1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 396 375hp 4-spd
1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Super Sport Convertible
#'s Matching 396 375hp
M22 Muncie 4-spd Hurst Shifter
12 Bolt Rear 3:31 Ratio
Endura Front Bumper
This numbers matching 1969 Camaro SS is not only gorgeous, but it also packs some serious blasting powder under the hood in the form of a numbers L78 396 cubic inch motor and a Muncie M22 4-speed gearbox. Thanks to a comprehensive restoration, it's simply stunning inside and out, highly detailed, pedigreed, and outrageously fast.
Numbers matching 396 (Clear visable vin stamping by the oil filter) Upper pad was decked at time of engine rebuild, This camaro definitely born a real SS ( Window Sticker Included). Finished in original Dover White with a set of black "hockey stick" stripes, it is both aggressive and instantly recognizable to anyone with even a passing familiarity with cars. Front and rear spoilers are, of course, a big part of the SS image, and the stock hood with chrome velocity stack inserts is, in my personal opinion, a lot cooler than any cowl induction setup. Rare Special front Endura bumper. Finish quality is excellent and thanks to modern paint, the paint shines like nothing they had in 1969. The chrome was restored, too, and while there isn't a lot of bright trim on an early Camaro, the stainless pieces all took a trip under the polishing wheel before being reinstalled. Restored in early 2000s and under 5,000 miles since she still shows great!
The black bucket seat interior looks great. The front seats feature recent seat covers, which are better detailed than most of the reproductions, and there are fresh door panels with correct hardware. The black carpets have some minor fading, headliner, dash pad, and even the rear package tray are all great. All the factory gauges are in great condition, including the optional tach, and Chevy totally nailed the center console with those white-faced auxiliary gauges and Hurst cue-ball shifter. All guages are working even the clock. Given this car's ambitious look, it's no surprise that even the stock radio was left in place, showing a dedication to getting the car right that you don't always see in early F-bodies. The trunk features a mat, full-sized spare with cover, and a proper jack assembly and convertible top boot.
Few engines get Camaro fans more excited than the mighty L78 396, especailly when their original to the car, like this one is. Rated at a very stout 375 horsepower, this snarling big block was rebuilt to L89 specs save for the aluminum heads. There's a forged steel crank swinging in 4-bolt mains, 11:1 forged aluminum pistons, and a mechanical cam with 1.70 rockers. Square port heads stuffed with oversized valves helps the big Holley breathe better. It snarls and roars like the powerhouse it is, yet is tuned so well that you can drive it in traffic without concern. The chrome valve covers and air cleaner are factory-style eye candy for the potent big block, and with bright Chevy Orange paint it has a very correct look. The original M22 Muncie 4-speed manual transmission and 12-bolt rear end are virtually indestructible (3:31 gear Ratio), making this one of the nastiest point-and-shoot machines you can own. The chassis is highly detailed as well, with almost entirely new components throughout at time of the restoration. And there aren't any wheels on the market that look better than the factory 14-inch SS wheels on this car, which wear a set of correct F70-14 Firestone Wide-Oval tires.
If you've been waiting for a big block Camaro that's done right, this is your opportunity to get one of the nicest we've seen in a long time. With an authentic pedigree, and high-dollar restoration, this is one of the best '69 Camaros on the market.
This Camaro was featured At Palm Springs Barret Jackson's Auction in 2013 Sale number 433. The last owner purchased the car from a dealer in 2014 for $69,000 ( Documents Included )