1969 Camaro with a Turbo 2JZ

1969 Camaro with a turbo 2JZ inline-six

This very unique 1969 Camaro is owned by Dom Buffa. His Father originally purchased it for $2000 with a numbers-matching V8. The original engine and transmission were pulled and replaced with a stroked 383 ci V8 and TH350 three-speed automatic. However after the engine blew he was encouraged to go in a completely different direction and install a 2JZ-GE inline-six his Brother had lying around. The engine produces 550 horsepower to the wheels thanks to a 76 mm turbocharger making 18 psi of boost. The engine was mounted using factory 2JZ mounts bolted to a spacer welded to the SBC mounts. The drivetrain consists of a R154 five-speed manual transmission, custom aluminum 3″ driveshaft, and factory rear end with 3.73 gears.

1969 Camaro with a turbo 2JZ inline-six

1969 Camaro with a turbo 2JZ inline-six

1969 Camaro with a turbo 2JZ inline-six

1969 Camaro with a turbo 2JZ inline-six

Source: Pro-Touring (build thread) and photos by Derek Buffa

3 Comments

  1. MOPARfan

    I saw a pic of a red 1969 Camaro standing close to two Supras on 1320video facebook page, they said it’s 2JZ powered. I wonder if it’s this one, or different one. In any case seeing how Chevy fanboys become really upset when they see this is hilarious.

    • Slo_maro

      As a Chevy fanboy I’m just happy to see the car being driven. Seeing as he pulled the numbers matching motor & trans and set aside it could be reinstalled to keep the car complete #’s matching. In my mind this is a practicality mod because those 2j’s are super reliable and super tunable.

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