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Lot 46
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Pro-Street Custom


From the Pristine Collection of Eric McConnell

CHASSIS NO: 124379N609466

• Blazing 7-second car with 585 engine
• Fully functioning and track ready
• Multiple first place awards at 2019 ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show

Steve Schmidt 585 Chevy big block engine, two-speed Powerglide transmission, 6.00 NHRA chassis, Dana 60 differential, MagnaFuel system

Ever since the invention of the first automobile, people have been trying anything and everything to make their cars go faster; it’s a natural human desire to want to be the best around. This desire for speed paved the way for one of the most popular sports to take rise - drag strip racing. Drag racing really began on the back roads of America with people looking for that thrill of speed, and it officially became a sport in 1949 at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats. This was the first time a clock system was used for timing, even though it was only a hand-held stopwatch. The following year, the Santa Ana Drags in Southern California was created, making it the first dragstrip in a purpose-built venue. This time, a computerized speed clock was used for timing and tracking the cars.

This quest for speed is what drove Eric McConnell to create this custom Pro-Street 1969 Z/28 Camaro. This blazing 7-second car was built using the body of a first-generation Camaro, a race-ready 6.00 NHRA chassis, and painted in a muscle car classic orange with white racing stripe combo. The car is fully functioning and just waiting to be let loose on a track. The thundering sound that can be heard from miles away when tearing down the drag strip is from the Steve Schmidt 585-engine that was custom built for track purposes. A two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, Dana 60 differential, and MagnaFuel system were all used in building this drag car. Around this custom build, you will see CNC spun Comp 5 wheels with drag strip proven Hoosier Racing Brand tires. Extra safety features that meet the NHRA standards have also been added to the car as evidenced by the rear wheelie bar, Simpson racing parachute, and a top-of-the-line G-Force racing harness. Climb over the fabricated roll cage into the cockpit and you will see a custom carbon fiber lining throughout, as well as a passenger seat for someone to ride along. The custom Pro-Street Camaro also features many up-to-date system gadgets, an exclusive Biondo Racing Products Mega 450 Digital Delay, Phantom shifter, and an MSD 7AL-3 ignition control system. An upgraded MSD HVC Pro Power 2 ignition coil was put in place to improve voltage distribution from the stock settings. This custom drag car also boasts multiple first place category awards at the 2019 ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Show, First in Super Gas and First in Outstanding Competition. The car is up-to-date and running, making it a great opportunity for someone who wants to drag race, and not have to pay to build a drag car themselves. With speed and power as the main focus in this build, the Pro-Street Camaro can fill anyone’s desire to go fast on the track and fuel that oh so enjoyable need for speed.

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