The Chevrolet Camaro, General Motors’ answer to the hugely successful Ford Mustang, launched for the 1967 model year. Offered in both coupe and convertible body styles, it capitalized on a wide range of market interests with over 80 pieces of optional equipment. Two of the most desirable options packages offered for the Camaro were the RS and SS packages, which could be ordered separately or together.
For 1969, Chevrolet updated the exterior design of the Camaro, making it look longer, lower, and wider. Meanwhile, the RS, or “Rally Sport,” appearance package provided distinctive hideaway headlights and other embellishments. The SS package offered a louvered hood, specific ornamentation, an upgraded suspension and transmission, power disc brakes, and a 396 cubic-inch “Turbo Jet” V-8 engine rated to produce an impressive 325 horsepower.