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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Is $126K Worth of All Black Muscle Power

It’s hard to find a carmaker with so many worthwhile nameplates in its portfolio. The star of our special coverage this month, Chevrolet, is one of the few that fit the bill, as you’ve seen for yourselves since the beginning of November.
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Chevy has the big Silverado pickups, the iconic Corvette now with a mid-engine layout, it has the longest-running nameplate in automotive history, and of course the all-mighty Camaro, whose creation back in the 1960s still causes a lot of emotion today. And testimony of that is the huge number of first- and second-gen Camaros still doing the rounds on the open market.

We’ve talked about a great deal of them over the past two weeks, but each day we uncover more and more worthy of our attention. Like this one here, in RS/SS guise, sporting some Pro Touring hardware, and powered by a mighty LS7.

The car was sold at the end of October during a Mecum auction. Someone paid $126,500 for it and we’re pretty sure they think it’s a bargain given how, for one, estimates placed the car in the $140,000 - $170,000 interval, and second, it’s spec sheet is incredible.

Wrapped in Black PPG paint and sporting airbrushed Black Pearl SS stripes, the monster muscle machine gets its power from a LS7 crate engine with a displacement of 427ci (7.0-liters). The engine was tweaked by a group called Schwartz Performance (it got things like bigger cam, valve springs, retainers, and tweaked computer) so it now sends 635 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque to the wheels by means of a 6 speed transmission.

The interior is equally black, and it comes with custom seats and a roll cage, as if it would be ready to race at a moment’s notice, but also with creature comforts like Vintage Air, a Kenwood sound system (with an amplifier in the trunk), or billet knobs, switches. and vents.

Usually, once sold builds such as this one end up on the auction block once more, so don't be surprised if you spot it on a lot somewhere soon.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.

 
 
 
 
 

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