This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS in Hugger Orange is no joke, though. It’s for sale right now through Sports Car Digest (SCD) Garage in Charlotte, North Carolina with just 40,000 original miles on the odometer. The Hugger Orange paint code is GMs version of the classic racing orange found on the Z28s, Corvettes and several other ‘60s and ‘70s classic muscle cars. The “Hugger” nickname was used when marketing the vehicle in magazine ads and commercials. The term was a direct nod to the Camaro’s impressive cornering abilities.
Apart from its desirable color, this 1969 Chevy Camaro SS is a prized possession in and of itself. The first-gen Camaros are especially sought after for their classic appeal and historical value. This Hugger Orange example features a stunning black houndstooth interior that elevates the cabin to new levels. The interior appears to be in excellent condition with no unusual wear and tear. The car was clearly well taken care of and that translates through the photos.
This bad boy is powered by Chevy’s 350 cubic-inch V8 engine mated to a Muncie four-speed manual transmission. It includes an electronic ignition with power steering and power brakes. This SS has a front disc brake conversion and is equipped with long-tube headers. The V8 fires up on the first crank and settles into a lopey idle. Once you put the Hurst shifter in first gear, the transmission effortlessly shifts through all four speeds with no grinding or issues. The Autometer water temperature and oil pressure gauges attest to its quality condition too.
The SS pictured here is fitted with new BF Goodrich Radian T/A tires that hug the timeless rally wheels. (Note: it used to wear Foose custom wheels, which are also available). The car was recently serviced and is ready to be enjoyed. A stunning piece of American car culture such as this ought to be shown off and given the TLC it deserves.
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