1969 Chevy Camaro Great 8 Award Winner at 2018 Detroit Autorama
1969 Chevy Camaro Named to Great 8
Owned by Stuart Adams of Mooresville, North Carolina. Car was built by Detroit Speed. Builder: Detroit Speed. They call it the Tux because it is a car that is “eloquent, sophisticated and, hopefully, never goes out of style.” And it’s mirror quality black. This car has been in the Detroit Speed shop in development for the past nine years. It looks like a 1969 Chevy Camaro but the car is all custom refabricated with the best in today’s technology and equipment.
The car has a Kurt Urban built supercharged LS2 motor with a Harrop Supercharger. The Tremec 6-speed transmission was built by Bowler. It has a Detroit Speed front hydroformed subframe, a Detroit Speed Quadralink and Detroit Speed mini tubs. It sits pretty low and has a hundreds of body modifications. For instance the stock looking door handle button is operated on a micro-switch so the door moves open on its own power. Inside it has a custom dash and leather covered Recaro type seats. The car actually operates off of its own IP address on the internet.
We were able to catch Kyle Tucker, owner of Detroit Speed, with the incredible 1969 Chevy Camaro street machine in a full video interview. The 1969 Chevy Camaro which took nine years of work, had already been named a Great 8 Winner at this point on Saturday. He tells us about “The Tux” here.
Tucker says you will see this car at the Goodguys Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, and will be entered into the Battle of the Builders at SEMA next fall.
See all of this year’s 2018 Great 8 Award Winners featured on the Cars-On-Line.com blog page here.