Legendary movie star Sylvester Stallone has owned a couple of Camaros over the years, including an early LS3 powered SS. Perhaps the coolest, however, is his 25th Anniversary Hendricks Motorsports SS. Plus, Rocky’s custom Camaro has almost as much muscle as the actor himself—with 582 horsepower under the hood.
This Chevrolet Camaro is an original SS396 convertible with the 325 horsepower L35 engine. Produced in low numbers this is one of the more collectible high performance versions of the 1969 model year with under 7K examples made. The nicely detailed numbers-matching big-block engine puts the power to the pavement via a numbers-matching Turbo Hydramatic 3-speed automatic transmission as well as a factory 12-bolt rear axle. Authenticated by renown Camaro expert Jerry MacNeish, this Chevrolet muscle car has been certified to be a correct example with its original trim tag in place. Finished in Rally Green with black SS hockey stripes, this drop-top has all the great looks to go along with all of the performance. The black power top goes down to reveal front bucket seats and an interior in deluxe black houndstooth upholstery. This Camaro Super Sport Convertible is in great physical as well as mechanical shape and is ready for immediate use this summer!!
Stock Number: HC2177
Miles: 65,211 miles showing on the odometer (this vehicle will be sold as mileage EXEMPT)
Engine: Numbers Matching 396 CI V8 with 325 Horsepower
Engine Block Number: 3955272
Engine Casting Date: D289 (April 28, 1969)
Engine Stamp Pad: 0605JG (6th day of May, 396 CI with Automatic Trans.)
Transmission: M40 Turbo 400 3-speed automatic (CC69)
Trim Tag Info: Build date 05C (3rd week of May, Norwood, Ohio), Paint Code 79 (Rally Green), Trim Code 712 (Black & White Deluxe Hounds tooth), X66 (SS396 Trim), 12467 (V8 Convertible),
Equipment: Power Top, SS Hockey Stripe, Bucket Seats, Black and White Houndstooth Interior, Center Console with Horseshoe Shifter, AM/FM Radio, Power Front Disc Brakes, Full Size Spare Tire
Items Included with the Car: Keys, Camaro Hi-Performance Certificate of Authenticity.
1971 Chevrolet Camaro that has been through a recent complete restoration. The car shows very well and the pictures do not do the Chevrolet factory color code correct â€œmulsanne blueâ€ paint finish justice. 1970 marks the beginning of the second generation of the wildly popular Camaro line that has led to its iconic status of the car today. The restoration is a full frame-off process that was completed 5 years ago. Only 3000 miles have been logged on the car since that time driving to & from car shows, mostly. The power plant in the front is a 350 CID V8 leading into a 4-speed auto transmission that were both rebuilt during the restoration process. Transferring that power train to the ground is a 10 bolt rear differential housing 3:73 gears. The custom interior is very nice with all new door panels, custom leather seats with the color matched â€œCamaroâ€ stitched into the headrest, a new dash with custom color matched trim pieces, headliner, & carpet. All of the custom pieces & additions have all been tastefully done. The car sits on very nice polished Cragar wheels with Mickey Thompson tires. If the paint, interior, and stance of this car hasnâ€™t already won you over, once your eyes catch the incredible attention to detail in the engine bay you will be in love. Showing nice additions such as MSD ignition, polished engine components, custom painted & polished Holley 4-barrel carburetor. No expense has been spared during the restoration process that this car has been through.
Recently restored 1968 Camaro SS 396 Convertible with Muncie 4 speed. Car was featured in Hot Rod Magazine (April 2014) as a Barn Find. As the article states the prior owner started to restore the Camaro but gave up on the restoration in 1981, then the car sat in a Barn until 3 years ago. As noted in the article the original engine was removed long ago, once into the restoration I sourced, rebuilt, and installed a proper HO 396.
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All the tell tale signs were noted during the restoration to solidify the Hot Rod Magazine article that this was in fact an original SS 396 (BB heater core, BB cross member, date correct 12 bolt posi rear, proper fuel lines, as well as front 4 piston power disc brakes). Car has the original hood, floor, doors, and trunk. car came with n.o.s. fenders had installed, had to replace the 1/4s on the car (installed a pair of high quality full panels). Decided to bring the car back to its original rare P1 color combination, Sea Frost Green (less than 3% built this color in 1968) with a white top. To be honest I have rebuilt 5 prior first generation Camaros and never even seen a car this color, it is a Beautiful color.
All new bushings, shocks, suspension, all new brake lines, and rebuilt brake components,compete new Flowmaster exhaust system, new under dash wire harness. All original glass in the car minus a replacement windshield, replaced gas tank and fuel lines. All electrical works, minus the original radio that is installed but inop, not sure who in there right mind would want a radio with the beautiful bello from the 4 speed 396?
15×7 rallys in front staged by 15×8 in rear, new radial t/a tires. The rebuilt 396 was brought back properly with a cast intake and Holly 4 barrel carb, engine has less than 600 miles on it.
Car runs and drives very nicely, a serious car for a serious buyer clean SC title in hand. Of course any serious bidder is welcome to come see/drive the car in person prior to the end of auction.