The first-generation Camaro is one of the most iconic collector cars, the 1969 model year is one of the most sought after. This particular car seems to have been beautifully restored from and boasts a 604-cubic- inch Dahmer powertrain V8 that produces approximately 750 horsepower.
According to the listing on ClassicCars.com, “This sinister land rocket puts a white-glove twist on blue-collar dynamics.” The unique combination of performance and style found on this custom 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS makes it our Pick of the Day.
Having been through a thorough restoration, according to the seller, this Rally Sport Camaro features a clean and solid body under Tuxedo Black two-stage paint. What catches my eye are the beautiful carbon fiber accents such as the chin spoiler, the stinger-style hood, ducktail, bowtie and exhaust bezels. The car also has more traditional Chevy markers such as the billet Rally Sport grille, and the sides of the car feature factory doors with satin F2 mirrors.
“The mean engine’s growl originates when wind whips from custom, carbon-fiber air tubes into a fabricated, ram jet-style intake,” the Charlotte, North Carolina, dealer says in the listing. From there, the wind is fused with Hogan fuel injection, and the resulting air/fuel mixture makes its way to Air Flow Research heads, which are topped with custom, brushed aluminum valve covers.
“When the juice hits the cylinders, a hot MSD Pro-Billet distributor shoots fire through sleeved Accel Ferro-Spiral plug wires, which snake around coated Dynatech headers,” the seller says. “Cooling for that fire comes courtesy of a massive aluminum radiator that’s anchored between a custom cowl and quick-spinning electric puller fans.”
The impressive big block is showcased between carbon-fiber fenders, with hydraulic Fesler hood supports and contoured Fesler braces.
Supporting the 750 horsepower is a fully restored chassis, the seller says. A Tremec TKO600 5-speed transmission utilizes a stout hydraulic clutch to spin a tough Keisler driveshaft, which is connected to a Strange 9-inch axle and big, 3.73 gears.
“Under that driveline, a proven Heidts suspension makes good use of tubular control arms, modern coil-overs, thick sway bars and power rack-and-pinion steering,” the seller says. Power meets the pavement through 18-inch Rocket Racing Boosters complete with Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials.
The interior is home to power-adjustable seats from a modern GTO covered in saddle hides and featuring even more carbon-fiber accents throughout the interior. The seller described the dash with its pushbutton ignition and Vintage Air climate control, and a custom, full-length console that centers a straight shifter in front of a polished parking-brake handle. The interior also includes a polished steering wheel with a thick wood rim around a tilting column.
This custom performance Camaro RS is being offered for $129,900.