1969 Camaro Convertible SS 396/360 HP 4spd. Bucket Seats White on White Restored

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Camaro
SubModel: SS 396 4spd
Type: Convertible
Year: 1969
Mileage: 3,000
VIN: 124679N551440
Color: White
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Bettendorf, Iowa, United States

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Description of 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 4spd

1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Big Block Convertible. 396 V8 with 360 HP. The previous owners description of this amazingly nice and rare car is as follows: The History of this '69 Chevy Camaro convertible as I know is, it was found on a city auction in 1977. I asked how they came to get the and they explained it was towed in because it was abandon at a storage complex. At that time it had 14,000 miles on the odometer and it was sitting there with a blown engine. The heads were off and it had a broken piston on no. 2 cylinder. The original motor was unusable and I'm sure scraped. The car was in good condition, the interior was great, it was white with a black hockey stripe and looked great. It had it's 12 bolt rear end 3.73 gear and the m-21 4- speed transmission P-9516A, front disc brakes with rear drum and manual quick steering. It had the Heavy duty 5 leaf springs on the rear with stock front springs and dual exhaust. So the search was on to find a good running hi perf 396 CI. big block to replace the blown one. Once I found the engine I put it, it was used but ran great! I drove and enjoyed the car the summer of 1977. I knew the engine needed rebuilt and the car was showing a little rust around the fenders and lower quarter panels, so I ordered new fenders and grill, quarter panels, radiator support, bumpers, from Ericksen Chevrolet in Milan, IL. While they were still available in 1979. The quarter panels were full convertible factory original GM parts. I put the car and parts in storage, and went about living life until the mid 90's when the itch to get it out and restored started. Soon after I began working on the car stripping it and taking it apart. I sent the motor to a local speed shop for a complete rebuild. The hi performance 396 CI was bored out 0.30 over and installed new speed pro pistons. 10.25:1 compression, just like stock. New comp lifters, mild cam, millings HV oil pump. internal balanced the crank is sta.sta polished. Had a complete valve job performed with new valves, springs, open chamber round port heads. Edelbrock air gap intake, Pertronix igniter ignition. 750 Holly Dual feed carb. Mechanical secondary and stock exhaust manifolds with 3 inch flow master exhaust system. With a friend from a local body shop, we made supports for the car and door jig to Q panels to hold the car in place while we replaced the quater panels after we finished dissassembling the car. We under coated it like it would have come from factory, the floor pan and trunk looked very nice and needed no metal work. We bead blasted and reseam sealed everything just like factory or better. With the front stub taken apart we bead blasted and painted everything black and replaced all the body mounts and bushings as well as removed windshield beforehand. Bead blast frame and painted also paint dash and re-installed windshield with new seal. Of course all new carpet, new door panels, new front seat upholstery were installed. Car came together well with all that new sheet metal from GM fitting perfectly. It went into paint soon after using PPG Code- 8631 Glacier white. Then the best upholstery shop in town at the time for a new top. The Paint was finished in 2000 and still looks new if I dont say so myself. I've driven the car in about five cruises and car shows since it was completed and a little around town just to stretch it's legs over the years. The restoration and the rebuilt engine has less than 3000 miles on it in my estimation.The engine is not the original motor and I'm not sure of the date code. The transmission and positraction rear end gear are original matching to the best of my knowledge. This is everything the original owner recalls. As the new caretaker for this beauty I can say everything works and looks great. The car has a ton of power lots of great sound and with the addition of new radial tires it rides smooth and straight. It comes with it's matching convertible top boot. It needs nothing to be enjoyed but a new home.