1969 El Camino Parts and Restoration Information

1969 El Camino Specifications

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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, and 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 ’69 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 Chevrolet 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. Base power was had by one of two available six cylinder engine. Buyers who wanted more power could opt for a V8.


About 48,000 1969 Chevrolet El Caminos were produced.



Model Options:


1969 El Camino Information

  • Body Styles
    • 2 Door Pickup
  • Engine Options
    • 230 cubic inch 140 horsepower 6 cylinder (base)
    • 250 cubic inch 155 horsepower 6 cylinder (optional)
    • 307 cubic inch 200 horsepower V8 (base)
    • 350 cubic inch 250 horsepower V8 (optional)
    • 350 cubic inch 255 horsepower V8 (optional)
    • 350 cubic inch 300 horsepower V8 (optional)
    • 396 cubic inch 325 horsepower V8 (optional)
    • 396 cubic inch 350 horsepower V8 (optional)
    • 396 cubic inch 375 horsepower V8 (optional)

 

1969 El Camino Engine Codes

CodeSize-CarbHP-RPOTransmissionNotes
AM

230 cid 1x1bbl

140 hp

3/4-Speed Manual

n/a

AN

230 cid 1x1bbl

140 hp

Powerglide

n/a

AO

230 cid 1x1bbl

140 hp

TH350

n/a

AP

230 cid 1x1bbl

140 hp

Standard

Air Conditioning

AQ

230 cid 1x1bbl

140 hp

Powerglide

Air Conditioning

AR

230 cid 1x1bbl

140 hp

TH350

Air Conditioning

AS-AU

230 cid 1x1bbl

n/a

3-Speed Manual

Low Compression Engine
AT

230 cid 1x1bbl

n/a

PowerglideLow Compression Engine
AV

230 cid 1x1bbl

n/a

3-Speed Manual

Low Compression Engine & Air Conditioning

BB

250 cid 1x1bbl

144 hp L22

Powerglide & Torque Drive
BC

250 cid 1x1bbl

144 hp L22

Powerglide

Air Conditioning

BD

250 cid 1x1bbl

144 hp L22

TH350

n/a

BE

250 cid 1x1bbl

144 hp L22

3-Speed Manual

n/a

BF

250 cid 1x1bbl

144 hp L22

Standard

Air Conditioning

BH

250 cid 1x1bbl

144 hp L22

TH350

Air Conditioning

BI-BJ

250 cid 1x1bbl

n/a

PowerglideLow Compression Engine
BK-BW

250 cid 1x1bbl

n/a

3-Speed Manual

Low Compression Engine
DA

307 cid 1x2bbl

200 hp

3/4-Speed Manual

n/a

DC

307 cid 1x2bbl

200 hp

Powerglide

n/a

DD

307 cid 1x2bbl

200 hp

TH350

n/a

DE

307 cid 1x2bbl

200 hp

4-Speed Manual

n/a

FS

307 cid 1x2bbl

n/a

3-Speed Manual

Low Compression Engine
FT

307 cid 1x2bbl

n/a

PowerglideLow Compression Engine
HA

350 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp L48

3/4-Speed Manual

n/a

HB

350 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp L48

TH350

n/a

HC

350 cid 1x2bbl

250 hp L65

Standard

n/a

HD

350 cid 1x2bbl

250 hp L65

TH350

n/a

HE

350 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp L48

Powerglide

n/a

HF

350 cid 1x2bbl

250 hp L65

Powerglide

n/a

HP

350 cid 1x4bbl

300 hp L48

StandardHeavy Duty Clutch
HQ

350 cid 1x4bbl

255 hp LM1

3/4-Speed Manual

n/a

HR

350 cid 1x4bbl

255 hp LM1

Powerglide

n/a

HS

350 cid 1x4bbl

255 hp LM1

TH350

n/a

CJA

402 cid 1x4bbl

325 hp L35

Standard

n/a

CJC

402 cid 1x4bbl

350 hp L34

Standard

n/a

CJD

402 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78

Standard

n/a

CJE

402 cid 1x4bbl

350 hp L34

TH400

n/a

CJK

402 cid 1x4bbl

325 hp L35

TH400

n/a

CJV

402 cid 1x4bbl

325 hp L35

3/4-Speed Manual

Heavy Duty Clutch
CKB

402 cid 1x4bbl

350 hp L34

3/4-Speed Manual

Heavy Duty Clutch
CKD

402 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78

StandardHeavy Duty Clutch
CKF

402 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78

TH400

n/a

CKG

402 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78 (w/L89)

StandardAluminum Heads
CKH

402 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78 (w/L89)

TH400

Aluminum Heads
CKI

402 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78 (w/L89)

3/4-Speed Manual

Aluminum Heads
JA

396 cid 1x4bbl

325 hp L35

3/4-Speed Manual

n/a

JC

396 cid 1x4bbl

350 hp L34

Standard

n/a

JD

396 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78

Standard

n/a

JE

396 cicd 1x4bbl

350 hp L34

TH400

n/a

JK

396 cid 1x4bbl

325 hp L35

TH400

n/a

JV

396 cid 1x4bbl

325 hp L35

3/4-Speed Manual

Heavy Duty Clutch
KB

396 cid 1x4bbl

350 hp L34

3/4-Speed Manual

Heavy Duty Clutch
KD

396 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78

StandardHeavy Duty Clutch
KF

396 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78

TH400

n/a

KG

396 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78 (w/L89)

StandardAluminum Heads
KH

396 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78 (w/L89)

TH400

Aluminum Heads
KI

396 cid 1x4bbl

375 hp L78 (w/L89)

3/4-Speed Manual

Heavy Duty Clutch, Aluminum Heads
MP

427 cid 1x4bbl

425 hp L72

TH400

COPO
MQ

427 cid 1x4bbl

425 hp L72

4-Speed Manual

COPO

1969 El Camino Rear Axle Codes

Code

Axle Ratio

Notes

CA

3.08

10-Bolt (L14/307)*

CB

3.36

10-Bolt

CC

3.73

12-Bolt

CD

3.07

Positraction 12-Bolt

CE

3.08

Positraction 10-Bolt

CF

3.31

Positraction 12-Bolt (L34/396)*

CG

3.36

Positraction 10-Bolt

CH

2.73

Positraction

CI

3.73

Positraction 12-Bolt (L34/396 & L78/396)*

CJ2.56

-

CK

2.56

Positraction

CL

2.56

10-Bolt (L65/350-2)*

CM

2.56

Positraction

CN

2.56

12-Bolt (L48/350-4)*

CO

2.56

Positraction

CP

2.73

10-Bolt (L14/307)*

CQ

2.56

10-Bolt (L65/350-2)*

CS

2.56

Positraction

CT2.73

-

CW

3.31

(L35/396, L34/396 & L48/350-4)*

CX

3.07

10-Bolt (L35/396)*

CY

3.07

10-Bolt

CZ2.73

-

KA

3.55

Small Ring Gear

KB

2.56

Positraction, Small Ring Gear

KC

2.73

Positraction, Small Ring Gear

KD

2.73

12-Bolt Large Ring Gear (L48/350)*

KE

2.73

Positraction, Small Ring Gear

KF

3.55

Positraction 12-Bolt, Large Ring Gear (L35/396 & L34/396)*

KG

3.08

12-Bolt Small Ring Gear

KH

3.08

Positraction 12-Bolt, Small Ring Gear

KI

3.36

10-Bolt

KJ

3.55

Large Ring Gear

KK

4.10

Positraction 12-Bolt (L78/396)*

KL

3.36

Positraction, Small Ring Gear

KM

4.56

Positraction 12-Bolt

KN

3.55

Small Ring Gear

KO

4.88

Positraction 12-Bolt

KP

3.55

Positraction, Small Ring Gear

KQ

4.10

Positraction 12-Bolt , Heavy Duty (COPO)*

KX

3.07

Positraction 10-Bolt

FH2.73

-

FI

2.73

Positraction

FJ

3.08

12-Bolt

FK

3.08

Positraction 12-Bolt

FL

3.36

10-Bolt

FM

3.36

Positraction 10-Bolt

FN3.55

-

FO

3.55

Positraction

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