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1969 Chevrolet Camaro


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1969 Chevrolet Camaro
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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chevrolet Camaro (first generation) page on 31 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The 1969 Camaro carried over the previous year's drivetrain and major mechanical components, but all-new sheetmetal, except the hood and trunk lid, gave the car a substantially sportier look. The grille was redesigned with a heavy "V" cant and deeply inset headlights. New door skins, rear quarter panels, and rear valance panel also gave the car a much lower, wider, more aggressive look. This styling would serve for the 1969 model year only. Collectors often debate the merits of smooth, rounded lines of 1967 and 1968 model versus the heavily creased and sportier looks of the 1969.

To increase competitiveness in the SCCA Trans-Am racing series, optional four wheel disc brakes with four-piston calipers were made available during the year, under RPO JL8, for US$500.30.[12] This system used components from the Corvette and made for a major improvement in the braking capability and was a key to winning the Trans-Am championship. The option was expensive and only 206 units were produced.

The Rally Sport (RS) option, RPO Z22, includes special black painted grille with concealed headlights and headlight washers, fender striping (except when sport striping or Z28 Special Performance Package is specified), simulated rear fender louvers, front and rear wheel opening moldings, black body sill, RS emblems on grille, steering wheel and rear panel, Rally Sport front fender nameplates, bright accented taillights, back-up lights below rear bumper; also includes bright roof drip moldings on Sport Coupe. $131.65, 37,773 built. This option could be added to any other option (i.e., SS or Z/28), making the model an RS/SS or a RS/Z28.

The Z28 option was still available with the 302 cid small block. It was backed by Muncie four-speed with a new-for-69 standard Hurst shifter and connected to a 12-bolt rear axle with standard 3.73 gears. The 302 featured 11:1 compression, forged pistons, forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods, solid lifter camshaft, and Holley carburetion on a dual-plane intake manifold. A dual four-barrel crossram intake manifold was available as a dealer-installed option.[12]

The 1969 model year was exceptionally long, extending into November 1969, due to manufacturing problem that delayed the introduction of the second generation model planned for 1970. It is a popular myth late-'69 Camaros were sold as 1970 models (due to GM publicity pictures of the '69 Camaro labeled as a 1970), but they were all assigned 1969 VIN codes.


Multimedia

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Video Chuck Herrmann on the 1969 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
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Photographs

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Z/28
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Badge Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Badge Image for the Camaro pages at The Crittenden Automotive Library beginning August 2011
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
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2005 United States Grand Prix
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Custom 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Custom SS
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Z/28
2004 Zippo United States Vintage Grand Prix
Driven by Sam Viviano
Photo by Nathan Bittinger
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#19 - 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (302cid)
Sam Viviano
McDonald, PA

2004 Zippo United States Vintage Grand Prix
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Model Car Z/28
Built by Darrin Gilligan
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Model Car Z/28
Built by Darrin Gilligan
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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Vitar Engineering 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO COPO 9561 L72 427/425HP
Vitar Engineering

Originally ordered by Vincent Tarantola, it became Vitar Engineering's product test vehicle
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Reserve not met ($110,000 high bid) at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
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Vitar Engineering 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO COPO 9561 L72 427/425HP
Vitar Engineering

Originally ordered by Vincent Tarantola, it became Vitar Engineering's product test vehicle
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Reserve not met ($110,000 high bid) at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 Ken Barnhart Drag Racing Car ZL-1 Ken Barnhart "It's Somethin' Else" Drag Racing Car
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 Ken Barnhart Drag Racing Car ZL-1 Ken Barnhart "It's Somethin' Else" Drag Racing Car
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2010 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Model Car Trans Am Race Car
1;25 scale Revell kit
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 NIMCON
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Model Car Trans Am Race Car
1;25 scale Revell kit
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2010 NIMCON
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko Drag Racing Car Ed Hedrick Model Yenko Drag Racing Car
Driven by Ed Hedrick

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2010 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals Model Car Show
November 21, 2010
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko Drag Racing Car Ed Hedrick Model Yenko Drag Racing Car
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Dick Harrell/Fred Gibb Chevrolet Drag Racing Car Model Dick Harrell/Fred Gibb Chevrolet Drag Racing Car
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2010 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals Model Car Show
November 21, 2010
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Dick Harrell/Fred Gibb Chevrolet Drag Racing Car Model Dick Harrell/Fred Gibb Chevrolet Drag Racing Car
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2010 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals Model Car Show
November 21, 2010
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Pro Street 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Pro Street SS
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
July 10, 2011
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Pro Street 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Pro Street SS
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro 6.0L Twin Turbo LS-2 6.0L Twin Turbo LS-2
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Nostalgia Auto Show
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro 6.0L Twin Turbo LS-2 6.0L Twin Turbo LS-2
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro 6.0L Twin Turbo LS-2 6.0L Twin Turbo LS-2
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro 6.0L Twin Turbo LS-2 6.0L Twin Turbo LS-2
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Drag Racing 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Drag Racing 710ci/1350HP
$600,000 invested, Jerry Bickle chassis/Rad Rides by Troy assembly
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
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Drag Racing 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Drag Racing 710ci/1350HP
$600,000 invested, Jerry Bickle chassis/Rad Rides by Troy assembly
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Drag Racing 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Drag Racing 710ci/1350HP
$600,000 invested, Jerry Bickle chassis/Rad Rides by Troy assembly
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Drag Racing 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Drag Racing 710ci/1350HP
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Options

CodeNameCost
A01Soft-Ray all tinted glass$32.65
A31Power windows$105.35
A39Custom deluxe front and rear belts$9
A67Rear folding seat$42.15
A85Custom deluxe front shoulder belts$26.35
AS1Front shoulder belts$23.20
AS4Custom deluxe rear shoulder belts$26.35
AS5Standard rear shoulder belts$23.20
B37Color-keyed floor mats$11.60
B93Door edge guards$4.25
C06Power convertible top$52.70
C08Vinyl roof cover$84.30
C50Rear window defroster with Sport Coupe$22.15
C50Rear window defroster with convertible$32.65
C60Air conditioning$376
CE1Headlight flasher$15.80
D33Left-hand remote-controlled outside rearview mirror$10.55
D34Visor-vanity mirror$3.20
D55Center front seat console$53.75
D90Sport striping$25.30
D96Fender striping$15.80
DX1Front accent striping$25.30
F41Heavy-duty Sport suspension$10.55
G31Special heavy-duty rear springs$20.05
G80Positraction rear axle$42.15
J50Power brakes$42.15
J52Power front disc brakes$64.25
JL8Power four-wheel disc brakes$500.30
K02Temperature-controlled declutching fan$15.80
K05Engine block heater$10.55
K7942-amp Delcotron alternator$10.55
K8563-amp Delcotron alternator$26.35
KD5Positive crankcase ventilation$6.35
L22250-cid 155-hp six-cylinder engine$26.35
L34396-cid 350-hp V-8 in Camaro SS only$184.35
L35396-cid 325-hp V-8 in Camaro SS only$63.20
L65350-cid 250-hp V-8$21.10
L78396-cid 375-hp V-8$316
L78/L89396-cid 375-hp V-8 with aluminum cylinder heads in Camaro SS only$710.95
MB1Torque drive transmission$68.65
MC1Special three-speed manual transmission$79
MC11Floor mounted gearshift lever$10.55
M20Wide-ratio four-speed manual transmission$195.40
M21Close-ratio four-speed manual transmission$195.40
M22Close-ratio heavy-duty four-speed manual transmission$322.10
M35Powerglide automatic transmission with six-cylinder engines$163.70
M35Powerglide automatic transmission with small block V-8s$14.25
M40Turbo-Hydra-Matic transmission$190.10
N10Dual exhaust system$30.55
N33Comfortilt steering wheel$45.30
N34Woodgrained steering wheel$34.80
N40Power steering$94.80
N44"Quick-Response" variable-ratio steering$15.80
N65Spacesaver spare tire$19
N95Simulated wire wheel covers$73.75
N96Mag-style wheel covers$73.75
NC8Chambered dual exhaust system$15.80
P01Bright metal wheel covers$21.10
P06Wheel trim rings$21.10
PA2Mag-spoke wheel covers$73.75
PK8E78-14 white sidewall tires$32.10
PL5F70-14 white-letter tires$63.05
PW7F70-14 white sidewall tires$62.60
PW8F70-14 red stripe tires$62.60
PY4F70-14 fiberglass-belted tires$88.60
PY4F70-14 fiberglass-belted tires on Camaro SS$26.25
PY5Fiberglass-belted red stripe tires$88.60
PY5Fiberglass-belted red stripe tires on Camaro SS$26.25
T60Heavy-duty battery$8.45
U15Speed warning indicator$11.60
U16Tachometer$
U17Special instrumentation$94.80
U35Electric clock$15.80
U46Light monitoring system$26.35
U57Stereo tape player$133.80
U63AM radio$61.10
U69AM/FM radio$133.80
U73Manual rear-mounted radio antenna$9.50
U79Push-button AM/FM stereo radio$239.10
U80Rear seat speaker$13.20
V01Heavy duty radiator$14.75
V31Front bumper guard$12.65
V32Rear bumper guard$12.65
VE3Special body-color front bumper$42.15
Z11Special Indy 500 convertible package$36.90
Z21Style trim$47.40
Z22Rally Sport package$131.65
Z23Special interior group$17.95
Z27Camaro Super Sport package$295.95
Z28Special Performance package$458.15
Z87Custom interior$110.60
ZJ9Auxiliary lighting in Sport Coupe without custom interior option$13.70
ZJ9Auxiliary lighting in Sport Coupe with custom interior option$11.10
ZJ9Auxiliary lighting in convertible without custom interior option$9.50
ZJ9Auxiliary lighting in convertible with custom interior option$6.85
ZK3Custom deluxe seat and shoulder belts$12.15
ZL2Special cold-air-induction hood for Camaro SS or Camaro Z/28$79
Optional axle ratios$2.15
Two-tone paint$31.60


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Hot Wheels J3262-0916'69 Camaro2006 First Editions, small scale, metallic Black w/white stripe
Die Cast - Hot Wheels J3262-0917D'69 Camaro2006 First Editions, small scale, purple w/white stripe
Die Cast - Hot Wheels P2397-0919F'69 CamaroMuscle Mania, small scale, orange w/white stripes Hotchkis


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
21 January 2016New As Seen on PowernNation TV Parts at Summit Racing: Auto Metal Direct Body Panels for 1967-69 CamaroSummit Racing Equipment


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