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1969 Camaro Restomod: Sacrilege or Superb?

What Do You Make Of This 1960 Camaro Restomod?

Updated October 2, 2018

One thing’s for sure, they really did know how to design a stunning-looking muscle car that went like hell back in the late sixties and early seventies. The fact that they are still so sought after today tells you just how enduring those designs were, but what about the underpinnings? Although we still revere the designs of car like the Pontiac GTO and the Shelby GT500, it’s hard to argue that today’s cars don’t drive, handle and perform better. This gorgeous 1969 Chevy Camaro therefore brings the best of both worlds, or does it?

1969 Camaro Restomod 1

This 69 convertible has all the style and swagger of the late sixties, but it also has a whole host of up-to-date upgrades that even go as far as a brand new GM LS3 crate engine. For many people, a restomod like this is the way to go as it will drive and feel like the cars of today that we’re used to, but still looks every inch a classic from bygone times.

1969 Camaro Restomod 2

For others however, if you have the chance to get your hands on an original, numbers matching example of a car like this, it would be sacrilege to do anything to it other than a true restoration back to the way it was when it rolled of the production line.

1969 Camaro Restomod 3

Personally, I’d prefer the 525 horsepower, automatic transmission, custom ceramic coated headers and Borla dual exhaust of this one over a restored stock example, especially if I was going to use it as a daily driver. Modern day power like that can be an issue for older cars, but this one’s also got an Art Morrison sub frame, Detroit Speed Quadralink rear-end setup, uprated sway bars, coilover shocks at all four corners, power rack-and-pinion steering, and big Wilwood disc brakes to cope.

1969 Camaro Restomod 4

This stunner was up for sale on eBay recently, so if you like what you see it’s out there ready and waiting for you. However, restomods like this don’t come cheap and the final bid of $75, 100 didn’t even meet the reserve.

 

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