Following the success of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet debuted their own pony car: the Chevrolet Camaro. A direct competitor to the now-famous Mustang, but with a lower price tag and with more options to choose from. The Camaro was an instant hit with young buyers, who wanted an affordable yet “sporty” car. The first-generation Camaro, produced from 1967-1969 came with a staggering 10 engine and five transmission options. It provided enough choice to appeal to anyone’s tastes and requirements. Our subject vehicle is an original 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS, repainted in the tantalizingly original Garnett Red and with less than 500 miles on the motor to boot!
For a car that is almost 52 years old, the interior is reportedly all-original. This Camaro rides on a set of staggered Budnick Fontana wheels, rubbered with Nitto Invo Drag Radials. A spare Budnick wheel is also available. Other upgrades include HID lights, a tilt steering wheel, and a center console gauge cluster. Air-conditioning courtesy of Vintage Air will keep you cool on those hot days, while a pair of black racing stripes run over the car to finish it in style.
While the interior and exterior of the vehicle are kept relatively stock, a host of modifications to the motor and mechanicals ensure this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS is something very special. It's equipped with a Chevy 468 Big Block motor coupled to a TKO 600 5-speed transmission with a Hurst shifter, producing over 600hp. The motor is enhanced with Brodix aluminum cylinder heads, a Victor Junior intake, an Eaton clutch pack, and Hooker headers with Pypes stainless steel exhaust. For the air-conditioning, a Vintage Air frontrunner serpentine belt is in place.