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1969 Chevrolet Camaro

General Overview

The 1969 Camaro marked the last of the first generations and is arguably the most popular.

It featured entirely new, more aggressive looking sheet metal and revised grille. Going away was the coke bottle shape, making room for a flatter, wider looking stance.

The Camaro was available in many different configurations, from a standard Sport Coupe, a rubber melting Super Sport, or a track-ready Z/28. The Rally Sport option with hidden headlights, special stripes and wheels, special bucket seats, nice carpeting, and other items could be added as a separate package to any of the models.

The Sport Coupe was longer and wider this year, had bucket seats, carpeting, and improved Astro Ventilation System.

The Z/28 was for the road racing fan. Dual exhausts, special suspension, heavy-duty radiator, quick-ratio steering, and 15×7 inch rally wheels.

The SS was “The One with a Name Like the Hiss of a Snake.” Big power, special 3-speed transmission, sport striping, heavy insulated hood.

In 1969, there were three different COPO orders for a Camaro. Order #9560 and #9561 were almost the same cars, but #9560 had one big difference: The engine was all-aluminum, and that is the brutal ZL1 (Fred Gibb Chevrolet was responsible for getting the ZL-1 cars into production). These cars had different variations of the 427ci V8, making up to 425 hp. One of the other COPO numbers was the Yenko Camaro, dreamed up by Don Yenko of Yenko Chevrolet, in which he persuaded Chevy to install the L-72s on the assembly line in a limited number of Camaros later to be known as Yenko.

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Manufacturer Original Sales Brochures


Engine 0 to 60 MPH Quarter Mile Source
Z28 14.7 sec @ 95.9 mph Popular Hot Rod
396ci/325hp 14.2 sec @ 97.3 mph MCR
427ci-Yenko 5.4 sec 11.9 sec @ 114.5 mph


Available Engines:
Turbo-Thrift Six-Cylinder 230ci 140 hp
Turbo-Fire V8 327ci 210 hp
Turbo-Thrift Six-Cylinder 250ci 155 hp
Turbo-Fire 350 V8 350ci 255 hp
Turbo-Fire V8 350ci 300 hp
Turbo-Jet V8 396ci 325 hp
Available Transmissions:
  • 3-Speed Manual
  • Special 3-Speed
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Torque Drive (only 6-cyls)-No Clutch Approach
  • Powerglide Automatic
  • Turbo Hydra-Matic

Factory Exterior Colors

  • Dover White
  • Glacier Blue
  • Le Mans Blue
  • Dusk Blue
  • Olympic Gold
  • Azure Turquoise
  • Frost Green
  • Cortez Silver
  • Garnet Red
  • Fathom Green
  • Hugger Orange
  • Daytona Yellow
  • Butternut Yellow
  • Rallye Green
  • Dusk Blue
  • Burnished Brown
  • Burgundy
  • Tuxedo Black

Factory Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Dark Blue
  • Medium Red
  • Medium Green
  • Ivory/Black
  • Black Houndstooth
  • Ivory Houndstooth
  • Orange Houndstooth
  • Yellow Houndstooth

Production Numbers

  • Sport Coupe
    Total productions 165,226
  • Sport Coupe Convertible
    Total productions 17,573
  • RS
    Total productions 37,773
  • Z/28
    Total productions 20,302
  • SS
    Total productions 36,309
  • Yenko
    Total productions 201
  • ZL-1
    Total productions 69

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