The 1969 Chevy Chevelle was very similar to the 1968 model although some minor changes did occur. Although the two model years appear to be identical in many ways, those who know a thing or two about the Chevelle lineup of cars know that this is not exactly the case.

The body of the 1969 Chevelle was the same as the prior year. That being said, its new good looks came from a change to the grille, headlamp bezels, tail lights, and other minor upgrades. These changes may not sound like a big deal, but anytime the grille and headlamps of a car are altered it is bound to appear a bit different – and that is exactly what happened with the 1969 Chevelle.

The 1969 Chevelle was made available to the public in several trim levels including: the Chevelle 300, Chevelle Nomad, Chevelle Malibu, Chevelle Concourse, and the popular 1969 Chevelle SS . While many of these models can be considered classics, some stand out above the rest. In today’s day and age, collectors are always on the lookout for a restored SS396.

Each of the trim levels above came with either a V6 or V8 engine. The only exception was the SS396 which could only be ordered with the V8. Body styles included: 2 door wagon, 4 door wagon, 4 door sedan, 2 door convertible, 2 door sedan, and 2 door sport coupe.

One of the biggest benefits of the 1969 Chevelle was the number of exterior colors that were available. They included: Midnight Teal Metallic, Tuxedo Black, Grotto Blue Metallic, Ermine White, Island Teal Metallic, Fathom Blue Metallic, Lemans Blue Metallic, Ash Gold Metallic, Cordovan Maroon Metallic, Grecian Green Metallic, Autumn Bronze Metallic, Rallye Green Metallic, Butternut Yellow, Tripoli Turquoise Metallic, Teal Blue, Metallic, Burnished Saddle Metallic, Corvette Bronze Metallic, Seafrost Green Metallic, Verdoro Green Metallic, Matador Red, Jade Gold Metallic, Palomino Ivory, Silver Beige Mist Metallic, Sequoia Green Metallic, Buckskin, and Inca Silver Mist Metallic.

Interior color options also varied greatly to include: light green, dark blue, black, red, parchment, saddle, and dark metallic green. Bucket and bench seats were available in all of these colors.

The base engine in the 1969 Chevelle was a powerful V6. Of course, those interested in more horsepower had the option of upgrading to a V8 big block with 325, 350, or 375 horsepower. Both manual and automatic transmissions were available.

Chevrolet produced approximately 503,000 1969 Chevelles.

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