- Numbers Matching 1969 Camaro SS/RS with Deluxe Interior and Rosewood trim.
- I’ve owned this car over 25 years but sadly must let it go. I’m a disabled veteran and can no longer dedicate the time and effort that a classic car like this deserves. I’ve had 4 surgeries in the last 3 years and it’s not good for the car to just sit while I’m not able to care for it. So sadly, it’s time for it to have a new home.
- The following is only a summary description of the car. It was an extremely well optioned car originally and there are too many features, upgrades and improvements to list. Please call and I’ll be glad to discuss in more detail.
- Built in Feb 1969 in Van Nuys, California with a 350 V-8 built in Tonawanda, NY.
- Complete “Frame Off” renovation by Renown Auto in 2011. Renown Auto built/restored the Spurs ’69 Camaro (Google “Spurs Camaro” to see pics), as well as ’69 Camaros by actors Tommy Lee Jones and Jack Earl Haley.
- All work done to the car, including modernization and upgrades for safety and reliability, were done with authenticity in mind; the primary goal being, ‘Create a safe, modern driving car but Stay True to the original’.
- Renovation included Resto-Mod conversion to a matched LS2/4L65-E engine/transmission setup. The
LS2 is the first of the 4th generation Chevy small block engines (fitting, since the 350 V-8 debuted in the first generation Camaro). The 4L65-E is GM’s heavy duty, high performance transmission. On the dynamometer, the car with this engine/transmission, produced 457 HP and 462 Ft-Lb of torque at the crank.
- 46,000 miles. The engine/transmission had 40,000 miles when installed and the car had 42,000 on the body. During the renovation the odometer was set to match the car.
- Has the original 12-bolt rear end with 3.73:1 ring gear. A high performance Fays2 Watts Link was added to improve handling. The car retains the original front-end suspension.
- Custom made billet aluminum 5-spoke wheels by Billet Specialties, 4-wheel disc brakes with 13” slotted and cross-drilled rotors. 275/40ZR17 rear tires; 245/45ZR17 in the front.
- Original color, GM Color Code 40, Butternut Yellow, along with the relatively rare DX-1 stripe (an option offered only in 1969 for the small block SS). The cowl hood is not authentic, but I never liked the phony pot metal insets in the SS hood, so I changed hoods.
- Complete Vintage Air Front Runner kit for the engine compartment and air conditioning.
- RetroSound Model One AM/FM Radio with USB input, 2 Aux inputs, remote control and Infinity Kappa Series speakers.
- 4-way Power Windows and remote-controlled Door Locks
- Very comfortable “infinitely adjustable” electric seats from a 2002 Camaro. Upholstered in original style Houndstooth upholstery. Includes modern style (circa 1973) 3-point inertia reel seat belts (safety first!). Comes with the Tilt Wheel steering column. These upgrades are true to the original car and are invisible to any non-expert, yet seriously improve the driving experience.
- Rare original options that came with the car include adjustable driver’s side rear view mirror and fold down rear seat. It even includes the original Owner’s Manual ??
- Much, much more ….
- Keep in mind the rebuild of this car was over 8 years ago, so while it is not a worn out 50-year old car, it is not “New”. I’ve not been able to wax it or pamper it for 3 years, hence my low asking price. The car was appraised at $75,000 in Dallas 6-years ago. However, this is not Dallas and the market for collectable cars is down right now (of course like all art and collectibles it’s just a matter of time until it goes up again). Since the car is 8 years removed from renovation and I’ve not been able to care for it for the past couple years, it will require a little work to make it Blue Ribbon Show Quality again.
Prior to my last surgery I took it to A&E Classic Cars on I-35 in New Braunfels to inquire about selling it for me on consignment. They said they would list it at between $45,00 and $50,000 for the San Antonio market. Unfortunately, time got away from me and considering their commission rates and other factors I decided not to go that route.
My intent is to find someone who will appreciate the car and drive and enjoy it. Every day it sits in the driveway it’s just getting older. Therefore, I’m asking a low $38,950 for it As-Is for a quick sale. Please, I don’t want pretend buyers showing up pretending to be interested so they can take it for hot rod test rides, so Please, Serious buyers only. Feel free to call any time before 9:00 pm. 210-659-0465