You can say anything you want about Joe Rogan, but his taste in American cars is perfect. We’re big fans of his Nova, and Roadster Shop recently released another highlight of his murdered-out 1969 Camaro.
It’s probably the most sinister-looking yet close to stock 1st-gen Camaros ever. But it started off as just a normal SS model. Sure, it originally came with a Chevy 427 crate motor, but its white stripes were nothing to write home about.
However, one of the biggest names in the custom car world, Roadster Shop, did a complete teardown. Of course, at the core of it all is one of their custom chassis, the most complex we’ve ever seen for a 69 Camaro. It’s super-thick and wraps tightly around the exhaust in the middle.
That extra rigidity was needed because Rogan’s car went from having a powerful 427 cubic-inch V8 to a highly modified GM LSA crate motor that’s been rebuilt by Wegner Automotive. It’s got a big supercharger, makes 860 horsepower and comes with more polished serpentine pulleys than a Swiss watch has gears.
This V8 is dripping with expensive parts: Borla mufflers with heat-wrapped downpipes, Ultimate Headers, Holley injectors, Holley fuel pump, C&R Racing radiator, and HP Tuners final setup.
Joe Rogan’s 1969 Camaro is worth $500,000 easy
The number of custom components is basically infinite. She’s got a T-56 Magnum XL transmission built by Bowler Performance. The suspension is obviously custom to go with the chassis, matched to AFCO Racing coil overs, and for added stopping power, 6-piston brakes grip giant brakes.
You’ve probably already noticed the glossy wheels, which are the P101SC from HRE and measure 18×9 at the front with 19×12 at the rear, wrapped in some giant Michelin tires.
But for me, the real magic is in the bodywork. After it was stripped down, a lot of custom metal was fabricated. If you’re a 69 Camaro fan, it’s impossible to miss what they did with the trunk spoiler, how the front was shaved, or the subtle spoiler. She’s also got a few carbon fiber panels tucked under that perfect gloss black paint. The big one is that carbon hood, which was needed in order to stretch it closer to the nose of the car. Too bad it’s a one-off.
As for the interior, it’s actually quite futuristic for a 1969 car, thanks to all those Dakota Digital gauges. The full custom interior was installed by Avant-Garde Design of Palm City, Florida. Joe will be sitting comfortably in Recaro bucket seats with Corbeau belts holding him all the way back to the roll cage.