My Basic Automobile: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

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In the summertime of 1968 whereas dwelling in New York, I ordered the brand new 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. I used to be solely 21 years outdated. The automobile was delivered to me on December 18, 1968. It grew to become my each day driver by means of school and work.

Pictures supplied by Pat M.

The unique Saginaw 3-speed transmission wore out in 1975, and I modified it to a 4-speed Muncie with a Hurst shifter. The 327 engine was rebuilt within the mid Nineties, and an all stainless exhaust system was put in at that very same time. About each 5 years I do some rust removing and portray, because it will get damages due to street salt.
Round 2002, I lastly purchased a Chevy SUV to take care of the snow and lack of a/c within the Camaro. Up till then, the Camaro had been pushed nearly repeatedly for about 34 years.

In 2005, the rear quarters, wheel wells, and trunk deck had been changed and I repainted it blue. We retired in 2007 and moved to a brand new dwelling in Florida, the place the Camaro has turn into a automobile present queen and all the time will get a lot of consideration. We are sometimes invited to native concours occasions, and are happy to sometimes win prizes.

Nearly all the things underneath the hood remains to be authentic. It has the very same motor, starter,
alternator, carburetor, grasp cylinder, and energy steering items that it got here with. Nonetheless I do repair them when essential. We proceed to drive it each weekend, and my Camaro now has about 350K miles on it.

Pat M., Florida


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