1969 Baldwin-Motion 540 Camaro SuperCoupe,
The Great American Supercar
soul-stirring two-seat SuperCoupe's hand-crafted steel body,
penned by Kris Horton working with Joel Rosen and executed
by Time Machines, Inc., Hudson, Florida, is functionally styled for maximum
appeal and performance. Engine layout is front/mid and its aluminum
big-block is set back 13 inches.
Fully tubbed and lowered, it incorporates a proprietary 2x3-inch
tubular steel backbone/spine chassis running through the console and
welded to the body. The result is an incredibly rigid platform,
engineered for maximum performance.
Styling details include tastefully flared fender wells, widened rear
fenders with functional brake cooling scoops and an extended hood with
an L-88-inspired scoop. Finished in MOTION Red, the body is highlighted
by traditional Baldwin-Motion badging and striping.
prototype for the 12-car SuperCoupe build is powered by an
all-aluminum 700-hp Merlin/Motion big-block built by Bill Mitchell.
The blueprinted and dyno-tuned 540-cubic-inch powerplant has a
World Products aluminum block with 4.50-inch bore, 4.25-inch stroke
and 4.840-inch bore spacing. Eagle 6.535-inch H-beam rods, forged
crank and 10-to-1 forged pistons are utilized. The roller-cammed engine
is topped off with a Cross-Ram fuel injection system custom-built by
Jim Kinsler for the SuperCoupe. Polished alloy MOTION-badged
valve coversare rare original NOS parts.
Powertrain details include a specially-prepared Tremec TKO five-speed
and a fully-independent rear with a Dana 44 Posi and hardened steel
high-torque axles. Suspension is four-wheel independent with polished
unequal length control arms and toe-in control links and fully adjustable
coil-over shocks and sway bars. Steering is rack and pinion.
Stopping power is supplied by MOTION signature Baer Claw Extreme-Plus brakes
with forged six-piston Sport calipers and 14-inch cross-drilled rotors
front and rear. The SuperCoupe rides on Motion-inspired Bonspeed wheels.
SuperCoupe's interior is completely hand-crafted and features a pair of
unique Baldwin-Motion-logo, leather-upholstered six-way power seats,
signature gauges, Hot Rod Air and hand formed dash and center and overhead
consoles. Plus the latest sound and electronic entertainment systems from Sony.
Machines, Inc. coachbuilt the prototype Camaro SuperCoupe
in its facility in Hudson, FL.