By Joe Bruzek on October 24, 2012
For those who don't think the 2010 and newer Camaros are retro enough, the performance gurus at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering offer a throwback package that will make people look twice and ask if that's a brand-new or 1969 Camaro. It's a car show mind-bender for sure.
Lingenfelter offers two packages for the front styling conversion — one with the classic RS hideaway headlights shown in the pictures here and another with 1969-style non-RS fixed front headlights. The vintage RS conversion looks great in person; I got to see one of Lingenfelter's Camaros with the kit on Hot Rod Magazine's Power Tour this summer. I did a double-take because that "1969" Camaro looked a lot bulkier than all the other first-generation Camaros I saw that day.
The unique front styling will run $6,850 for a non-RS and do-it-yourself installation and $8,500 if you bring the car to Lingenfelter in Decatur, Ind. An RS package costs $8,150 for parts and $9,750 installed. A full parts content list is below, which doesn't include the slick 20-inch rally-style wheels pictured.
Do you think the already throwback Camaro needs to be even more retro?
The non-RS system includes:
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