Dusty Drop Top: 1969 Camaro Convertible

This project was restored and parked in this garage about 24 years ago. After completing the restoration, the owner only put a few thousand miles on it and then parked it due to a damaged transmission. Sadly after sitting for so long, it’s going to need more than just a transmission though. It looks like it could be a very nice car when put back together! This could be a great project for anyone looking for a drop top Camaro. Find it here on eBay in Stoneham, Massachusetts with a current bid of $11k.

The engine is a bored out 327 with about 6k miles on it. The transmission was damaged, so the owner pulled it and simply threw it away. I’m not sure why they decided that was their best option, but perhaps it was simply beyond repair. A replacement shouldn’t be too difficult to find.

While it might not be a big block car or an all original survivor, V8 powered convertibles are quite popular. It might need a ton of work, but it could be a very nice car once completed. I would want to have it looked over though before bidding, as you never know what might be hiding under that shiny paint.


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  1. JW

    OK if he completed the restoration then drove it a few thousand miles only to discover the bad trans why pull the front clip just to replace a trans, that is my only concern, otherwise this could be a nice car when finished.

  2. Blindmarc

    eBay ad states restoration NOT completed.

    • JW

      Correct but in the Barn Finds write up it states he drove it a couple thousand miles before finding it needed another trans. I’m confused as I’m sure he didn’t drive it that long without a front clip.

  3. Jeffro

    Actually, it looks like in the middle of a restoration.

  4. bob S

    Clean the dang dust off it. Why do some find this appealing?

  5. Rod

    I think the word restoration is used very loosely in this case. Maybe it is just me but this is a car with a paint job, engine job and new top which is a far cry from restoration. Looks like they should have tackled the trunk, underneath and especially the engine compartment when it was apart.
    I suppose it is how you interpret the wording but personally I wish there was a better definition of the word restoration.

  6. Larry

    Of the 243,000 Camaro’s built in 1969, 250,000 are still on the road.

    • G.P. Member

      thumbs up

    • Phil

      And they are all RS/SS’s too!!

      • ccrvtt

        two thumbs up!!!

    • grant


    • streamliner

      Bang on Larry! Well said. My sentiments exactly. I see this latest BF story sold on ebay. 44 bids. $17,000. The market for these is being driven by opportunists and wheeler dealers. It doesn’t matter what we think. Common sense doesn’t enter into the equation. The marketplace for these can’t get enough. Like Carroll Shelby Cobras. Whatever. Go figure.

  7. dogwater

    looks BS to me

  8. Woodie Man

    Back in the eighties, early nineties I had a friend deep in the Camaro restoration world. Even them I was was stunned at the RD/SS fakery business that abounded…….power windows switched into cars, vin plates, you name it. Call me naieve but it seems to me that a car is what it was built with , not what some opportunist decides to put in it and call it.

    Really disgsusts me.

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