Dust Included: 1969 Camaro RS

1969-camaro

In the hierarchy of the Camaro, the Z/28 followed by the SS are the cars to have. One step down from the SS is the RS, well at least the V8 optioned RS. This dusty Camaro is one of those RS cars that came with the 350 V8! The seller believes it is highly original and for the most part, I think it is. The paint looks a bit off to me on the passenger’s side fender, but that could just be from the damage. This could turn out to be a great Camaro to buy, but be sure to have a closer look at it for yourself here on eBay in San Ysidro, California with bidding up to $16k already.

1969-camaro-rs-interior

The interior is showing some wear and tear, but I think it would clean up well! Replace the driver’s side door panel, install a new cover on the driver’s seat and you’d have a respectable driver.

1969-camaro-engine

This 350 V8 wasn’t the most powerful option for the Camaro. The seller doesn’t state whether it’s an LM1 or an L65, but either way power would still only be in the 250 horsepower range. While there are quite a few differences between the base car and the SS, engine performance is likely the most notable. The SS 350 was good for 300 horses, which really is a decent jump in power.

1969-camaro-rs

It might not be an SS or a Z/28, but this RS is still a great car! I’m a little curious what the story is behind it and what happened to the passenger side. Given the lack of photos and information, I would want to have a closer look at it in person. As long as it is solid, I think it would be a fun project. One thing is for sure, I’d rather be driving it than dancing at the Ballroom Express Dance Studio, but that’s just me!

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Comments

  1. 68 custom

    nicely equipped RS that looks all original, looks to have deluxe interior, A/C, PS, Disc Brakes and 350/350. what is really amazing is that no one has turned into a fake SS yet, I hope it stays an RS, far rarer than a RS/SS. these are fetching crazy money even needing resto BTW.

  2. Jay M

    No way that is the original engine. Never had those valve covers, intake, alternator bracket in 69.

    • Angrymike

      Looks factory to me, I know it’s the right alternator bracket, they changed in 69….

    • 68 custom

      on closer inspection the valve covers might be blue, or just covered with 40 plus years of dirt. but 69 was the first year for long water pump and those brackets where the A/C compressor and alternator switch side from 68 and earlier. the car still looks pretty original to me.

  3. William Jirschele

    Blue engine paint in 1969?

    • George

      blue engine started 1976 ran through 1982, before that it was orange back to 55 and after it was black

  4. Jay M

    It would be interesting to see the casting # on the back of the block, and the engine stamping on the front.
    Looks to me like a late 70’s sbc in there.

  5. Ck

    I do love the hidden headlights .Looks like a nice solid car .

  6. Luke Fitzgerald

    Love it – not many like this anymore – oil changes always seemed to be optional years ago – that’s why our featured machine has a blue donk – whys that?

    • Bobsmyuncle

      Huh?

  7. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    R/S was the ti ts – you could put SS or Z/28 emblems on your car to fool some people….the hideaways and the special rear treatment was hard to pass off for all the early years….nice survivor even if it’s the wrong engine…

  8. j.boyd

    im wondering if the original owner had a dealer install a replacement engine after they switched to blue? it doesn’t look like a shade tree replacement. they where just used cars then.

  9. Jay M

    My point is:
    He’s calling it ” All original” when it does not appear to be.
    Seems doubtful that someone would install just a set of 70’s or 80’s valve covers on the original engine…

  10. roselandpete

    I’ve always loved the RS’. I never considered them to be a step down.

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