1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
The first-generation Chevrolet Camaro appeared in Chevrolet
dealerships in September 1966 for the 1967 model year on a
brand-new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and was available as
a 2-door, 2 plus 2 seat, hardtop (no "B" or center pillar) or
convertible, with the choice of either a straight-six or V8 engine.
The first-generation Camaro was built through the 1969 model
For consignment, a car that was purchased from a neighbor where it
was stored in the basement. It was then used as a family car when a
small block engine was put in to replace the SS 396 option and make
it safer for the wife to haul the kids around. Kids always grow up,
some even leave, and when they did the consignor decided to put
another 396 in and make it a true X22 code Camaro.
The beneficiary of a full-on restoration the original X22 code car
is now bathed in Dover white. A single deep inset headlight is on
either side of the black egg crate grille with the SS badge in its
center. Orange painted on racing stripes run the entire length of
the car stopping only for the roof, then continuing on at the trunk
deck and up and over the rear spoiler. Thin orange pinstripes wrap
around the front and rear wheel wells and continue on to become
spears, the front stopping at mid door, and the back going to the
rear of the car. Some chromed faux venting is on either side of the
rear quarters. Trimmings for the glass and the bumpers front and
back are in excellent condition. The back panel is black and
contains a trio of tail lighting on either side forming a
horizontal bar. Dual chrome exhaust pipes peek out the rear, and 15
inch Keystone wheels are all around. These wheels are wrapped with
BFG raised white letter Radial T/A's from 2009.
Black vinyl door panels looking like they just rolled out of the
factory show nicely and have shiny actuators and a single crank for
the glass. Sleek high back buckets with tall headrests are in
front, and a bench is in the back. The seats are in good condition
and a center console is seen running between the buckets. It has a
padded armrest which is also the door to a storage area, dual cup
holder and some wood grain surrounding the Hurst shifter. The dash
is looking original as well with deep inset square bezel gauge
panels with round gauges within these panels The original steering
wheel is on and there is an aftermarket tachometer mounted to the
column on drivers left. The angled dash is all black and below is a
trio of aftermarket gauges mounted to a chromed panel. A newer
retro style digital radio is now installed and now sports a wood
panel surround. Nice clean back carpeting in on the floors and
above is a black headliner which remains nice and tight. A shout
out to the trunk which has the plaid liner and a multi disc CD
Under the hood is a like new orange/red painted block 402ci V8
which has a .060 over bore. It is not original to the car, but it
has only 850 miles since it was rebuilt and put in. There is a
4-barrel carburetor on top and a Muncie M20 4-speed manual
transmission on back (ca.1964/65). The rear is a 12-bolt 3.31 posi
which is numbers matching to this car. All shined up under this
hood, chromed valve coverings a like new radiator and the sealed
air cleaner hood all is looking great.
Just solid black metal panels and unibody construction. No rust and
the bottom orange end of the engine just gleams against the black.
Dual chambered exhaust is making its way to the back of the car,
passing power disc braking in front, and power drum braking on
back. Independent coil springs are on the front, and leaf springs
are on the back.
The 402 cuber fired right up and off to the test track I sped. It's
hard not to speed in this beauty as it has plenty of power, smooth
shifting, and good handling. Braking was bias free on the panic
stop test which I always do first! All functions worked as well and
good as this car looks and runs.
Bought from a basement, then restored and used as a grocery getter.
After the kids left, it turned back into the X22 code SS396, and
then some. Snappy paint with orange striping, and Keystone wheels
which look fab on this white and orange SS from 1969, but it does
not look it!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.