Fully decked out from head-to-toe with custom touches, this 1969 Chevy Camaro was built to plaster a smile on the face of its owner every weekend. That means a head-turning exterior, a fully bespoke interior, and of course, plenty of ponies under the hood. Now, we’re getting the full rundown on this machine with the following feature video.
The current owner purchased this 1969 Chevy Camaro mid-build, but it already had some nice pieces, including a full Chris Alton chassis. Although the new owner had a few ideas regarding what he wanted to do with his ride, not much was getting done after a few years of sporadically wrenching on it at home. It was at that point the owner decided to send his Camaro to Tony’s Hot Rod Shop in Wisconsin.
“We had a really good connection, good communication,” the owner states. “We worked out the whole details of what we wanted for the engine, specific build, for even the interior, we worked with Keglers Kustoms. My wife sort of worked out some of the designs that we already had planned. One year down the road, we had the car completely finished.”
The main party piece is the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT5 crate engine, the same powerplant that motivates the C7-generation ZR1 Corvette. Under the hood of the ZR1, the LT5 is rated at 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque, but with a few tweaks, this particular example powering the Chevy Camaro is estimated to be throwing down 800 to 900 horsepower.
Output is sent rearwards through a Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission and Fab 9 rear end from Strange Engineering. The back half also incorporates Barry Controls suspension components and a four-link rear setup. Wilwood brakes haul it down, with six pistons in front and four pistons in the rear. The wheel and tire setup includes 18-inch Forgeline rollers in front with 245/35 Pirelli tires, matched to 18-inch rear wheels wrapped in 335/30 rubber.
Outside, the custom looks great hood, but it’s also functional, getting the cold air in and the hot air out. The wheels were refinished in bronze color to match the interior. Speaking of the interior, the cabin is decked out in a brown diamond-stitch leather upholstery with wood grain trim – definitely not your usual black on carbon fiber.
Check out the full video feature, include driving action on the street, in the video below: