One of the rarest and most well-known 1969 Chevrolet Chevelles is headed to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 12-19, 2014. As of today, only two of these model Chevelles are known to exist. The annual event, held at the Westworld of Scottsdale, brings buyers and sellers together for a weekend packed with rare and exotic vehicles. Lot number 5015 is exactly that: an extremely rare opportunity to bid on a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Baldwin Motion.
This particular 1969 Baldwin Motion Chevelle is considered the best documented of the Baldwin Motion Cars in existence. One of only two Phase III Chevelles ever produced and according to Barrett-Jackson, this muscle car is allegedly the only one to have the numbers matching engine and transmission. The Chevelle was owned by its original owner until 2012. It retains a paltry 39,550 actual miles.
Chevelles were manufactured from Chevrolet with a Super Sport option, which included a 396/375hp L78 complete with factory power disc brakes. The vehicle was then sold at Baldwin Auto Company and then sent across the street to Motion Performance. The Phase III package was installed, including engine modifications, a Corvette Stinger fiberglass hood, hood mounted tachometer, ladder bars, three Sun gauges, wood steering wheel, 4.56:1 positraction rear-end, and a Sure Shift modification. The original four-speed manual transmission still backs-up the 396 big-block.
The exterior of the car is coated in an ultra-rare Burnish Brown, topped with a white vinyl roof. The interior is also wrapped in white. Factory interior options include rear window defrost, auxiliary lighting, AM radio, bucket seats, and console.
A seamless, simple restoration was performed on this 1969 Baldwin Motion Chevelle a few years back, bringing it up to top-notch show quality condition. The car comes with a long list of documents including the original Build Sheet, Baldwin Chevrolet dealer invoice, Motion work invoices, Motion club member card, certification from Mr. Motion himself (Joel Rosen), and vintage pictures. The car has been featured in the book Motion Performance: Tales of a Muscle Car Builder and has its own diecast collectible made after it.