1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
Ford having created the pony car class in 1964 with the introduction of the sensational Mustang, it was only going to be a matter of time before all the other major US manufacturers tried to grab a slice of this extremely lucrative new market sector. When Chevrolet climbed aboard the bandwagon, it would be with a car destined to become as iconic as its Dearborn rival the Camaro. Introduced for 1967, the Camaro closely followed the Mustangs successful formula, being almost identical in size though more curvaceously styled. The initial engine options consisted of a 230ci (3.8-litre) inline six or 327ci (5.4-litre) V8. A three-speed manual gearbox was standard, with heavy-duty, four-speed and automatic transmissions the alternatives. Like the Mustang, the Camaro was blessed with an generous options list that enabled customers to personalise their cars, a situation that has resulted in no two being exactly alike. Chevrolet left the Camaro pretty much unchanged for 1968 before engaging in a major re-styling exercise for 69 that saw it re-emerge both longer and lower. As before, the car was available as a coupé or convertible. Built originally in left-hand drive configuration, this beautiful Camaro convertible was purchased in the USA in the early 1980s by an Australian and shipped to Australia where it was converted to right-hand drive. Purchased by the current vendor in the mid-1990s, the car has been subjected to an extensive last nut and bolt restoration, which included the installation of a new V8 engine and reconditioned automatic gearbox. Attention to detail is superb. The electric hood is reported as working correctly and during a short road test the car performed without fault, its sports suspension affording European-style ride quality. Representing a rare opportunity to acquire an iconic 1960s American muscle car with the convenience of right-hand drive, the vehicle is presented in perfect condition throughout and offered with restoration invoices, current MoT and Swansea V5.