1969 Chevrolet Camaro 'The Blue Devil'
No ordinary ’69 Camaro, this. It’s called the Blue Devil on account of its deep blue custom paint job, but that’s just the start of its customisation. The result is not just a show-stopper but, as Bonhams says, a pro touring machine with classic looks but very modern capabilities.
What else could be under the bonnet but supercharged LS9 power – that’s a 6,162cc fuel-injected V8 in English. It’s mated to a four-speed overdrive ‘box and, in current “street trim” with minimal boost, delivers 551bhp. The frame-off custom build was handled by Route 66 Motorsports and updated by Dave Salvaggio of Speedkore, all names that will need no explaining to custom car fans.
Other names to impress include a custom chassis and polished aluminium subframe by Chris Alston Chassisworks, Bowler built transmission, custom Magnaflow exhaust, 19-inch SRRC polished aluminium wheels, vented Wilwood disc brakes, Air Ride Technologies Shockwave adjustable air suspension and a complete custom interior by Krist Kustoms, notable for its steel dash, pearl-white leather seats and hand-made billet door handles.
With all that going on, plus a load more besides, it is no surprise that the Blue Devil has been a feature car in several magazines. As Bonhams says, the car is a “masterful collaboration of some of the greatest builders, designers, and aftermarket innovators”.