Real Deal Roller? 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS

The Super Sport was one of two hot Camaro’s during the car’s early years (the other being the Z28). Standard equipment was a 350 cubic inch V8 that produced 300 hp. From the badging, this 1969 Camaro looks like a Super Sport, but we all know those can be created from regular models. Given the condition of the paint and body, it’s unlikely that this one was cloned years ago, and the motor and transmission have flown the coop. So, you’re looking at a roller here on Copart that’s located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The current bidding is $10,700 and the reserve is unmet. Another find brought to us by T.J.!

Less than 10% of all Camaro’s built in 1969 came with the L48 engine, the base SS V8. That means the seller’s car could be one of about 22,000 produced over an extended 15-month production run. This occurred due to issues in getting the all-new second-generation cars ready for the 1970 model year. Few details are provided about the seller’s car. For example, when did the drivetrain disappear and why? Is the odometer reading of 40,000 accurate?

The VIN doesn’t help in identifying the features of this Chevy when new and the seller neglects to include a photo of the cowl tag or a built sheet if one has survived. The body looks fair on this car with no rampant evidence of rust. The interior, too, doesn’t look bad and the seats don’t look to have been worn to the bone. The car has been sitting for a long time and could be a great restoration project, but it will never be numbers-matching. And that may be what it would take to be worth the seller’s $79,000 estimated value of the automobile.

Comments

  1. gbvette62

    Copart mainly wholesales cars that have been totaled by insurance companies, though they occasionally sell cars from other sources too, like municipalities. Not much information is given because Copart’s doesn’t have time to bother with things like trim tags, and they don’t usually have any history or other info on a car either. They get cars in and they just turn them over.

    This is likely a theft recovery that was striped of it’s engine and trans, or maybe a repossession? It says it has a “clear” title, but I’m guessing that it just means it’s clear of debt, but it’s likely a salvage title, since that’s what most Copart cars have. This car will probably end up with a VIN and title from a rusted basket case 69 Camaro on it.

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    • Rick

      I’ve purchased cars from Copart that were donated to a church or some charity that did not come with a salvage title.

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  2. Joe

    Please tell me you’re joking about the $79 K estimated value on this one…….no engine or trans., no verification at all as to reality…..and needing close to a total resto…..somebody’s been smoking too much wacky weed……

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    • Rick

      Joe, if I read this correctly the author wrote that with numbers matching etc, (the prior paragraph) then it would be worth….

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  3. Houseofhotrods

    Doesn’t really matter as sale has ended. Would have made a neat car to do the basics on, motor, trans, brakes, get it on the road. We’ll probably see it again! ;-)

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