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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 18, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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New here - 69 SS 396

Hello all-

Im 32. I tried to get a 1st gen in high school - (16, half my life ago). At the time it was a red w white stripes 68 350/auto. Dad talked me out of a old car as my first car and I ended up in a 99 V6 Camaro - hardly the same. Well as life progressed, I was in a position to get my first fun car. While I'd love to get a project and do it right, I'm still in surgical training (80+ hrs a week) and have a 20 month old - so I have little free time. I decided to spend some more and get a good solid driver.

My rules were simple:

SS (not RS)
Coupe
Big block
4 speed

I didnt want a super restomod car, I wanted the original flavor. Ended up picking up a 69 SS 396. Originally a blue X11 car, it was nicely redone.

Also this gives me freedom to drive it, mod it, do whatever and not worry about too much value lost or destroying an original. Its a great solid, straight driver.

396 dressed as 375- '70 L 34 with holley 750, edelbrock performer, 1 3/4' headers, 2 1/2" exhaust
New houndstooth interior
fresh paint, no bondo
M21, 3.42 12 bolt posi
retrosound audio

I love it! I think its understated on first glance (vs a Hugger orange etc) but the white/black two tone gives it a classy look - almost like a white tuxedo
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 18, 10:53 AM
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Re: New here - 69 SS 396

Nice!!

and Welcome to the club.

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Re: New here - 69 SS 396

Michael - Very clean interior and nicely done. Welcome to Team Camaro!

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Re: New here - 69 SS 396

Welcome, Michael, as said, nicely done, and white shows 'Class'

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 18, 06:24 PM
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Re: New here - 69 SS 396

Not usually a fan of white with the classics, but I do really like your car with the black accents. Looks very sharp.

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Welcome from Texas from a fellow SS396 owner!

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Re: New here - 69 SS 396

Welcome to TC! Very nice clean car in and out - well done!

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Re: New here - 69 SS 396

Welcome Michael.
Enjoy the ride! Love the color combo, it's different and antiseptic as a surgeon's car should be. I concur.

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Very nice! Thank you for sharing.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 18, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!

And most importantly, its a family car!

Drat. still cant post pics. Or links

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Think you need 10 posts to be able to post pics, but how did you do the ones of your car?
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Great looking car, Michael! Welcome to the club.

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Nice "original flavor" 69 Michael!

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Nice looking car. I like the blacked out tail panel with that vinyl roof.
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