Johnny M’s 1969 Camaro

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Johnny M’s 1969 Camaro

A woman and her husband operated their own small business next to the manufacturing plant that Johnny worked at. She would occasionally drive her 1969 Camaro to work, and he just had to ask her about it.

They talked and talked. That’s when he found out that she was the fourth owner and really loved it. Of course, she didn’t want to sell it and was waiting for the day when she could restore it.

Well, every time he saw her, he practically begged her to sell it to him, but to no avail. Suddenly, about two years later, she asked if he still wanted to buy the 1969 Camaro

Come to find out, her twin nephews wanted the car to turn it into a racing car. They wanted to strip it down to reduce weight. She was not going to let her baby die a cruel death.

She sold the 1969 Camaro to him, knowing that he would take good care of her. It’s been twenty years and two rolling restorations. He wouldn’t part with for any amount of money. He drives her every day and twice on Sunday.

The 1969 Camaro has a 350 5.7L bored 30 over with a mild Edelbrock cam and intake. He wishes he had the original block, but it was gone before his time. 350 Turbo automatic with a shift kit. The shifter is still on the column, he couldn’t bring himself to convert to a floor shifter. Although, he might be talked into it in the future. The shifter on the column is pretty unique, you just don’t see them and more.

She’s a base model, and he doesn’t pretend she is what she’s not. He installed disc brakes on the front. The interior is all red and black hand-sewn and installed by a local guy, Billy H (he’s got a true gift).

He is planning to continue improving various things (rear suspension, drive train, front suspension, and at some point a new heart for the girl.

"Very good, generally find what I need, when I need it."

-Johnny M

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1967-1969 Camaro Accelerator Rod Kit For All Four Barrel Q-Jets

Part #: NA-103

$30.99

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1969 Camaro 350 Fender Emblem

Part #: TQ-356
350 fender emblem

$28.99

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1967-1969 Camaro 2 Inch Steel Cowl Induction Hood

Part #: RH-69R

$305.99

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1969 Camaro Hood Release

Part #: RHR-432

$64.99

You Save: 7%

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