A couple years back, the 1969 Camaro was named the most significant Chevrolet of the past 100 years, and when you look at this recently restored (only 749 miles since the build!), electric blue 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Tribute Restomod, it's pretty easy to figure out why. Meticulously restored to a show-worthy level and featuring a thumping, fuel-injected 383 V8 Stroker mated to a smooth-shifting 700R4 automatic, a beefed-up performance suspension, a host of choice options, and a .....
beautifully appointed A/C interior, this is the '69 Camaro that's been haunting your dreams. Isn't it time you woke up and smelled the high-test?
The vivid Dark Blue Metallic paint is the first thing that grabs you about this car, a show-stopping finish that's bound to keep winning trophies (it recently won NSRA's Pro Pick Prize) on its own merit, regardless of the competition level. A custom blend of modern basecoat/clearcoat urethane laid down with an expert's precision, the top-notch paint and bodywork is incredibly well-executed and shows the result of countless hours of labor-intensive ministrations, on full display in that miles-deep, high-gloss, and distortion-free surface. We won't call it perfect, simply because nothing in this world is and a subjective observer is bound to find a minor imperfection or two, but rest assured that this beauty looks even better in person than it does in our pictures. And we love that they decided to forgo any stripes or decals, instead letting that magnificent ocean of metallic blue do all the talking. Regardless of whether it was born as a real RS, all the desirable performance details are there, from the aggressive lower front valance decked out with oval fog lights and a chin spoiler, the blacked-out grille and Detroit Speed electric hideaway headlights just above it, to the cowl induction hood and matching ducktail spoiler out back " so it has a KILLER performance look that let's everyone know it's not some ordinary Sunday cruiser. Chrome bumpers fore and aft sparkle marvelously against the blue paint and provide just enough contrast to appease the artist in all of us, joined by the polished brightwork around the wheel arches, lining the rocker panels, and surrounding all the lights and glass. If you ever wondered what a full-blown, six-figure, nut-and-bolt restoration gets you, well, you're currently drooling over it.
Inside, the restored black interior is very nicely appointed and features high-back buckets wrapped in fresh vinyl upholstery, a matching rear seat, and super-clean door panels at the flanks. A three-spoke wood-rimmed wheel on a tilt column is a nice representation of the original and makes things a lot more comfortable at the head of the cockpit. Upgraded Dakota Digital gauges were swapped into the instrument panel to keep an accurate accounting of the upgraded drivetrain, which is exactly what you want when you're dealing with ample horsepower at the ready. A factory center console splits the middle of the cabin and houses a fan-favorite horseshoe shifter that manages the gears, and the Rally-Pac style gauges at the helm of it are all Dakota Digital units as well. A full Vintage Air A/C unit blows ice-cold R134a-treated air into the cabin, and a retro-style, hands-free AM/FM/AUX head unit plays tunes through upgraded speakers in the kick panels, rear package tray, and a booming Kicker subwoofer in the trunk. The rear seat looks untouched, the headliner is taut, the door panels are slick, and the carpets are plush and tie the entire interior together.
That's a powerful, pro-built 383 cubic inch V8 stroker motor under the hood that ostensibly puts big block power in a small block package. With big horsepower to the rear wheels and enough torque to groove the asphalt, it's definitely got the firepower to match its killer looks. Many enthusiasts prefer the small block cars for their superior handling and nimble demeanor, and this Camaro is no exception. Augmented with a hydraulic roller camshaft, hydraulic roller lifters, roller-rocker arms, 10:1 compression forged pistons, aluminum heads, and topped with an Edelbrock aluminum intake and Holley Sniper Fuel-Injection system, it breathes easy and delivers quick power up and down the throttle. It's beautifully finished with Chevrolet orange paint on the block, Chevrolet valve covers, and matching air cleaner up top, all of which really pop from outside the blacked-out engine bay. An HEI ignition fires it all up, long-tube headers dump into a terrific-sounding X-pipe dual exhaust system with throaty Magnaflow mufflers, and a giant aluminum radiator keeps the whole show nice and cool. The 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission is the perfect dance partner to the feisty small block, which is further tamed with a 3500-stall torque convertor inside, and it spins a heavy-duty Fab 9-inch rear end. Power steering and power front discs round out this car's list of noteworthy attributes, and staggered Billet Specialties wheels wrapped in 225/45/18 front and 285/40/18 Nitto performance radials keep this beauty planted to the ground.
If you haven't experienced the greatest Chevy of all time, this is an ideal opportunity to do so, and if your goal is fun, then few cars will deliver more smiles-for-miles than this frame-off restored '69. Call today!