Chevy Chevelle fans wishing for a fresh take on the classic muscle car nameplate can turn to Vision Retro Designs, which has made a name for itself creating modern performance vehicles inspired by classics like the Chevelle, but based on contemporary Chevy Camaro underpinnings. Now, this particular example, Vision Retro Designs Limited Edition Custom Build No. 1, is headed to the auction block, offering up 1969 Chevelle SS style built on 2015 Chevy Camaro ZL1 bones.
This custom Chevy Camaro build will be offered as Lot F96.1 at the upcoming Mecum Auctions event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, set to take place between May 12th and May 20th, 2023.
The exterior features a custom hand-laid carbon fiber body inspired by the 1969 Chevelle SS and covered in Strato Blue Metallic exterior paint. The exterior is enhanced further by a D96 side stripe graphic and carbon fiber ground effects, including a lower front spoiler. A dual-dome hood, quad halo headlights, and integrated 1969 Chevelle SS grille complete the look, while a set of Schott Performance Accelerator wheels sit in the corners. The rollers are measured at 20 inches by 10 inches in front, and 20 inches by 11 inches in the rear.
Inside, we find a Tuxedo Black interior with white accents, Nappa leather upholstery, custom headrests, and a custom carbon fiber dash and door inserts. Notably, this custom Chevy Camaro still features a color head-up display and 7-inch color touchscreen
Motivation is sourced from the supercharged 6.2 L V8 LSA gasoline engine, the output of which is measured at 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque. The engine sits amid a carbon fiber engine bay shroud and carbon fiber-wrapped strut tower brace. Output hits the rear wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, while Brembo brakes are mounted at all four corners.
To note, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a Vision Retro Design Chevy Camaro / Chevelle hit the auction block. Another example based on a 2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1 sold last year, trading hands to the tune of $93,500.