LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS
The first generation Camaro was introduced in 1967 to compete against the Ford’s successful Mustang. For 1969, Camaro had all-new sheet metal except the hood and trunk lid giving 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. The wheel wells were flattened with sculptured feature lines flowing off towards the rear of the car and rear-slanting simulated air slots ahead of the rear wheel. The front had a full width chrome bumper integrated with the body color grille surround and round parking lights positioned on either side of the license plate. At the rear were wider tail light bezels with triple segment lenses. The interior was updated with square gauges and an optional tachometer. Camaro had two important packages available on any model. The Rally Sport or RS, was an appearance package that included hidden headlights with the partially see-through headlight covers, revised taillights with back-up lights under the rear bumper and exterior bright trim on roof and wheel openings. The Super Sport or SS performance package provided the big block V8 engine and chassis upgrades for better handling, special striping, and SS badging. The styling, considered by many Camaro enthusiasts as the ultimate muscle car look would serve for the 1969 model year only. The combination of sexy styling and pavement-pounding big block power has proved to be timelessly popular. Even current GM designers agree as the design became the inspiration for the retro fifth-generation Camaro.
This well kept and nicely restored 1969 Camaro SS/RS was built in the Norwood, Ohio plant during the second week of January and specified with the highly desired Code 72, Hugger Orange exterior paint and trim Code 729, Ivory Houndstooth Interior. Lifting the functional air breathing hood will reveal the numbers matching L34 396/350 HP Turbo Jet power plant which resides in an engine bay that is clean and well detailed. Rarer still, it is equipped with air conditioning, hard to find with this engine combination. Inside, the bucket seats with separate headrests are in excellent condition. The full length console is fitted with a ‘horseshoe’ automatic shifter and a 4-pack accessory gauge package for battery, temperature, oil and fuel. The black/woodgrain panel dash is in above average condition along with the 140mph speedometer, 6,000rpm tach, clock and AM radio. This Camaro also has power steering, power brakes, rear-deck spoiler, front spoiler, and dual chrome mirrors. A set of 17inch aluminum Magnum wheels with modern radial tires finishes the look of this classic Camaro!
Without a doubt, the 1969 Camaro RS/SS is a muscle car in its purest and most attractive form, and this Camaro presents extremely well inside and out. Coupled with the 396 big block and options, make it a very collectible and sought-after muscle car.