Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
LaVergne , Tennessee
The '69 Camaros were unique with one year only body work that gave the car a lower, wider, more aggressive look. Add to that look the cowl induction hood that wasn't available until the '69 Z/28s, and you have this car here. A car designed for the Trans Am racing series, and a beautiful, potent, street machine. Check it out.
How appropriate that this car is coated in Daytona Yellow because it was designed to run circles around the competition on the race track. Black rally stripes compliment the yellow paint and add a bit of an intimidating look to the car as they flow up the power bulge of the cowl induction hood and then up and over the rear spoiler. Up front the '69 grill had a much heavier V shape to it than previously and that set the headlights back a bit further under the hood while driving lights complimenting them were placed under the bumper. There is a Z/28 emblem in the grill that proudly announces the intent of this car, and Z/28 badges also grace the front fenders. The creases trailing off the tops of the wheel wells both front and rear make the car look likes its moving even when its standing still, and one more Z/28 badge appears between the taillight and just above a sharp looking back bumper.
Open the door and you will find a nicely restored, stock, Black interior that was obviously set up to be easily converted to conduct business on a race track. There is a simple door panel with a center panel of horizontal pleats surrounded by thin chrome piping and a slash of chrome across the top. The high back buckets have pleated seating surfaces and smooth side bolsters for support. There is a three spoke steering wheel with a bowtie center button that has the white shift knob for the 4-speed manual transmission just a flick of the wrist away which is begging to be stirred around. The dash has the speedo on the left and a tach with a 6000 rpm redline on the right. A newer digital radio has been installed for your listening pleasure and a factory center console gauge pack that is easily visible to the driver keeps track of critical engine functions like oil pressure, water temp and charging voltage as well as fuel level.
Open the hood and you will find a period correct DZ 302 cubic inch engine. It is topped by a big filter assembly that funnels the air gathered up by the cowl induction hood into an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and intake manifold. Finned aluminum valve covers both look good and help a bit with oil cooling while long tube headers wind their way out the bottom and back to free flow mufflers which give this 302 a sweet-sounding exhaust. Signs of good regular maintenance include newer belts and hoses as well as ignition components. Power flows back through that 4-speed Muncie transmission to the rear axle mounted on multi-leaf springs, and control arms with coil springs along with a beefy sway bar up front provide great handling and drivability. Power front disc brakes assure good stopping power if you decide to let the horses run and the rubber meets the road through BFGoodrich T/A radials mounted on steel wheels with trim rings and center caps.
A beautiful, potent, street machine with a 302 engine that was put in these cars to qualify them for the Trans Am racing series and is believed to be the original motor. Come on down and check this car out.