World Class Camaro RS/SS Convertible Pro Touring GEN IV LS3 EFI V8 6 Speed A/C
- 2013 GM LS3 V8 / 525 horsepower
- Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual transmission / Hydraulic clutch
- 12-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.42 gears
- Full Heidts suspension / Power rack-and-pinion steering / Wilwood 4-wheel power disc brakes
- 18-inch Billet Specialties G-Spec wheels
- Lightly modified body / Custom power-operated top
- Custom leather interior / Vintage Air conditioning / Modern audio
- 1.5-year rotisserie restoration
- Awarded Pick of the Show at the 2015 ISCA Southeast Street Rod Nationals Plus
- Sale includes a build book and build receipts
* 1.5-year rotisserie restoration
* Awarded Pick of the Show at the 2015 ISCA Southeast Street Rod Nationals Plus
* 2013 GM LS3 V8 / 525 horsepower
* Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual transmission / Hydraulic clutch
* Custom leather interior / Vintage Air conditioning / Modern audio
* Full Heidts suspension / Power rack-and-pinion steering / Wilwood 4-wheel power disc brakes
* Lightly modified body / Custom power-operated top
* 18-inch Billet Specialties G-Spec wheels
* 12-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.42 gears
* Sale includes a build book and build receipts
We've featured some amazing Camaro pro-tourers over the past few months. And this LS3-powered drop-top is the latest in a long line of metal that seems to come in, spend one week being universally admired, and disappear to a new home. By definition, pro-touring cars are virtually irresistible because they combine everything great about modern performance with everything loved in vintage style. And who doesn't enjoy cruising a classic that mixes the best attributes of old school Detroit muscle with the killer performance of modern American icons? As a professionally built custom that delivers on every level, this sweet Camaro coupe is the kind of car you simply CAN'T ignore. It cruises like a new SS, sprints like a modern Corvette and oozes the style and class that made first generation F-Bodies the stuff of legend. If you're looking for an impressive muscle car that'll fare well on the road AND at the show, check out this awesome Chevy!
Transformed into a lean, mean pro-touring machine by Dandridge, Tennessee's Shines Customs, this vivid F1 wears a 1.5-year, rotisserie restoration that features a number of thoughtful upgrades. The car's metamorphosis began with a relatively solid body that was media-blasted all the way to bare metal. After full reassembly and a bit of high quality prep work, that sturdy fuselage was capped with custom, power-operated cloth, courtesy of Unlimited Designs of Dade City, Florida. With that clean profile as close to perfect as possible, a glossy coat of Metallic Orange 2-stage framed custom black accents and brilliant silver pinstripes. And in 2015, this Chevy rolled in to Tampa, Florida to claim Pick of the Show at the ISCA Southeast Street Rod Nationals Plus.
There's no question that the '69 Camaro is one of the best looking muscle cars of all time. And when a team of skilled builders executes a bit of carefully planned customization, it only serves to make things better! At the front of this stylish classic, a shaved grille hangs Detroit Speed Rally Sport headlights between a shaved header, a color-keyed bumper, clear parking lamps and a custom, body-matched chin spoiler. Above that grille, a traditional ZL-2 hood founds a filled cowl, monochromatic trim and Detroit Speed Selecta Speed wipers in front of fresh, lightly tinted glass. At the sides of that glass, color-keyed marker lamps, monochromatic door handles, optional quarter louvers and painted F1 mirrors add striking detail to the car's emblem-less, wet-look aesthetic. And at the back of that profile, a custom ducktail spoiler joins a second color-keyed bumper to frame a shaved valance, custom Rally Sport taillights and custom tail pan that's bent around custom exhaust tips.
Pop the hood and you'll find a hot LS3 small block that, according to the car's builder, twists 525 horsepower in 440 lb./ft. of tire-torching torque. GM Powertrain invested a great deal of time and research into getting the most out of its Gen IV V8, and it definitely shows. Changes started with a 20% stronger casting, featuring an increased bore of 103.25mm. Focus was then shifted to flow efficiency, resulting in the use of an all-new intake manifold and L92 rectangle-port heads. Factor in a new piston design, and injectors borrowed from the brutal LS7, and you get a very potent track weapon that happily doubles as an everyday commuter. At the top of the 2013 block, Metallic Orange tubes funnel wind between remote air filters and a reliable GM throttle body. At the sides of that throttle body, monochromatic JBA shorties bend under high quality AC Delco plug wires. In front of those tubes, a muted Vintage Air serpentine drive spins a modern alternator opposite a modern AC compressor. In front of that drive, a shrouded, aluminum radiator swirls coolant around a billet expansion tank and big SPAL puller fan. The engine's big horsepower numbers were readily achieved thanks to a fresh Chevrolet Performance Hot Cam. A custom Fasterproms computer program combines with a Performance Systems Integration LSX wiring harness to ensure everything communicates well. And the mill rides in a smooth, color-keyed engine bay that's dotted with high quality details like hydraulic hood supports, a slick Wilwood master cylinder, modern fender braces, a billet clutch cylinder and custom, “SS” branded fuel rail covers.
Pull this panther on a lift and you'll find solid floorpans that frame modern componentry in a full appropriation of Metallic Orange undercoating. Behind the buff LS3, a tough hydraulic clutch engages a requisite Tremec TR6060 6-speed, which spins a custom balanced driveshaft. That tube twists power to a tough, Perfect Launch-branded 12-bolt that's stuffed with a proven posi-traction differential and friendly, 3.42 gears. Those gears ride a fully adjustable Heidts 4-link, which balances a full coil-over crossmember above billet coil-over-shocks. Opposite that clip, a Heidts PRO-G front-half hangs beefy tubular control arms and two more coil-overs between 2-inch drop spindles. That suspension bolts to a fully powdercoated frame that's been thoughtfully reinforced with Hotchkis subframe connectors. At the front of that frame, power rack-and-pinion steering makes easy work of quick turns. At the corners of that frame, 4-piston Wilwood calipers squeeze 12-inch drilled and slotted rotors. Fuel is supplied by a swift electric pump, which siphons a custom fuel tank. Charred dinosaurs float from the aforementioned headers in to a powdercoated, Mandrel-bent exhaust system, which wraps 2.5-inch pipes around an X-shaped crossover and mean Magnaflow mufflers. Torque transitions to pavement through Billet Specialties G-Specs, which spin 245/40ZR18 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 275/40ZR18 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs. And everything, from the car's Holley oil pan to its sturdy Hotchkis crossbrace, is clean, lucid and ready to roll.
Grab the doors and you'll find roughly $18K worth of customization that, like the car's glass-backed top, came courtesy of Unlimited Designs of Dade City, Florida. Front and center, custom-chopped buckets stretch plush leather hides over full power adjustment for the car's driver. In front of those thrones, a body-matched Detroit Speed dash makes referencing Auto Meter Phantom II gauges super easy while keeping Ididit Touch-N-Go ignition and Vintage Air climate control well within arm's reach. At the base of that dash, high quality Dynamat insulation founds monochromatic sills, fresh carpet and some of the coolest floor mats we've ever seen beneath billet foot pedals and crisp Hertz tweeters. At the center of that flooring, a custom, full-length console plants a Camaro-branded Hurst shifter and two billet cupholders behind modern Kenwood audio that mixes DVD, HD Radio and satellite capability with navigation and a rearview camera. Opposite that console, custom side panels split the difference between power windows, power door locks and stylish billet door handles. In front of the driver, a Chevrolet-branded steering wheel laps a tilting Ididit column. And behind the passengers, a custom-upholstered trunk is fit for show and stow.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES
* A build book
* Build receipts
* Component literature
* A large showboard
Who doesn't want a 1969 Camaro that's better than new in virtually every way? Thanks to its fresh restoration, this vivid drop-top retains authentic muscle car feel while adding modern components to an already awesome ownership experience. If you're in the market for a storied classic that's fully detailed and ready to hit the road, welcome to the Chevrolet family!
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