This particular example, a blacked out 1969 Camaro RS/SS Pro Touring, checks all the boxes with over $130,000 invested and only 6,500 miles.
The 1960’s and 70’s witnessed some of the most beautiful and aggressive automobiles ever to roll out of Detroit. The muscle car segment specifically starting with the Pontiac GTO and the Ford Mustang spearheaded the charge. With their bold 2-door coupe styling, competent handling, and mammoth engine options, they were sought after by legions of Baby Boomers with disposable income in their hands.
Other car companies jumped on the bandwagon too with Dodge producing the ‘Cuda, Mercury the Cougar, and Pontiac cranking out the Firebird and Trans Am. Not to be outdone, Chevrolet began manufacturing the Camaro in 1967 with much success. It had all the style and muscularity of the Mustang with a lengthy list of performance options from the GM parts bin. And this particular example, a murdered Camaro RS/SS Pro Touring, checks all the boxes. With over $130,000 invested in the build, a laundry list of upgrades, and only 6,500 miles on the clock since complete, it just may be one of the prettiest ’69’s I’ve ever seen.
The build started with a thorough tear down and putting the shell on a rotisserie. “Body trim and emblems were removed. Window moldings, mirrors, bumpers and door handles are color matched. Has Harwood show quality cowl hood. Also has front and rear spoilers, tinted glass Carbon black metallic paint polished to a smooth glossy finish. In front it has blacked out grill, relocated LED turnsignals and hideaway lights use upgraded electric motors. In back it has black anodized Fesler taillight bezels, digital sequential lights and LED license plate light.”
It has a complete Heidts custom suspension with G-force subframe, fat tubular control arms, coil over adjustable gas shocks, sway bar and rack and pinion steering. Heidts frame connectors are used in the rear with a Heidts 4 link suspension and tubular control arms and coil over adjustable gas shocks.
Built To Rumble
Under the hood, this ’69 sports a Gen V 454 big block with LPC aluminum heads, roller cam, lifters and rockers. It has forged rods and a balanced crank. On top there’s a Brodix intake with a Quick Fuel 750 carb for reliability and ease of use. It also has a set of block hugger headers, MSD ignition system, and March pulleys with a serpentine belt system. Backing that big motor is a Tremec T56 6 speed manual transmission and a Ford 9 inch rear with Tru Trac 3.89 gears and strange axles. It also has a Hydraulic McLeod clutch and heavy duty scatter shield. Wilwood custom brakes are all around with 4 piston calipers, drilled and slotted rotors, and stainless braided hoses.
1969 Was A Very Good Year
And best of all it’s up for sale right now through the Volo Auto Museum of Volo, Illinois for the price of $89,998. Considering the quality of the build and the parts used, that’s a lot of value for the money. But, I’d be sure and take it for a spin before putting down a deposit. buckle up
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