- Chassis # 124679N610056
- Wearing A Very Nicely Done Older Cosmetic Restoration
- Original And Correct Z11 Trim Tag In Place
- Well Optioned With Power Brakes, Power Steering, Rally Pack Gauges, And AM/FM Radio
- Showing Just 10,700 Miles Since Restoration
- Sale Includes Owner’s Manual, Correct Bumper Jack, Spare Tire, And OEM Trunk Mat.
The year 1967 marked the Chevrolet Camaro’s introduction as Chevy’s competitor in the hotly contested “Pony Car” scene. In addition to being a smashing sales success for the company, the Camaro also saw great success on race tracks throughout the country. Throughout the years the Camaro has also paced the Indianapolis 500 a total of seven times: 1967, 1969, 1982, 1993, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Despite the massive success throughout the years, the 1969 model stands out above the rest, Chevrolet even paid a tribute to the 1969 pace car with the 2011 Camaro pace car. Sporting its Dover White paint accented by sunburn-bright Hugger Orange graphics; its distinctive Rally Sport grille and taillamp treatment; and of course, its unapologetically showy orange and black interior with houndstooth upholstery. They even placed the four-time Indianapolis 500 champion, A.J Foyt, behind the wheel
On May 30th, 1969, for the Indianapolis 500, Chevrolet supplied 133 identical white and orange 1969 Camaro pace cars. 130 of which were just replicas used as courtesy cars to ferry around VIPs, officials, and the press. 2 were the actual cars used during the event, sporting bigger motors and beefier gearboxes and the last 1 was reserved for the race winner who would end up being the infamous Mario Andretti.
The 1969 Camaro Pace car came equipped with the Super Sport powertrain. The iconic 350 V8 engine was paired with a Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 automatic transmission. The privilege to own one came with a fairly high price tag at $3,405 for a base model. To make the experience of pace car ownership as close to the real deal as possible, Chevrolet offered and recommended piling on a few options such as Positraction, power steering, a power top, AM radio, and front and rear spoilers. Chevrolet initially planned to build approximately 6,400 examples of the pace car, working out to 1 per dealership. In reality, though, only 3,675 1969 Camaro pace cars ever came to be. The Pace Car edition remains an iconic vehicle in Chevrolet’s history and serves as an eye-catching reminder of the storied past of the Camaro lineup.
The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro pace car on offer here, chassis #124679N610056, presents in excellent condition having been cosmetically restored and showing only 10,701 miles. Well equipped, this Camaro Pace Car is complete with the correct Z11 trim tag and was optioned with desirable extras such as power brakes, power steering, rally pack gauges, and AM/FM radio. It is also worth noting the heat shield in the hood is a new old stock OEM piece that is a considerably hard find today. The ignition system has also been overhauled and replaced with an upgraded MSD Ignition system to improve the livability of the car. A recent professional detail on the car’s exterior has served the car well upon visual inspection. This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro presents an opportunity to own one of collectors’ favorite Camaro pace car replicas in stunning condition both cosmetically and mechanically.
Included in the sale of this vehicle are the owner’s manual, correct bumper jack, spare tire, and OEM trunk mat.
body and paint
The exterior is finished in a fantastic Dover White with Z28 style stripes done in Hugger Orange. The paint itself is in very good condition with a consistent finish and shine all around the car. The body itself is straight and shows no flaws. Panel gaps and shut lines are fairly consistent all around.
glass and trim
The glass throughout the car is in great condition with all factory etchings on all sides and rear glass. The headlights are clean and clear with no cracking or fogging and the same with the marker lights up front. In the back, the taillights are in great condition also. The chrome trim is in good condition all around with only the front and rear bumper bars showing slight signs of age and scratching as they appear to be original and not restored.
The wheels are in as new condition with no signs of recent touch-up or any damage, showing as new chrome with faultless center caps and lug nuts.
seats and surfaces
The interior of the car is finished in original style orange vinyl and is in exceptional condition throughout. The seats are finished very nicely in the proper orange and black houndstooth and show minimal to no signs of aging. The steering wheel, dash, and gauges are also in excellent condition as are the carpet and rear trim pieces.
functionality and accessories
Everything appears to function as it should on the interior of the car. The windows roll up and down with ease and the doors open and close as they should. The gauges are clear with bright and legible numbers and all appear to display their designated functions as they should. The emergency brake holds the car in place and the shifter moves easily through its range of motion.
engine bay and trunk
The engine bay is clean and tidy with everything appearing as it should. All the appropriate stickers are in place with original style hoses and clamps used where they should be.
The trunk is also very clean throughout without any signs of any issues with the original style Vinyl Plaid Trunk Mat. The metal underneath the mat is clean and tidy with no signs of any issues past or present.
The underside presents nicely after a recent freshening. There are no signs of rust or any other issues.
The engine appears well sorted from our brief testing. It fires to life easily and settles into a consistent idle. It revs freely and makes excellent power throughout the RPM range with no stumbles or issues to note.
The 3-speed “Turbo 350” automatic transmission is in excellent mechanical order, moving through the gears with ease and holding power wonderfully.
brakes and suspension
Both the braking system as well as the suspension system appear well-sorted and mechanically in good order. The car comes to a stop with ease and the suspension system has good road manners with no issues to note.
The car sits on BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires with white lettering on all four corners. All tires appear to have solid sidewalls and plenty of tread life left to them.