1969 Camaro Resto-Mod – Dark Blue

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I got this car as part of a 2 car package.  I was really looking to purchase the other car, but when the owner offered to sell me this one as well, I couldn’t pass it up.  I had no idea when I bought it just how much fun it would be to drive.

This 1969 Camaro convertible was the creation of Time Machines in Hudson, Florida. Noted for craftsmanship, Time Machines owner and car builder extraordinaire Mike Staveski approached this project with one purpose in mind-to create a vintage musclecar that would drive, perform, and handle like a C4-series Corvette. “This car was not built to be a trailer car,” Staveski says. “We wanted this to be a 1969 Camaro like no other. It is built not as a radical one-off machine, but rather as something that could be serviced at the dealership just like a new Corvette would be. Frankly, this car really had to be right, because it was going to be basically driven daily by the owner.”

How do you make this happen?  You begin by fusing the body with a custom-built chassis to combine the two entities into one. Then you hang Corvette independent suspension at both ends of the car to make the ride as supple as possible and ensure maximum grip on uneven road surfaces. You then incorporate the Corvette’s rack-and-pinion steering assembly and hook big Baer brakes to the ends of the axles along with wide wheels and high-friction tires. Once the engine and six-speed transmission gain purchase, the rigidity and torsional stiffness of the modern chassis make that once-wiggly slop-bucket ragtop feel like it’s a Corvette whenever and wherever you put the stick to it.  It doesn’t get much better than this!

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Bill Sefton
Bill Sefton
Bill Sefton, Chicago native, and passionate car collector. Currently retired, but still involved in the car collection community. Reach out, happy to connect!