Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
If you like to drive, small block Camaros are what you want. Cars like this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro are nicely balanced, with great handling and acceleration that still intimidates other drivers on the street, all without the fuel economy penalty of a big block. This fresh-looking hardtop offers all the virtues and few of the vices of an early F-body.
Repainted to a professional standard, this car really sparkles. The burgundy finish is a great choice today as much as it was in 1969, and with a bright white vinyl top, it's about as sophisticated as it gets in the muscle car world. Somehow this one looks longer and sleeker, perhaps due to the added white SS stripes that are less dull than the usual black, or maybe it's the stance, which is more road race than quarter mile. It proudly wears '350' badges on the front fenders, along with the requisite SS emblems on all four sides. A cowl induction hood, chin and deck lid spoilers, and the perfect stance give it a performance look that works. Finish quality is quite nice and the 1969 Camaro sheetmetal doesn't tolerate sloppy workmanship with that sharp crease running along its flanks, so this one looks pretty darned good in the flesh. Shiny chrome bumpers, quarter panel inserts, and polished stainless window trim all add some glitter that sparkles against the burgundy paint.
A white interior in a burgundy car with white stripes is striking and elegant combination, and with nice-looking seat covers, clean door panels, bright wood appliques throughout, and carpets that look fresh, the interior is ready to rock. Even what GM called the "standard" setup was pretty stylish, and with a center console and that horseshoe shifter, the Camaro becomes a pretty nice place to spend some quality time. It may seem strange to us, but even the SS models didn't get a tach or auxiliary gauges as standard equipment, so this one has just the basics guiding the driver. The original AM radio is gone, replaced by an AM/FM/Cassette unit and the original "Astro-Ventilation" vents are still in place as well. Out back, the trunk is tidily presented with spatter-finish paint and provides plenty of room for luggage and car show accessories.
The reason we really like this Camaro is the 350 cubic inch V8 up front, which is hundreds of pounds lighter than a big block, improving handling and braking in a big way without a major sacrifice in acceleration. With an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb and polished intake up top, Accel coil, Z/28 style finned aluminum valve covers with matching air cleaner, and some Chevy Orange paint, it looks every bit the part of a hi-po bowtie. It's very presentable under the hood, especially because the inner fenders have been nicely painted in glossy black. Long-tube headers and a Flowmaster dual exhaust system give it a great V8 rumble that few other engines can match, as well as a fat torque curve. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission snaps off shifts like rifle shots and the 10-bolt out back is built to take it. The front end appears to have been lowered to get that awesome stance, although the shiny Rally wheels and 225/70/14 front and 225/70/14 rear performance Mastercraft white-letter radials certainly help in that regard.
If you've been looking for a great early Camaro, try bending this one into a corner before making your decision. You'll love the way it feels! Call today.
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