Video: This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s ’69 Chevrolet Camaro SS

RK Motors, of Charlotte, North Carolina, has on display this badass ’69 Camaro SS. It’s gone through some serious overhauling, compiling some of the best parts and craftsmanship in the business to get its groove back as a pro-tourer.

The Camaro’s LS7 engine features forged main bearings, a forged steel crank, titanium connecting rods, a high lift cam and flat-top, aluminum pistons. Photo: RK Motors

For starters, the original motor was replaced by a much more modern and efficient system. It’s using forged main bearings, a forged steel crankshaft, titanium connecting rods, a high lift camshaft, and CNC-ported, flat-top aluminum pistons.

The stock GM throttle body is connected to a polished air tube and Specter reusable filter before reaching the venerable LS7, painted an alluring crimson hue. The exhaust travels effectively down a set of Kooks headers, through custom, true-dual pipes that breathe through an X-shaped crossover, and out polished SLP mufflers. Add to all this 513 rear-wheel horsepower, and it’s clear this isn’t your grandfather’s Camaro.

Moving on to the drivetrain, the Tremec T56 6-speed transmission and Ringbrothers clutch reservoir deliver the muscle to 12-bolt Posi-traction differential, and on into the high-grade Moser axle in the back. With a gear ratio of 3.73, the liftoff you could get from this muscle car would be incredible.

The suspension isn’t anything to sneeze at, either. The Camaro is using Global West front and Ridetech rear for excellent balancing with its control arms, combined with Detroit Speed subframe connectors and a complete set of coil-over shocks.

The beautiful, powerful underbody. Photo: RK Motors

 

For brakes, the builders set up Wilwoods up front and stock C6 in back, each supplied with a huge rotor squeezed via a Baer proportioning valve and Detroit Speed brake booster. Power steering is mated with some excellent Forgeline wheels and Michelin Super Sport tires to round out the drivetrain. Handling corners will be a piece of cake in this machine.

The magnificent interior matches perfectly with the charcoal exterior. Photo: RK Motors

But this Camaro isn’t just impressive when it comes to performance. Even from the first glance, the smoothly shaped body looks fantastic, constructed out of OEM sheetmetal and high-grade replacement panels, with every ridge and gap carefully shaped to the original standard. The charcoal gray paint job is a nice touch as well, and its attention to detail is impressive.

The interior spares no expense either. Upholstery Unlimited provided the sleek leather seats, which are paired with the cool, old-fashioned aesthetics of a Classic Instruments Moal Bomber gauge system. In the same spirit of combining the classy old and the convenient new, a Vintage air climate system and Sony CD player–connected to Pioneer rear speakers–provide a neat selection of features to the car. Sitting down in the driver’s seat, your hands grip a sweet Billet Specialties steering wheel, connected to an ever-reliable Flaming River column.

This Camaro is an astounding work of art. Packed with tons more features, this Camaro was created not simply to impress, but to intimidate. And intimidate it does. You can look up the listing on RK Motors for yourself by clicking here.

One badass Camaro. Photos: RK Motors

About the author

David Chick

David Chick comes to us ready for adventure. With passions that span clean and fast Corvettes all the way to down and dirty off-road vehicles (just ask him about his dream Jurassic Park Explorer), David's eclectic tastes lend well to his multiple automotive writing passions.
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