1969 Camaro RS Resto-Mod LS3

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: RS
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 1,123
  • VIN: 123379N594741
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: LS3
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4L65E Auto
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States


This is a one of a kind Resto-Mod Camaro built by the best,
To start a Detroit Speed Inc. Mini-Tub kit was installed in order to accommodate the 18x11 American Racing VF502 Forged satin-finish wheels and 295/40 Falken Azenis rubber. A CA Chassisworks g-Bar rear coilover suspension was dialed in with a Chassisworks Ultimate Pro Touring coilover system up front by way of the g-Machine front subframe. Falken 275/35 Azenis rubber wrap around the 18x9 American Racing VF502 wheels up front. Double-adjustable VariShock Quickset-2 coilover shocks reside on all four corners, ensuring this Pro Touring ride travels smoothly and stays on track.
Under the hood lays a Chevrolet Performance 376ci (6.2L) LS3 crate engine. The aluminum block plays home to L92-type rectangular port heads, hypereutectic aluminum pistons, nodular iron crankshaft, and powdered metal connecting rods. The high-revving LS delivers a stout 430 hp at 5,900 rpm with 425 lb-ft of torque coming in at 4,600 rpm.
A 4L65E transmission handles shifting duties while an Inland Empire Driveline aluminum driveshaft sends twist to a Drive Train Specialties-supplied Truetrac posi and Strange Engineering third member stuffed inside the Chassisworks FAB9 housing.
Scott Bonowski and the crew at Hot Rods & Hobbies in Signal Hill, California, took over final assembly and filled in the sheetmetal seams and gapped the body to perfection before laying down the Axalta Cromax sealer, single-stage Tuxedo Black Magic Mirror topcoat, and Cromax Pro coat and clear. The Cromax Silver “hockey stick stripe” gives the car a sporty attitude and a nod to performance. No doubt they pulled off a finish that far exceeds what the factory turned out back in 1969.
I have included the Super Chevy Magazine article below detailing the craftsmanship and care that went into building this beautiful piece of American history:
Tech specs below:
Vehicle 1969 Camaro
VIN: 123379N594741Engine Type Chevrolet Performance LS3Block AluminumDisplacement 376 ciCompression Ratio 10.7:1Bore 4.065 inchesStroke 3.622 inchesCylinder Heads LS3, L92-style ports, as cast w/ 68cc chambers, 2.165 intake/1.590 exhaust valvesRotating Assembly Nodular iron crankshaft, powdered metal connecting rods, hypereutectic aluminum pistonsValvetrain 1.7:1 rocker arms, OE pushrods, OE retainersCamshaft Hydraulic roller (201/211-deg. duration at 0.050; 0.510/0.522-inch lift)Exhaust Doug's 1 7/8-inch primary headers, Doug's 3-inch J-bend exhaust, JBA stainless mufflersAncillaries Holley oil pan, Holley front drive system, AutoRad aluminum radiator w/ single fan, Eddie Motorsports hood hinges and fender braces, Painless Performance wiring, Detroit Speed wiper motor
Output: 430 hp at 5,900 rpm, 425 lb-ft 4,600 rpm
Drivetrain:Transmission Chevrolet Performance 4L65ERear Axle Drive Train Specialties-supplied (DTS) Truetrac differential, Strange third member, 35-spline axles, CA Chassisworks FAB9 rearend, 3.70:1 gearsDriveshaft Inland Empire Driveline
Chassis:Front Suspension CA Chassisworks g-Machine subframe, CA Chassisworks Ultimate Pro Touring coilover system, 2-inch drop spindles, 1.25-inch splined sway bar, CA Chassisworks rack-and-pinion steering, VariShock Quickset-2 double-adjustable shocks, 550lb VariSpringsRear Suspension CA Chassisworks g-Bar coilover suspension, splined 5/8-inch solid antiroll bar, VariShock double-adjustable shocks, 175lb VariSpringsBrakes Wilwood 14-inch rotors, six-piston calipers front; Wilwood 14-inch rotors, six-piston calipers rear; Wilwood master cylinder
Wheels & Tires:Wheels American Racing VF502 Forged 18x9 (5.75 backspace) front; 18x11 (5.875 backspace) rearTires Falken Azenis RT 275/35 front, 295/40 rear
Interior:Insulation DynamatUpholstery TMISeats TMI bucketsSteering Flaming River column, Eddie Motorsports Launch steering wheelShifter LokarDash & Interior Pieces Classic IndustriesInstrumentation Dakota DigitalAudio Custom AutosoundHVAC Classic Auto Air, factory A/C controls
Exterior:Sheetmetal Auto Metal DirectGlass Auto Metal DirectBody Auto Metal Direct Installation Center (sheetmetal install)Paint & Body Hot Rods & Hobbies (Signal Hill, CA)Paint Axalta Tuxedo Black Magic Mirror basecoat; Axalta Silver stripeHood Auto Metal Direct; Eddie Motorsports SS ventsGrille Classic Industries, Detroit Speed Inc. RS Headlight Door KitBumpers Classic Industries, tucked by Hot Rods & HobbiesTaillights Eddie Motorsports