5-speed manual drives power to a 12-bolt rear end with 4.11 gears inside, and a tall overdrive makes it highway-friendly yet wicked off the line. Four-wheel disc brakes are probably a good idea on a car that can generate this much speed this quickly, and the exhaust system is comprised of an X-pipe, Flowmasters, and turn-downs just ahead of the rear axle so the soundtrack is formidable. Big Torque Thrust wheels and 245/45/17 front and 275/40/17 rear performance radials do their best to hook it all up.
There's more than $53,000 just in parts tied up in this car, never mind the work to put it all together. Incredible to look at but even more amazing to drive, this is the Camaro you've always wished for. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Back-Up Camera
- CD Player
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Tilt Wheel
- Cloth Interior
- Build Receipts
- Restoration Photos
- Transmission Spec
- Tremec TKO500
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