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October 2020 Camaro of the Month: Bobby Handegard's LSA-Powered 1969 SS

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS has the exterior look of the vintage muscle car with the drivetrain and interior of a 2013 ZL1, combining modern power and comfort with the classic design.

Over the course of the past few years, TorqueNews has worked with the folks from the Camaros Unlimited Facebook group to select the Camaro of the Month. Each month, more than 46,000 dedicated Camaro fans nominate their favorite muscle car that is owned by another member of the group. When they get five nominees, the crowd then votes on their favorite vintage Chevy of those in the running. When the voting ends, the Camaro of the Month is crowned.

For October 2020, the community chose the 1969 Camaro SS restomod shown here, owned by Bobby J. Handegard. We reached out to Handegard for all of the details on his classic muscle car with modern power. You will find all of the key details below.

Bobby J. Handegard’s 1969 Camaro SS
This has been my dream car since I was a child. I got the opportunity to acquire my Camaro in the summer of 2012. This is a unique custom car build. I consider this to be an extreme resto-mod. I started with an 80% clean original 1969 SS and a wrecked 2013 ZL1 Camaro. The goal was to combine both cars so that you could have the exterior look of a 1969, with all of the comforts and speed of a 2013.

Bobby J. Handegard’s 1969 Camaro SS Side

Car Design: Bobby J. Handegard
Car Build: Kevin Floyd, Danny Werner and Bobby J. Handegard
Car Build Time: 4 Years

2013 6.2 Supercharged LSA Motor
2013 ZL1 6 Speed Manual Transmission

Combined Parts:
2013 ZL1 to 1969 SS - Wiring Harness, Firewall, Dash, Seats, Door Panels, Window Regulators, Door Handles, Tail Lights, Reverse Lights, Brembo Brakes, & Front Grill Molded in.

Bobby J. Handegard’s 1969 Camaro SS Interior

Other Modifications:
Cury 9” Ford Rear end with 373 Gears, QA1 Tubular Front Control Arms & Sway Bar, 4 Link Rear MiniTubbed, 22”x15” rear & 22”x9” front 3 piece Forgiato rims, Stainless Steel Headers and Exhaust Magnaflow, Polished Front Runner Accessory Kit, EZ Air Ride Kit, Custom Red Painted Suspension, Frame-off Rotisserie restoration, Deep Impact Candy Blue Paint, Custom Steel Hood, Custom Rear Spoiler Fiberglass, Custom Rear Exhaust Cut-Outs, Shaved – Shortened – and Tucked Front & Rear Bumpers, Custom Rear Tail Light Panel, Widened Fenders & Quarter Panels.

Bobby J. Handegard’s 1969 Camaro SS Engine

The Last Upgrade is installing a Stage 1 Cam Shaft from Brian Tooley Racing.

Congratulations to Rick Railey and his 1969 Camaro SS restomod packing LSA power for winning the TorqueNews/Camaros Unlimited Camaro of the Month for October 2020.

If you would like to participate in the Camaro of the Month program with your Chevy muscle car, click here to join Camaros Unlimited!

Patrick Rall is a professional writer and photographer with a passion for all things automotive. Patrick has been sharing his automotive expertise in automotive journalism from Detroit for more than a decade covering the Big Three. Having grown up in his father’s performance shop, he spent extensive time at the oval track and drag strip – both driving and wrenching on various types of vehicles. In addition to working as a writer, Patrick previously worked as an automotive technician before moving on to a business office position with a chain of dealerships, and this broad spectrum of experience in the industry allows him to offer a unique look on the automotive world. Follow Patrick on Youtube and Twitter.