137: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Rs/Ss Coupe
396 cid V8 engine, 325 HP, turbo 400 transmission, front independent suspension, rear leaf springs, power assisted front disc brakes; wheelbase:108” The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is the highlight of the most sought after production year of all of the Chevrolet muscle cars. In 1969, Chevrolet raised the performance bar by equipping the Camaro with the optional 396 V8 powerhouse, and the big V8 quickly became a favorite at local drag strips. It was the pinnacle year for the Camaro, and this factory correct RS/SS example is without a doubt one of the most desirable 1969 Camaros ever produced. This RS/SS is one of the rare surviving Camaros that did not require a complete restoration, and only a heavy detailing and mechanical freshening was needed to bring it back to the outstanding condition shown today. The car is simply stunning, with the factory paint shining brightly, the original chrome in great shape, and the original 14-inch SS wheels in place. It is presented in the highly desirable, and correct to the trim tag, color of Hugger Orange with the unrestored, original black vinyl top. It sports all the correct options listed on the trim tag including the factory ordered front and rear spoilers, the AM/FM radio, and black deluxe interior. If you bought a Camaro in 1969, your dream order included the 325 horsepower 396 cid engine, four-barrel Rochester Quadrajet carburetor, Turbo 400 three-speed automatic transmission, and the original factory twelve bolt rear-end, just like this car, which still features the original engine block, original heads, and the original GM intake and GM exhaust manifold, with an accurately restored engine bay and chassis. The entire drivetrain was recently disassembled and overhauled, retaining all possible original components, and the car is spectacularly fast and smooth. Jump inside, and you’ll see that the options include power steering, power front disk brakes, hide-away headlamps, and an AM/FM stereo. Out back, the chambered exhaust with polished tips, 14x7-inch SS wheels and updated radial tires give the car a performance attitude. All of the glass, including the windshield is factory “Safety Plate” LOF marked and date coded. The black deluxe interior is largely original and includes the deluxe seating, pads, door panels, dash pad, SS steering wheel and carpet. The engine compartment and the trunk are both highly detailed, correct in appearance, and ready for any car show or just cruising. The underside is also nicely detailed with a new fuel tank, sending unit and lines, new rotors, all brake lines, and a complete new front and rear suspension and steering components. This is a wonderful example of a desirable Camaro RS/SS with the options that make it not only visually stimulating, but also able to run with the best muscle cars of the era.