Even a mile away, anyone can make out the iconic profile of a 1969 Camaro RS. The Rally-Sport package was optional on the first Camaros, hiding the headlights for a menacing look. The 1967 and ’68 models were more modest, but nothing beats the style of 1969. For one year only, Chevrolet allowed stylists to accentuate every body line along with the interior. Unfortunately, the 1969 Camaro was one year only, as 1970 would see an all-new model.
Lately everyone has been in a frenzy to swap in the late-model LS engines. While they are less temperamental, they are physically smaller than the original small blocks. That’s why this forged 496 big block with make you smile. Inside are Mahle 10.5:1 pistons, h-beam rods, and a SCAT crank. The solid roller cam has .660 lift, and aluminum heads send exhaust to ceramic-coated Hooker headers. Behind them is a complete dual 3″ Flowmaster 50 series exhaust.
Thankfully the owner chose Vintage Air to keep the interior ice cold, as the black leather buckets will be warm in the summer. Other finishing touches include a Flaming River steering column, Omega gauges, and big Wilwood brakes. Nothing beats the sound and fury of a solid roller top end, especially when provoked. So not only does this Tangelo beast look amazing, it will rev fast enough to snap the tachometer needle.
This lot is one of the vehicles offered at GAA Classic Cars’ upcoming auction in Greensboro NC November 5-7, 2020. Register to bid online or in-person today!