There's definitely an elusive combination that makes some cars
great, and this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro convertible nails it. It has
all the right touches from a pristine white appearance to a
powerful fuel-injected LS1 small block with an overdrive gearbox
attached to it. This is everything you want in an updated icon.
The level of this Camaro's appeal is black and white, literally. White paint is a much more subtle and sophisticated color than the Daytona Yellow or Hugger Orange. Don't get us wrong, those are iconic and amazing, but they are not for everyone. The color known for its tidiness is exactly right for this car because of just how smooth the panels are and the how uniform the gaps look. There has been some serious care in this restoration. Like a brute in a finely tailored tuxedo, this one wears the black folding roof with distinction as it coordinates nicely with the dark grille and rear fender accents. Plenty more aggression is seen in elements like the super scoop cowl induction hood and the D80 rear spoiler. Even a well-dressed man can use some jewelry, and you see that in items like the mirror shine of the bumpers, complete trim, and the large 17-inch Weld Racing five-point wheels.
More of the sophisticated black is seen in the bucket seat interior. Everything inside feels fresh, crisp, and dark like a new black suit. But breaking up this darkness are some nice bright wood and chrome touches like on the three-spoke steering wheel and on the desirable center console with iconic horseshoe shifter. The '69 Camaro's classic dual pod gauge setup has been updated to carry a new full AutoMeter Carbon Fiber gauge package, including speedo and tach. With the top down, you can easily hear the sweet rumble of the dual exhaust, but for those few times that isn't enough, there's an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo.
The heart of this beast is an upgraded fuel-injected 5.7-liter LS1 motor. You'll love popping the hood at all the car shows and watching everyone marvel as the see the modern V8 within the pristinely presented engine bay. Plus, there's some nice distinction added by the shiny head covers and air cleaner that proudly tells people this first generation Camaro shares its heart with a much younger generation. This whole package can keep cool while running hard thanks to an aluminum radiator and electric fan. But more than just updated power is going to make this Camaro your new favorite cruiser. With features like the 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive, power steering, and slotted front disc brakes, this feels like a very surefooted classic on the road.
All you have to do is take a look at the undercarriage photos to see how clean and thorough the work on this convertible was. But if you need more, we've got a ton of restoration photos for you to create a thick album for the car show judges. This is the turnkey droptop Camaro you've been dreaming about, so don't wait too long or it will be gone. Call today!!!