Lot 213 - 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 427
|Odometer reading||11,729 miles|
|Result||Sold - £38,080|
- Classic American, American Car World and Performance Car magazine featured
- Upgraded 427ci naturally aspirated V8
This Chevrolet Camaro SS 427 is an impressive example of the iconic classic American muscle car, offered from long-term ownership, and enhanced with a number of discerning performance upgrades. Originally manufactured in Norwood Ohio, this example was imported and first registered in the UK in February 1990 and was with its previous owner for 28 years and used sparingly whilst being kept in fine mechanical health, having only covered approximately 5,000 miles during this time.
Repainted in 1993 as part of a photographic restoration, this Camaro SS is now finished in Fathom Green over a black vinyl-trimmed interior, featuring chrome and wood veneer trim accents. It rides on a set of 15” American Racing ‘Torque Thrust’ alloy wheels finished in metallic green with anodised lips, shod in BF Goodrich Comp T/ A tyres. The factory specification includes twin front spotlights, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, manually operated windows, heater and ventilation controls, transmission tunnel-mounted battery voltage, oil temperature, fuel and oil pressure gauges, an analogue clock and this example now also features a white cue-ball gear knob, Hurst shifter, Alpine cassette stereo, Kenwood door speakers, and a passenger footwell-mounted fire extinguisher.
Under the bonnet sits an upgraded 427 cubic inch (7.0 litre) Corvette-sourced naturally aspirated V8, now understood to produce up to 425bhp and driving the rear wheels via a Muncie ‘M21’ close-ratio four-speed manual transmission. The Corvette-sourced 427 cubic inch engine has been upgraded with an Edelbrock Torker II intake manifold, Hooker competition exhaust manifolds, a Holley 750cfm carburettor, MSD 6AL ignition, a Crane competition camshaft, aftermarket oil cooler, heavy-duty radiator, and finned Mickey Thompson rocker covers. Other upgrades include poly-graphite suspension bushes, Spax adjustable shock absorbers, a 12-bolt Posi-traction differential, cowl induction bonnet, a plumbed-in Lifeline fire extinguisher system, and Slapper traction bars.
The most recent engine oil service was carried out in 2021 by the previous owner, a professional mechanical engineer. Other notable maintenance includes a previous engine rebuild. The car is accompanied by a print-out of its history and specification, copies of Classic American, American Car World and Performance Car magazines with features on the car, a large collection of MoT test certificates, a collection of photos covering the restoration in the 1990s, and a 1969 Camaro wiring diagram manual. There is also a CD of photos and documentation from the 2000 Goodwood Festival of Speed where the car was invited to be displayed at the prestigious Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ event.
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