When it was introduced, the 1969 Chevy Camaro was unlike any other muscle car or sports car at that time. Chevrolet understood Americas need back then for style and power, offered at a lower price point.
The 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 Tubo-Jet 396.
The 1969 Chevy Camaro SS also had beefed-up suspension, white-lettered wide oval tires on 14″ x 7″ wheels, power disc brakes and a special transmission with at that time, a unique floor shift. For those who wanted even more muscle car, there was a 4-speed available with a Hurst shifter.
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.
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 looking for… and then some.
The Z28 Camaro was promoted as the closet thing to a Corvette back then.The Z28 style Camaro was the only American car besides the Corvette that offered 4-wheel disc brakes. Add on the dual exhaust with deep tone mufflers, rear air spoiler, a special supension system, stylish round headlights, and the 1969 Chevy Camaro was a classic muscle car ahead of its time.