When you buy an early Chevrolet Camaro, this 1969 RS is what you
always hope you're getting. Huge horsepower, an awesome look, great
colors, and a highly-functional interior. This is resto-mod done
Is there a better-looking piece of muscle than a 1969 Camaro in Marina Blue with RS hidden headlights? Obviously, the guys who put this car together thought it was the right way to go and it paid off big time. The super straight bodywork is mandatory for that slick paint, so they took their time on the blocking and sanding and made sure everything lined up right before spraying the paint. Adding a cowl-induction hood never hurts and the silver SS stripes were wrapped into the jambs for a custom effect. No modifications, just the monochromatic look of a blacked-out grille, the RS headlights, and those cool gill inserts in the quarters to make it look predatory. The overall look is eye-catching and despite the extroverted hardware, you're not going to mind the attention it generates. Nice chrome bumpers and oversized bumper guards look great against the bright blue paint and help contribute to the OEM vibe.
When you're building the ultimate Camaro, you go with buckets and a console flanked by a pair of bucket seats. Recent blue seat covers look absolutely correct, there are fresh carpets on the floor, and the door panels are nicely detailed and crisply rendered. A 3-spoke steering wheel on a tilt steering column frames a very cool custom dash with new white-faced gauges tucked into the original square pods. The entertainment system offers AM/FM/CD/iPod capability and feeds speakers stashed throughout the interior. Vintage Air A/C with modern components and R134a refrigerant keeps the interior nice and cool even on the hottest days, and this car is a fantastic highway cruiser thanks to the 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission's deep overdrive. The trunk pan is in excellent condition and wears correct spatter-finish paint that continues the OEM look.
But this car's real appeal lives under the skin, where it is decidedly non-stock. Starting with a 400 cubic inch V8, they built one nasty resto-mod. The 400 is actually a small block, so it fits in the Camaro's engine bay without modifications and delivers big block punch in a small block package, so handling remains sharp. It isn't exotic with a 4-barrel carburetor and long-tube headers, but it's incredibly effective, giving this Camaro eyeball-flattening performance. The air cleaner is similar to an original cowl induction unit and chrome valve covers and Chevy Orange paint dress things up a bit. The 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission drives power to a 12-bolt rear end with 3.73 gears inside, and that tall overdrive gear makes it highway-friendly yet wicked off the line. Power disc brakes are probably a good idea on a car that can generate this much speed this quickly, and the exhaust system is comprised of an X-pipe, stainless Magnaflow mufflers, and correct tips just behind the rear axle so the soundtrack is formidable. Big Billet Specialties wheels and 235/45/17 front and 275/40/17 rear performance radials do their best to hook it all up.
There's a ton of cash tied up in this car, never mind the work to put it all together. Incredible to look at but even more amazing to drive, this is the Camaro you've always wished for. Call today!