Throwback Thursday: The One And Only ‘69 Camaro Daytona Pace Car

Many are aware that the Camaro paced The Greatest Spectacle in Racing in 1969, but how many know that it paced The Great American Race earlier that same year (along with 3 other NASCAR races) ?

Unlike at Indianapolis where 130 Camaro Pace Car replicas were on hand for use in the “500” Festival Parade and other events; Chevy only brought along one SS/RS Pace Car to the 1969 Daytona 500.

Interesting enough, the same car was re-skinned and paced the Firecraker 400 that same July, also at Daytona International.

The car was originally titled to NASCAR co-founder Bill France, Sr. Under the hood is a 350 horse, 396 big block mated to a Turbo 400 transmission which spins 2.73 gears in the Posi-equipped rear end. The car was originally built with many desirable options: A/C, power top, power windows, power brakes and a stainless-steel chambered exhaust.

The ’69 Daytona Pace Car is highly desirable and highly collectible, it shows up every now and then at auction but the owners are notoriously fickle, having pulled its listing in the past.

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