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RideTech Velocity Camaro Being Auctioned

The Ride Tech Velocity 1968 Camaro is being auctioned off at Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Jan. 22, 2011 (lot #1278 if you're wondering). This Camaro with an exterior that is Hot Hues Velocity Orange, that was specifically mixed for this car, and a black interior, is a beautiful example of modern technology meets classic styling. It's just packed full of goodies.


The Velocity Camaro auction description from Barrett Jackson might have you drooling over all the technology that has been packed inside. It "is powered by a 630hp LSX engine backed by a Corvette ZR1 6-speed transmission and a 9" Ford rear end. It started life as a completely rust and damage free California car and in 4,000 manhours was transformed into this stunning piece of rolling art by the craftsmen at RideTech in Jasper, Ind."

The description also adds this info:

  • The suspension is, of course, all RideTech, featuring the Titanium Series Shockwaves, StrongArm tubular control arms and the AirBar bolt-in 4-link. 6-piston Baer brakes, 18" CCW wheels and BFG tires.
  • The interior features custom leather Cerullo seats, hand-formed dash and console panels, RacePack instrumentation, Vintage Air air conditioning, Kicker stereo with satellite radio and RideTech's first prototype stainless TigerCage bolt-in roll cage system wearing serial #0001.
  • It has been thoroughly tuned and refined to be the finest high performance vehicle of its kind. After 2 1/2 years of street and race success, the car was taken apart this winter for a thorough freshening.

The Velocity has been featured in publications like Chevy High Performance, with this great headline, "Shrieks Like A Howler Monkey, Moves Like A Spider"; Camaro Performers; Muscle Car Power; and as a HotRod feature car, where this interesting tidbit was shared, "The Velocity Camaro car started off as an incredibly straight survivor car.The six cylinder has been replaced by a new World Products' Warhawk 427LS engine that is dyno proven for 614 HP." [That apparently has been updated to 630 hp.]

More information about the Velocity Camaro's history and a great slide show are available at the website.