You probably see all the early Camaros selling at auctions and figure that pedigrees and decoding numbers is all that matters. In truth, most of the hobby is made up of cars like this bright blue 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS, which is all about speed and style, and doesn't particularly care about pedigrees.
Cowl hood, Z/28 stripes, Torque Thrusts, and a V8 power, this Camaro is the definition of American muscle in the '60s. You've guessed by now that this is not a real SS and it isn't a perfect car, but the price reflects the fact that it's got a ton of potential. It's been recently painted, and while there are a few issues in the finish, we can't argue with the overall look. With painted-on Z/28 stripes that wrap onto the cowl vents, a decent shine, and a ducktail spoiler out back, there's nothing to detract from the classic F-body look. Reasonable gaps throughout mean that this one hasn't been abused or haphazardly restored and the crisp lines coming off the fender openings suggest they took their time with the bodywork when it was painted. The badges were painted white to match the stripes and it offers a neat bit of contrast, while the bright chrome bumpers are in great shape with the rest of the trim appearing to be nice original stuff.
The interior is pretty stock, which is good news because the 1969 Camaro doesn't need any help in the styling department. Reproduction black seat covers, correct black carpets, and factory-style door panels make it look like 1969 all over again, and for the most part, there's only a modest amount of wear. A center console with a pair of cup holders fits neatly with the B&M shifter for the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission underneath. The rest is basic Camaro, from the three-spoke steering wheel to the gauges that cover speed and fuel level (joined by a set of auxiliary gauges under the dash). There's also a Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo system to make cruising a pleasure. Out back there's a trunk that looks pretty original, and that surface rust you see is nothing to be worried about; it's pretty normal in a car like this.
The engine is a strong 350 cubic inch V8 that was fully rebuilt to stock specs in 2015. An open-element air cleaner feeds a Holley 4-barrel carburetor atop an Edelbrock intake manifold. With chrome valve covers and a matching air cleaner, the basic black block looks great in the engine bay, and there's a new aluminum radiator up front along with a matching shroud that improves efficiency. Power steering and brakes mean that this Camaro is a joy to drive and the TH350 3-speed automatic always seems to be on its toes for maximum performance. Long-tube headers feed a snarling dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers and the floors are remarkably tidy for a 47-year-old car. The suspension is pretty stock and has a great stance thanks to Torque Thrust wheels and fat performance radials.
This is a car with a ton of potential and '69 Camaros aren't getting any cheaper. If you can see the diamond in the rough here, you'll find that this Camaro offers a huge amount of fun and performance for a very reasonable price. Call today!