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[email protected] 5527 Lakeview Road, Charlotte, NC, 28269, US 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS National Award Winning Camaro RS/SS Convertible ZL1 427 V8 Richmond 5 Speed A/C Year: 1969 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Red Mileage: 349 Transmission type: 5 Speed Manual Engine: 427 V8 Interior color: Black Vehicle Info SUMMARYSEMA feature car / Featured in Super Chevy, Camaro Performers and Super RodWinner of multiple national awards427 cubic inch GM Performance Parts ZL1 V8 / Electronic fuel injectionRichmond 5-speed manual transmissionCustom interior / Vintage Air conditioning / Modern audioModified body / Torch Red paint / Haartz cloth top17 and 18-inch Budnik Gasser wheelsCustom suspensionPower rack-and-pinion steering / Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakesSale includes build photos and copies of the car's magazine features We sell a lot of custom cars, and they're all well done. Every once in a while, though, we come across one that belongs in the "best of" section of our superlative collection. We've even had a pair of Ridler great 8's - we know fantastic when we see it. This amazing '69 Camaro SS/RS more than qualifies: If it didn't knock down a show trophy either they weren't handing them out or the car stayed home. This is a no excuses, perfectly executed show titan with enough hardware and custom touches to leave you speechless! BODYWORK/TRIM Stand outside and look at the mint, and deceptively stock looking body. Chevrolet Torch Red is the color, covering the absolutely top level bodywork. Many show cars have perfect paint, but what separates this car from the rest is in the details. Start with the fog lights in the factory turn signal location. ZL1 cars had a simple cowl induction hood while SS cars came with chrome louvers - Watson's combined the two seamlessly. Convertibles all have tops, but not all convertibles use German Haartz cloth. Out back, other cars may use sequential LED taillights, but this car's are frenched in, as are the exhaust pipe notches in the rear valance. Check out the notched spoiler with its integrated third brake light, too. This car's color grabs you immediately but there's so much going on that your eyes need a fourth and fifth take! Obviously on a car of this caliber every piece of chrome and stainless trim is near perfect - did it even need to be brought up? ENGINE Look between the fenders and you'll find an impressive engine that, right after its construction, took home three awards. The HUGE news here is the very rare and desirable GMPP ZL1 aluminum 427 block. The modern day ZL1 is built on the original tooling of the legendary race engine, and installing one here is the perfect way to honor those select few track terrors released in 1969. A GMPP steel crank, H beam rods and forged JE pistons swing around, working with big aluminum Dart Pro 1 heads to offer up 10.5:1 compression. Trick part #2 is on top - that ultra cool Hilborn injection manifold, converted to EFI with custom fuel rails and tuning by American Speed in Moline, IL. No other manifold from the 60's screams power like those stacks, and they're simply unbeatable when highly polished and plated! Comp Cams supplied an appropriately racy roller cam and lifter set while MSD was tapped for ignition duties. A fully polished Vintage Air Front Runner A/C and pulley set up dresses the front of the mill while a Be Cool radiator and twin SPAL fans keep everything cool. Moon polished and painted valve covers work with Jet Hot-coated headers to finish off the look. Dropping that motor within standard wheelhouses wouldn't be right, though, so the car's body shop, Watson's Hot Rod Shop fabbed up the trick inner fenders, fully shaved firewall and core support panels. This list is by no means comprehensive - you'll have to spend an hour or two in here to find most of the details! DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION Unreal hardware is underneath - world beating show cars don't stop with pretty paint. Wayne Doe supplied one of his trick tubular front subframes, set up for adjustable Ridetech coil-overs, C5 running gear with power rack and pinion steering, Delrin/aluminum bushings and Wilwood polished four piston calipers and 12" rotors. Out back, Watson's fabbed in the rear half of the C5's independent suspension, cut down for this car, and aided by Heim joints, high durometer bushings and two more Ridetech coil-overs. The result is show stopping looks and corner carving ability - that's where top level cars excel. Fully Jet Hot-coated exhaust provides a nasty soundtrack while 17x8 and 18x11 Budnik Gasser wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires (215/45/ZR17 front and 275/40/ZR18 rear) put the power sent through the Richmond five speed to the ground. Detroit Speed and Engineering sent up the rear minitubs and sub frame connectors to pull it all together, and Mike Knight laid down the paint and clear under here as well as he did on the top - it's perfect. INTERIOR The final piece of this Camaro's rsum is its amazing interior. Rickie Rods outdid themselves in fabrication work, leather and black tweed. The seats are '96 Camaro units, which are no big deal - but after being disassembled, cut down, reshaped and reupholstered, they certainly are now. There's a custom full length floor console for the 5-speed stick, an integrated armrest and switches for Nu-Relics power windows. One-off door panels frame the sides while high quality carpet lies below. A Budnik wheel on an Ididit tilt column is expected, but the trimmed, molded and modified '03 Malibu dash certainly isn't. After getting the panel just right Rickie sent it to Just Dashes for a full cover - there are no seams, no lumps and zero signs the dash didn't grow there. They even fabbed up a filler panel between the dash and windshield with an integrated defroster vent. A Pioneer head unit works with tucked away speakers in the interior and a Kenwood Excelon amp and sub in the matching tweed trunk for high powered clarity. The radio and Vintage Air controls fit in the factory Malibu locations while a full set of Auto Meter Sport Comp gauges fit in a custom dash panel. Billet and acrylic courtesy lights flood the foot wells and just draw you in. AWARD/FEATURES Let's go over the major awards. Obviously, nothing beat this car at a local show.Goodyear booth car at SEMA in Las VegasMothers Shine Award at SEMA in Las VegasCoddington Pro's Pick at Goodguys in Kansas CityBest of Show at World of Wheels in MilwaukeeClass Winner at the Car Craft Nationals in St PaulBest Engine at the Car Craft Nationals in St PaulNational Grand Champion at the Hot Rod Supernationals in SpringfieldSuper Chevy Top 10 Cars of the YearBest of Show at Super Chevy in IndianapolisBest of Show at Super Chevy in JolietAwarded 999 out of 1,000 points at Chevy Vettefest in ChicagoFine 9 at Darryl Starbird's in TulsaBest Engine at Darryl Starbird's in Tulsa Naturally, all those awards get you slots in magazines.Featured in the February, 2006 edition of Super Chevy MagazineFeatured in the November, 2006 edition of Camaro Performers MagazineFeatured in the August, 2007 edition of Super Rod Magazine Is this the ultimate '69 Camaro ever built? To quote Chip Foose: "this is the finest custom Camaro I've ever laid eyes on". When a guy like Chip pays you a compliment like that, you know it must be something special. If you're into show winners that list above has to impress you. If you're into engineering details and hidden surprises, you're sure to give it the nod. If you're into power, control and performance, a Hilborn setup on a ZL1 motor coupled with a C5 chassis has to be at the top of your list. Since this car seamlessly and perfectly combines the best of all of these elements, how can it not be the best? If you are the kind of buyer that appreciates, owns and wants the best of the best, this is it! About This Auction Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it, but obligates you to complete the purchase! A $1000.00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close... NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have ZERO feedback on eBay, please call or email us to request our authority to bid on our vehicles. We do not release our reserve prices, so please don't ask! If you see a car you like, don't wait! Call us! When you see it disappear from eBay, it means that it was sold by other means. Because we advertise heavily in other mediums, we reserve the right to cancel any eBay listing at any time. If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection, we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so, contact us at(704)413-4665. For those of you who need to fly in, we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility. About RK Motors Charlotte Hot Rod magazine named RK Motors Charlotte the #1 destination out of 57 possible places to visit across the United States. Destinations selected included car museums, driving schools, dragstrips, best drives and more. We are honored to have been the only classic car dealer selected. If you ever find yourself in Charlotte, NC give us a call. Our showroom is open by appointment only. Our 80,000 sq. ft. retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. We usually have over 300 incredible cars on display, and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment, stop in and meet our staff. Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut- we do this because we love cars! Check out the feedback on our website from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately, and our cars even look better in person than in the pictures! We look forward to seeing you soon. Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility, 5527 Lakeview Road, Charlotte, NC 28269. For sales and general information, call us at: (704)413-4665. Our Service Programs Under our innovative Seal of Approval Exit Service buying program, RK Motors Charlotte customers who pay full retail price for a vehicle, receive a comprehensive, multi-point vehicle Exit Service, carried out by our experienced ASE Certified Master Mechanics at the RKM Performance Center. Customers who purchase cars from RK Motors for less than full retail price, or customers who purchase a car and are trading in a vehicle, will receive our Basic Safety Check, performed by our certified and experienced ASE mechanics, prior to delivery of their car. Learn more about the key attributes of Our Service Programs. If you have any questions regarding our service programs, please contact a member of our sales team at (704)413-4665. For international buyers, please note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans worldwide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier, please email us at [email protected] to arrange that. We stand ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. About the RK Motors Performance Center Regardless if your vehicle is going through our Seal of Approval Exit Service, Basic Safety Check, routine maintenance or a full custom built to your exact specifications, the RKM Performance Center has the knowledge, experience and resources to fulfill your automotive needs. In the world of electronic fuel injection and computer diagnostics, even late model dealerships look a little uncomfortable working on pre-OBD1 cars. There are many independent mechanics and shops that may be able to help, but putting your prized classic in the hands of a stranger is a leap of faith at best. This is exactly why we created the RKM Performance Center. Being proud members of SEMA, ARMO, HRIA and the North Carolina Motorsports Association, the RKM Performance Center is a nationally recognized shop; best known for high level OEM restorations and custom builds. Comprised of ASE certified mechanics, including several Master Technicians, you can feel confident that your car is in capable hands. As fellow enthusiasts, they are passionate about cars and will treat yours with the respect it deserves. Showroom 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte, NC 28269 704.413.4665 [email protected]