Drive Type: RWD
Acworth, Georgia, United States
This 1969 Camaro is highly modifed all the way around. A subframe from a 2nd Generation Camaro has been swapped in for improved suspension geometry, braking, and better exhaust to steering box clearance. The floor has been reinforced, and the car effectively has a full frame, making it much stronger than the typical convertible body. The rearend is a 9" Ford with Wilwood NASCAR-style disc brakes. The car has a roll bar, and a circle track style fuel cell. The previous owner was planning to race this car in vintage racing classes. It is set up for a manual transmission. There is no engine or transmission included. The vehicle has power 4 wheel disc brakes and power steering, and comes with 16" Chevy rally wheels with flat center caps. A Griffin aluminum radiator (removed when the engine was pulled) is also included.
The car overall is solid, with no rust. This car started out as a coupe, and was made into a convertible using mostly original GM convertible parts. All inner structure for the folding top, the windshield frame and pillars, and all other necessary bracing from the convertible donor was added to this car to create a convertible. A top frame is included, but it does need repair or replacement (rust). Everything fits well, and the car is functionaly the same as any factory-built convertible.
Car is being sold on a "best offer" basis. The car does not have a title (not required in GA), but a bill of sale will be provided. Mileage is unknown.The car is located in Acworth, GA, and is available for inspection during regular business hours Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, or by appointment.
Recently discovered General Motors trademark applications for LT4, LT5, LT88 and LTX have observers wondering what kind of high-performance offerings could be on their way. A new LT4 would mark a return of the engine designation first used on the Corvette Grand Sport, SLP Pontiac Firehawk and SLP Chevrolet Camaro SS from 1996 and 1997. Supposition at Corvette Forum - which provided advance intel on the C7 like these leaked images - believes a new LT4 could go into the high-performance trim of the next-gen, 2015 Camaro that would be more powerful than the 580-horsepower Camaro ZL1.
Seeing an LT5 again would also be déjà vu - in its former life it was a 5.7-liter V8 for the C4 Corvette ZR-1 from 1990-1994 designed by Lotus, producing from 370 hp to 405 hp. A mix of rumor and hope is that the new LT5 will be a supercharged evolution of the 6.2-liter LT1 (pictured) placed in the new C7 Corvette, and that it will go into the C7 version of the ZR1 pumping out something like 700 hp.
The LTX trademark is, as with that last letter, a complete mystery. If the "X" isn't a generic way to denote the whole LT family, it's wondered if it LTX could refer to a crate motor offering like the LSX.
The new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has picked up another buff book accolade after capturing Road and Track's Performance Car of the Year award. The seventh-generation of America's sports car (sorry Viper, Mustang, et al.) has been named Automobile Magazine's Automobile of the Year.
Automobile's award to the Corvette over competitors is the mirror image of its rival Motor Trend, which named the Cadillac CTS its car of the year over the C7. The CTS was, according to the Automobile team, the closest contender to the mighty Stingray. Great news all around for General Motors it seems.
As for what pushed the Corvette past its distant, four-door cousin, Automobile commended its excellent, 6.2-liter V8 calling the car's performance "simply awesome" while also remarking that it is easier to drive fast than ever before thanks to steering and chassis tweaks. Following a theme set by other publications, there were also plaudits for the interior, of all things, with the buff book complimenting the car's ergonomics and material quality, while also praising the standard seats.
The formula of Top Gear Korea is seemingly about the same as it is everywhere else in the world, including the flagship British original: involve interesting cars in fantastical situations with charismatic hosts. That prescription has proved to be pretty reliable over the years, and has lead to some truly memorable and exciting pieces of television.
Something like that was undoubtedly what the Korean producers were after when they lined up this segment - a drag race between a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and an AH1 Cobra military helicopter. The planners almost certainly did not expect the filming of the segment to go quite as wrong as it actually did, with the helicopter actually crashing into the dirt after the "drag race" had been completed. Thankfully, we're told that no one was seriously injured in the crash, but the footage, in the video below, is pretty damn chilling to watch, nevertheless.