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1969 Camaro SS396 L89 4-Speed

Original / Un-Restored / Documented / 21,217 miles
396ci V8
4-Speed Manual

Being offered for sale is one of the finest, most original, un-restored first generation Camaros to be found, a rare 1969 Camaro SS 396 L89 4-Speed. This is an absolute time capsule for a factory stock Camaro. The car has its original Fathom Green exterior paint with completely original Black Standard interior, the M20 4 Speed Manual wide-ratio transmission, G80 Positraction Rear Axle, F41 Heavy Duty Suspension, stock GM “Hurst” factory shifter, N34 Sport Steering Wheel, U63 AM Pushbutton Radio, and N65 Space Saver Spare Tire. The car has 22,647 documented miles, comes with the original Protect-O-Plate and Original Sales Invoice and is being offered by the 3rd owner, who has owned the car since 1984.

This 1969 Camaro SS 396 L89 is truly an investment grade collectible automobile: it’s 45 years old; an example of the last year of the highly desirable and collectible first generation Camaro;  it’s of limited production  ( only 311 SS 396 L89s were built in 1969); its 375 hp was the optimum for factory production Camaros in 1969; its authenticity is documented; and most importantly, it is perhaps the last 1969 SS 396 L89 left un-restored.

The significance of an un-restored vs. restored vehicle is clearly articulated by Hemmings Editor in Chief, Richard Lentinello in his book: It’s Only Original Once , when he states: “Original cars…are our only glimpse into the past, thus affording us the wonderful opportunity to study first hand the way manufacturing techniques were carried out during all the different decades and periods of automobile production. We can see how the assembly line workers applied the paint and inspection marks how the upholstery was stitched and carpet was bound…and which types of fasteners were used for specific applications. Better than shop manuals, unrestored cars are existing proof of the way automobiles used to be built they are the only true guidebook that restorers can use to ensure that the cars they are restoring are rebuilt to the factory correct manner.”

Rare are the collector cars untouched by time or restorers—cars that still wear their original parts, paint, upholstery and trim. It’s their rarity and significance which make these cars stand out at collector-car auctions around the world and explains the high prices they command and the pride in ownership, which accompanies these cars. These cars are paid special attention at the most prestigious automobile shows, such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegence, Amelia Island Concours d’Elegence, Antique Automobile Club of America Shows, Bloomington Gold, and Mopar Nationals.

While this car is clearly an investment grade automobile, it is not a “Trailer Queen” but, is a car that can be driven and thoroughly enjoyed. The car is in excellent condition and runs “head snapping back” strong, with pure American muscle power. 

If original unrestored American muscle cars thrill you, this 1969 Camaro is one car you won’t want to let go by.

For further information regarding the car, please call Mark 609-306-1631 10am-8pm EST. Inspections will be gladly arranged for interested qualified buyers.