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1969 Chevrolet Camaro – Pro-Touring LT4 Supercharged 1969 Camaro

Vehicle Quick Facts

Profile ID: 43725
Year: 1969
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Camaro
Markets: Muscle Car, Performance, Resto-Mod
Vehicle Type: American
Contact: V8 Speed & Resto Shop



Vehicle Story

1969 Chevrolet Camaros are some of the most popular Muscle Cars of all time, becuase they are equally as cool when preserved in original stock condition or modified for increased performance, style, comfort, and power.   The V8 Speed and Resto Shop team recently performed some major upgrades on this show-quality 1969 Camaro, including a complete Detroit Speed suspension system and a supercharged LT4 V8 and 6-speed manual transmission.     The car is a blast to drive, and is the cover car of the June, 2020 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine!

This beautiful silver 1969 Camaro Pro-Touring car is no stranger to the V8 Speed and Resto shop. The first time it visited, we disassembled the car and installed Detroit Speed mini tubs, a rear Detroit Speed QUADRALink suspension system with a Currie 9 + rear axle, and then a Detroit Speed subframe and suspension system up front.

PART 1: https://youtu.be/2tjMVL8_Qeg

PART 2: https://youtu.be/P5ibWAWhxrk

PART 3: https://youtu.be/VK5RYJG7Lws

We upsized the wheels with some Forgeline wheels wrapped in Toyo Tires, and added oversized Baer brakes actuated by a HydraTech hydraulic brake assist unit. The car drove and handled very well, but the owner wasn’t happy with the aggressive manners of the 540. It was a great street / strip racing engine, but it wasn’t happy doing casual weekend rides and city driving. He sent us the car with a new mission, keep the power but add some refinement. Make it a little more reliable and less angry without decreasing performance. This was a tall order, but modern technology provided the solution, a Chevrolet LT4 Supercharged V8 engine. A Centerforce DYAD Clutch binds the LT4 to the T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission.

Follow along as we install the 700 plus horsepower LT4 engine, high-pressure fuel system, dry sump oil system, methanol injection, a C&R cooling system, and all the electronics to make it run. In this episode, we run the car on the chassis dyno and lay down some great numbers - 670 Horsepower!

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop is a full-service classic car and muscle car restoration service ready to perform everything from simple maintenance on vintage cars to full frame off restorations and modifications. Whether you are seeking a stock restoration, a pro-touring muscle car, or a custom restomod, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, can help. Contact us today to put the V8 crew to work for you. Transport services are available.

V8 Speed & Resto Shop

817 S. Main Street

Red Bud, IL




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