If there is a car that keeps tongues wagging and turns heads you are looking at the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. Though it falls considerably behind the Ford Mustang, it is a muscle car worth mention. Grab your seat belts and let’s take a ride.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro review
When it was introduced, the 1969 Chevy Camaro was unlike any other muscle car or sports car at that time.
The 1969 Chevy Camaro had the long, lean look of its sports car cousin, the Corvette. It had the Corvette muscle too, with a 210-Hp 327 V8 standard. Other V8’s available to order ran all the way up to a 325-Hp Turbo-Jet 396. The 1969 Chevy Camaro wasn’t called “The Hugger” for nothing. Its wide stance and nimble wheelbase made for cat-quick maneuverability, which made it popular with the street racing teenagers of the day.
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1969 Camaro interior
Inside the Camaro, you would have thought you were in a luxury car back then. This unique muscle car sported complete door-to-door carpeting and supple vinyl seats, which gave the Camaro a family ride atmosphere that the housewife enjoyed also.
When you went to the dealership to purchase a new 1969 Chevy Camaro, you had the option to make it more personal to fit your driving style. You could add a three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, 4-wheel power disc brakes and even an AM-FM radio! Back in 1969, the Camaro was no ordinary muscle car. It was everything a family man, a housewife, and street racing teenager had been longing for. Let’s go into detail much further.
1969 Camaro engine
The standard Camaro was equipped mainly by low-power I6 engines (230 or 250 CID) with 1969 Camaro horsepower rating 140-155 HP but wasn’t popular – car with those engine simply doesn’t have muscle car performance. That is why there were more powerful V8 available for Camaro, 210-HP 327 V8 and 307 cubic inch V8, available exclusively for 1969 model year. The most powerful version available for (except Z28 or SS) Camaro, was 350 cubic inch V8 rated 255 HP.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro specs
The car has the following dimensions: 1969 Camaro length was 186 inches; 74 inches width and 51.1 in height.
The 1969 Camaro weight figures are not specified, but lay between 3000 and 3600 lbs depending on engine and options.
1969 Chevy Camaro Z28
The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 had an all-time sporty look. Of all z28’s was the most sought after. With its incredible unique styling and brake combination, It had perfect interior design to satisfy automobile users.
One feature exclusive to the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro z28 was its solid-lifter 302-cid V-8 with an 850-cfm four-barrel carburetor and cowl-induction hood. It had a valve that snapped open to about 80% throttle to draw in cool air from the base of the windshield ensuring added comfort.
1969 Camaro Z28 specs
Early on we discussed the 1969 Chevy Camaro, now let’s drive into the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 specs. This muscle car is a classic automobile. With a wheelbase of 108.1 inches, a length of 4724mm/186in, height and width of 1298mm/51.1in and 1880mm/74 in respectively the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is a car for any vintage automobile collector.
For a weight of 3,765, the Camaro Z28 has a number build of 20,302.Ask most automobile fanatics and an ohv V-8 engine which powers the ride with an incredible Horsepower @ RPM of 290@5800 is commendable. The Chevrolet Camaro z28 Sport Coupe can also boast of a top speed of 215km/h (134mph) but it must be stated this is theoretical to some extent.
With a fuel (petrol) tank capacity of 18 U.S. gal, an engine coolant capacity 13 U.S. qt and a battery capacity of 45Ah the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe is a sight to behold for its displacement of 302 and compression ratio of 11:0:1. Most automobile makers agree that the two door 1969 notchback coupe, which is built with a torque @ RPM of 290 @4200 is slowly gaining on the vintage automobile market. This 1st generation vehicle is therefore an undisputed timeless breed. 69 Camaro specs were spectacular for compact vehicle in late 60s.
1969 Camaro SS
This is an automobile with the name that sounds like ‘the hissing of a snake’. With its sport tripping, 3 speed transmission, heavy insulated hood the big power automobile features a petrol(gasoline) engine with a displacement of 5733cm3/349.8cui, advertised power of 223.5kW /300hp/304 PS (SAE gross) and a net torque of 515Nm/380lb-ft.
The Chevrolet Camaro SS 1969 showcases an outside length of 4724mm/186 in and a wheelbase of 2743mm/108 in. Let‘s lay emphasis on its base curb weight. Seasoned automobile experts believe for its external features a curb weight 1584kg/3492Ibs.With an acceleration of 0-60 mph 6.8s;0-100km/h 7.2s (a-c simulation); ¼ mile drag time (402m) 15.3s (a-c simulation) .To throw light on its fuel consumption and mileage; it has an average a-c estimation of 20 l/100km/14.1 mpg (imp) /11.7 mpg(U.S)
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS specs
Let’s take a look briefly into the 1969 Camaro SS specs. This model came with both a 295 bhp 5.7 liter V8 (‘350’) and a 6.5 liter V8(‘396’) that produced a hefty 375bhp. Like the mustang the Camaro was endowed with good styling except for this time it was more curvaceous compared to the Mustang which came with a boxy form. The wide grille with round headlights and flared arches gave the Camaro an almost aggressive appearance as had been the reason for its design. Although it could not match up to half a million Mustangs sold that year, it stood strong on the automobile market.
1969 Camaro SS engine
Let’s go in-depth with the 1969 Camaro SS engine. The GM Chevrolet Big –Block V-8 396 manufactured this beauty. With a spark–ignition 4-stroke gasoline the naturally aspirated 2 cylinder carburetor complements its V-8 cylinder alignment. A Rochester 4 –barrel cannot be downplayed in any vintage automobile records.
For a displacement of 6489cm3/396 cui, a gross horsepower of 261KW/355PS /350hp for an SAE gross,this vehicle emulates class with an accompanied gross torque of 563Nm/415ft-Ib.Ask many leading automobile manufacturers and a car’s weight to power ratio of 8.5kg/kW/6.2kg.PS/13.9Ibs/ hp (estimated by a-c) is perfect in its kind.