1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS in Scottsdale, Arizona

Vehicle Description

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is one of two cutaway promotional display cars used by Chevrolet in 1968 on the Motorama circuit to promote sales for the new 1969 Camaro model. This Camaro is referred to as the "Double Header Car" as it has both a 6-cylinder base model front end as well as an RS/SS 350 front end which sat on a series of three turn tables and could be interchanged to display either version of the car with just the push of a button. The body would raise, the turn tables would rotate and in short, switch the front ends of the car changing it from an RS/SS 350 into a 6-cylinder base model car. The Camaro's body "is a first day of production body" and much of the body is in its original condition from the time it was modified for display. The Camaro has some dings, scratches, bumps, bruises and touchups as to be expected with its age, but they must remain in an effort to keep it original. Additionally, the Camaro is absent any doors to allow Motorama spectators to peer into the interior without obstruction. Much of the control circuitry still remains mounted in the trunk area and behind the front valance panel. The trunk floor is heavily reinforced so that the body would not crack when it was raised for the front ends to be switched. Powertrain wise, the Camaro's engine(s) - a V8 and straight-6 - originally rotated with the assistance of an electric motor so the internal functions of the engine could be viewed be spectators. In keeping with the car's originality, only parts unavoidably needing to be restored or replaced have been changed. The original 6-cylinder front end was discarded by a prior owner several years ago. Later, an exact duplicate 6-cylinder front end was built using original and NOS GM parts to bring back the glory of the "Double Header" display. After a 10-year search one of the original GM straight-6 cutaway engines was located, restored and installed. In short, the heart of the 6-cylinder nose is an authentic GM cutaway engine. Note: GM removed all casting numbers from all drivetrain components. The car also still has its original heavy cover which was put over the car when it was transported. This car has been kept privately and out of the public eye for 52 years and as documented on the title, this Camaro has 2.4 miles. Included in the sale are some of the original blueprints and wiring schematics for the display as well as a Jerry MacNeish Certificate of Authenticity. ** PREVIEW

Vehicle Details

  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS
  • Listing ID:CC-1543391
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Year:1969
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Camaro RS/SS
  • Exterior Color:BLUE
  • Interior Color:WHITE
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:137010
  • VIN:124379N500024

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Barrett-Jackson Auctions
Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
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