It's so satisfying.
The Chevrolet Camaro is one of America's favorite sports cars, and while sales of the current generation aren't all that impressive, older models are still highly collectible. We recently celebrated the fact that the Chevy Camaro has re-entered production after the global chip shortage reared its ugly head once again, but we're not here to appreciate brand new cars; we're here to celebrate an old one that's had a bit of a hard life. In a YouTube video posted by the Life of Lind channel, we get to see a 1969 Camaro Coupe take its first bath in over 18 years, and the end result is truly satisfying.
In the video we get to see presenter Dustin roll this gorgeous classic out of the garage after adding some fuel and jump-starting the battery. It fires to life. After dumping years of old parts and junk out of the car, the cleaning process can begin.
Using a pressure washer, Dustin starts blasting away 18 years' worth of crud from under the Camaro's hood. Once the engine bay looks decent, he moves on to the exterior. Under all the dust and grime, the paint actually looks salvageable, and that observation is confirmed once the pressure hose does another few passes: it looks great.
The most satisfying part is seeing a body panel being cleaned in two parts, to show off the difference between the clean and the not-so-clean. After about 10 minutes of cleaning footage, the car is done, and it looks like it could actually pass as a decent car. Sure there are a few rust spots and dings, but that comes with the territory.
Dustin hasn't decided what to do with it yet and is deliberating between keeping the stock 308-cu-in V8 or swapping it out for a 454 big block or 6.0-liter LS. We say leave it the hell alone!