1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro-Touring Convertible Rendering

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro convertible came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for one of our signature transformations from a stock Camaro RS to a high-performance Pro-Touring machine! Plans call for a Roadster Shop Chassis, modern LT engine power backed by a 10 speed automatic transmission. This one is going to be jammed with lots of cool custom and performance tricks!

TECH DATA - 1969 CAMARO CONVERTIBLE

ENGINE:

Chevrolet LT1 V8

Horsepower: 460 @ 6,000 RPM.
Torque: 465 @ 4,600 RPM.
Compression Ratio: 11:5.
Displacement: 375.4 cubic-inches (6.2L)

TRANSMISSION:

GM 10L90-E 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

FRONT SUSPENSION:

Roadster Shop SPEC Chassis

REAR SUSPENSION:

4-Link Roadster Shop SPEC Chassis

V8 Radio Podcast December 17, 2021

The Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show is a hot topic on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, and our hosts Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste review the racing trade show and scheme up a plan for next year.   Next up is a chat about a Pro-Touring 1969 Chevrolet Camaro coming together at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, complete with a 775 HP LT5 engine hooked to a 10 speed automatic transmission.  This one is going to be a handful!   They also cover a modernized 1978 Pontiac Trans Am and a whole new way to look after the car, and wrap it all up with some tool talk.   And there is also Automotive Trivia, along with a few laughs and other nonsense, on the latest episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

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2021 PRI Show, Building a 775 Hp LT5 10-Speed 1969 Camaro, Modernizing a Trans Am, Tools, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is honored to have two 1969 Camaros on display at the amazing “Summer Of ’69” 1969 Camaro display at the 2019 Goodguys Rod & Custom Association PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio! The event is hosting some of the most iconic and significant 1969 Chevrolet Camaros ever, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the always-popular ’69 Camaro. The V8-built supercharged LSA powered “Lou’s Change” pro-touring Camaro and the COMP Cams 454 LSX Camaro convertible will both be on hand, and we couldn’t be more excited for the owners and our team as well. It’s a tremendous honor to be included in such an amazing display, and even more-so to have the opportunity to these build awesome cars for great customers. We invite you to come see them in person at this must-see event!

 #69Camaro #COMPCams #GoodguysColumbus #V8Speedandresto#lovethesecars #thanksfortheopportunity #letsbuildyours!

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Thanks to Street Muscle Magazine for their feature on the ’69 Camaro we updated in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with parts from Detroit SpeedBaer BrakesCurrie EnterprisesFORGELINEHolley Performance ProductsToyo TiresAutoMeter Products, Inc., and more! #protouring #69Camaro #v8speedshopTo better handle the 540 BBC’s power, V8 Speed and Resto Shop added a total Detroit Speed QUADRALink rear suspension and front subframe, wheel tubs, a Currie Enterprises rear axle, Forgeline wheels, and Toyo Tires.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Sheetmetal, Bodywork, and Paint Photo Gallery

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have the body panels properly installed, then go through the bodywork and paint departments ultimately receiving a new paint job.   The color is a custom mix Axalta paint we named “Midnight Magic”, and looks awfully close to black, but actually has a purple hue with flake.    It turned out sharp!  The customer will be completing the assembly of the car.    

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1969 Camaro "Carbon Flash" Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop
1969 Camaro “Carbon Flash” Restoration in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop
 
Sometimes it’s advantageous to take over a project than to start from scratch.   In this case, the customer wanted a cool ‘69 Camaro, and we happened to find him one that was already undergoing a restoration.   The owner of this clean Arizona car changed his mind and decided to sell his project, so we had the car shipped to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, where it will now become the Pro-Touring Camaro the new owner has always wanted.     Features include a Holley Terminator EFI system, Vintage Air A/C, Scat seats, restoration parts from Classic Industries, Axalta paint, ARP engine hardware, COMP cam, and much more.   
 
Once the car arrived in our shop, we took inventory of all the parts that came with the car and gave it an initial once-over. 
 
It is a very clean car that had just received a silver paint job.   Our customer wants a different color, but at least this one does not require extensive bodywork. 
 

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZR9 800 HP Pro-Touring Camaro Build Photo Gallery

 

We build lots of Camaros in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and each is different and unique.   
 
This is an interesting car for many reasons, beyond the 800+ HP Mast Motorsports supercharged engine. We’re using a new Dynacorn body on this one that we bought from Classic Industries, so the entire car will be new. The owner had no real attachment to a particular car, he just wanted a Camaro.    The car features the best of everything… Detroit Speed suspension, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, Toyo tires, Hydratech brake booster,  MagnaFlow exhaust, and much more. 
 
This is the complete photo gallery from start to finish, or you can read the build thread at this link:  1969 Camaro ZR9 
 
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Lou's Change LSA Supercharged Pro-Touring Camaro Build Photo Gallery

We build lots of Camaros in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and each is different and unique.   

 
This is an interesting car for many reasons, beyond the 630+ HP GM Performance Parts Supercharged LSA engine.  The car features the best of everything… Detroit Speed suspension, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, Toyo tires, Hydratech brake booster,  MagnaFlow exhaust, and much more. 
 
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