VERY COOL W/ PACE CAR COUPE STYLING! STRONG 350 V8, AUTO, A/C, PS, PWR FRT DISCS
While everyone is familiar with the 1969 Camaro pace cars, did you know they also built a coupe version? It wasn't quite a pace car but it had the look, and this neat 1969 Chevrolet Camaro coupe nails the look, complete with houndstooth upholstery and a great-running small block V8, making a car that will generate conversation everywhere it goes.
This is an X11 car, which doesn't mean much, but you know that no super-rare car was modified for this application. The real pace car coupes are Z10s, which makes them easy to spot, but in the flesh, this car has the right look and the right hardware to make it very convincing. The Dover White with Hugger Orange stripes paint job is identical to the pace car, and by adding a cowl induction hood, ducktail spoiler, and a chin spoiler, it looks aggressive. It's actually nice to see that code 50 Dover White is this car's original color, which makes the conversion easy and the workmanship is quite good throughout. All pace cars and Z10 cars were equipped with both the RS Rally Sport and SS Super Sport packages, so this car carries the blacked-out grille, hidden headlights, and separate back-up lamps out back, as well as a host of Z/28 emblems just to get folks scratching their heads a little bit. The end result is a great-looking F-body that combines some of the most dramatic styling cues of the late 1960s into one package and gets everything right.
Houndstooth upholstery is a Camaro bright spot and while the pace cars got orange houndstooth, this car takes a slightly more conservative route with simple black and white, which was one of the choices on the Z10 coupes. It's certainly handsome and with recent seat covers, correct carpets and nice door panels, everything is in good order and ready to go. Of course, things like the woodgrained steering wheel, center console, tilt steering column, and a horseshoe shifter for the 3-speed automatic transmission make it feel luxurious, and this car is equipped with options like factory A/C (now with Vintage Air hardware) as well as the tachometer and auxiliary gauges. An upgraded AM/FM stereo radio takes the place of the original AM unit and there's a full set of Camaro-logo floor mats to keep it looking tidy. The trunk is outfitted with a correct mat that fits well and isn't hiding any nasty surprises underneath.
The engine is a stout 350 cubic inch V8 with numerous upgrades to make it both reliable and powerful. Up top, you'll quickly note that the cowl induction system is operational, there are finned valve covers like a Z/28, and there's a big 4-barrel carburetor and aluminum intake underneath. MSD supplied the ignition system and there's a giant aluminum radiator up front, so this car never gets fussy in the heat. The aforementioned A/C system uses modern hardware for reliability and like most small block Chevys, it runs superbly. The TH350 3-speed automatic shifts crisply and the 10-bolt rear end is bulletproof and full of gears that are a good compromise between acceleration and comfort. The underside of the car shows quite well, with clean floors and a fresh Flowmaster exhaust system, and the stance is perfect for an aggressive-looking car like this. Correct Rally wheels with Firestone Wide Oval tires complete the back-to-the-60s look.
Cars like this are a lot of fun, perhaps not quite "clones" but perhaps more of a "could have been" and that's what makes the hobby so much fun. It's also a blast to drive. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Cloth Interior
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Dover White
- Interior Color
- Black Houndstooth
You May Also Be Interested In...
Why Consign with
Because we make it easy for you to get more money in your pocket. Here are even more reasons to choose us…Learn More