Camaro SS/RS Convertible Pro Touring 396/425 HP 5 Speed
- 396 cubic inch V8 that creates roughly 425 horsepower
- Borg Warner 5-speed
- Moser 12-bolt rear end
- Mild suspension modifications
- Power steering
- Wilwood four wheel power disc brakes
- 17-inch American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels
- DuPont paint
- Vintage Air conditioning
- 19 miles since a frame-off, rotisserie restoration
Chevy's first generation Camaro might just be one of the coolest cars ever created. Extremely fun to drive, with plenty of power and striking good looks, these classics enjoy a cult-like following and provide one of the best ownership experiences on the planet. That unique combination of approachability and appeal has significantly contributed to the brand's continued rise in popularity. And restorations like this well-done SS/RS, with its powerful big block V8 and substantially improved drivetrain, are always hot sellers. Are you one of the many enthusiasts tirelessly searching for a captivating Chevy pony car? Don't miss your chance to claim this killer Camaro drop-top!
Fully sorted and ready for years of endless cruising, this awesome F1 convertible recently benefitted from a professional, rotisserie restoration in which every square inch of its sculpted metal was massaged to better-than-new condition. After the car was completely stripped, and a few high quality replacement panels welded up, its body was blocked into a laser straight profile and prepped for five coats of stunning DuPont Cortez Silver. Once that glossy urethane dried, menacing Tuxedo Black rally stripes were sealed in four layers of clearcoat. And today, this top notch Camaro combines the best aspects of big block Chevrolet performance with the gratuitous fun and old school style that's only afforded by a classic rag-top.
With balanced proportions and modernist detailing, Chevrolet's first generation pony car is an inherently good-looking design. At the front of this coupe's body, a familiar Rally Sport grille hangs a bold “SS” emblem between Detroit Speed head lights, a showroom-fresh bumper, crystal clear parking lamps and a stylish D80 chin spoiler. At the sides of that grille, sculpted fenders combine with correct chrome mirrors, traditional chrome door handles, familiar Rally Sport quarter louvers and a correct array of emblems to add just the right amount of detail to the car's slick silver profile. At the top of those fenders, a traditional ZL2 hood bridges the gap between a familiar “Camaro by Chevrolet” header emblem and like-new glass that's traced by straight stainless trim, bright stainless wipers and a fresh canvas roof. And opposite that hood, chrome-trimmed taillights and a fourth “SS” emblem hang between a snazzy power antenna, a second chrome bumper, Rally Sport reverse lamps and polished exhaust turndowns.
Hoist this Chevy's cowl induction hood and you'll find a 396 cubic inch, big block V8 that's been tuned to roughly 425 horsepower. As it sits, this Camaro provides a conventional answer to the equation time = distance/speed. Any good gearhead knows the best way to decrease time is to increase speed; and that's exactly what this legendary mill does! Oxygen and dinosaurs enter the combustion chambers through a mirrored air cleaner, polished fluid lines, a coated fuel pump and a reliable Demon carburetor. Below that carburetor, a sea of brilliant Chevy Orange paint coats the block from its big aluminum intake all the way to its stamped steel oil pan. At the back of that intake, a familiar HEI distributor shoots spark through eight premium Taylor cables. Below those cables, chrome, “CHEVROLET” branded valve covers perfectly complement coated, long-tube headers. In front of those valve covers, an attractive VIPS serpentine system spins a chrome water pump behind a polished alternator, a chrome AC compressor and a polished power steering pump. And in front of that serpentine system, a heavy duty aluminum radiator cycles water past two electric puller fans and a bowtie-branded cap. Aesthetically, this road ready Chevy's smooth Cortez engine bay has been detailed to a very high level. All the right extraneous bits, like a chrome brake booster, billet hood supports and chrome fender braces, are present and accounted for. And if you think this description sounds good, just wait 'til you hear the engine roar!
While the standard mode of power transfer on showroom-new F1s was a tough Muncie 4-speed, the benefit of constantly evolving technology now affords us painless upgrades like this car's slick-shifting Borg Warner 5-speed. That 5-speed spins a chrome-capped Moser 12-bolt, which is complete with big 3.73 gears and a posi-traction differential. That rock-solid drivetrain hangs in a rebuilt, tubular control arm/traditional leaf spring suspension, which features new urethane bushings and rear air shocks. At the front of the car, a detailed restoration saw the addition of modern power steering. At the corners of the car, Wilwood power disc brakes mix serious handling prowess with first rate stopping ability. Exhaust flows from the aforementioned long-tube headers into stainless, true-dual pipes that employ welded mufflers, an H-shaped crossover and polished stainless turndowns. Power meets the pavement through a set of mirrored American Racing Torq Thrust IIs, which spin 215/50 Mohawk Predators in front of 245/45 Mohawk Predators. And the car's clean, Satin Black floor, which has been layered in thick, weather-resistant undercoating, features Hotchkis subframe connectors, a fresh stainless fuel tank and a full array of spotless stainless hardware.
Inside this cool F1 you'll find a fully restored Black Houndstooth interior that's one of the most stylish cockpits ever created. The completely rebuilt front bucket and rear bench seats, which feature deluxe headrests, feel as firm as the day they left the showroom. In front of those seats, a straight and crack-free dash hangs a direct fit stereo and Vintage Air climate controls above vivid wood trim. Below that dash, a traditional black console centers a chrome Hurst shifter behind Equus mechanical accessory gauges. Below that console, like-new carpet anchors heavy duty floor mats between chrome-trimmed foot pedals and massive Kenwood kick speakers. At the sides of that carpet, deluxe door panels hang small power window buttons between pristine stainless trim and new chrome handles. In front of the driver, a polished steering wheel spins a polished bowtie horn button around a modern, tilting column. And behind the passengers, a black convertible boot snaps tightly over a fully restored, power activated trunk.
45 years ago, Chevrolet's Camaro set the precedent for attainable performance cars. Today, it remains one of the hottest brands on the market. This 1969 SS/RS is a high quality build that mixes a potent big block V8 with a reliable drivetrain and many well-executed modifications. It's the perfect toy for any red-blooded car guy. And, since owning a classic car is one of the coolest hobbies on the planet, it's the perfect way to celebrate your success!
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