376 cubic inch Donovan Engineering V8 / Professionally rebuilt in July of 2016 / Fully polished
Tremec TKO 5-speed manual transmission
Custom leather interior / Vintage Air conditioning / Pioneer audio
PPG Vibrance O-So-Sexy Radiance II candy tri-coat / Applied in January of 2016
Seamless body / Billet trim
18-inch Budnik wheels
Full Detroit Speed suspension
Moser 9-inch rear axle / 3.50 gears
Power rack-and-pinion steering / Baer power disc brakes
Sale includes build receipts and component literature
The essence of a pro-touring build is to take a classic ride like this vivid Camaro and cram it with modern internals and a powerful engine. We've seen it done time and time again to the point where it's getting a little redundant. However, every now and again a build comes along that really captures why this movement started. This 1969 Camaro is a near perfect example, if there ever was one, of a pro-touring build. With a completely revamped suspension, a gorgeous modern interior, and a 700 horsepower engine, this Camaro is amazing to gander at, and even more incredible to drive!
Originally assembled in Norwood Ohio, today this pro-touring Camaro sits in $26,195 worth of killer PPG Vibrance tri-coat that was applied in January of 2016. That paint reflects stunning O-So-Sexy Radiance II candy pigment that's a slick blend of old school swagger and modern finesse. At the front of the car's seamless body, a billet Rally Sport grille caps a color-keyed bumper, a color-keyed air dam and clear fog lamps. Behind that grille, a moderately cowled hood flows into a shaved profile that's devoid of everything but painted F2 mirrors and billet marker lamps. At the top of that profile, smoked glass is framed in a familiar combination of polished stainless and painted drip rails. And at the back of the car, billet taillights illuminate a color-keyed spoiler and a second color-keyed bumper.
In 1969, the biggest engine you could plant in a Camaro was a 430 horsepower, 427 cubic inch big block. Well, this Camaro definitely utilizes a smaller block, but it probably puts out quite a bit more than 430 horsepower. Pop the hood and you'll find a fully polished Donovan Engineering 376 that was completely rebuilt by Box Performance of Columbia Station, Ohio in July of 2016. The chromed out mill looks immaculate against the car's candy colored engine bay. With the help of Joe Gibbs Racing Aluminum SB2 heads, $2,500 worth of custom Callies crankshaft and Jesel rocker arms, it achieves amazing power on mere 93 octane pump gas. A custom Wizard Cooling radiator is, with the help of four 9-inch electric fans, responsible for cooling things down. And spent gasses traverse custom Lemons Headers, which bark in to a true-dual exhaust system that exits just behind the car's rear tires.
Put this Camaro on a lift and you'll see just how extensive its build really was. At the front of the car, you'll find a Detroit Speed hydro-formed sub-frame that's complete with tubular upper and lower control arms. Naturally, those arms are connected by a beefy sway bar and modern coil-over-shocks. The 376's power gets channeled through a tough Tremec TKO 5-speed, which sends torque to a quality Moser 9-inch that's finished with 3.50 gears. The rear of the car has been upgraded with a Detroit Speed QUADRAlink setup that's augmented with Koni shocks, sturdy sub-frame connectors and predictable mini tubs. Power-assisted Baer discs are responsible for stops. And everything rolls on 18-inch Budniks that are wrapped in 275/35ZR18 front, and 335/30ZR18 rear, BF Goodrich g-Force T/As.
Click a button on the keychain and open the driver's side door to reveal a completely custom tan leather interior that features 21st century styling throughout. The front bucket seats have been wrapped in Buckskin leather and feature chrome accent pieces in the middle. In front of the driver, a polished and tilting column spins a Budnik steering wheel. A custom, candy color dash houses a full array of Auto Meter gauges that includes an air/fuel meter. Between the driver and passenger, a custom slide-away console hides the car's ignition and cup holder next to controls for Vintage Air conditioning and modern Pioneer audio. The builders eliminated the back two seats and created an accent piece that houses speakers and the audio system. And, even though it completed this Camaro's transition into a large 2-seater, that back seat always grabs everyone's attention.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
It's obvious why pro-touring classics are wildly popular. They successfully combine the looks of yesteryear with modern components throughout. That combination equals a car that features incredible style, but is equally capable of beating you on the drag strip and the auto-cross course. This F-body is just plain fun, and features a lot of comforts that are lost on the pony cars of old. The car's trick aesthetics and massive power plant pay tribute to the late '60s, while custom, modern touches make it an amazing ride to log a few miles in. Don't miss your chance to own this amazing 1969 Camaro!