A More Retro Camaro: When Factory Vintage Isn't Enough

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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:

  • Front fascia
  • Lower spoiler
  • Standard chrome bumper
  • Grille assembly with SS badge
  • Two headlight assemblies
  • Two lower running light assemblies
  • All required mounting brackets
  • Wiring harness assembly
The RS system includes:
  • Front fascia
  • Lower spoiler
  • Standard chrome bumper
  • Grille assembly with SS badge
  • Two headlight assemblies with doors and motors
  • Two lower running light assemblies
  • All required mounting brackets
  • Wiring harness assembly
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Comments 

Ben

The front-end looks very cartoonish.

jyd

While the nose dips too much due to it being an "add on", THIS is the design direction Chevy should have gone with the Camaro. The current design is simply ugly. There is no denying it. Fast? yes. Good looking? Not by a longshot.

Belly

Agree with the above. This looks more like a kit for an AMC javelin than a camaro. The above car just looks ridiculous.

Skankzilla

I disagree with jyd only because I own a Camaro :)

That above design could be better and would have to be better if it made it's way to a full production vehicle.

M

No more retro crap. It's 2012...time to move on!

DDD

jyd, you are 100% correct.

Now they just need to fix the front of the Charger to match the tail [they finally corrected] and they will have a sale

wolfgang

It still looks like someone hit the roof with a big frying pan, which is the main styling f****-up.

PMH

The Wheels are so bad I can't even look at the rest

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