The 1969 Pace Car Replica

 69 Pace

 Philippines

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               1969 Pace Car Replica

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                      Before (as bought)

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 1969 SS 350 L48/M20 

 1969 Triple Green

 1968 Kitchenblue Racer

 1967 RS/SS 350 Conv.

 1978 Blazer K5

 1973 VW 1300 Beetle

 American Muscle

 

I first saw this car in May 2001, that was when Jessie just had "secured" the car from a collector in Manila where this beautiful car has been sitting in a garage in for almost 20 years. Jessie held on to the car for 3 years and I was quite surprised when he offered it for sale to me, a temptation I couldn't resist, so we worked out a deal which included the complete restoration of the car. The car was last registered in 1991 so it was a long time since it had restored and it started to show, paint chips here and there.
There is quite a few Camaro convertibles in the Philippines, but most of them are 67 and 68 models, this is the only remaining 69 convertible in the Country, I was told the other was exported back to the US.

Its build as a Pace Car Replica and has Dover White Paint with Hugger Orange Z/28 stripes, hand painted Hugger Orange RS stripes over the wheel openings, Orange Houndstooth custom interior and rally sport wheels.
It has a non matching numbers 350cui/300HP (L48 code) V8 coupled to a Muncie M20 4 speed wide ratio gearbox with Hurst shifter and a 12 bolt rear end with posi-traction and sort of highway friendly 3.31 gears. The car was originally a automatic transmission car and I might drop in a TH350 in it again.
Other equipment includes, full Rally Sport equipment, full Super Sport equipment, special ducted hood (Cowl Induction) or super scoop, courtesy lights, headlight washer system, D80 front and rear spoiler, chambered exhaust, power steering, power disc brakes, powert op, factory four season air con, wood grain steering wheel, console, factory gauges, electric clock, 5k tachometer, wood grain dashboard, interior decor group, exterior decor group and an original pushbutton AM/FM radio that WORKS, rear bumper guards AND MORE.

 

 

Feter in the Facer, October 2001



 

The car is presently undergoing a full frame off restoration in Jessie's shop to bring it to show condition. As you can see on the pictures in the FRAME OFF section the body has been stripped down to the bare metal. It had some rust in the trunk, lower part of fenders and in the floor pans, but not much - see pictures bottom page for underbody condition.
Bodywork and alignment was completed May 2004. No its ongoing assembly after paintjob in Jessie's brand new paint cabin (first in the Philippines!!!).
It will be painted in the same original colours and the paint job will include the door decals "Official Pace Car" in orange. The door decals was a dealer installed option, from the factory the decals were shipped in the trunk of the Pace Car Replicas. See picture at bottom of page for illustration. Hopefully the car will be completed by late part of 2006.

 

   

   

The latest pictures above, February 2006

 

 

 

 

Click the door to see latest development on the car

A special message to Henrik (multiple Mustang owner) below