After checking out all the primo muscle cars this past weekend at Mecum’s first Arizona auction, my mind’s set on something fast and fun, something like the 1969 Camaro Super Sport 350 convertible chosen for the Pick of the Day.
This Camaro is freshly restored and with just over 50,000 original miles, according to the Geneva, Ohio, dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com, and it looks immaculate in the rare factory color of Garnett Red with Black insets.
“Great opportunity for an investor or a collector to own a piece of muscle car history,” the seller says. “This is a desirable, well-optioned, low-mile Camaro SS in pristine condition.”
The SS is powered by an “upgraded period-correct 350 hp Turbo-fire 350 V8,” the ad says. “Rare (early production only) chambered true dual-exhaust system has the right sound.”
A number of desirable upgrades came with the Camaro SS, including power front disc brakes, spoilers front and rear, cowl-induction hood, aluminum valve covers and chrome-trim group. The convertible top is like new, the seller adds, and comes with a parade boot.
The bright-red interior also has been refurbished, with the correct bucket seats, console and an AM-FM 8-track audio system, according to the ad. The restoration was done on a clean convertible that originally was sold in Florida, the ad says.
It’s great to see one of these ’69 Camaro SS ragtops that has not been customized or resto-modded, instead standing on its correct wheels with powertrain and factory trim intact. This is considered to be the best year for a vintage Camaro, a one-year-only design that sharpened the look of the original design that rolled out to much acclaim for 1967, and before the complete restyling of the 1970 cars.
This would not have been the hottest Camaro of 1969, some of which were equipped with 396cid V8s from the factory, as well as the legendary COPO 427 versions special ordered through an imaginative dealer loophole. But the 350 should be plenty muscular, rated at 300 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
The asking price for this special Camaro SS convertible seems reasonable at $49,900.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.