When Rob Pitts was 16 years old he was rocking a '69 Camaro around town. Life was good, but eventually he had to buckle down and work on getting established in life. The '69 went away, but his love of muscle cars never diminished. Fast forward a few decades and Rob, now married to his wife, Jenn, was ready to get back behind the wheel of a '69 Camaro. This time, however, it would be filled with 21st century technology. After searching for a starter car he realized that finding a super clean starting point would be problematic, so he contracted the crew over at Cotati Speed Shop in Santa Rosa, California, to scratch-build him a brand-new '69 Camaro. The shop ordered up a Dynacorn body and had Problem Child Kustoms Studio work up some renderings.
For suspension, the '69 will run an Art Morrison C6 Vette front subframe along with their triangulated rear four-bar. Wilwood W6A six-piston brakes will ride inside Billet Specialties 19x8.5 and 20x11 LeMans rollers. To accommodate the huge rear tires the shop is grafting in a set of Detroit Speed Inc. (DSE) deep tubs, and extra chassis rigidity will come by way of a DSE transmission crossmember. The Camaro will be motivated by a Chevrolet Performance LS376 crate engine backed up by a Tremec T56 Magnum from Hurst Driveline Conversions. The engine will be fed by an Aeromotive fuel system, cooled by Ron Davis, and evacuated by a stainless Flowmaster exhaust system. The final color is still up in the air, but Rob is leaning towards a charcoal gray. Look for this modern take on a cool classic to hit the road some time next summer.