1969 Chevrolet Camaro 307 cubic inches from North America

Summary:

It was not the best car I've ever owned, but it is one I wish I still had

Faults:

Engine was rebuilt completely at 127000 miles.

Clutch was replaced at 127000 miles, and at 230000 miles.

Various things had to be replaced or repaired on a car with so many miles.

Engine was rebuilt again at 230000 miles, and the transmission replaced with another (rebuilt 3 speed).

General Comments:

Car was very reliable.

I could always count on it.

Handled fairly well, given its nose heavy design.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2011

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 350 V8 3 speed stick from North America

Summary:

Was a cheap fun car in 1986. I'd like to have another one

Faults:

Rusted out quarter panels. Repaired with new patches.

Dash pad curled up and cracked.

Rusty lower front fenders. Patched up with new metal.

General Comments:

I learned to drive a stick in this 1969 Camaro 350 2 barrel, 3 speed manual. It was faded blue with black interior and console 3 speed. My dad bought it for $850 in 1986 in Grand Island, NE. We had it repainted in 1988 for $600.

It was a pretty fast car and very reliable. Nothing mechanical went wrong with it. It was rusty in some places, but not the floors or rockers. Dad sold it when I turned 16 because he thought I might wreck it. I probably would have too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2010

1969 Chevrolet Camaro 302 V8 from North America

Faults:

Several minor repairs had to be done, such as changing the thermostat gasket, fixing bad wiring, and changing the pinion seal on the rear.

However, the big one was the transmission rebuild that was needed due to the fact that the previous owner left the filter in for 175,000 miles.

Excluding regular maintenance and performance upgrades, about $300 was spent on parts and tools for repairs.

General Comments:

You will not be able to find a better car for your money. I paid $4,500 for mine and have been driving it a lot with very little money being spent on maintaining it, sometimes driving it on long trips of up to 1,000 miles without any problems.

The engine has enough power so that with the TH350, tires spin when it shifts from 1st to 2nd, and yet still manages to get 15 miles per gallon on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2001

1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 350 from North America

Summary:

A high performance classic beauty

Faults:

You must have a good radiator, most of these cars tend to heat up easily in long trips.

General Comments:

Best performance car I have ever driven.

Great throttle response.

Enough power to burn out those Honda's.

It makes heads turn.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2001

16th Oct 2013, 06:16

This is a model you simply should not sell. I bought my completely stock 69 Super Sport 4 speed, and came close to doing exactly that.

When I first bought mine, I drove it everywhere in the 80s. Everywhere I went, I had notes under the windshield asking to sell. The offers kept growing over the years.

I had zero issues with this car, and they are extremely reliable. I replaced the exhaust system and was careful to stay pure stock with the correct turned tips.

Even though I drove mine, and even to work, it was mint. The only issue was the theft of the center wheel caps off the Rally wheels when I was at a restaurant.

This car is a win win. You drive it, have no issues and sell it far for far more than you paid for it if it is a real SS.

In my opinion the 69 is the greatest first gen Camaro. They cured the wheel hop staggering the shocks. It's a great size, although I loved driving a 71 Z/28 4 speed as well that belonged to my friend.

I miss this car, but am driving a 1970 Chevelle SS 4 speed California Built car with factory air today. It spent most of its life on the west coast and was shipped east. It is definitely the ultimate American muscle car up with the Cuda Hemi to own. I also have owned 63 and 64 Impala Super Sports 4 speed convertibles. But I really miss my 69 SS! I got a high offer, as I have had with most of my cars over time owned. They eventually go to another lucky owner, and it finances the next. This is a really great hobby. People will spend on a nice car, no matter what the economy.