This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro makes a pretty convincing argument for the rebirth of pro-street. With a nitrous-fed small block, giant tires, and a wicked stance, it screams race car, but the comfortable interior begs to differ. Brutally fast yet docile enough for your sister to drive, this is one nasty F-body.
When you build a car that looks this brutal, you can pretty much forego all the usual high-performance warning signals. That means skipping the SS stripes and letting the car speak for itself. And speak it does! You’ll note that the bright Cobalt Blue metallic paint seems to glow in the sunlight and the sheetmetal underneath is almost entirely new, so making it laser-straight was easy. Panel alignment is exceptionally good and the quarters fit over those big tires like it was built that way by the factory. A tall cowl-induction fiberglass hood makes a bold statement and with factory chin and deck lid spoilers, it's still instantly recognizable as a Camaro. Bright chrome bumpers and stainless trim enhance the sleek, muscular look and yes, that's an airbrushed ghost ship on the hood. Oh, and for the traditionalists, you’ll note that a few SS badges were added, just for effect.
When you look inside, you’ll probably recognize some of the race-bred components, but you’ll be more impressed by the level of civility. Sure, there's a roll bar behind the seats, but comfortable factory buckets mean that once you’re inside, it is an easy place to spend some time. Full carpets with sound-deadening material mean that you can drive around without your earplugs and it doesn’t get hot inside like in a race car. Custom embroidered harnesses advertise that this is a "69 SS" and matching floor mats are a nice touch. A ratcheting shifter carries buttons for the nitrous purge and activation switch, but you should probably make sure it's aimed in the right direction before you press the red one. The dash still carries factory gauges, but a trio of auxiliary dials live underneath in the usual spot. A custom steering wheel, AM/FM/cassette stereo, and a fully back seat add to the user-friendly nature of the car. There’s a big bottle of nitrous in the trunk, along with the battery that includes a cut-off switch for safety.
The heart of the beast is a 355 cubic inch Chevy V8 filled with Eagle internals but built to run on pump gas. Up top there's a Holley carburetor on an Edelbrock Victor Jr intake manifold, and it's all lit up by an MSD ignition system. Chevy Orange paint, a bit of chrome dress-up, and race-grade hardware further reinforce the idea that this is a race car for the street. The NOS is hooked up but it's never been through the motor, so you know it hasn't been abused. A built PowerGlide 2-speed automatic transmission is the racer's best choice and there are 3.73 gears out back with a Posi limited slip. Long-tube headers, a custom exhaust system, a custom A-arm front suspension, and a set of traction bars out back give it the tools required to dominate on the street, and you can’t argue with way it sits. Polished Weld alloy wheels carry 26x7.50-15s up front and 28x10.5-15 Mickey Thompsons out back for the perfect pro-street stance.
With a great deal of horsepower on tap, this car definitely has the moves, but thanks to lots of careful engineering, it’s also user-friendly and comfortable. Call today!