Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 19th - 22nd, 2017 at Russo and Steele's 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information. From launch for the 1967 model year, Chevrolet's new "F-Body" Camaro quickly stole the thunder of archrival Ford and its updated Mustang. While commonly believed to have been a belated response to Ford's wildly successful Mustang, the Camaro was conceived from the start as a more conventional replacement for the rear-engine Corvair. In addition to its great styling, the Camaro's huge option list and wide array of powertrain choices allowed buyers to literally build their own Camaro - ranging from stylish and economical runabouts to fire-breathing performers. The sleek and lightweight Camaro was perfectly suited to SCCA Trans-Am road racing and took back-to-back championships with the "Unfair Advantage" of team owner Roger Penske and driver/engineer Mark Donohue for 1968 and 1969. On the dragstrip, the Camaro immediately carved out a fierce reputation and returned Chevrolet to dominance with legends Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins and Dave Strickler virtual fixtures in Super Stock winners' circles and scoring major press with their crowd-pleasing wheels-up launches. Over the following decades, the first-generation Camaro's popularity has only grown, with its excellent basic design remaining at the leading edge of automotive culture and adapting itself incredibly well to the fast-changing times and automotive tastes, ranging from stock and restored cars to drag-style Pro Street cars and Pro Touring canyon carvers. This 1969 Camaro RS custom convertible is a fantastic case in point with a high-dollar nut-and-bolt build including approximately $40,000 in body/paint work and another $25,000 on the interior by Finish Line Interiors in Santa Clara, California. Equipped with dry-sump oiling, the Camaro's LS7 427 cubic-inch engine delivers 540 horsepower, 475 ft/lbs of torque, and 474 dyno-tested rear wheel horsepower to a Hurst-shifted Tremec 6-speed transmission featuring double overdrive. Spent gases are removed by a custom 3-inch stainless-steel exhaust system including Lemon headers and Syntex mufflers. Power is delivered to the pavement by a Wave Tech 9-inch Ford rear end fitted with Moser 31-spline axles, with tire clearance provided by a pair of mini tubs. A 4-link rear suspension system, Detroit Speed C6 front clip, rack and pinion steering, coilovers, subframe connectors, Wilwood disc brakes, a Wilwood master cylinder, and custom braided brake lines round out the underpinnings. Other highlights include a stainless-steel fuel tank, AutoMeter gauges, and custom fuel lines. Finished in custom paint with painted "hockey stripes" plus tucked bumpers and side markers, and more, this custom '69 Camaro RS convertible is a true standout that is ready to dominate everywhere it goes.