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1969 Camaro Coupe 396, 4 Speed

Everyone has their favorite muscle car, but it seems that the 1969 Camaro is a perennial favorite among a great many people. This particular RS/SS hardtop is a great example of why they’re so popular: big block power, awesome looks, and plenty of performance. Few cars of the era can do it better.

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This isn’t a matching-numbers car or something with a pedigree, and there’s no shame in that. If you want investments, we have some that deserve your attention, but if you just want a clean, fast, and very appealing car to enjoy, well, sit down and hang on because this one really moves. They took a garden-variety Butternut Yellow Camaro, stripped it down, and refinished it in brilliant bright red paint to give it a proper high-visibility look. It was a fairly complete job, with all the trim removed and the car stripped down, because there’s no evidence of the original yellow paint. The deep, glossy finish looks fantastic, especially with contrasting black “hockey stick” stripes that were one of three styles available on SS models. Good panel gaps, a cowl-induction hood, and a pair of spoilers are little things that add up to a great look, and with a matching black vinyl top, it practically screams, “High performance!” The chrome bumpers appear to be new and as a big block car, it sports a correct blacked-out tail panel and SS badges where appropriate.

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A pleasant surprise awaits inside, where you’ll find upgraded sport seats instead of the usual basic vinyl chairs, all recently refinished with correct reproduction covers. Nice door panels, new black carpets, and a lovely woodgrained steering wheel on a tilt column make it feel quite fresh inside. A center console is a desirable option and houses a proper 4-speed shift lever, complete with Hurst linkage and a chrome knob. They kept the factory look intact, so the instrument panel includes original gauges, although somewhere along the line, someone wisely installed an Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the original slot. The trunk is turned out properly as well, and offers a reproduction mat that hugs the contours of the trunk floor and has the correct plaid pattern on its surface.

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The great thing about Camaros is that all kinds of big horsepower engines slip right into the engine bay. In this car’s case, it’s a 396 cubic inch V8 dressed in chrome valve covers, a hi-rise Edelbrock intake and 4-barrel carburetor, and long-tube headers, all of which add up to a torque curve as flat as Kansas. It’s quite clean in there, suggesting that the work is very recent and that the detailing was done while the car was apart, so everything looks tidy. The 4-speed hammers through the gears as fast as the 396 can spin, and a heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end with 3.73s on a Posi make for explosive acceleration from rest. It appears that the power front disc brakes have been recently serviced and the awesome-sounding Flowmaster exhaust system sounds as spectacular as you’d think. The floors aren’t perfect, but you’ll be impressed by how clean this car is and the stance is just right thanks to 17-inch Ridler wheels and 235/45/17 front and 255/45/17 rear tires that look brand new.

This is an easy car to fall in love with, and you certainly won’t be the last to be seduced by a big block ’69 Camaro.


Year:

1969

Body Type:

Coupe

Make:

Chevrolet

Warranty:

Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty

Model:

Camaro

Vehicle Title:

Clear

Engine:

396 V8

Options:

CD Player

Mileage:

35,254

For Sale By:

Dealer

Exterior Color:

Red

Doors:

2

Interior Color:

Black

Condition:

Used

Transmission:

Manual

Cylinders:

8-Cyl.

 


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Hot Rod Music

069Question:

What is hot rod music?

Answer:

In the Southern California scene of the early Sixties, “ho-dads,” or car enthusiasts, were the other big subset of teen life. Although hot rodders and surfers didn’t mix much, it was still a viable market, and so L.A. disc jockey and songwriter Roger Christian (of KFWB) led the push to get surf bands to record songs about cars. The Beach Boys’ “Shut Down” started this trend back in 1962, and other bands — including surf instrumental bands — soon picked up on it. Frankly, there isn’t much difference between surf and hot rod music, except that “hot rod” songs are essentially surf songs that happen to be about cars.



259394412_960a9bdad9On the surface, it doesn’t appear that there’s any difference between hot rod music and surf music, except that surf music enjoyed far more popularity in the heyday of both styles – the early to mid-Sixties. Surf music actually enjoys more popularity even today, although that has a lot to do with the fact that the Beach Boys gew out of the genre to become one of the most influential and enduring bands in American rock and roll history.

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Still, there are slight differences, even though many surf and hot-rod bands shared the same audiences and played to the demands of both. Hot rod songs tended to be a little more manic, and – surprise – their subject matter was about tearing up the pavement rather than catching a wave. Fairly or not, all of hot rod culture was often tagged as the domain of flunkies, dropouts, and juvenile delinquents, whereas surfing (especially in the Sixties) was enjoyed by a more conservative and “wholesome” group. This as much as anything accounts for hot-rod music’s descent into near-oblivion, but no genre of music ever really dies. Especially since a number of recent bands are helping to keep the torch lit for an entire new generation of enthusiasts.
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Question: 
Where are the best places to buy surf/hot rod music?
Answer: 
Three names stand out when purchasing surf and hot-rod music: SundazedDel-Fi, and Bomp. If you’re a newbie looking to get into either genre, however, you may wish to start with the compilations Rock Instrumental Classics Vol. 5: Surf or, for a mix of intrumental and vocal surf, Surfin’ Hits. The box set Legendary Hot Rod Hits contains some songs not strictly in the hot rod genre, but it’s a good place to get all the classics.
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS350 4 Speed X55

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 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS350 4 Speed X55

Vin: 124379N601912
Year: 1969
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Camaro SS350 4 Speed X55
Miles: 2489 miles
Engine: 350 V8
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
Carb Type: 4V
Interior: Black
Exterior: Daytona Yellow
Matching Numbers: Yes
Front Seat Belts: Yes
Rear Seat Belts: Yes
Wheels: 15 inch
Doors: 2

 

OPTIONS
• 4V Carb
• 12 Bolt Rear End
• Bucket Seats
• Front Seat Belts
• Rear Seat Belts
• Manual Steering
• Matching Numbers
• Center Console
• Power Brakes
• Dual Exhaust
• Tachometer
• Vinyl Top
• Front Disc
• True SS X55 Code
• Paint Code 76 Daytona Yellow

 

DOES IT WORK?
• Speedometer: Yes
• Oil PSI Gauge: Yes
• Temperature Gauge: Yes
• Tachometer: Yes
• Turn Signals: Yes
• Headlights: Yes
• Wipers: Yes
• Horn: Yes
• Brake Lights: Yes
• Fuel Gauge: Yes
• Runs: Yes

 

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1972 Chevrolet Camaro Big Block 4 Speed ~ 1Q87D2N167140

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1972 Chevrolet Camaro Big Block 4 Speed 

Vin: 1Q87D2N167140
Year: 1972
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Camaro Big Block 4 Speed
Miles: 62208 miles
Engine: 454 V8
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
Carb Type: 4V
Interior: Black
Exterior: Silver
Matching Numbers: No
Front Seat Belts: Yes
Rear Seat Belts: Yes
Wheels: 15 Inch
Doors: 2

 

OPTIONS
• 4V Carb
• 10 Bolt Rear End
• Bucket Seats
• Front Seat Belts
• Rear Seat Belts
• Manual Steering
• Manual Brakes
• Dual Exhaust
• Front Disc

 

DOES IT WORK?
• Speedometer: No
• Turn Signals: Yes
• Headlights: Yes
• Wipers: Yes
• Horn: No
• Brake Lights: Yes
• Fuel Gauge: Yes
• Runs: Yes

 

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Hot Rods and American Muscle Cars

During the 1950’s up to the 1970’s, muscle cars and hot rods dominated the world. Even females could not help turning their heads when slick vintage vehicle’s drove by. Times have now changed but, the urges of wanting to see vintage cars, classic cars, hot rods, and muscle cars have not. People who have preserved these classic cars are very much appreciated within society.

When these cars are out on the road people really enjoy seeing them. Hot Rods and Muscle Cars are ultimate private statements of the car’s owner and legacy, which are proudly shown to everyone. You probably have seen them at the car shows, television, or even seen one passing by on the highway. How many times have you turned your head or even tried to speed up to get a closer look at one of these classic cars? The Hot Rods and Muscle Cars say much about what it is that makes America the proud nation that we are.

Hot rods and Muscle Cars have been notorious being an attention-getting device for whatever group of people or enthusiasts they were encountering. Hot rods and muscle cars are a nostalgic part of our culture. Hot Rods and Muscle Cars come in many different imaginable shapes, conditions and modifications. The amount of customization that is done to the hot rod is an extension of builder’s imagination or frustration of his sight on a conventional styling that represents a part or unique style of the builder. This is not a bad thing at all. An individual can draw from it as someone’s unique perspective as to a new dimension on the life style in the US or any other country for that matter. The mere existence of the hot rods and muscle cars cannot dismiss the sense of pride in the country.

To catch glimpse of the ever-popular hot rods and muscle cars, one just needs to go over to your local auto repair shop and ask them for information on any of the upcoming car shows in the area. Auto mechanics are forever mindful of the elusive hot rods and muscle cars from many years gone by. Most anyone in the automotive industry can be considered huge fans of the hot rod and muscle car. However fear not, there are those die-hard mechanics still out there that like nothing more than getting there hands on classic hot rod and muscle cars to rekindle the need to hear rumble of powerful engines, or else peak at the slick bodied vehicles from days that are gone by.

The Fine Art of Hot Rods