I’m not the guy that thinks every car should be numbers matching or any of that kind of thing, but I do think that certain rare cars deserve credit for staying rare and stock, and love it when they are killer barn finds. I think doing an LS swap on a COPO 1969 Camaro or a Chevelle like this, would be a really horrible thing to do and think these are the ones we should leave stock or at least as stock as we might find them. As a kid, I dreamt of having a 1969 Chevelle SS396 375 horse 4-speed car, in orange. I’ve worked on and built plenty of Chevelles, but I’ve never owned one. I will remedy that at some point, but until then I’m going to continue to drool over 1969 Chevelles. This particular one is epic in so many ways, and the video highlights almost all of them.
When Patrick Glenn Nichols, the king of barn find hunting, finds something like this it is always fun to hear the excitement in his voice while he goes over the options and parts that a recent find possesses. There is no shortage of excitement on this one as he describes the rarity of this car. It may very well be the rarest 1969 Chevelle on earth. What makes it so special though? Well we’ll let Patrick give you ALL the details, but we will say that there were only 400 of this engine combo made, and that under that awesome period correct paint job is the factory Daytona Yellow paint color which is incredibly rare on its own, but when combined with this engine combo may be one of one or two. And speaking of paint, we certainly dig the panel paint and love that it speaks to how cool this car was when it was parked in 1977. Yep, this one has been sitting for 43 years. Wow.