World Class 650hp LS7 Swapped 1969 Chevy Camaro Convertible Restomod
As a car enthusiast, you already know modern technology allows us to transform classic cars into incredible performance machines. But you probably don’t realize the extent to which those machines are built. In what amounts to literally buying a car and sending it directly to a reputable shop, you can have a classic that feels just as comfortable, performs just as well and looks twice as nice as any showroom-new equivalent. That’s exactly what happened with this insane Camaro pro-touring restomod. Born from universal appeal and broad aftermarket support, this world class coupe is a virtual tour de force of proven mechanicals. And with a clean body that’s dropped on a custom suspension, fitted with a leather-lined interior and bolted to a cammed up LS7 small block, it’s the kind of killer classic that makes factory-fresh bowties shake in their run-flats. If you’re shopping for some fully-sorted muscle that puts a modern twist on an old school favorite, you’re looking at your next car!
A Cut Above the Rest
The beneficiary of a professional, frame-off restoration, this slick ’69 Camaro features a seamless coat of Gun Metal Grey paint that’s highlighted by satin black. Take one look down the sides of the car’s rock-solid body and it becomes very obvious that great care was taken to ensure every panel is aligned to better-than-factory standards. Step closer to that body’s mirror-like pigment and check out its straight and ripple-free surfaces, which are a product of both clean OEM sheetmetal and high quality replacement panels. Grab the pivotal pieces of that well-adjusted sheetmetal and experience the kind of excellent fit that’s right at home reflecting a summertime car show. Then step back to admire one very well-done pro-tourer that’s built to exacting specifications thanks to a great combination of skilled workmanship and first-rate finishing techniques.
On the sacred tree of hot rodding, pro-touring foliage, along with its pro-street brethren, often receives the brightest light. That means high end, high profile cars must have exceptional looks to back up their big claims. And nowhere is that dedicated attention to aesthetics more prevalent than this Camaro’s top notch detailing. At the front of the coupe’s body, the grille has been blacked out between vacuum-operated headlights and modern parking lamps. Above that grille, a traditional Cowl Induction Hood leads the eye to smoked glass that’s framed in straight stainless trim, traced by body-matched drip rails and flanked by F2 sport mirrors. And at the back of the car, a small “HARDCORE” script hangs between flush taillights, a D80 spoiler, a second show bumper and a slightly modified roll pan with custom dual exhuast.
Gaze upon this Chevy’s smoothed engine bay and you’ll find 427 cubic inches of fury! Professionally assembled by the folks at Greening Auto Company, this serene mill is capable of producing 650 horsepower. Their is a custom air intake from the team at Auto Greening Company, Detroit Speed stainless steel headers, and a stainless steel Magnaflow exhaust with an electric cutoff valve. And in front of those headers, a beefy Ron Davis radiator, which is sandwiched between a polished overflow tank, a snazzy cowl and two electric puller fans, circulates water past a mirrored March serpentine system. While this engine’s main purpose is to go straight at a very high rate of speed, it’s still very impressive to look at. And accessories like Painless wiring, braided hoses, AN fittings and Ringbrothers black hood supports ensure it’ll wow showgoers and gearheads alike.
Behind this coupe’s solid-closing doors you’ll find a $24K M&M Hot Rods interior that wraps firm Sparco buckets in high style and rich comfort. At the front of the car, a custom dash hangs a slick set of Greening Auto Company Gauges and Vintage Air climate control. Below that dash, a custom console, a custom console was built to hold the premium Pioneer head unit for the world class J-L Audio sound system and anchors a short shifter. Below that console, high quality carpet rides between billet foot pedals, custom sill plates and thick, “RS” branded floor mats.
The trunk is a literal work of art housing two J-L Audio 13.5″ subwoofers with 1,200 watts of power. The custom audio install uses Dynamat Extreme soundproofing so all one hears is their favorite tunes as opposed to a trunk rattling. LED lights have been strategically placed to highlight the craftsmanship and exacting specifications of the owner.
Sometimes the best cars are the ones that speak softly. No blower sticking through the hood, no stall-inducing idle and no wild graphics. Just a clean, solid, well-constructed classic that was purpose-built to look great and kick asphalt. With its timeless style, excellent performance and modern comfort, this slick Camaro is a blast to drive AND admire. Don’t miss the chance to own a powerful, well-sorted performer that’s even cooler today than it was back in ’69!