This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro custom coupe, known as "Underdog," is a one-of-a-kind build. It was a Goodguys 2012 Muscle Machine of the Year Finalist and a 2013 Optima Battery Ultimate Street Car Faceoff contender. It was also a 2014 Popular Hot Rodding magazine Muscle Car of the Year contender and a multiple-award winner and a magazine featured vehicle. It underwent a nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration with many upgrades and less than 3,300 miles since its completion. Everything has been restored or replaced.
This Camaro is show-quality throughout, including the L88-style fiberglass hood with billet hood pins, RS headlight covers, Detroit Speed rear mini-tubs and a coat of Mercedes-Benz Silver paint with eggshell clear coat. It has Subaru Blue painted accents with high-quality clear coat and all-new glass throughout. Some additional custom exterior features include the front spoiler, sport mirrors, door handles, rear quarter fins, third brake light, gas cap and LED sequential taillights with billet grilles. It has custom 18” Bonspeed wheels that match the exterior color scheme, and a fully custom black leather interior with many upgrades.
The custom-molded fiberglass was made to fit the entire interior and was wrapped in leather including the headliner, door panels and rear seats. The interior has custom aluminum trim accents throughout, and the top of the dash, door panels, rear tray panel and console were wrapped in carbon fiber. Custom LED lights were added to the headliner, door panels and under the dash with a choice of blue or white light. A complete custom roll cage was designed and engineered for the coupe.
Some additional custom features include American Autowire, black Marshall gauges, Flaming River tilt steering column, MOMO steering wheel, aluminum pedals, GTO bucket seats, RJS Racing red seatbelts and a custom sound system. It is powered by an LS2 V8 engine with 4-speed automatic transmission. It is also equipped with Vintage Air, and has a custom boxed trunk compartment that matches the interior and is home to the PowerBass amplifier.