1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO
Category : Classic Cars
Year : 1969
Engine Size : 502 V8
Mileage (miles / km) : 167 miles
Colour : Hip Hop Red
Interior : Red
LHD
US$ 129,900
Chevrolet Camaro
 
Frame Off Built Camaro Pro Touring 502 V8 600 HP TKO600 5 Speed Ford 9 4.11
 

502 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 / Roughly 600 horsepower
Custom suspension / Intro wheels
Custom leather interior / Vintage Air conditioning
Built by well-known Camaro guru Scott Whidby / Build completed in early 2015

Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission / Centerforce clutch
Power rack-and-pinion steering / 4-wheel disc brakes
Modern audio system

Ford 9-inch rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 4.11 gears
Minor appearance mods / Hyundai Hip Hop Red paint
Winner of the Builder’s Choice Award at the 2015 Goodguys Florida Nationals

SUMMARY

Built by well-known Camaro guru Scott Whidby / Build completed in early 2015
Winner of the Builder’s Choice Award at the 2015 Goodguys Florida Nationals
502 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 / Roughly 600 horsepower
Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission / Centerforce clutch
Custom leather interior / Modern audio system
Vintage Air conditioning
Custom suspension / Intro wheels
Ford 9-inch rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 4.11 gears
Power rack-and-pinion steering / 4-wheel disc brakes
Minor appearance mods / Hyundai Hip Hop Red paint

There are quite a few reasons why we sell so many top-notch Camaros. For starters, the Camaro is, in many enthusiasts’ minds, the quintessential American muscle car. Given the marque’s big production numbers, they’re pretty easy to find. And, thanks to broad aftermarket support, they’re fairly easy to build and maintain. That said; every classic takes patience. And building a project to the level of this award-winning Super Sport can quickly fall into a lifelong saga. That’s why, increasingly, enthusiasts are walking directly in to our showroom and kicking the words “finding” and “building” right out of the conversation. Wrapping sinister aesthetics around a custom chassis, a leather-lined cockpit and a spry 502/5-speed drivetrain, this coupe is all about the phrase “quintessential American muscle car”!

BODYWORK/TRIM

The product of a nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration that was completed in early 2015, this authentic X66 Super Sport features an athletic appearance that’s ready for prime time. The car was built by Scott Whidby of Moultrie, Georgia: a man who’s no stranger to world-class Camaro projects, having won multiple national awards and enjoyed features in pretty much every magazine that writes about Chevys. And when he started this reboot, he rescued a solid Florida skeleton that was promptly complemented with new floors, a new roof, fresh quarters, GM doors and GM fenders. Since the car was mostly new sheetmetal anyway, a smoothed firewall was followed with a shaved cowl and high quality mini tubs. And today, countless hours and 6-figures later, this classic presents as one very enticing panther that’s sure to please ANY red-blooded enthusiast! See, the idea was to transform a well-driven cruiser into a head turning custom. And, given the reputation of the shop this Chevy rolled out of, it wasn’t a hard stretch.

The overall look of this restoration-fresh Camaro is beyond factory perfect. And, thanks to a spectacular combination of Hyundai Hip Hop Red and carefully chosen accents, the car pops like a well-tailored Power Suit. Up front, a shaved grille hangs clean halogen headlights above a flush-fit, color-keyed bumper, factory parking lamps and a short, Trans Am-style spoiler. At the top of that grille, a shaved header leads a cowl induction hood, which reflects clear glass, straight stainless and color-keyed drip rails. At the sides of that header, mirrorless doors anchor chrome handles between satin hockey stripes and small, chrome-trimmed marker lamps. And at the back of the car, a Satin Black valance centers factory taillights between a D80 deck spoiler and second flush-fit, color-keyed bumper.

ENGINE

Lift this F1’s glowing hood and you’ll find a custom-built, 502 cubic inch Chevrolet big block that spins stout 11 to 1 compression into roughly 600 horsepower! The big engine’s growl originates when wind whips from a Hip Hop Red air cleaner in to an 850 CFM Race Demon carburetor that’s cinched to stainless fluid lines and a familiar Lokar throttle cable. The resulting air/fuel mixture makes its way from a ground and painted Dart intake to ground and polished Dart Pro 1 heads, which are topped with painted, “CHEVROLET” branded valve covers. When the juice hits those heads, hot MSD ignition sends fire through piped and sleeved Moroso plug wires while big cylinders combust via Wiseco pistons, Eagle H-beam rods, a steel crank and a Comp Cams solid roller camshaft. Cooling for that fire comes courtesy of a painted PRC radiator that’s strung between a billet water neck, SPAL puller fans and a Hip Hop Red support cowl. Fluid for that cooling is provided by a Stewart water pump, which, along with a polished alternator and fresh AC compressor, spins on high quality Vintage Air FrontRunner components. Spent gases exit through a slick pair of ceramic-coated shorty headers. The buff mill is exceptionally impressive, centering its fully finished block between color-keyed fenders, a smoothed hood and hydraulic supports. And details like ARP studs, Harland Sharp stud girdles, a Comp Cams gear drive, polished breathers and a Lokar dipstick ensure the car’s “show” is perfectly aligned with its “go”.

DRIVETRAIN

Take a look under this tire shredding pony car and you’ll find a fully restored chassis that’s ready for either the strip or the turntable. Behind the big engine, a fresh Centerforce clutch engages a tough Tremec TKO600 5-speed, which spins a new Ford 9-inch around a posi-traction differential and big, 4.11 gears. Below that driveline, a custom front-half makes good use of tubular control arms, adjustable QA1 coil-overs and power rack-and-pinion steering. Opposite that fully fabricated clip, a triangulated 4-link hangs two more adjustable QA1 coil-overs behind rigid Detroit Speed subframe connectors. At the corners of that modern suspension, two fifth generation Corvette calipers clamp 13-inch drilled and slotted rotors while two more fifth generation Corvette calipers clamp 13.5-inch drilled and slotted rotors. Charred dinosaurs float from the aforementioned headers in to a custom exhaust system that’s comprised of 3-inch stainless pipes, an H-shaped crossover and Borla ProXS mufflers. Power meets the pavement through painted Intros, which spin 235/35ZR19 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 275/35ZR20 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs. And the car’s fresh, slick-painted floors are finished with an array of stainless fluid lines and a clean, body-matched fuel tank.

INTERIOR

Open this Chevy’s tight-fitting doors and you’ll find a custom leather interior that wraps 21st century style in a nice blend of comfort and convenience. The car’s firm seats, sculpted buckets and a split bench, have been covered in supple hides and detailed with polished buttons. In front of those bolstered thrones, a leather-trimmed dash hangs Omega Kustom telemetry behind an aftermarket instrument panel, Vintage Air climate control and a modern Pioneer head unit that, thanks to Haywire wiring, commands Rockford-Fosgate amps, JL Audio speakers and a Pioneer subwoofer. At the base of that dash, a custom, full-length console centers a small Hurst shifter in front of switches for Nu-Relics power windows. Beneath that lit console, tight California Carpet anchors color-keyed floor mats below billet foot pedals. At the edges of that carpet, custom door panels hang polished handles above sculpted armrests, subtle trim spears and traditional Fisher sills. In front of the driver, a polished and half-wrapped steering wheel laps a tilting column. And behind the passengers, a fully finished trunk is complete all the way to its smooth decklid cover.

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

A cam card
Miscellaneous component paperwork
An artist’s rendering of the car
A small jar of touch-up paint

Highlighted in an August 2015 issue of Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette, it has what it takes to turn heads and drop jaws. With its brutal big block, custom suspension and fresh leather interior, this awesome Camaro combines explosive horsepower with excellent handling and classic American appeal. Nothing’s simply ‘adequate’ about this car; it’s an exceptionally well-done street machine that’ll provide years of invigorating performance and turn heads anywhere it goes. If you’re looking for a stunning Detroit super star that has the muscle to back up its killer good looks, this clean Chevy is your next cruiser!

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