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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 10th, 01, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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If a '69 Camaro X11 code car for sale says that it's an RS how can you really tell for sure that it is other than it having the hideaway lights, correct backup lights, emblems, deluxe interior, RS on steering wheel, hook-ups under the hood, etc which it does have. Is there any other way to verify this if the seller doesn't have something like the build sheet? I just want to be sure it's correct and not an add-on? Thanks...
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 01, 01:54 AM
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ALoha, try going to the tag team section and look at the posts for the last few days theres one there for a 69 Z11 pace car which the members have been giving all kinds of help dealing with what to look for when it comes to a RS. I have 3 of them but its easier to just have you go there.
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 01, 04:45 AM
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I believe RS's could have come with standard interior as well as delux. I have an earlier 69 with no "X" code on the tag. I am pretty sure mine is an RS by the same things you mentioned like backup lights, all red tailights, ect. Check the washer nossils for the headlights, mine are pretty worn. I am thinking these are the original nossils.

I would think someone went through an allfull lot of trouble to make it an RS if it isn't true, Why not make it a Z or SS. Good luck.

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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 01, 05:16 AM
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You can check the rear valence cut outs, to see if they were stamped at the factory, or cut out afterwards. It's pretty hard to simulate the punched out hole.
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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 01, 04:07 PM
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You can get an RS without a deluxe interior. I had one. It was Frost green with a standard green interior! I loved that car!Nobody likes that Frost green and lt. green interior but I loved it..wish I could find another like it...very few around.

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Interesting....My car started life as a Frost Green, with light green interior, small block automatic. It will end up a Fathom Green black interior Yenko look-alike. Shoulda told me 4 years ago, maybe we coulda done some trading
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Thanks for all the replies. Someone bought the '69 RS Camaro on Ebay today (it wasn't me) that I was checking on. It looked like a very nice car and the price didn't seem very bad for what it had and the condition it was in. I think it went for $14,300. I think someone got a car that was ready to take to shows and win some trophy's. Thanks again. Donnie...
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 01, 09:37 AM
 
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a sure way to check and see if it is a true RS, is by checking the rear leaf springs, multi-leaves...RS...mono leaf, SS or plain ole camaro, also back up lites in bottom rear valance like the other postee said
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 01, 11:13 AM
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Rear springs have nothing to do with RS.

It is fairly easy to indetectably add a complete RS package. Check the hole & grommet where the vacuum hoses enter the firewall. Should be directly above the fuse box.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 01, 04:35 AM
 
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RS--Rally Sport...rally suspension package, front sway bar,,multi leaf rear springs, partial listing from 69 Camaro option list'
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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 01, 05:29 AM
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Ralley Sport is RPO Z22... I won't say this is 100% but check it out...
http://holisticpage.com/camaro/camaros/rs.htm

As I understand it this is what you got for your $131.65 RPO Z22

Rally Sport Package;
includes special black painted grille with concealed headlights and headlight washer fender striping (except when sport striping or Z28 Special Performance Package is specified), simulated rear fender louvers, front and rear wheel opening moldings, black body sill, RS emblems on grille, steering wheel and rear panel, Rally Sport front fender nameplates, bright accented taillights, back-up lights below rear bumper;
also includes bright roof drip moldings on Sport Coupe



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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 01, 07:05 AM
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Interesting. I didn't realize the RS had a black grill. I have what I believe is an original RS. I base this on the items mentioned in the previous posts and the aged look of the components. However, it isn't an X car so it's more difficult to tell. You don't see too many cars with the blacked out sills. When my car gets painted ( someday ) I'd like to make it more true to the theme.

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actually the grills are black,from the grill molding out gets painted color of car. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RickD:
Interesting. I didn't realize the RS had a black grill. I have what I believe is an original RS. I base this on the items mentioned in the previous posts and the aged look of the components. However, it isn't an X car so it's more difficult to tell. You don't see too many cars with the blacked out sills. When my car gets painted ( someday ) I'd like to make it more true to the theme.

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The grill itself stays black as I recall... The light covers etc get painted body color!!
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 01, 10:38 AM
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Exception to a black RS grill is if the car was black, then it gets a silver grill (still has body colored surround obviously). I did my black RS-Z/28 grill black as I think it looks better. Okie Junkyard Dog, I think you are confusing the RS and the SS packages. SS is a performance package (multi-leaf springs, 12-bolt rear, etc.), RS is an appearance package only as it could be ordered on a 6 cyl. car!

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