There has never been a better time to buy a classic American muscle car with modern performance bits thanks to the growth of restomods. This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is an excellent example of what money can buy.
This particular Camaro hit the auction block during Mecum’s Indy sale event that ran May 13-21, but bidding on the car continued as of May 23. While we don’t yet know how much the car will sell for, it seems to have generated quite a bit of interest and is the perfect combination of the classic and modern world.
See also: Take a Full Tour of Joe Rogan’s 850 HP 1969 Chevy Camaro Restomod
Limited details are given on the transformation of the car from a regular 1969 Camaro to one as special as this one, but we can see that a lot of work has been done on the exterior, including a full repaint in a shade of Gunmetal Grey. Various new body parts have also been fitted, including a new hood with a large power bulge and a revised tailgate with a pronounced tailgate spoiler. A set of 18-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels catch the eye.
Then there’s the powertrain. Gone is the Camaro’s original engine, and in its place is the 7.0-liter V8 from a 2006 Chevy Corvette Z06. Usually this 7.0-litre V8 delivers 505 hp and 637 Nm of torque, but thanks to an Edelbrock supercharger it now produces 650 hp. Coupled with the V8 is a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox that drives the rear wheels.
Other adjustments to the Camaro include a Pro G subframe, a set of reinforced Wilwood brakes on all four corners, and coilover suspension. The listing also reveals that the car has a rack and pinion steering system and is equipped with a 3-inch stainless steel custom exhaust with long stainless steel pipe heads.