350 CID, TH350 TRANSMISSION, 10-BOLT REAR, NICE STRAIGHT LINES, VERY CLEAN!
If there's one car that will always find a new home, it's a 1969 Camaro RS/SS in bright red. The epitome of the muscle car era, this gorgeous F-body has the look that makes grown men forget their kids' college funds and start figuring out a way to squeeze a third car into their two-car garage.
It's a little brighter than factory Garnet Red, but nobody's going to claim this Camaro doesn't look right in vivid fire engine red. You want attention? You'll get it here, with a car that makes kids stop and point, grown men forget what they were saying to the guy next to them, and everyone at the car shows wants to stop and talk to you about it. It's that kind of car. Fortunately, the finish lives up to the hype, because it's extremely nice. You can see how well the bodywork lines up just by glancing at the sweep line coming off the front fenders, and the two-stage urethane paint is deep and lustrous. They avoided the usual Camaro issues with door fit and a crooked trunk spoiler, and I, for one, am always happy to see a stock style hood with those cool chrome velocity stack inserts. This car was originally Olympic Gold, but the black vinyl top is correct and looks awesome with the red bodywork and shows no scary issues underneath. There are '350' badges on the front fenders, and while purists will argue that only big block cars got the blacked-out tail panel, it works rather well with this car's current combination.
It's unlikely that this was a real RS/SS when it was new, but it's hard to tell the difference from inside. Freshly upholstered black buckets work with a rear bench to make the car look like it just rolled out of the showroom. In fact, the entire interior is new from the headliner to the carpets, and as you already undoubtedly know, the reproduction stuff is pretty darned good today. Factory gauges offer a speedometer, tachometer, and fuel level, so additional instruments were added under the dash to monitor the engine's vitals. There's also an AM/FM/CD stereo with big 6x9 speakers on the rear deck that sound great and an aftermarket A/C was neatly integrated into the original dash. Surprisingly, the trunk is very well outfitted with a new mat and correct spare with full jack assembly, suggesting that someone really cared about making this one right.
The 350 cubic inch V8 is dressed up with the usual upgrades, making this a fast, fun piece of muscle that can be enjoyed immediately. The most noticeable upgrade is the billet serpentine belt drive system, but chrome valve covers and a matching air cleaner make it sparkle, too. It's a great runner, as you'd expect from a small block Chevy, and with ceramic-coated long-tube headers and a new Flowmaster exhaust system, it sounds robust without being too loud. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a 10-bolt rear end are reliable links in the performance chain and you'll note that the underside is pretty darned clean for such an affordable car. I can see fresh urethane bushings in the front suspension and power front disc brakes for decent stopping power. The stance is exactly right and fat 235/60/15 front and 245/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials are wrapped around classic Rally wheels.
Like all the others before it, this 1969 Camaro isn't going to last very long on the showroom floor. It's the end-game for a lot of guys and as a result, you'll need to move fast to put it in your garage. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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