1969 Camaro Data

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1969 Camaro
Production: 225,512 coupe, 17,573 convertible, 243,085 total.
Dealer Introduction: 9/26/68

Vehicle Identification Example: 123379N500001
* Third digit is engine code: 3 = 6-cylinder, 4 = V8
* Fourth digit is body style: 3 = coupe, 6=convertible
* Sixth digit is model year: 9 = 1969
* Seventh digit is N for Norwood assembly, L for Van Nuys.
* Last six digits increased one with each car built at each plant.

Dimensions:
Length: 186.0 inchesHeight:51.5 inches coupe 50.9 inches convertible Width: 74.0 inches Wheelbase: 108.0 inches

1969 Engines:
CIDConfigBore & StrokeBHP @ RPMTorque @ rpmCompCarb.
Base230L-63.875 x 3.25 140 @ 4400220 @ 16008.5:1 1V
L-22250L-63.875 x 3.53155 @ 4200235 @ 1600 8.5:1 1V
Z-28302V-8 4.002 x 3.005290 @ 5800 290 @ 4200 11.0:1 4V
Base307V-83.875 x 3.25200 @ 4600300 @ 24009.0:1 2V
LF-3327V-84.00 x 3.25 210 @ 4600320 @ 42008.75:1 2V
L-65350V-84.00 x 3.48 250 @ 4800345 @ 2800 9.0:1 2V
L-48350V-84.00 x 3.48300 @ 4800 380 @ 320010.25:1 4V
L-35396V-84,094 x 3.76 325 @ 4800410 @ 3200 10.25:1 4V
L-34396V-84.094 x 3.76 350 @ 5200415 @ 3400 10.25:1 4V
L-78396V-84.094 x 3.76 375 @ 5600415 @ 3600 11.0:1 4V
L-89396V-84.094 x 3.76 375 @ 5600415 @ 3600 11.0:1 4V
ZL-1427V-84.25 x 3.76 425 @ 5600460 @ 400011.0:1 3-2V

Note: L-89 differed from L-78 in having aluminum heads, larger valves, a specific Holley carburetor, different transmission, etc. LF-3 was superseded by 307 V-8 as 1969's base V-8. Only 50 ZL-1's, the aluminum-block 427, were installed in Camaros by the factory.

1969 Drivetrains
Base L-22Z-28Base L-65 L-48 L-35L-34L-79 L-89
230 250302307350350396396396396
3-spd. manual12.85:12.85:1N.o.2.85:12.54:12.42:12.42:12.42:12.42:12.42:1
transmission21.68:11.68:1N.o.1.68:11.50:11.58:11.58.11.58:11.58:1 1.58:1
ratios 31.00:11.00:1N.o.1.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:1 1.00:1
R2.95:12.95:1N.o.2.95:12.63:12.41:12.41:12.42:12.41:1 2.41:1
Clutch diam., in.9.129.12N.o.10.3410.3411.011.011.011.011.0
Axle ratios S3.08:13.08:1N.o.3.08:13.08:13.31:13.07:13.31:13.55:1 3.55:1
E2.73:12.73:1N.o.2.73:12.73:13.07:12.73:13.07:13.31:1 3.31:1
P3.36:13.36:1N.o.3.36:13.36:13.55:1a3.31:13.55:13.73:13.73:1
4-spd. manual12.85:12.85:12.52:1b2.85:12.54:1 2.52:lb2.52:b 2.20:1b2.20:1b2.20:1b
transmission22.02:12.02:11.88:1 2.02:1 1.80:1 1.88:1 1.88:1 1.64:1 1.64:1 1.64:1
ratios 31.35:11.35:11.46:1 1.35:1 1.44:1 1.46:1 1.46:1 1.27:1 1.27:1 1.27:1
41.00:11.00:11.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1
R2.85:12.85:12.59:1 2.85:1 2.54:1 2.59:1 2.59:1 2.26:1 2.26:1 2.26:1
Clutch diam., in. 9.12 9.12 10.34 10.34 10.34 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0
Axle ratios S3.08:13.08:13.73:1 3.08:1 3.08:1 3.31:1 3.07:1 3.31:1 3.55:1 3.55:1
E2.73:12.73:13.55:1 2.73:1 2.73:1 3.07:1 2.73:1 3.07:1 3.31:1 3.31:1
P3.36:13.36:14.10:1a3.36:1 3.36:1 3.55:la3.31:1 3.55:1a3.73:1a3.73:1a
Powerglide 11.82:11.82:1N.o.1.82:11.76:11.76:1N.o. N.o.N.o.N.o.
transmission21.00:11.00:1N.o.1.00:11.00:11.00:1N.o. N.o.N.o.N.o.
ratios R1.82:11.82:1N.o.1.82:11.76:11.76:1N.o. N.o.N.o.N.o.
Axle ratios S2.73:1c2.73:1cN.o.2.73:12.56:13.08:1N.o.N.o.N.o.N.o.
E2.56:12.56:1N.o.2.56:1- --N.o.N.o.N.o.N.o.
P3.08:13.08:1aN.o.3.08:13.08:13.36:1N.o.N.o.N.o.N.o.
Turbo 12.52:12.52:1N.o.2.52:12.52:12.52:12.48:12.48:12.48:1 2.48:1
Hydra-Matic 21.52:11.52:1N.o.1.52:11.52:11.52:11.48:11.48:11.48:1 1.48:1
transmission31.00:11.00:1N.o.1.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:1 1.00:1
Ratios R1.93:11.93:1N.o.1.93:11.93:11.93:12.00:12.00:12.00:1 2.00:1
Axle Ratios S2.56:1c2.56:1cN.o.2.56:1c 2.56:1 3.07:1 3.07:1 3.31:1 3.55:1 3.55:1
E--2.73:1N.o.---2.73:12.73:13.07:13.31:13.31:1
P2.73:1a--N.o.2.73:13.08:13.31:1a--a3.55:1a3.73:13.73:1a
Torque-Drive11.82:11.82:1
transmission21.00:11.00:1
ratios R1.82:11.82:1
Axle ratios S2.73:1c2.73:1c
E2.56:12.56:1
P3.08:13.08:1a

a = Certain performance ratios from 3.08:1 to 4.10:1 optional.
b = Four-speed transmissions with the 2.52:1 and 2.20:1 low may be interchanged optionally at no extra cost; 2.20:1 gearbox is the close-ratio unit.
c = Ratios differ for air-conditioned models.

Engine Codes
AM: 230ci, mtDZ: 302ci, mt, zJJ: 396ci, ah, mt
AN: 230ci, pgFJ: 327ci, mtJL: 396ci, at, sp
AO: 230ci, atFK: 327ci, pg JM: 396ci, ah, at
AP: 230ci, acFL: 327ci, atJU: 396ci, mt
AQ: 230ci, ac, pg HA: 350ci, mtKA: 396ci, mt, sp
AR: 230ci, ac, atHB: 350ci, atKC: 396ci, mt, sp
BB: 250ci, pgHC: 350ci,tb KE: 396ci, ah, mt
BC: 250ci, ac, pgHD: 350ci, at, tb ML: 427ci, mt, zl
BD: 250ci, atHE: 350ci, pg MM: 427ci, at, zl
BE: 250ci, mtHF: 350ci, pg, tb MN: 427ci, mt
BF: 250ci, acHQ: 350ci, mtMO: 427ci, at
BH: 250ci, ac, atHR: 350ci, pgMV: 427ci, zl
DA: 307ci, mtHS: 350ci, atMX: 427ci, zl
DC: 307ci, pgJB: 396ci, pg JH: 396ci, sp
DD: 307ci, atJF: 396ci, hpJI: 396ci, at, hp
DE: 307ci, mt JG: 396ci, at

Block Casting:
302 ci: 3932386, 3956618, 3970010
307 ci: 3914636, 3970020
327 ci: 3956618
350 ci: 3932386, 3956618, 3970010
396 ci: 3866961, 3937726, 3955272, 3965449, 3969854
427 ci: 3946052, 3946053, 3963512

Abbreviations:
ac=air conditioning,ah=aluminum heads,ci=cubic inch, at=Turbo Hydra-matic automatic transmission, hp=high performance, mt=manual transmission, pg=Powerglide automatic transmission, sp=special high performance, tb=two-barrel carburetor, z=Z28, zl=ZL1.

Transmission Codes
TypePlantCode
3-SpeedSaginawS
3-speed w/Overdrive SaginawO
4-SpeedMuncieM
3-speedMcKinnonK
3-speed, Heavy Duty Muncie H
4-SpeedSaginawR
4-SpeedMuncieP
PowerglideClevelandC
PowerglideToledoT
PowerglideMcKinnon E
Turbo Hydramatic 350ClevelandX*
Turbo Hydramatic 350ClevelandB
Turbo Hydramatic 350Toledo Y

* Prior to 8/12/68

Rear Axle Codes
CodeRatioCodeRatio
BA 2.56:1 BX4.88:1 Locking
BB 2.56:1 PA3.08:1
BC 3.36:1 PB2.56:1
BD 3.36:1 Locking PC2.56:1 Locking
BI 2.73:1 PE3.08:1 Locking
BL 3.07:1 PX2.73:1 Locking
BM 3.31:1 PY2.56:1
BN 3.55:1 PZ2.56:1 Locking
BO 3.73:1 QN4.88:1 Locking
BP 2.73:1 QS2.56:1 Locking
BQ 2.73:1 Locking QT2.73:1 Locking
BR 3.07:1 Locking QU3.07:1 Locking
BS 3.31:1 Locking QV3.31:1 Locking
BT 3.55:1 Locking QW3.55:1 Locking
BU 3.73:1 Locking QX3.73:1 Locking
BV 4.10:1 Locking QY4.10:1 Locking
BW 4.56:1 Locking QZ4.56:1 Locking

1969 Factory Options

RPODescriptionQuantity Retail
12337 Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder 34,541 $2,621.00
12367 Camaro Convertible, 6-cylinder 1,707 2,835.00
12437 Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder 190,971 2,727.00
12467 Camaro Convertible, 8-cylinder 15,866 2,940.00
AR1 Less Head Restraint
AS1 Belts, standard front shoulder (conv) 47 23.20
AS4 Belts, custom deluxe rear shoulder 37 26.35
AS5 Belts, standard rear shoulder (coupe) 7823.20
A01Soft Ray tinted glass, all windows 114,733 32.65
A02Tinted Glass, Winshield
A31Power Windows 3,058 105.35
A39 Belts, custom deluxe front/rear (convertible) 4,901 9.00
A67 Seat, rear folding 4,397 42.15
A85 Belts, custom deluxe front shoulder (conv) 922 26.35
B37Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear 37,15811.60
B93 Guards, door edge 57,128 4.25
CE1 Headlight Washer (std w/Rally Sport) 116 15.80
C06 Top, power (convertible) 9,631 52.70
C08 Vinyl Roof Cover (coupe) 100,602 84.30
C50 Defroster, rear window ($32.65 for conv) 7,912 22.15
C60 Air Conditioning (n/a 375hp or 302ci) 44,737 376.00
DX1 Striping, front accent 20,479 25.30
D33 Mirror, left outside remote control 7,771 10.55
D34 Mirror, visor vanity 9,002 3.20
D55 Console (includes floor-mount shifter) 156,225 53.75
D80 Spoiler (included with Z28) 19,040 32.65
D90 Striping, sport 26,729 25.30
D96 Striping, fender 5,176 15.80
F41 Suspension, special purpose front and rear 5,929 10.55
GT1 Rear Axle, 2.56 Ratio
G31 Springs, special rear (incl rear bumper guards)556 20.05
G76 Rear Axle, 3.36 Ratio
G80 Positraction Rear Axle 48,755 42.15
- Rear Axle, optional ratios - 2.15
G84 Rear Axle, 4.10 Ratio
G92 Rear Axle, 3.08 Ratio
G94 Rear Axle, 3.31 Ratio
G96 Rear Axle, 3.55 Ratio
G97 Rear Axle, 2.73 Ratio
H01 Rear Axle, 3.07 Ratio
H05 Rear Axle, 3.73 Ratio
JL8 Power Brakes, front and rear disc 206 500.30
J50 Power Brakes, front and rear drum 82,890 42.15
J52 Power Brakes, front disc, rear drum 67,231 64.25
KD5 Ventilation, engine heavy-duty closed positive 52 6.35
K02 Fan, temperature controlled (V8 only) 1,052 15.80
K05 Heater, engine block 2,124 10.55
K79 Generator, 42-amp Delcotron 224 10.55
K85 Generator, 63-amp Delcotron 114 26.35
LM1 Engine, 350ci, 225hp Turbo-Fire V8 10,406 52.70
L22 Engine, 250ci, 155hp Turbo-Thrift 6-cyl 18,660 26.35
L34 Engine, 396ci, 350hp Turbo4et V8 (SS) 2,018 184.35
L35 Engine, 396ci, 325hp Turbo-jet V8 (SS) 6,752 63.20
L48 Engine, 350ci, 300hpTurbo-Fire V8 (base SS) 22,339 -
L65 Engine, 350ci, 250hp Turbo-Fire V8 26,898 21.10
L78 Engine, 396ci, 375hp Turbo-jetd V8 (SS) 4,889 316.00
L89 Engine, 396ci, 375hp, aluminum heads (SS) 311 710.95
MB1 Transmission, Torque-drive (6-cylinder only) 2,186 68.65
M11 Shift Lever, floor mounted 35,586 10.55
MC1 Transmission, special 3-speed 3,079 79.00
M20 Transmission, 4-speed wide range manual 37,816 195.40
M21 Transmission, 4-speed close ratio manual 26,501 195.40
M22 Transmission, 4-speed close ratio heavy-duty 2,117 322.10
M35 Transmission, Powerglide automatic 78,849 163.70
M38 3-Speed Automatic Transmission, 300 Deluxe
M40 Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic 66,423 190.10
NC8 Exhaust System, dual chambered 1,52615.80
N10 Exhaust System, dual 5,54530.55
N33 Tilt Steering Column 6,575 45.30
N34 Steering Wheel, wood-grained plastic rim 6,883 34.80
N40 Power Steering 141,607 94.80
N44 Special Steering, quick ratio 2,161 15.80
N65 Tire, space saver 2,228 19.00
N66Super Sport Wheel,Hub Cap and Trim Ring
N95Wheel Covers, simulated wire 2,118 73.75
N96Wheel Covers, mag style 2,866 73.75
PA2Wheel Covers, mag-spoke style 1,362 73.75
PK8Tires, E78xl4 2-ply whitewall 102,328 32.10
PL5Tires, F70xl4 2-ply white letter 30,605 63.05
PU6 E70-15-4 PR Tires, White Letter
PW7Tires, F70xl4 2-ply white stripe 14,457 62.60
PW8Tires, F70xl4 2-ply red stripe 6,243 62.60
PY4Tires, F70xl4 fiberglass belt white stripe 5,783 88.60
PY5Tires, F70xl4 fiberglass belt red stripe 1,085 88.60
P01Wheel Covers, bright metal 106,386 21.10
P06Wheel Trim Rings (use w/standard hubcaps)2,401 21.10
T60Battery, heavy duty 9,738 8.45
U15 Speed Warning Indicator 2,111 11.60
U16Tachometer141052.70
U17Special Instruments (requires V8 & console)29,52494.80
U25 Luggage compartment lamp
U26 Underhood lamp
U27 Glove compartment lamp
U28 Ash tray lamp
U29 Instrument panel courtesy lights
U35Clock, electric (included with RPO U17) 20,330 15.80
U46Light Monitoring System 1,450 26.35
U57Stereo Tape System 6,239 133.80
U63Radio, AM pushbutton 206,598 61.10
U69Radio, AM-FM pushbutton 8271 133.80
U73Antenna, manual rear-mount 16,3949.50
U79Radio, AM-FM stereo 2,359 239.10
U80Speaker, rear seat 26,862 13.20
VE3Bumper, special body-color front 12,65042.15
V01Radiator, heavy duty 3,802 14.75
V31Guards, front bumper12,657 12.65
V32Guards, rear bumper 12,369 12.65
V75Tire Chain, liquid 188 23.20
X11 Style trim (Included on SS350)
X22 Style trim w/SS396
X33 Style trim w/Z28
X44 Base model
X55 Base model w/SS350
X66 Base model w/SS396
X77 Base model w/Z28
ZJ7Wheels, rally 48,735 35.85
ZJ9Auxiliary Lighting Group 15,768 13.70
ZK3Belts, custom deluxe reat/shoulder (coupe)18,760 12.15
ZL2Hood, special ducted 10,026 79.00
Z10Indy Sport Coupe Accents - 36.90
Z11Indy Sport Convertible Accents 3,675 36.90
Z21Style Trim Group 102,740 47.40
Z22Rally Sport Package 37,773 131.65
Z23Interior, special (included with RPO Z87) 66,469 17.95
Z27Super Sport (SS) Package 34,932 295.95
Z28Special Performance Package (coupe) 20,302 458.10
Z87Custom Interior 39,875 110.60
959Paint, two-tone 5,909 31.60

1969 Colors
Paint CodeExteriorVinyl Top StripesInteriors
10Tuxedo BlackBk-WW B-Bk-Mg-Ib-R-Dg-Bh-Ih
40Butternut YellowBk-W BkBk-Ib-Dg-Bh-Ih
50Dover WhiteBk-WBk B-Bk-Mg-Ib-R-Dg-Bh-Ih
51Dusk BlueBk-WW B-Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih
52Garnet RedBk-W Bk-W Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih-R
53Glacier BlueBk-W Bk-W B-Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih
55Azure TurquoiseBk-W Bk-W Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih
57Fathom GreenBk-WW Bh-Bk-Dg-Ib-Ih-Mg
59Frost GreenBk-W Bk-W Bh-Bk-Dg-Ib-Ih-Mg
61Burnished BrownBk-WW Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih
63ChampagneBk-W Bk-W Bh-Bk-Dg-Ib-Ih
65Olympic GoldBk-W Bk-WBh-Bk-Dg-Ib-Ih
67BurgundyBk-WR-W Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih-R
69Cortez SilverBk-W Bk-W B-Bh-Bk-Dg-Ib-Ih-R
71LeMans BlueBk-W Bk-W B-Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih
72Hugger OrangeBk-W W-Bk Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih-Oh
76Daytona YellowBk-WBk Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih-Yh
79Rallye GreenBk-W W-Bk Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih
53/50 G-Blue/Dover White Bk-W WB-Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih
55/50 A-Turq/Dover White Bk-W WBh-Bk-Ib-Ih
53/51G-Blue/Dusk BlueBk-W Bk B-Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih
51/53 Dusk Blue/G-BlueBk-WW B-Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih
65/50O-Gold/Dover White Bk-W WBh-Bk-Dg-Ib-Ih
61/63B-Brown/Champagne Bk-W -Bh-Bk-Ib-Ih

Vinyl Top Convertibile Top
ColorCode ColorCode
BlackBBlackB
Dark BlueC BlueC
WhiteE WhiteE
Dark BrownF BrownF
Midnight Green SGreenS

Interior Codes: 711=Bk/S, 712=Bk/C, 713=Bh/C, 714=Yh/C, 715=B/S, 716=B/C, 718=R/S, 719=R/C, 720=0h/C, 721=Mg/S, 722=Mg/C, 723=Dg/S, 725=Dg/C, 727=fb/S, 729=lh/C.

Abbreviations: B = Blue, Bh = Black Houndstooth, Bk = Black, C = Custom, Dg = Dark Green, Ib = lvory/Black, Ih = lvory/Houndstooth, Mg = Medium Green, Oh = Orange/Houndstooth, R = Red, S = Standard, W = White, Yh = Yellow/Houndstooth.
Last updated: 7/13/98
Author: MadMike Maciolek Email: m_maciolek@vmsnet.enet.dec.com or Email: iracez28@stc.net

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