Lithia Springs, GA
383 V8 · 288 miles
Were convinced that the 1969 Camaro is the worlds favorite muscle car. Machines like this 1969 Z/28 tribute with a full mechanical makeover remain popular year after year, and when theyre this well built, we know they just wont last long. And this one gets everything right, from a built stroker motor to a competent suspension to the fantastic Z/28 look, theres just no reason not to take it home. The sinister black paint is just about as good as it gets. There are thousands of hours tied up in the build and it shows in every single aspect of the car. It keeps everything that makes the 69 Camaro the best-looking F-body ever built and builds on it by adding just the right amount of modern tech. Some of that modern tech comes in the form of two-stage urethane paint, which gives this incredible car a depth and shine that few others can match. They skipped the stripes, which is perfectly OK with us, and the final wet sand and buff that it received ensures that its practically seamless. There are a few very, very minor signs of use but this high-impact car needs no excuses, especially with just 290 miles on it since it was built. The chrome and trim is either new or freshly restored, the Z/28 badges are correct, and the argent silver grille looks like it means business. Add in a cowl induction hood and the slick stance and you get a car thats everything thats awesome about the Z/28 and then some. The black and white houndstooth interior is like the exterior, offering factory goodness where it matters and smart upgrades where they count. The changes are subtle, including a leather-wrapped wheel that looks a lot like the original 3-spoke unit, five gears showing on the Hurst cue ball knob, and fantastic workmanship. The original gauges are still in place and monitor the 383 cubic inch stroker motor under the hood, including the auxiliary gauges down on the console. The original center console looks quite stock, particularly with the Hurst shifter for the 5-speed sticking out, and it works perfectly with the overall theme of the car. Fresh carpets and door panels were installed at the same time, while the rear bench is in excellent shape. The trunk, like the rest of the interior, is in fantastic condition and its just a repro mat away from being properly finished. The engine is a 383 cubic inch small block with big block levels of performance. With a big 4-barrel Holley carburetor, long-tube headers, a somewhat lumpy cam, and MSD ignition, it pulls hard through every gear, yet is civilized enough to drive every day. Clearly someone knew what they were doing when this engine bay went together, because its all gloss black with a few accents, all looking very professional indeed. It cackles and snarls like a proper Z/28 thanks to long-tube headers from Dougs and a pair of throaty out back. 383s are famous for their willingness to rev and bottomless torque reserves, and this one definitely doesnt disappoint, particularly when linked to the slick-shifting 5-speed gearbox. The front suspension is a Heidts setup with adjustable shocks, tubular A-arms, and a rack-and-pinion setup, while out back, the stout 12-bolt rear carries 4.11 gears on a Posi and hangs on a Detroit Speed 4-link upgraded with adjustable coil-over shocks, and 4-wheel disc brakes. Gorgeous 18-inch Foose wheels wear 245/40/18 front and 275/40/18 rear performance rubber. This is resto-mod done right, where theres plenty of horsepower and other smart upgrades to support it. A great-looking Camaro that runs like a modern car, what could be better? Call today!