If you're going to dream, dream big. Clearly someone wanted to
build a street-brawler F-body and pulled out all the stops to
create this stunning 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Restomod. With a
thundering big block under the hood, high-impact bodywork, and a
traditional Camaro tech interior, this is the muscle car we all
wish we owned.
Seriously, if you could have a vintage Camaro built any way you
wanted, isn't this pretty much what you'd wish for? The bodywork
looks like a million bucks from any angle, so they clearly spent
the time to get it right. The bright Hugger Orange paint with a
white hockey-stick stripe sure isn't subtle, but somehow it works
on the vintage Camaro sheetmetal. That cowl hood, ducktail spoiler,
and SS-style blacked out grille and lower valance were added during
the build, and aside from some very minor signs of having been
driven, there isn't much to complain about here. There were no
liberties taken with the Camaro's classic shape, and even the
original Camaro script emblem was reinstalled on the nose, along
with the requisite fender badges. Chrome bumpers add a little
contrast, along with chrome trim down the rocker panels, wheel
arches, and 1-year only rear quarter gills. Nobody will say this
thing doesn't have the right look.
From behind the wheel, there's no way to tell that this isn't a
restored standard Camaro. The stock interior has been mostly
refinished to factory specs, and the workmanship is quite good
throughout. Original-style buckets are wrapped in black vinyl,
auxiliary gauges have been integrated into the dash, and the Hurst
shifter that rises up from the floorboard and powers the 5-speed
transmission almost beckons the driver to go have some fun. That
3-spoke Bowtie steering wheel is a great addition and has an
aftermarket tachometer strapped just beyond it on the column, and
you'll note that the original AC gauges are still in their square
pods. A Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo is fitted into the factory slot and
sounds great. Out back the trunk is spacious and finished nicely
with spatter paint. In the best resto-mod tradition, this car
blends the best of yesterday and today to create something truly
Beastly is one word for the 396 cubic inch big block under the
hood. It's as polished as the bodywork, wearing bright orange paint
on the block, but it's also remarkably manageable pump gas-friendly
pistons inside. An aluminum intake and Holley 4-barrel carburetor
deliver the fuel, while a set of long-tube headers use Pypes Race
Pro mufflers to handle the dual X-pipe exhaust via a set of
turn-downs just behind the rear tires. There's a big aluminum
radiator up front, chrome valve covers and open-element air
cleaner, and newer hardware and plumbing throughout. The Camaro's
suspension wasn't modified besides a set of tubular A-arms and
newer shocks and springs, and a set of power 4-wheel disc brakes
with drilled and slotted rotors give it impressive stopping power.
The 5-speed manual transmission feeds a resilient 10-bolt rear with
highway-friendly gears, making it comfortable under any conditions.
Chrome American Racing Special Edition wheels look great against
the orange bodywork and carry fat 235/45/17 front and 245/45/17
rear performance radials.
If you're looking for a weaponized 1969 Camaro, look no further.
Someone was reaching for something modern and hit the sweet spot
between vintage and state-of-the-art. Call today!