1969 CAMARO RS SS Z11 PACE CAR NUMBERS MATCHING, PROTECTO PLATE & WINDOW STICKER
- Location: Springfield, Missouri, United States
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Camaro
- SubModel: Z11 PACE CAR
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: RS/SS
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 70,853
- VIN: 124679N619665
- Color: White
- Engine size: 350/300 HP
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power Steering, Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Pump Gas 87 Octane
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Orange
- Safety options: Power Disc Brakes in Front
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: Convertible
1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS description
1969 CAMARO RS SS Z11 PACE CAR * NUMBERS MATCHING, PROTECTO PLATE AND WINDOW STICKER
*NO RESERVE* Runs on 87 Octane with no issues PLUS ONE SET OF ORIGINAL KEYS
If you're content having a Fake SS or Fake Z28 or a Non-Numbers Matching Camaro then this car is probably not for you. This RS SS Numbers Matching Z11 Convertible Pace Car is a Real Collectible! Being one of 3,675 Pace Cars of the 243,085 Camaros built in 1969 (.015 %) adds to its collectability. The glove box, personally autographed with a durable paint marker by 1969 INDY 500 Winner Mario Andretti, increases the value even more!
There are other Pace Cars out there for less money, but they are flawed with inferior paint, replacement aftermarket sheet metal, replacement aftermarket parts, repositioned, questionable trim tags, improperly stamped, decked engine stamp pads, and most important, they are not numbers matching cars NOR DO THEY HAVE THE DOCUMENTED HISTORY THIS Pace Car has. It's all in the details. You get what you pay for! Compared to the following NADA link, our asking price is considerably less than book value, especially considering this car is numbers matching, has a rebuilt transmission and four year old paint, four year old top and interior that still looks new. http://www.nadaguides.com/classic-cars/1969/chevrolet/camaro-z11/convertible-pace-car/Values
The current NADA valuation is Average Retail at $43,900 and a High Retail of $84,200. Given the condition of our car I'd say our asking price is undervalued, but I'm not looking to make money, I just want to cash out with what I paid for the car and move on. Here is a video walk around of the car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w_g61aJJ2E&t=2s
The Provenance on this 1969 RS SS Z11 convertible Pace Car includes its Protect-O-Plate & Booklet, Window Sticker, original owner's manual, a seven page letter from the Third Owner discussing the car and conversations with the First Owner, written correspondence and contact information with the Fourth Owner & Fifth Owners (me), and contact information of the Painter who painted it in June 2013. There is approximately a third of a gallon of touch up paint left over.
This 1969 Camaro RS/SS Z11 numbers matching, 350 cu in, 300 hp V8, TH350 Turbo Hydra-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission is a five owner car with traceable history. The car has the original, proper date stamped YJ 14 X 7" Rally Rims, original Derby Caps (#392-5805) and trim rings. The BF Goodrich radial TAs have the majority of the tread remaining (7/32 verses new 10/32 so it's better than half at 5/32) with a spare tire and original jack equipment in the trunk. To my knowledge the car is factory original including all signal lights, tail lights, glass (except the windshield and rear window replacement), fenders, quarters and all sheet metal. NOTE: I used a cheap rubber magnet (stronger magnet goes through Bondo) to search for Bondo and found a small amount on bottom of both quarters, but not much. The body lines are straight and clean as is the paint.
The Houndstooth interior is very clean, free of odors, rips, stains and any signs of fading. It is always covered with an awning during car shows to protect against birds and sun fading. The convertible top is powered and works quickly as designed and includes a tonneau cover as photographed. The top is four years old and is clean, tight, and free of tears. Because the car is garage kept, the plastic window is clear with no yellowing, creasing or signs of age. The paint is four years old this June. That is confirmed with the June 2013 date on the can of left over paint. The painter told me that he laid three coats of base coat and four coats of clear. In one of the photos you can see the image of a man standing nearby, reflective of the quality of the paint job and the chrome. Extra/leftover/touchup paint is included. The hugger orange stripes are painted. You cannot feel the stripes. They are not decal or vinyl.
With the exception of the clock, amp gauge and cowl induction solenoid, all of the gauges and lights work as they should, both inside and out. Hideaway headlights respond quickly and are in good working order. The original radio has been upgraded, but is in a box and is included with the sale. I do not know whether it works. The car drives like a dream and handles well. It is both comfortable and enjoyable to drive! Aftermarket AC was installed in 2005, recently serviced and blows nice and cold. When I purchased the car it did not have the door decals so they are new and rich in color. Photos of the car without decals are included as is a disc of car show photos and its competition.
This 1969 Camaro (VIN 124679N619665) has the original Numbers matching engine (9N619665) stamped T0304HB engine built at the Tonawanda Plant on 4 March. The HB suffix represents a 350/300 HP Turbo Hydra-Matic 4bbc car. The Y9C08 transmission was built in Toledo 1969, March 08. The original 12 bolt rear end (3.07 gears) is stamped BL0314G and was built March 14 at Detroit Gear and Axle. THE ENGINE STAMP PAD HAS NOT BEEN DECKED OR RESTAMPED. IT HAS NOT BEEN MESSED WITH AND HAS THE FACTORY MILL MARKS TO VERIFY SUCH. (See photo)
The car comes with a window sticker, an original owner's manual and the highly desired Protecto Plate and Booklet. Currently the car has a 1973 Quadrajet carburetor on it. The original Quadrajet, marked 7029202 DH 0589, is in a box, and is included in the sale. The 7029202 is for 1969 Chevrolet automatic. The DH represents the correct 350/300 horsepower and the 0589 means it was built 27 February 1969, preceding the March build date of the car as should be. The trim tag has the original goop in the holes where it was attached to the firewall, and has never been relocated or messed with. (See photo) More importantly, the gang stamped VIN number and engine suffix on the block is the original, proper font and size and matches three other visible VIN number locations.
The Original Owner was J.E. Matthews of Greenbrier, Arkansas. She purchased the vehicle from Superior Chevrolet in Conway Arkansas and took delivery of it on 8-8-1969. The Pace Car was purchased by the Second Owner who put in a large cam then didn't like that it couldn't maintain compression to open the lights at idle and traded it for a 1967 Corvette. Norman the third owner bought the car from Mecum for $12,500.
My wife and I are the Fifth Owners. While I did not meet the Second or Original Owner, I am in contact with Norman, the Third Owner, who was very nice to send me a seven page letter telling me about the car and conversations with the Original Owner. She was eighty at the time, now deceased. He asked her if she wanted to see what the car looked like after all the years and she said NO that she would get depressed, that she wished she'd never traded the car in on a new 1988 Mustang as she didn't like it at all. Norman bought the car in 1989, with 60,000 miles on it. The Original Owner said those were mostly highway miles driven between Arkansas and Illinois several times to see her sister, otherwise she didn't drive it much.
Norman and his son had the car until he sold it in 2000 for $23,000 to Paul of Shawnee, Oklahoma, the Fourth Owner. Paul had the cam removed shortly after he purchased the car because he tired of the radical cam the second owner put in it. Paul estimated the car had approximately 4,000 miles on the engine since the cam was removed. I bought the car with 68,600 so that would put the cam removal at approximately 64,600. I have driven it over 2,000 miles as of this writing the mileage is 70,852.7. Conversations with previous owners, trackable mileage one owner to another validate this to be original, actual mileage. The engine does not, smoke (see video) nor does it drip oil. The seals on the automatic transmission were replaced last summer.
Here is the Official Summary. Other than routine maintenance, the Original Owner did nothing to the car. To this day it has never been in an accident. The Second Owner added a radical, loping cam, Shift Kit and powder coated the exhaust manifolds Silver in 1988. Paul added an aftermarket air conditioner before the 2005 Power Tour as a condition for his wife to join him. Most of the changes Paul made occurred after the Power Tour which included new dash cover, carpet, front and rear seat covers, side panels, bushings, ball joints, idler arm, brake booster, master cylinder, stainless steel brake lines, and Flow Master exhaust. He didn't keep any receipts but guessed the upgrades were done in 2007. Paul said that he had no receipts whatsoever so if he did, he wouldn't give them up. In April of 2016, I had all of the transmission seals replaced. I do have that receipt. The Mechanic who replaced the seals verified it had a Transgo shift kit and that all clutches were in excellent condition. The transmission shifts as you would expect.
There were 133 Pace Cars at Indy on race day. Two actual Pace Cars, 1 given to winner Mario Andretti, 5 given to USAC members, 7 given to Speedway Officials, 75 used for VIP and Pres, and 43 Festival Cars. Our faux Festival Car (Number 29) comes with 1969 Indiana Pace Car plates (expiration date 5/31/69) and an Indy 500 Race Day Parking Pass. One week prior to the 2016 running of the Indy 500, a Pace Car Reunion was held in the Indy Hall of Fame Museum parking lot. The highlight of that weekend was being allowed to drive our Pace Cars one lap around the Brickyard. The sale includes photos and a video of that event and lap. My personal highlight was meeting Mario Andretti and having several photos taken with him. I took the glove box door off the hinges and Mario Andretti personally autographed it. Of the 3,675 Pace Car replicas built in 69 only a handful of them were ever signed by Mario so this car is rare on top of being rare. The only race Mario ever won was 1969.
My wife and I are retired. Both our daughter and son have graduated from college. Our son is buying our house, I have already sold our 2011 Pace Car and we are now selling the 1969 Pace Car, and hitting the road. I'm not looking to make any money the car, just to cash out. Finding an all original, numbers matching, bonafide, doesn't need anything Pace Car is rare. We enjoyed the car and as you can see from the photo, it did quite well at car shows last year. TROPHIES ARE INCLUDED IN THE SALE AS IS THE ORANGE AWNING TO PROTECT THE INTERIOR. There are other Pace Cars available, but they don't have the original drive line, protecto plate, history of the car nor are they in the condition of this one. This car has a lot going for it. Anytime I have shown the car it has been under an awning. I always cover the seats with orange towels when the car is driven or in public so the sun never has a chance to fade the interior. (Towels included) It has always been garaged and well cared for!
The sale comes with all documentation, letters, photos, every bit of available history and documentation, and digital folders with car shows photos and its competition in 2016. Anything and everything I have goes with the car including the Yellow Pace Car Flags. The sale includes the original Factory Protecto Plate denoting the components the car has from the factory tying everything as the numbers matching vehicle it is. Thanks for your Interest. Let me know if you have questions. We want you to know exactly what you're looking at before you bid.
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