Call us Camaro Craft, but we can never get enough of the 69s crisp body lines. Well bet nearly every gearhead lusted after a 69 Camaro at some point in his life. Bills car began its life with a 350/four-speed, so the 396 fender badges arent original. But even they arent telling the whole story of whats under the hood.Call us Camaro Craft, but we can never get enough of the 69s crisp body lines. A few distinct, but equally cool stripe packages were available on the 69 Camaros. Of those, the Z/28-style stripes seen on Bills car are arguably the most popular, and they sure set off the LeMans Blue pigment.A few distinct, but equally cool stripe packages were available on the 69 Camaros. O Youre a sneaky guy, Bill, but consider your cover blown. Whats labeled a 375hp 396 is actually a 532hp 427. Cubes are easy to hide, but the Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, intake, and NOS nitrous system are a little more conspicuous. Factory air conditioning is in place, and fully functional, to keep passengers from boiling over in the summer.Youre a sneaky guy, Bill, but consider your cover blown. Whats labeled a 3 Youve probably noticed we like stock-looking interiors. Auto Meter gauges and a Halon fire extinguisher address safety issues overlooked by the factory. But this is hardly the type of interior youd expect stitched into an 11-second car. Custom interiors have their place; styles come and go (remember when tweed was all the rage?), but stock vinyl buckets will always look great. CCYouve probably noticed we like stock-looking interiors. Auto Meter gauges and a Halo Often we ponder how cool it must have been to browse the dealership lots of the musclecar era. Imagine its the fall of 1968, and youre watching the new 69s being unloaded from the semitrailers. The Chevelle is virtually unchanged from the 68, and the fullsize Chevy looks like even more of a behemoth than last years tank. In its intimidating shadow, you fixate on a certain green 69 Camaro. As it rolls off the trailer, youre surprised at how different it looks from the 68s, but youre sure it looks pretty badass nonetheless. Even better, this particular Camaro is a 350/four-speed car. But its not for sale. This once-green, formerly small-blockpowered Camaro was given away as a promo by an Arizona Chevy dealer back in 1969. The elated winner drove it for 25 years and 75,000 miles and sold it in her old age. It ended up in the hands of an auto parts chain and soon became the star of a budget-based musclecar-buildup video series. The Camaro underwent a LeMans blue makeover and took on a new attitude with a mild 427 big-block and a transbrake Powerglide. For reasons incomprehensible to us, after the videos were wrapped up, it seems no one wanted this 69. Bill Stern, who narrated the Camaro video series, snapped it up thinking itd make a nice street driver. The drag-inspired Glide was ditched for a Turbo 400, the 12-bolt was strengthened with Mark Williams and Eaton components, and an attempt to fix the 427s persistent oil leak lead to a total engine freshening. The mid-11-second timeslips speak for themselves, but so do the cosmetics. Its not exactly something youd give away. Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!