West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and beautiful example of this stylishly customized with no expense spared all American classic muscle car - a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible in 'Matte Black' (from it's original Tuxedo Black) with it's original factory 'Black Houndstooth' bucket seats interior and boasting a new crate ZZ427/480HP V8 engine (the modern take on the L88) with less than 500 miles on the build and which is matched to a 4 speed M22 'Muncie' 'rock crusher' close ratio manual transmission with 12 bolt rear end and boasting a cowl hood, R/S kit including headlamps & tail lights, power steering, power windows, tilt steering, front & rear spoilers & vintage air conditioning!
This is an original X22 SS396 with style trim Big Block car with the D80 Air Spoiler Equipment which has been custom restored with no expense spared and which now boasts a new ZZ427/480HP crate engine. The L88 427 had been the ultimate expression of Chevys production Big-Block power, combining a rigid iron cylinder block with lightweight aluminum cylinder heads and a single 4 barrel carburetor. The ZZ427/480 features the latest-generation in big block casting with four-bolt main caps, an all-forged rotating assembly for exceptional strength and durability, and a hydraulic roller camshaft instead of the original L88s flat-tappet cam, for greater drivability and a broader performance range. It also features aluminum oval-port cylinder heads with 2.19/1.88-inch valves and a pump-gas-friendly 10.0:1 compression ratio. Todays' engineers have recreated a modern take on the classic L88 with that classic, raspy rat engine, but with updated components that enhance both drivability and performance!
Whether you're looking for a 69 COPO Camaro resto-mod tribute, a modified mid-year Corvette or a street-tire class winner, this heritage-inspired crate engine delivers the performance that built the Big-Blocks legendary reputation.
Engine Type: Chevy Big-Block V-8
Displacement (cu in): 427
Bore x Stroke (in): 4.250 x 3.750
Block (P/N 19170538): Cast-iron with 4-bolt main caps
Crankshaft (P/N 19171620): Forged steel
Connecting Rods (P/N 19211226): Forged steel
Pistons (P/N 19171618): Forged aluminum
Camshaft Type (P/N 12366543): Hydraulic roller
Valve Lift (in): .527 intake / .544 exhaust
Camshaft Duration (@.050 in): 224 intake / 234 exhaust
Cylinder Heads (P/N 19331423): Aluminum oval port, 110cc chambers
Valve Size (in): 2.190 intake / 1.880 exhaust
Compression Ratio: 10.1:1
Rocker Arms (P/N 19210726): Aluminum roller style
Rocker Arm Ratio: 1.7:1
Distributor (P/N 88961867): HEI type
Carburetor (P/N 19170093): 770-cfm
Water Pump (P/N 19168602): Aluminum short-style
Flexplate (P/N 12561217): 14"
Recommended Fuel: Premium pump
Ignition Timing: 36 Total at 4,000 rpm
Maximum Recommended rpm: 6,400
Intake Manifold (P/N 12363406): Dual Plane
The car is very striking with a no expense spared recent restoration in a 'Matte Black' finish with it's original 'Black Houndstooth' interior and with power front disc brakes, power steering, power windows, tilt & 'Vintage' air conditioning on a razor straight body. Re-chromed bumpers. New front grille. New SS & R/S body emblems. New body weather stripping. Rear spoiler. New trunk mat. Very clean trunk area. Restored & powder coated under carriage. New seat covers, door panels, rear inner quarter panels, headliner, carpet and dash pad. Center console with a Muncie M22 4 speed floor shifter and gauge package. 12 bolt rear with 373 gears & rally wheels.
This is a phenomenally well built custom which still holds true to its roots and which obviously sounds and drives absolutely magnificently - see the video on our You Tube Page on our website for visuals.
In summary this must be one of the finest examples anywhere of a fully operational and turn-key tastefully modern and customized 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Custom which has a classic original RS/SS396 look as well as all the modern day custom upgrades and technical advances and boasting a very desirable new ZZ427/480 V8 engine matched to a 4 spd 'Muncie' M22 manual transmission; a wonderful example of an all American sixties muscle car and a wonderful addition to any muscle car or custom hot rod enthusiasts collection!