The seller of this 1969 Camaro SS claims that it is a true unrestored “survivor” and that it’s even still wearing its original paint. They have plenty of documentation to back their claims, but they felt that the original 350 V8 didn’t provide enough power, so they swapped it for a ZL-1 427. This leaves us wondering if it can really be considered a survivor now. Take a closer look here on eBay.
When the ZL-1 was first introduced, it was the most powerful engine GM had ever built. This all aluminum 427 cui V8 offered big block power output in a package that weighed about the same as the 350. The seller swapped the original 300 horsepower 350 V8 for this crate ZL-1. They retained the original motor and are including it in the sell. The 580 horsepower 427 is bolted to the original M20 Muncie gearbox and 12 bolt rear end. Hopefully all that power hasn’t damaged any of the original components. This engine alone is worth over $20k, but we’re not sure whether that justifies the seller’s $95k asking price.
The interior is claimed to be original and it does looks great. The hounds tooth upholstery appears to be in very nice condition, with almost no signs of wear. This was a very well optioned car inside and out, with nearly every available performance option. The 71k miles on the odometer are documented and original.
This Hugger Orange Pony is a real head turner and would stand out at any car show, but the seller’s asking price seems rather high. The originality and ZL-1 engine do make it more desirable than any old Camaro though so it will be interesting to see if someone takes the bait.