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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom: What’s Your Take?

Posted in Camaro, Chevrolet, Classic, Collector Cars, Pro-Touring by MrAngry | December 9th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom

One of the coolest things about being an automotive journalist is that we get the opportunity to see just about everything that the automotive world has to offer. We see the latest and greatest in new cars, concept cars and full customs in settings that the general public is generally not privy too. There are times however that some of the cars we’d like to see are simply out of our reach due to geographic reasons. That brings me to this amazing 1969 Chevrolet Camaro custom that’s located in Springfield, MO. This orange ’69 is simply stunning and looks to have thousands of man hours invested in it. Half pro-touring and half pro-stock, this Camaro blurs the line between full-on street machine and drag day animal.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom

In looking at the for sale ad on Premier Cars, we can see that there are really some high quality bits on this machine. A 727 horsepower 540 cubic inch Chevrolet big block, vintage A/C, billet hood hinges as well as a body that looks to be arrow straight and an undercarriage you could eat off of, make this one of the nicest builds I’ve ever seen. My question though is, does anyone know anything about this car? For instance, who built it, where was the work done and why is it up for sale. I ask you these questions because a reader reached out to us here at Ridelust and asked for a helping hand in finding out as much information about this car as we could. So, if anyone out there knows about this car, specifically its origins, please shoot me an email at mike@ridelust.com.

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  1. Taylor says:

    One thing I have always liked about old cars is the old car smell.

    The old car smell is just a small part though. To make it whole, the visual, auditory and tactile senses need to be involved. Sure, the car pictured above will do all of that but part of what makes an old car great is to have all of those senses triggered in a way that no new materials or modification can.

    Bench seats made with 6 inch springs, short pile berber style carpet, thin rimmed steering wheels, the mechanical thunk of lever actuated heater controls (A/C controls if equipped), the feel of cranking up or down a 1/2″ thick piece of glass on the side doors and don’t forget the most important of all….that old car smell. Nothing anchors a memory, good or bad, as well as a certain smell.

    The car above is, I am sure, quite great in its own right but just not for me. Give me an old car that still is as it was designed and I will be quite content.

  2. BigRuss says:

    i like some of the things going on with the car… but i wouldnt own it… not into protouring style cars… give me a mild custom muscle car and id be a happy camper… 18’s should be the BIGGEST wheel installed on a classic car