The Auburn Auction

Lot 27
1969 Chevrolet Camaro 396 Resto Mod

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1969 Chevrolet  Camaro 396 Resto Mod

CHASSIS NO: 124379N696271

• Beautiful Lemans Blue paint
• Clean, correct and upgraded big block engine bay
• Classic interior enhanced with digital gauges
• Nicely finished with performance touches throughout

396 cid V-8 engine, 375 HP, automatic transmission, independent coil spring front suspension, rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, disc brakes; wheelbase: 108

Built for speed, this 1969 Camaro SS 396 looks fast just sitting still. And while it's great looking, the real story is under the hood, because this coupe packs a potent L78 396/375 engine, and enough horsepower to make you forget this car is more than 40 years old. Bathed in subtle Lemans Blue paint with black graphics and black vinyl top, nobody will be able to overlook this cool resto mod. This car was acquired by the consignor right out of Detroit where it was born 50 years ago. The then owner, in 2015, was $40,000 into a restoration focused on upgrades when he sold, and our consignor easily doubled that to complete the car in 2015.

The code 711 black bucket seat interior is beautifully created with very subtle modern touches. The upholstery is in excellent condition with very little use since the restoration was completed, and the back seat looks untouched. Turn the key, and youll notice digital inserts in the stock gauge housings - a great touch. Extras include a tastefully installed modern sound system and a digital alarm system behind a nicely restored three-spoke steering wheel. The paint and bodywork are outstanding, with sharp graphics and clean front and rear spoilers. Custom wheels fill the wheel wells nicely, with modern radial performance tires. The Lemans Blue finish is applied well over a very straight body, with proper SS badging in place and that big hood scoop. The engine is a correct JH suffix code L78 375 horsepower 396 cubic-inch big block, fully rebuilt and detailed for show. Its nicely built with chrome valve covers, an open-element air cleaner, and a massive radiator, while a factory aluminum intake and four-barrel Holley handle the fuel. It even has period-correct aluminum heads, with cast iron exhaust manifolds that feed a factory-style chambered exhaust system, which replaces the original transverse muffler right behind the 12-bolt rear end. It's almost as clean underneath as it is up top, which is more proof that this car was restored right, and the detailing is show-worthy.

There are a lot of nice '69 Camaros out there, but this one is truly a wolf in sheep's clothing. That nicely built big block makes this a car that can surprise some with much newer hardware, and still knock them dead on the show field.

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