Documentation on this vehicle is excellent, including the original Protect-O-Plate, owners manual, a custom features and accessories book, and a pre-delivery checklist sheet. A highly attractive and very well-equipped example of one of the top performance Camaros ever sold to the public, this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS mark a compelling find with equal measures of big-block performance and image.
NOTE* This 396 RS/SS Camaro Pre-Dates the 1969 Cowl Tag “X” Code. The X Code was a mid-1969 model addition, and started with the 12B (Second week of December) build week. The car before you is a 10A car, which is an even rarer version on the RS/SS Camaro 396
Introduced for the 1967 model year, Chevrolet’s new “F-Body” Camaro quickly stole the thunder of archival Ford and its updated Mustang. While commonly believed to have been a belated response to Ford’s wildly successful Mustang, the Camaro was actually conceived as a more conventional replacement for the rear-engine Corvair. In addition to its outstanding “long hood, short deck” styling that remains fresh today, the Camaro’s long list of available options allowed buyers to literally specify a new Camaro to their individual needs and tastes. Mildly restyled bodies for 1969 maintained the Camaro’s winning looks, enhanced by the RPO (Regular Production Option) Z22 Rally Sport option package. Lending an air of sophistication even to the highest-performing Camaro models, the Rally Sport package was available on all Camaro model lines, including the SCCA Trans Am-inspired Z28 and aggressive Super Sport. Featuring numerous trim and appearance upgrades, RS-equipped Camaros included upgraded brightwork, concealed headlamps, underbumper back-up lights, special tail lights and bold “RS” and “Rally Sport” emblems inside and out. Handsomely finished in factory-correct LeMans Blue with White Rally stripes over a white interior with black carpets, this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS retains the matching-numbers 396/375 HP engine and matching-numbers 4-speed manual transmission feeding a 4.10:1 rear end. Excellent features include a Hurst shifter with “cue ball” knob, bucket seats, power brakes, a tachometer and an AM/FM radio. Additional appeal is delivered by front and rear spoilers, side stripes and rear bumper guards, plus BF Goodrich Radial T/A white-letter tires surrounding Chevrolet Rally wheels. Documentation is excellent, including the original Protect-O-Plate, owner’s manual, a custom features and accessories book, and a pre-delivery checklist sheet. A highly attractive and very well-equipped example of one of the top performance Camaros ever sold to the public, this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS marks a compelling find with equal measures of big-block performance and image.