Now THIS is how you build a great Camaro. Recently restored, this 1969 Camaro RS/SS hits all the right buttons: great colors, great look, great options, great performance. Specifically, its got a strong s matching 350 and a 4-speed, factory A/C, and the kind of attention to detail that defines the cars we all want to own.
Lemans Blue is one of the all-time most popular colors on early Camaros, and when you see this car youll understand why. Its not light blue, its not dark blue, its somewhere in the middle and looks great from any angle. When the light hits it just so, it seems to light up from within. And with that in mind, youd better nail the bodywork, too, because people are going to notice if you didnt do it right. Fortunately, they seem to have invested pretty heavily in getting this one straight, because the shine is miles deep, the gaps are excellent, and the final polish put a fantastic shine on it. Its just dazzling. Add in the RS hidden headlights, a white hockey stick stripe, and a matching white vinyl top and you get a car that looks aggressive without trying too hard. We like that they kept the stock hood, which offers those chrome inserts that are far more interesting than any cowl-induction unit ever will be, and all the proper emblems and badges are in place. If you want a car designed to draw a crowd, this is it.
The brilliant white interior is so fresh and new that youll hesitate before you climb in, brush off your pants, then settle in behind the wheel. The contrast of the white upholstery and black carpets and dash makes it bright and airy but also easy to maintain, and the materials and patterns are, of course, totally correct. A center console with a chrome 4-speed is the highlight of this cars interior, but youll also notice factory A/C, which is fully functional thanks to an R134a refrigerant upgrade. The woodgrained steering wheel warms the place up a bit and its got proper auxiliary gauges down on the console, complete with their contemporary white faces. Theres also a tach in the main instrument panel, which was a separate option and very welcome here, plus a later AM/FM stereo radio that keeps a low profile and looks right. In back, the trunk is properly finished with a new mat and full-sized spare with matching cover.
Mechanically, this Camaro delivers the right stuff. The original 350 cubic inch V8 is plenty strong to make it entertaining and its fully detailed to make it a worthy show contender. From the correct single snorkel air cleaner to the finned valve covers to the Chevy Orange block, it has a ton of eyeball appeal. Details like the hoses, clamps, and wiring are correct and with power steering and power front disc brakes, its a pleasure to drive. Factory markings were reproduced wherever possible and the stock cast iron exhaust manifolds were coated so theyll look that good practically forever. Underneath, a few modifications help with the entertainment factor, including a fresh Flowmaster dual exhaust system, but for the most part its pretty stock. Clean floors, rebuilt suspension and brakes, and more factory-style markings make this a car youll be proud to show at any level. Correct SS wheels and 215/70/15 add the right aggressive look for an SS.
Documented with an original Protect-O-Plate and owners manual, this is a very high-quality F-body that can be driven or shown with equal confidence. Call today!