1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Every time when I look in the mirror All these lines on my face getting clearer the past is gone It went by, like dusk to dawn Isn't that the way Everybody's got the dues in life to pay...Aerosmith
Imagine yourself behind the wheel of one of the best year Camaro's, bathed in red (is there any other color you need?) and a black droptop, all dressed up and ready to have its key turned, and upon doing so it will definitely turn your screws! A mere 36,070 miles, Main Street here I come, commence the neck snapping.
Once the shell was thoroughly prepped, each of its panels was carefully aligned to uniform consistency. When that well-tailored profile was close to perfect, it was bathed in a nifty color change to Deep Red with Super Sport stripes and sealed in mirror-like clear. And the result is one clean, head-turning cruiser that sports distinctly American livery! Zoom in on the details and this custom continues to impress. At the front of its body, a Satin Black grille hangs a familiar “SS” emblem above clean parking lamps, a small black spoiler chromed bumper. Behind that grille, a requisite Camaro header fronts a tagged Cowl Induction Hood, which flows to a tinted greenhouse that's dressed in polished mirrors, polished wipers and straight stainless trim. All this topped by a pristine black convertible top. At the sides of that glass, fresh wheel frames and new rocker spears, run rearward to optional quarter louvers, traditional door handles and ornate fender emblems. And at the back of the car, an “SS” branded valance, a carbon fiber spoiler and a second chromed bumper. Sing with me, sing for the years, sing for the laughter, sing for the tears…
Sporting new bucket padding and black vinyl, and an original rear bench, this interior is fab! Up front there is a new dash pad, very clean instruments, some wood appliqué on the steering wheel, in nice condition, and an upgraded tilt mechanism now to play with. Also, the original AM/FM radio which works, in within the resorted dash. A wood appliqué center console races from rear to dash, and houses a Hurst shifter, with an aftermarket 3-gauge cluster hanging directly above the console. A sea of calm black carpet douses the floors and is in nice condition. Well, I know, nobody knows, where it comes and where it goes…
A hoist of the hood, and we note a 350ci V8 in good shiny condition. This is topped by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, and chromed air cleaner, which works well with the chromed valve covers, and red painted block. Consigner states the engine is period correct and has an unknown cam shaft upgrade. A 4-speed manual transmission is on back, and with a mere 1000 miles on them, a clutch replacement, transmission bearings, a ring and pinion differential, new bearings and axles which connect to a 3.73:1 posi-track 12 bolt rear. I know it's everybody's sin, you got to lose to know how to win.
A very small amount of surface rust is seen on the usual suspects, however unremarkable. Solid frame and floorpans, and a Flowmaster exhaust can be seen underneath. You know it's true, oh, All these things come back to you.
A very snazzy, snappy 69 Convertible SS Camaro, well done, and certainly ready to go and show. Dream on, dream on, dream on…Dream until your dream comes true, right here at Classic Auto Mall. And thanks to the toxic twins for the end of paragraph commentary!
N-Norwood OH Assy Plant
519613-Sequential Unit Number
ST 69 12467-1969 Camaro Convertible
BDY NOR138901-Norwood Body #
TR 723-Midnight Green Standard Interior
PNT 59 B-Frost Green, Black Convertible Top
10B-2nd Week October Build