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1969 Camaro Restomod - 406ci Daily-Driver

Project 69 Building

Many of the restored classic cars that show up in our Retail Showroom parking lot are driven frequently, and this fact always makes us smile. After all, while these timeless vehicles look great standing still, they're truly at their best in motion. The men and women who originally designed and built them intended them to be driven, so we're glad to play our part in making sure that's still happening several decades after these cars and trucks rolled off the assembly line.

The 1969 Camaro seen here belongs to Mark Frisch, of Temecula, California. Mark says he drives and enjoys the car almost every day, racking up more than 10,000 miles per year.

Project 69 Interior

Mark has owned his Camaro for the last 10 years, and has been working on it ever since with the aid of his brother Carl. The Frisch brothers started from square one with a full frame-off restoration, and rather than relying on a fully-stocked shop, they conducted this substantial undertaking in their garage.

Many of the parts for Mark's build came from the Classic Industries Camaro catalog. These include all body panels, window glass, wiring harness, and various other items both inside and out. The Camaro's exterior was painted black, and its interior was outfitted with new carpet, leather bucket seats, Auto Meter Pro Comp gauges, and a suede steering wheel.

Project 69 Engine

This 1969 Camaro is powered by a formidable 406ci small block V8 mated to a Tremec TKO-600 five-speed manual transmission. Mark has a great time rowing through the gears as the built SBC motor catapults the car down the road.

In order to keep all this power under control, Mark and Carl outfitted it with a complete Detroit Speed coilover suspension system including a 4-link rear. Mini-tubs provide room for the car's wide 335/30ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport tires, which are wrapped around elegant three-piece Forgeline wheels. The wheels' bronze faces, brushed lips, and polished hardware accentuate the car's black paint.

Project 69 Wheel

Mark's '69 Camaro restomod project looks great in photos, but it looks even better in real life as it accelerates from stoplight to stoplight with a thunderous roar. We're pleased to see the parts from our catalog keep his car on the road and turning over thousands of smile-filled miles each year.

Project 69 Bridge

If you own a classic Camaro and you're looking for a source of restoration or performance parts, look no further -- Classic Industries has what you need. Click the button below for a free full-color Camaro parts catalog.