1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO CUSTOM COUPE - 116268Sold* at Scottsdale 2012 - Lot #1309 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO CUSTOM COUPEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/116268/116268_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1309 - A winner of 25+ NHRA National Events in Top Alcohol Funny Car and holder of the all-time NHRA record for consecutive round wins (37) and 3-time Top Alcohol Funny Car World Champion, Tony Bartone is no stranger to power. Built by Tony Bartone and his brother Michael. Joe Collazo's Magnum Force Race Cars in Ronkonkoma, NY built the chassis. A 12-point cage from .038" x 1 5/8" chromoly and used traditional 2x3" box tubing to attach the suspension. Chassis Engineering supplied the 4-link and back half foundation for the rear, while Tony purchased a fabricated front clip from the late Art Rasmussen. Wilwood supplied gargantuan brakes with 13" NASCAR rotors and huge, 6-piston Wilwood Grand National calipers. Adjustable QA1 coilover shocks are found all around, mounted with attachments from Chassis Engineering, from where nearly all of the subsystems are located. Though the engine in this car is what gets everyone's attention, it's the interior that keeps them looking. Momo seats make ingress and egress that much easier. Autometer's Ultra-Lite series of gauges fill the cockpit, including a 200mph speedometer. A line lock button is built into the B&M shifter handle, while various Lokar accessories fill in the rest, gas pedal, e-brake handle, etc. Paint and bodywork required significant time, most of which went into shaping the quarter panels to look right with the various wheels and tires that the Bartones would run on this Camaro. Credit Auto Body Specialties and Bona Fide Auto Collision, both from Patchogue, NY, were tasked with getting it right, including work on the fiberglass bumpers, giant fiberglass hood and laying down the PPG Mitsubishi Silver paint.
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