1969 El Camino Parts and Restoration Specifications
The 1969 El Camino received only a minor facelift from the previous model year. A new finned grille decorated with three horizontal chrome moldings. The reverse lamps were also moved into the tailgate and red reflectors filled up the rear bumper indentations. The SS396 was made back into an option instead of a separate model a new 396 big block engine with 375 horsepower was added to the lineup.
The 1969 El Camino trim was available in three levels including the base model El Camino, the El Camino Custom and the El Camino SS396. All 1969 El Camino base models featured a Chevrolet script emblem on the header panel, front side marker engine call outs, rear side marker lamps, rear El Camino emblems, and bright windshield moldings. 1969 El Camino Customs featured bright window frames, bed moldings, tailgate moldings, bright rear window moldings, bright lower body moldings, and silver anodized lower body finish. 1969 El Camino SS396 models featured a blacked out grille, a special domed hood with chrome vent grilles, blacked out lower body finish, chrome lower body moldings, specially styled wheels, heavy duty suspension, power disc brakes, bright wheel opening moldings, and SS396 badges.
The buyer could have ordered a number of different El Camino exterior colors including Tuxedo Black, Butternut Yellow, Dover White, Dusk Blue Metallic, Garnet Red, Glacier Blue Metallic, Azure Turquoise Metallic, Frost Green Metallic, Burnished Brown Metallic, Champagne Metallic, and Olympic Gold Metallic.
To complement the wide variety of available colors were the available drive train combinations that could be opted for on the 1969 El Camino. Base power was had by one of two available six cylinder engine. Buyers who wanted more power could opt for a V-8.
About 48,000 1969 Chevrolet El Caminos were produced.
1969 El Camino Information
- Engine Options
- 230 cubic inch 140 horsepower 6 cylinder (base)
- 250 cubic inch 155 horsepower 6 cylinder (optional)
- 307 cubic inch 200 horsepower V-8 (base)
- 350 cubic inch 250 horsepower V-8 (optional)
- 350 cubic inch 255 horsepower V-8 (optional)
- 350 cubic inch 300 horsepower V-8 (optional)
- 396 cubic inch 325 horsepower V-8 (base)
- 396 cubic inch 350 horsepower V-8 (optional)
- 396 cubic inch 375 horsepower V-8 (optional)
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