The 1960s sparked a new era in the automotive industry, as icons such as the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird were born. Both were created in response to the early sales successes of the first-ever Ford Mustang, and is a rivalry that continues to this day, both on and off the track. More recently, a piece of Camaro history has come to light, and is about to cross the Barrett-Jackson auction block.
This 1969 Chevy Camaro Is The Real-Life Two-Face
This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro promotional display is only one of two cutaway cars used by Chevy back in 1968 on the Motorama circuit. This Camaro received the “Double Header Car” name because it has both a 6-cylinder base model front end and an RS/SS 350 front end, which sat on a series of three turntables and could be interchanged to display either version of the car. With just the touch of a button, the body would raise, and the tables would rotate before the body lowered back down, switching the front ends and what model car the Camaro was.
The majority of the body is in original condition; however, some dings, scratches, and touchups come with age, but all of it remains to keep the vehicle original. There are no doors on this Camaro, either, which was done to allow Motorama spectators to peer into the interior more easily. The trunk floor was reinforced to prevent the body from cracking when raised and lowered to switch the front ends out. The majority of the control circuitry also remains and can be seen behind the front valance panel.
If you’re interested in getting more information on this iconic and unique Chevrolet Camaro Double Header Car, you can check out the Barrett-Jackson website. There’s a lot more to this Camaro, including original blueprints and wiring schematics for the display, as well as a Jerry MacNeish Certificate of Authenticity.