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    ZL-1 1969 Chevrolet Camaro-Pro Touring
    Up for sale is likely the most capable ZL-1 powered 1969 Camaro on the planet. To take it one step further, likely the most capable ZL-1 powered car, period. I’ve taken the great heritage of the ZL-1 and surrounded it with the best money can buy. The engine was built by one of the most reputable engine builders on the West coast from scratch with this exact application in mind. As you are about to see, everything on this car is top shelf and some of the best shops and manufacturers in the industry have been called on to contribute to the finished product.
    This car has been sorted out extensively on the road and track. You can literally win a car show, road race, autocross, drag race, and drive to and from the track in one weekend in this car. While it’s a dominator on the track, it has the modern sports car feel on the road we all desire. The ride, brakes, and steering are phenomenal. I daily drive a C6 Corvette and the ride and steering feel is on par or slightly above. The handling and braking is a couple rungs up the ladder. It’s got unbelievable linear power but it will lope down the interstate at 1800 rpm in overdrive with the AC on and tunes blasting. My point, it’s been tested to take any curve ball you can throw at it. It has proved to be extremely reliable with no mechanical failures of any type on the road or track after the ZL-1 was installed.
    This car doesn’t just talk the talk, it walks the walk. Not only does it look great, it performs! I’ve ran 0-100-0 in the 13 second range which is Corvette ZR1/Z06 & Dodge Viper territory. I’ve also ran in the 11’s down the quarter mile. However, this car really shines in the handling department. I’ve run a 2:14 lap at Buttonwillow in CW1 configuration and placed in the top 10(Entire field) in local SCCA events driving to and from the track while my competitors trailer. Recently, I entered a speed stop squared event with approximately 75 cars at RTTC. It consisted of an acceleration test, U turn, slalom, and braking test in to a small box. I recorded a top 5 time. In my opinion, this is the ultimate litmus test for a pro touring car. The competition was strong with autocross champions and the manufacturers such as Detroit Speed & Engineering.
    You can buy this car and go out and play tomorrow.
    Accolades
    • Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational on Speed TV(2010)
    • SEMA(2010)
    • Super Chevy Magazine Feature Car(Coming Soon)
    • Camaro Performers Magazine(2010,2011)
    • Car Craft Magazine(2010)
    • Super Chevy Show Winner(2011)
    • Lateral-G Feature Car(2010)
    The Start
    I started with a very clean complete 307 survivor with less than 100,000 miles on the clock. Included in the sale is the original protecto plate and invoice. Believe it or not, I picked this car up in Michigan and it was clean due to its inactivity. The owner stored it in his Mom’s garage for nearly 20 years and barely drove it. I was pleasantly surprised upon disassembly and blasting. We were able to keep all the original GM metal with the exception of the front fascia that had been replaced sometime in its life. I also added an aftermarket cowl hood for air cleaner clearance. You can’t start with a better car.
    Body
    I contracted Prodigy Customs in Florida to do the dirty work. They took the complete car down to bare metal. They blocked the car out until it was flat as a board and then they sprayed it with base coat/clear coat Glasurit paint. It’s a very dark black and it’s got great depth and shine. I’ve got more compliments on the paint job than anything else.
    I also had them add Detroit Speed & Engineering subframe connectors and mini tubs. A 4 point roll bar was added for structural rigidity and safety. It’s stiffer than my C6 vette. The firewall was shaved for a super clean look.
    Engine
    The heart of the beast is a custom built 489 Big Block ZL1 by Pettis Performance. Pettis Performance is based in Southern, CA and has a bullet proof reputation for building big, reliable horsepower. This engine is loaded with the best components available:
    • GMPP ZL1 Aluminum Block (110 lbs)
    • Callies Forged Crank Shaft
    • Manley H Beam Rods
    • JE Forged Pistons
    • Total Seal Rings
    • Dart Pro 1 Heads(Custom Pettis Performance Port Work)
    • Manton Pushrods
    • Comp Roller Rockers
    • Dart Stud Girdle
    • Comp Solid Roller with Cast Iron Gear(For street longevity)
    • ISKY EZX Roller Lifters(No Needles)
    • Edelbrock Air Gap Intake
    • AED Holley 850 Double Pumper(Road Race Floats & Jet Extensions)
    • Melling High Volume Oil Pump
    • Custom Windage Tray Setup
    • Milodon 8 Quart Road Racing Pan
    • ATI Harmonic Balancer
    • Edelbrock Victor Jr. Water Pump
    • March Performance Serpentine Accessory System
    • MSD Pro Billet Distributor(With GM Melonized Gear)
    • Moroso Fabricated Valve Covers
    • Milodon Timing Cover
    This engine is built with the intended application in mind. I wanted a power plant that was happy to idle all day long, enjoyed freeway cruising in high gear, but would pull to 6,800 rpm(Redline) like it’s pissed off! It makes 666 hp at 6200 rpm and 641 ftlbs at 4700. It makes some serious average power. Pettis Performance nailed it!
    Driveline
    With all the power the ZL1 makes, the car needs a bullet proof driveline.
    • Quicktime SFI blow proof bellhousing
    • McLeod SFI 14lb Aluminum Flyhweel(For quick revs and rpm matching)
    • McLeod Twin Disk RXT Clutch(Rated at 1000 hp)
    • TKO600 modified with carbon fiber synchronizers and pro 5.0 shifter
    • Inland Empire 3.5” Aluminum Balanced Driveshaft
    • Moser 3.73 12 bolt with bolt in big ford ends, 33 spline axles, and true trac carrier, aluminum girdle
    All of these parts have proven to be a reliable combination.
    Chassis
    Front:
    Detroit Speed & Engineering Hydroformed Subframe (Modern GM Frame Technology)
    • Tubular Control Arms
    • Splined Sway Bar
    • Rack & Pinion Steering
    • Dual Adjustable Afco Shocks
    • Hyperco Springs
    Rear:
    Ridetech Triangulated 4 Link
    • Afco Dual Adjustable Shocks(With jounce bumpers)
    • Kevlar Impregnated End Links
    • Hyperco Springs
    • Reinforced Frame Rails
    Wheels & Tires(Less than 50 miles on this set)
    Formula 43 Custom Lightweight Forged Wheels-Made in the USA!
    Front:
    • 3 Piece 18x10
    • 295/30/18 Toyo R888
    Rear:
    • 3 Piece 18x12
    • 335/30/18 Toyo R888
    Brakes
    Wilwood Polished 1” Bore Master Cylinder
    Custom Bent 3/16” Brake Lines
    Braided Brake Hoses
    Wilwood High Temperature Fluid
    Front:
    • Wilwood Superlite 6 Piston Calipers
    • 13” Slotted Rotors
    • Pads best suited for all applications
    Rear:
    • Wilwood D154 Floating 2 Piston Caliper
    • 12.2” Slotted Rotors
    • Internal Drum Parking Brake
    • Pads best suited for all applications
    • Absolutely NO Knockback
    Interior
    • 1969 Deluxe Interior
    • Detroit Speed & Engineering Dash Insert
    • Autometer Sport Comp II Gauges(Speedo, Tachometer, Water Temp, Oil Temp, Oil Pressure, Voltage)
    • Sparco Chrono Road Seats
    • Sparco Steering Wheel(Suede Insert)
    • Ididit Tilt Steering Column
    • Custom Made Rear Seat
    • 3 Point Seat Belts(Driver/Passenger)
    • 5 Point Race Belts(Driver)
    • Dynamat & Second Skin sound deadener
    • Second Skin Heat Wave Pro(For heat reduction)Cool cockpit in extreme conditions
    Findlay Customs was contracted to polish off the interior.
    Heating & Air Conditioning
    Vintage Air Gen IV System with Sanden Compressor (Newest System)
    Electrical System
    Countless hours have been spent making the wiring sanitary.
    • Freshly Wired with a Complete American Autowire Kit
    • Optima Red Top
    • Master Cut Off Switch
    • Custom Quality Battery Cables
    • Engine to Body Ground Strap
    • Delphi Water Proof Connections
    • Soldered and Shrink Wrap Connections
    Fuel System
    • Return Style System
    • Ricks 18 Gallon Stainless Steel Tank
    • Mallory 140 GPH Fuel Pump
    • Aluminum ½ Fuel Line
    • -10 & -8 AN Braided Hose/Fittings
    • Holley Return Regulator
    • Aeromotive 100 Micron Fuel Filter
    • BG 8 Micron Fuel Filter
    • Rollover Cut Off Switch
    Exhaust
    • Custom Lemons Headers (2 1/8” Primary/3.5” Collector)
    • Coated Headers
    • V Band Clamps
    • 3” Magnaflow Stainless Pipes/Mufflers/X Pipe
    Sound System
    • Alpine Head Unit with IPOD Cord
    • JL 1000 Watt Amp
    • 7 Speaker JL System
    • Custom Subwoofer Enclosure that Ports Through Back Dash
    • 10” Subwoofer
    Miscellaneous Systems
    • 3 Quart Engine Accumulator(To prevent oil starvation under high g load)
    • 52 Row Engine Oil Cooler(To reduce oil temperatures under extreme conditions)
    • Earls Oil Thermostat(To regulate engine oil temperature)
    • PRC Dual Pass Aluminum Radiator with Dual 13” Spal Fans(3500 CFM)
    • Turn One Power Steering Pump with Remote Tank(To prevent loss of power steering in extreme conditions)
    • Dual -12AN Engine Breather System into Moroso Catch Cans(Eliminates the mess from crankcase evacuation)
    • Custom Breather Tank Set Up for Gas Tank/Rear End(To control heat expansion and retain fuel/fluid)
    • Smoked Window Glass Kit
    • Front Tow Hook(Legal on road course)
    • Rear Tow Hooks(Legal on road course and great tie down in trailer)
    Bling
    • Ring Brothers Black Anodize Hood Hinges
    • Ring Brother Black Anodize Hood Pins
    • Marquez Design Black Anodize Tail Lights
    • Twist Machine Black Anodize Fender Braces

    Todd


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    Included in the sale will be my notes and the specification sheet outlining maintenance requirements, part numbers, wiring diagrams, invoices, and recommended suspension settings for each venue. Also included is the engine blue print and dyno from Pettis Performance.

    Who am I? I’m a GM ASEP trained master technician that uses his knowledge and skills for my passion instead of a living.

    I’ve poured my heart and soul into this car. I’ve got over 2000 hours in it myself. I hate to sell it but I’m ready to start a new project and this one needs to go first. I’m asking a very reasonable $95,000 OBO. You can’t dream of building this car in this ball park.

    The car is currently at Best of Show in Southern, CA getting the nose blemishes fixed and the paint polished. This is a 4 year old restoration but the car is in very nice shape. I welcome all inspections and the car will be ready for viewing on approximately August 3rd, 2012 in Southern California.

    I don’t NEED to sell the car, I do WANT to sell the car. If you are financially capable and serious, shoot me an email to set up a time to talk. toddakes@yahoo.com

    Todd Akes
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    $95,000 OBO


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    Harness bar is being painted at Best of Show.



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    http://youtu.be/vbPKw0W89NE
    http://youtu.be/GVcKpyMKN90
    This video is before everything was 100% tidy under the hood. It gives you an idea of just how docile it is at idle and the other videos show it's potence.
    http://youtu.be/Sg-8UpD8qIU
    Last edited by Vegas69; 07-25-2012 at 08:11 PM. Reason: Links
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    A link to build pictures and more video coming soon.............
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    Looks Bad Ass...

    Good luck.
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    Nasty badass

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    If only I had the cash.. this is one of those cars that I would really put up bread for.

    good muthafugin luck with the sale man..

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    That car is amazing!! Very nice work.


    1976 T/A LS1, 6 Speed, C5 front brakes, and etc. SOLD

    New Car: 1968 Camaro 6.0 and 6 speed project

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    sweeeeet ride!
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    I saw them buffing on it over at Best Of Show.. the paint is still in excellent shape.. beautiful car and while I love LS engines nothing sounds like a snotty big-block.

    Good luck.. my car might be joining yours at the end of the year.. new projects are funner ;)
    "A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."

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    Oh, and a 1970 Fairlane just to show I could...

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    http://youtu.be/DpX2gGeKEAc

    SCCA Top 10 Raw(Driving to the track)6th out of 88 cars(After Karts)http://lvrscca.org/race-results/auto...ound03_raw.htm
    http://youtu.be/Lm-HdiluW4k

    Fastest Speed Stop Recorded(All Competitors)RTTC 10
    http://youtu.be/xc5uTULBRkw

    Autocross from RTTC 2012 Not my best run but my go pro crapped out that day. I have since changed the rear shocks for the loose condition at max autocross performance.
    http://youtu.be/X-qt5mdGurA

    Again, this is only the footage from session 1. I believe it's my 2nd lap I ran a 2:18. In session 5 I ran a 2:14 and I'm confident I can get to a 2:10-2:14 with the alignment and shock changes I've made. I've also added a much larger oil cooler since.(52 row in specs)http://www.ncracing.org/results/1109..._Lap_Times.pdf
    http://youtu.be/uCZX82Hxwxo

    Super Chevy Win
    http://www.superchevy.com/multimedia...-camaro/10752/

    That's Mike Norris talking. Not a great run but give you an idea of the sound!
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    I listed the car on Ebay this morning. If you don't want to take any chances, there is a buy it now.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ZL-1-...item4aba58696f
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    The car will be at the Cruisin Grand car show in Escondido this Friday from 5-9 PM for inspections.

    http://cruisingrand.com/calendar.php
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    Pending sale...
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