Restomod 1969 Camaro SS: Where Classic Good Looks Meet Modern Performance

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By Taylor Kempkes, HOT ROD

Before you jump straight to writing off Andrew Cafcalas' restomod 1969 Camaro because its "another restomod '69 Camaro," let us explain why you should care. If you own a restomod or a first-gen Camaro, you probably don't need convincing, so this is for everyone else.

When it comes to classic muscle cars, there are few that get as much love and attention as the 1969 Camaro. It's got the looks, it's just the right size, it came from the factory as a dedicated performer, and it's got massive aftermarket support, so its fanbase is understandable. When it comes to building a hot rod or muscle car, there's one style that has come to define the segment over the past couple of decades: restomod.

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It's for good reason, too, because you can keep most of the classic looks but get a whole lot more out of a car in terms of performance and drivability. Sometimes you don't need to reinvent the wheel and instead, you can just take advantage of all the perks that go with building a restomod 1969 Camaro.

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"The 1969 SS is what you would call old school," says Andrew, "with a small-block motor and stock interior." It's also got a set of chrome five-spoke wheels wrapped in Cooper Cobra Radial T/A tires to accentuate its old-school appearance. But that's about where the old school ends.

Andrew also made a whole host of modifications to his 1969 Camaro to give it that modern performance and drivability we've come to expect from a restomod build (see the modification list below). At the end of the day, yes, it's "another restomod 1969 Camaro." Hopefully that doesn't take away from the fact that, as a '69 Camaro, it's undeniably cool, and the restomod treatment just make sense.

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Andrew Cafcalas' 1969 Camaro SS Build Specs:

  • Hotchkis suspension with 2-inch drop
  • Wildwood four-wheel disc brakes
  • Borla exhaust with H-pipe
  • Stock interior and instruments with Dynamat underneath
  • Vintage Air A/C system
  • Retro sound stereo
  • 383ci small-block Chevy stroker
  • Comp Cam Xtreme Energy 276 camshaft and roller rockers
  • RHS cylinder heads
  • Sanderson headers
  • Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake manifold
  • FiTech EFI
  • MSD Pro-Billet lock-out distributor
  • Griffin radiator with dual electric fans
  • March Performance serpentine belt accessory drive system
  • B&M turbo 350 transmission with TCI 2,500-rpm stall converter
  • GM 12-bolt rearend with 3.73 gears and a posi
  • Spectra Premium gas tank with internal fuel pump
  • REV Wheels Classic 100 Chrome five-spokes
  • Cooper Cobra Radial T/A tires

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Autos Magazine: Restomod 1969 Camaro SS: Where Classic Good Looks Meet Modern Performance
Restomod 1969 Camaro SS: Where Classic Good Looks Meet Modern Performance
There’s a reason Andrew Cafcalas and others have jumped on the Restomod 1969 Camaro bandwagon and that reason is, it’s just plain cool.
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