Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis , Missouri
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 RS Hugger Orange
Original Protect-O-Plate included and still mounted on original warranty plan booklet!
Included with original Trim and Final sheet found underneath the seat
Early LA built 1969 Z28 RS (factory RS), built November of 1968
Sold new on January 1st 1969 at Connell Chevrolet, Costa Mesa California
Original factory Hugger Orange Camaro #72 with black interior #712
Numbers matching DZ Turbo-Fire 302 CID V-8 engine (with 11:1 compression, Holley four-barrel)
Numbers matching Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission (#P9R16)
Numbers matching rear 12 bolt 3.73 posi (#BU1101G)
Numbers matching original Hurst shifter (#914340)
Power disc/drum brakes and tilt steering column
Same owner for the past 13 years
Still contains its original RS equipment such as correct hideaways and rear pan
First-generation Camaro fans will be pleased to see this from MotoeXotica Classic Cars, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28/RS! This example was made in General Motors Van Nuys, California factory during the first week of November 1968. Nineteen sixty-nine was the final model year for first-generation Camaros. It was one of 19,014 Camaros with the Z/28 package; one of 50,128 cars with a four-speed manual transmission; one of 3,952 Camaros made at Van Nuys that November.
Dressed in Hugger Orange (code 72) and twin white Z/28 rally stripes (code W), the cars paint and trim are in overall very good order. Its bodywork is straight and solid, includes a rear spoiler, the engine bay is very tidy and the cars chrome bumpers are in very good order.
This F-body rolls on BFGoodrich T/A radials, size 245/60R14 in front and 245/60R15 in back. Each donut is wrapped around a factory Rally wheel. The tires and wheels are all in very good order.
Under that ZL2 Super Scoop hood is Chevrolets 302 CID Turbo-Fire V-8 (engine suffix code DZ). In 1969, eight percent of Camaros were ordered with RPO Z28. It was designed 302-cubic-inch engine for SCCA Trans Am competition. The 302 was created by combining the 327s engine block casting (4.00-inch bore) with the 283s crankshaft (3.00-inch stroke). This engine was built for competition and featured plenty of race-car kit, including an 11:1 compression ratio; four bolt main caps; a solid-lifter camshaft and solid valve lifters; high-rise intake manifold topped with an 800 CFM Holley 4053 four-barrel carburetor; high-capacity oil pump and baffled oil pan. It exhaled through a 2.25-inch, dual exhaust system. The engine was finished with a chrome-plated air cleaner, rocker covers, filler tube, and cap. The 302 shared the finned, cast aluminum valve covers with the LT-1 350 Corvette engine. Conservatively rated at 290 horsepower (SAE gross) at 5800 rpm and 290 lbsft at 4800, actual output was around 376 horsepower! Backing up this engine is a Muncie M21 close-ratio, four-speed manual transmission with a 12-bolt rear axle and a 3.73:1 rear end. Driver convenience features include power disc/drum brakes and tilt steering column
Inside, the cars black interior (code 712) is in overall very good order. The Strato-Bucket front seats and rear bench seats look great while the matching carpet is in satisfactory order. The black headliner is in great shape while the two-spoke factory steering wheel with woodgrain insert is in great shape. The instrument panel, with corresponding woodgrain accents, is in very good order, as are the inner door panels. An AutoMeter 10,000 RPM tachometer along with Stewart Warner oil pressure and coolant temperature gauges are mounted beneath the dash. Completing the interior is a Hurst shifter and a Sanyo AM/FM stereo with cassette deck.
The 1969 Camaro carried over the previous year's drivetrain and major mechanical components, but all-new sheet metal, 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. This system used components from the Corvette and made for a major improvement (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, 37,773 built. This option could be added to any other opti