North Carolina based tuner RK Motors specialized in restoration of muscle cars finished a project on a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS which is now on sale for $ 219,000. Just like its high price, RK Motors features high performance parts. The powerhouse features a 502 cubic inch GM Performance Parts crate engine that produces 700hp while mated to a Tremec TKO600 five-speed manual transmission.
It features a new frame and an original ‘69 Camaro body. The paint job is a custom mix of three-stage Sherwin-Williams red that was sealed under a mirror-like clearcoat and thorough buffing. At the front of the car’s body a black, stainless-trimmed grille hangs fresh Rally Sport headlights above modern halogen parking lamps and a smoothed, tucked and painted bumper.
A traditional ZL2 cowl induction hood flows toward a smoothed cowl panel which anchors pristine greenhouse glass inside shaved drip rails and new stainless frames. Under the hood there are haved marker lights with shaved mirrors, shaved door handles and widened rear wheel openings to highlight the car’s solid, sculpted profile. Also included is a custom rear decklid, rear fender extensions, a rear valence, flush-fitting tail lights and a second smoothed, tucked and painted bumper.
It utilizes high octane air/fuel mixture makes from a polished aluminum intake to shaved and polished heads that are topped with a slick pair of custom valve covers. A Mallory Unilite distributor sends the fire to hidden Taylor plug wires which spark in perfect time with a custom camshaft. A giant body-matched radiator equipped with both a large electric puller fan and a small polished cap provides the cooling.
Oxygen flows through a custom, body-matched air cleaner into a coated Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor which is fed by new stainless fuel lines and operated by a sleeved throttle cable. HPC true dual exhaust system that’s complete with an H-pipe crossover and dual chamber Flowmaster mufflers are also part of the airflow.
A Detroit Speed Engineering QUADRAlink four bar rear suspension was used which makes good use of a high quality Panhard bar, mini tubs and two more adjustable coilover shocks. Braking is provided by a four wheel Wilwood system which working handy with the drilled and slotted rotors via braided lines, polished six piston front calipers and polished four piston rear calipers. The wheels are custom Boyd Coddington Spires mounted on BF Goodrich G-Force tires.
The interior features a supple Cinnamon on the bucket seats with a custom, two-tone dash sporting Stewart Warner Maximum Performance gauges between polished trim, billet vents and chrome foot pedals. Below that dash is a swath of bright aluminum trim with a modern short throw shifter between a polished Vintage Air control panels.
Other features in the interior include a hidden MP3 cable, a remote controlled Clarion sound system and hidden switches for the car’s four power windows. It adds custom leather panels wear mesh speaker grilles below sculpted armrests and exceptionally fabricated door handle coves. The driver uses a Billet Specialties half-wrap steering wheel.
The Camaro won the prize for Best Rides award at the 2012 Goodguys Speedway Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana.