Monday, December 17, 2007
The 1969 Camaro is one the Greatest Classic American Made Cars out there.
Below is a description of the 1969 Camaro.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Standard equipment included an Argent Silver radiator grille, a bow-tie radiator emblem, valance-mounted parking lights with a clear lens and amber bulb, a "Camaro by Chevrolet" radiator grille header panel nameplate, bright windshield reveal moldings, Argent Silver headlight bezels, integrated front headlights and parking lights, a bright radiator grille outline molding, amber front and red rear sidemarker lights, white-painted front fender engine call-outs, "Camaro" front fender nameplates, hub caps, rocker panel moldings, a left-hand outside rearview mirror, a "Camaro by Chevrolet" rear deck lid nameplate, rear bumper guards, a bright backlight molding, taillights with bright moldings mounted in rear-end body panel, back-up lights mounted in the taillights, a rear panel bow-tie emblem, a prismatic 10-in. inside rearview mirror with padded edges, a satin-finished rearview mirror support, a color-coordinated rearview mirror center support, padded sun visors, color-coordinated padded windshield pillars, a dome light with a bright bezel, bright front seat shoulder belt clips, color-coordinated plastic seat belt anchor covers, left- and right-hand door jamb light switches, all-vinyl front Strato-bucket seats, an all-vinyl rear bench seat, a bright seat adjuster handle, bright front seat back latches, seat belts in all passenger positions, shoulder belts for driver and front passenger, luggage compartment with spatter paint finish, passenger compartment floor carpeting, all-vinyl head rests on front seat (as a mandatory option), color-coordinated all-vinyl door and quarter panel trim, padded front door arm rests, silver-accented clear plastic window regulator knobs, bright door lock buttons, "Camaro" nameplates on doors, a blended-air heater and defroster with illuminated controls, a "Camaro" nameplate on the right-hand side of the instrument panel, bright vent controls, a color-coordinated padded dashboard with reduced-glare elements, warning lights (for temperature, generator, oil pressure and parking brake), a lockable glove compartment, a high-beam indicator lamp, directional signals with indicator lamp on instrument board, two-speed windshield wipers with sliding control lever, windshield washers, a cigar lighter (in ashtray), an Astro Ventilation system, a bright light with black accents, front courtesy lights, a clock cover with "Camaro" nameplate, a steering column ignition with anti-theft lock, a color-coordinated turn signal lever knob, a color-coordinated floor shift knob, a 2-spoke plastic steering wheel with built-in horn tabs, an energy-absorbing steering column, a bow-tie steering wheel emblem, a bright hazard lights control, Magic-Mirror acrylic lacquer finish, flush-and-dry rocker panels, curved side windows with full door-glass styling, keyless locking of all doors, inner fenders front and rear, a separate front frame unit, cushioned body mountings, an all-welded Fisher body, self-adjusting brakes with bonded linings, precise ball-race steering, 6,000-mile or four-month chassis lubrication, a foot-operated parking brake, a Delco Energizer battery, a long-life exhaust system, exhaust emission controls on all engines, a dual master cylinder brake system, corrosion resistant brake lines, a dual-action safety hood latch, a 230-cid 145-hp Turbo-Thrift I-6 engine or a 327-cid 210-hp (200-hp Prior to January 1969) Turbo-Fire V8 engine, a 3-speed manual transmission and E78 x 14 2-ply (4-ply-rated) black side-wall tires.
On the front of the 1969 standard Camaro was a grille that was compiled of 13 slender vertical moldings and 5 horizontal moldings to form a grid surrounded by a bright molding. A badge with the Chevrolet bow-tie emblem was in the center.
There were single round headlamps near both outer ends of the grille. The full-width bumper integrated with the body-color outer grille surround and there was a license plate holder in the center of the valance panel. Round parking lights were positioned on either side of the license plate. At the rear were wider taillight bezels with triple-segment lenses.
Convertibles also had a folding convertible top, a clip-on top boot, bright windshield pillar moldings, a bright windshield header with convertible top latches, rear belt molding, courtesy lights under the instrument panel, radio speakers in the front kick panels, narrower sun visors, rear inside body panels with built-in armrests and ashtrays, E78-14 tires and a strengthening floor brace. They did not have color-coordinated roof rails with shoulder belt clips and coat hooks, plastic seat belt anchor covers or a dome light.