STUNNING RED MATALLIC PAINT, 502CI BIG BLOCK, BUILT TO DRIVE, TH400 TRANS, NICE
This is the Camaro you don't want to meet at the next red light. Fortified with a thundering 502-inch big block, this 1969 SS is built for one thing and one thing only, and we all know what that is. It's unusual for a car this pretty to be this insanely fast, but that's what you get when you throw equally massive amounts of time and money into your project.
The body is all steel, and few cars of the muscle car era are as handsome as the 1969 Camaro. Aside from a cowl-induction hood, it's completely stock, although nothing ever rolled out of the Norwood assembly plant looking this slick. The paint is called Crimson Pearl, and it's a jaw-dropping red metallic that makes people who see this car do a double-take to get a better look. Fortunately, the bodywork underneath is up to the task of making the paint look awesome, with crisp lines and smooth surfaces that make the most of the deep, rich hue. They left off the stripes and other graphics, because, well, who would want to mess up that beautiful paint work with needless add-ons? They did, however, include a blacked-out SS grille, some nice chrome bumpers, and a pair of not-so-subtle "502" badges on the front fenders, maybe just as a warning.
You'd think that a car with this kind of performance and such hardcore hardware under its skin would have a bare-bones race-gear interior, but you'd be wrong. This is a Camaro that can be driven anywhere in comfort thanks to a custom-stitched Cherokee Charcoal cloth interior that looks remarkably upscale and inviting. Modern bucket seats, Simpson harnesses, and a 4-point roll bar certainly suggest race car but the plush carpet, full back seat, and handsome matching door panels seem to say that this is a street car. The original instruments are in the dash keeping an eye on speed and fuel level, while an Auto Meter tach with shift light and memory lives on the steering column and white-faced auxiliary gauges have been fitted under the dash. A custom shifter between the seats gives you much more accurate control over the built TH400 3-speed automatic transmission, but the fit is so good that it almost looks like it belongs there. The trunk is neatly finished, although most of the space is taken up by a custom stainless fuel cell and remote-mounted battery.
That 502 cubic inch V8 I mentioned is clearly built for combat. They pulled it out of its crate and promptly tore it down to fortify it with a Crane roller cam and rockers, a set of reworked heads from Owens Racing Engines in Houston, and a big, honkin' 4-barrel carb up top. The engine bay is nice and shiny, partly due to all the polished aluminum and chrome, and partly due to the gloss black inner fenders that look fantastic. A BeCool radiator ensures its safety on hot days, and ceramic-coated long-tube headers pipe the sounds through a pair of Flowmasters out back. The aforementioned TH400 was built by Kenny Wells and has a Fairbanks 3500 RPM stall converter inside, while the 12-bolt rear has 3.73 gears on an Auburn Posi. Traction bars do their best to plant all the power, assisted by 275/60/15 BFG drag radials on Weld Drag-Lite wheels.
Impeccably finished and insanely fast, this Camaro combines the best of both worlds without cutting any corners. A very impressive car. Call today!
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Build Receipts
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Restoration Photos
- Exterior Color
- Crimson Red
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