The Pick of the Day is a brilliant-blue custom 1969 Chevy Camaro RS ZL-1 described by the seller as “total show candy and the ultimate Pro Touring G-machine,” designating its high-performance intent.
“This is a true ‘Pro Touring’ car with proven autocross experience which is documented,” according to the Seekonk, Massachusetts, dealer advertising the coupe on ClassicCars.com. “This car was built with many high-end components to perform at a high level.
“This is the perfect show-and-go classic muscle car for a true driving enthusiast.”
“The car is powered by a fuel-injected GM Performance ZL1 aluminum 489cid V8 rated at 625 horsepower yet runs on 91 octane pump gas,” the seller says in the ad description. The powerplant is connected to a T-56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission.
The Camaro’s engine, built and blueprinted by Pettis Performance, “starts and runs like a small block,” the seller says, and is equipped with Brodix aluminum heads, a road-racing high-capacity oil pan and a custom pulley system, as well as an Accusump Oil accumulator system for pre-startup oiling, which avoids wear on the engine over time.
“This is an amazing engine for power and reliability,” the seller adds.
The Camaro also has received extensive chassis, suspension and brake enhancements, the seller says, to improve ride and handling. The Camaro stands on 18-inch front and 19-inch rear Budnik Shotgun wheels with Dunlop Direzza Z2 tires.
The Camaro’s appearance matches its performance, the ad says.
“This car definitely has the pop factor that attracts a ton of attention,” the seller notes. The body is really straight and it has really nice gap lines throughout. The car has a new steel cowl hood, front spoiler, rear spoiler and ‘RS’-style headlight setup. The hood, doors and trunk lid close very nicely.
“The body was finished in GM Arrival Blue, which is a spectacular color especially on a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. The body and paint work were completed by well-known Syndicate Automotive Concepts in California. The paint job is beautiful and show quality but not flawless. This car was completed roughly 10 years ago and has been driven almost 6,000 miles, so there are some minor imperfections.”
The lightly tinted glass is all new, and the emblems, trim and other details are new or restored, the dealer says, and the interior is equally impressive, with a mix of stock and custom applications.
The ad goes on at some length about all that went into this build, and it does sound like an impressive piece of custom Camaro. The price tag is fairly lofty at $125,000, but this appears to be a truly special show/go machine that you couldn’t come near building professionally for that amount.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.