If by some miracle you find the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro too modern for your tastes, Lingenfelter has a solution. Behold the company's new Retrokits packages; full aesthetic workovers designed to give the Chevrolet a few tweaks from the '69 RS playbook. Those include an entirely new front fascia, complete with a chin spoiler and the buyer's choice of either exposed headlamps or hidden RS-style units. Lingenfelter swapped the original wheels for pieces designed to invoke the rally pieces found on the original '69. From where we sit, we're not sure the look is an improvement, and the stick-on chrome dress-up for the rear quarter gills certainly don't do the machine any favors.

Camaro owners may buy the Retrokits package for installation by a local body shop or have Lingenfelter do the work in house. Prices start at $6,850, not including the man-hours to bolt the bits in place. Ask Lingenfelter to paint and install, and you'll be looking at a sticker of around $8,550. Zing. Check out the full press blast below.
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TURN YOUR NEW CAMARO INTO A RETRO MUSCLE CAR WITH LINGENFELTER RETROKITS PACKAGE

DECATUR, Ind. - Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) offers Retrokits Camaro body design packages designed to give the new 2010-2012 Chevrolet Camaro an authentic 1969 muscle car look.

"Many Camaro fans were disappointed when the design of the fifth gen Camaro didn't look as much as the '69 Camaro as, say, the new Mustang looked like the original," said Owner Ken Lingenfelter. "With our Retrokits package, enthusiasts can have the best of both worlds - the technology of today paired with the muscle car styling of the past."

Lingenfelter's Retrokits package includes a 1969-style non-RS system front fascia or an RS system front fascia with hideaway headlights.

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

Camaro owners can purchase the Retrokits separately for installation by a local body shop, or they can turn their car over to the experts at Lingenfelter to receive a turnkey package complete with paint and other desired upgrades, like the LPE 800 horsepower turbocharged LS7 Camaro L28 engine and performance package.

The non-RS system kit prices not installed in $6,850, while the price when installed and painted by LPE is $8,550. The RS system kit not installed is $8,150, and the installed price is $9,750.

For more than 34 years, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has created a matchless heritage of bringing astounding new capabilities to the world's most sought-after sports cars. This legendary record of precision engineering continues today, as the highly skilled Lingenfelter production team continues to target design excellence in engine packages, superchargers and high-performance aftermarket components that refine power, speed and control. For more information, visit www.lingenfelter.com, contact Lingenfelter Performance Engineering at 1557 Winchester Road, Decatur, IN 46733, or call 260.724.2552.


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      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ouch. It's like a bad nose job.
      AlBongo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Have they no quality control? I mean how something this badly put together be legal from a profesional company?
        icon149
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AlBongo
        yeah i am trying to figure out if that was the design intent, or just shoddy craftsmanship. but those light covers are crooked and leave huge gaps... then again, maybe that's part of the 69 retro look, same great quality control as a 69...
      john
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those rims are hideous.
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 2 Years Ago
      That looks terrible.
      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      UUUUUgly
      Boost Retard
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those light covers look lopsided and seem to fit poorly. And those wheels are hideous! More like something that should be on the front of something wearing a Kenworth badge.
      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      Quite well done for an aftermarket installation. I wouldn't mind if Chevy had done this with the current Camaro. The hidden headlights look perfect here.
      RampantFury
      • 2 Years Ago
      That looks pretty damn cool, regardless of what the toolbags around here who seem to hate everything custom have to say about it..
      ffelix422
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yuk. And I usually like creativity too.
      Lynchenstein
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's the first version of the new Camaro that I actually kinda like. It still looks like a Hotwheels car though - for better and worse. The wheels are a total mistake, however.
        stratosrally
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lynchenstein
        I totally agree on it being the first version that appeals to me - but I also love the wheels... I'd go so far as to install some Talbot chrome side mirrors in place of those huge body-color things!
      • 2 Years Ago
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      jtav2002
      • 2 Years Ago
      Trying to make a retro themed car even more retro tends to not work well with these conversion kits. As much as I've enjoyed the current crop of retro styled cars (well at least the Challenger and 2011+ Mustang) I'm to the point where I can't wait for them to move on.
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