1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
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- LS3 6.2L V8
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- Body Color
- Engine Size
- LS3 6.2L V8
- Transmission Type
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Pro-Touring
- Professionally Restored
- LS3 6.2L Corvette V8
- Wilwood Disc Brakes
- Vintage Air Conditioning
- Brand New: Soft Top, TMI Interior, Fan, Suspension, Hinges, Billet Hinges, Transmission Modules, 350 Rear End, Wheels/Tires, LED Headlights, and Sequential Tail Lights
- 2,196 Miles Since Built
- Incredible Example that's Turn Key Ready
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“The '69 Camaro is now and forever the most cherished muscle car ever made.” –Car and Driver, August 2011
Car and Driver is far from alone in hailing the 1969 Camaro. Internet automotive site, TheDrive.com, weighed in with: “The '69 Camaro is the most loved car in America.”
What accounts for this level of passion? Car and Driver again: “This model year's combination of classic beauty, tidy size, and ample under-hood space makes it a favorite starting point for tuners and collectors. GM vice-president of global design Ed Welburn not only owns one, he all but cloned the '69 Camaro to renew Chevy's fight with the immortal Ford Mustang.” It seems the urge to improve on the late-sixties technology is almost irresistible, because as TheDrive.com put it: “… leaving the '69 Camaro in pristine, factory-sealed condition is boring.”
The highest form the improvements can take goes beyond a resto-mod update of a few components. “True believers call this sect of the car faith Pro Touring (PT). On the sacred tree of motoring, the PT branch thrives several limbs up from hot rods and a couple over from resto-mods. The essential ingredients are outrageous power, 1.0-g cornering and braking capabilities, and stock sheetmetal.”
The stunning, professionally restored, '69 Camaro SS convertible offered here is an excellent example of the Pro Touring breed. Just 2,196 miles have been accumulated since its comprehensive restoration work was completed. While the car's appearance is perfection in clear-coated red--from the cowl-induction hood to the rear-deck spoiler—under a new, black fabric convertible top, the modifications inside and underneath take the car to full pro-tourer status. Performance matters.
Noteworthy among the upgrades is the addition of an LS3, 6.2-liter, Corvette V8 engine mated to a 350 automatic transmission (with transmission modules). The combination gives the car the best of all worlds: serious power with the ability to bring it to bear across all driving applications, freeway cruising to quarter-mile runs. Custom exhaust headers and a properly routed, full-length, dual-exhaust system ensure a maximum-efficiency exhaust flow from the engine. Integrated spoilers front and rear add appropriate downforce. Massive ventilated and cross-drilled Wilwood® disc brakes with red calipers bring the car to a stop very effectively. And a stout shock absorber setup enhances handling. US Mags® 10-spoke, 17-inch, chrome wheels are mounted with 255/45 Michelin® Pilot Sport A/S3 all-season performance tires.
The car's exterior sports proper “SS” badging front, rear, and “Camaro SS” badging on both front fenders. All chrome—including the front and rear factory bumpers, the three “hash marks” on the rear fenders, lower-body and wheel-well trim, and taillight and windshield trim—is all in virtually perfect condition. New LED headlights and sequential taillights were added during the restoration. The attention to detail in the comprehensive restoration process is at the highest level, and exterior surfaces are in pristine condition. (Be sure to inspect the close-up photographs of the paint work displayed in the gallery.)
The Camaro's interior marries stock and contemporary for an attractive, respectfully upgraded look. TMI® custom front buckets and rear seats upholstered in black leather with red stitching, horizontal wide pleats, and centerline brass grommets (with red centers) make for a stunning, yet still appropriate period look. Door trim incorporates leather, alcantara, and three brass grommets to continue the look. Cabin carpeting is black protected with rubber mats, front and back. A brushed-metal-trimmed, 3-spoke sport steering wheel frames an upgraded, but stock-appearing (square-style) 160-mph speedometer and 6500-rpm-redline tachometer. Four smaller engine-monitoring gauges are also incorporated here to ensure driver focus. Slide-lever controls for the VintageAir® HVAC system are to the right, just above the Bluetooth®-capable Alpine® audio head unit mounted in the factory-radio location. The woodgrain-trimmed full center console hosts the factory “grab-bar”-style shifter for the automatic transmission. The car's entire interior, including its dashboard surfaces, door panels, and carpeting, all show beautifully, free of wear or even indications of use.
Raise the cowl-induction-style hood (aided by the billet-aluminum, compound hinges), and the Chevrolet-branded powerplant is striking in its red valve covers and “V8” branding. Chrome flashes on the intake manifold and brake booster add to the show. A low-restriction, air-induction system and the aluminum radiator complete the presentation of a spotless, perfectly ordered engine bay. Viewed from below, “spotless” is also an apt description of the chassis. Every surface here looks virtually new. There is no rust.
The car's original identification tag remains as mounted by the factory.
While the more than 170 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this drop-top '69 Camaro SS in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
All the visual delights of the highly desirable drop-top variant of “the most cherished muscle car ever made,” but with even more muscle, better handling, and 21stcentury overall performance. Who says you can't have it all… and in turn-key condition? The next owner of this amazing '69 Camaro SS can expect to be the star of every event, from enthusiast car shows to Friday night meet-ups at the drive-in.