SINISTER '69 CAMARO, 396 BBC, MUNCIE 4-SPEED, FLOWMASTERS, PS, PWR FRNT DISCS!!
Given a blank sheet of canvas like a real X11 code Camaro SS, what would you do? For most of us, the ideal early Camaro isn't much different from this cool black 1969 Chevrolet Camaro coupe: big block, manual transmission, gorgeous interior, all wrapped in a very stock-looking shell. The result is a sinister-looking car that runs even better than it looks.
First generation F-bodies have different personalities depending on the color, but there's no mistaking a car dressed in brutal black. Hunkered down over polished Torque Thrusts, this car sits right, and the rake only emphasizes the aggressive hood with its built-in velocity stacks and traditional ducktail spoiler out back. Panel gaps are good all around, and while it's got some signs of use, there's no denying that the look totally works here. It's not perfect, but it looks aggressive enough to get respect on the street and against that black paint, details like the gill trim and wheel well moldings really stand out. The headlight doors work correctly and give the car an instantly identifiable face combined with the SS grille. Proper 396 badges are on the flanks, and they're definitely no joke.
Deluxe bucket seats with houndstooth cloth inserts are a welcome change inside, where it looks quite stock. Everything is in good shape, from the seat covers to the carpets to the headliner, and the workmanship matches what the factory was doing. Like the exterior, it was done some time ago, so it's not as crisp as it once was, but if you like the idea of a Camaro being as comfortable as your favorite pair of jeans, this one works rather well. The Hurst cue ball controls a heavy-duty Muncie 4-speed, and there's no greater joy than running a big block through the gears. The original woodgrained steering wheel and wood appliques have been refinished, keeping with the stock vibe inside, and the trunk has been finished in correct spatter paint and topped with a reproduction mat.
Ultimately, though, this car is all about power, and under the hood there's a built 396 cubic inch big block that now cranks out a big dose horsepower (350 if the decal on the air cleaner is to be believed). An Edelbrock intake manifold, giant Holley 4-barrel carburetor to keep it fed, and an MSD ignition system to light the fires all add up to an engine that makes this Camaro a legitimate threat on the street. Chrome valve covers give it a racy look under the hood, and the workmanship is tidy and functional, but clearly built to perform. Underneath, there are a ton of upgrades including power steering and brakes, a new Flowmaster dual exhaust system, and a 12-bolt rear end that doesn't mind the big block torque churning through it. It's been lowered a bit to give it that awesome rake, crouching over staggered Dunlop radials on polished American Racing Torque Thrust wheels.
This Camaro has the right look, big horsepower, and our favorite interior, so if you want one of the most potent-looking F-bodies we've featured recently, this is it. Call now!
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Interior Color
- Black & White Houndstooth
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