The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro maintained the previous year's drivetrain and major mechanical components. The exterior got new sheet metal with the exception of the hood, deck lid and roof. The 69 Camaro grille was redesigned with a heavier "V" shape and deep inset headlights. New door skins, rear quarter panels, and rear valance panel also gave the car a much wider, lower, more aggressive look. To increase competitiveness, optional four-wheel disc brakes with four-piston calipers were made available in 69, under RPO JL8. This option was expensive, so only 206 units were produced. Chevrolet produced approximately 34,932 Camaro Super Sport "SS" models.
The Rally Sport "RS" option, included a Black painted grille, (except in the case of the ultra rare Black painted cars that received Silver grilles). Vacuum operated "hideaway" headlights with completely redesigned headlight swinging door covers. A new headlight water washer system was designed for the 69 Rally Sport. Specific fender striping (with the exception of sport striping or Z28 Special Performance Package). Exterior enhancements included rear quarter louver trims, front and rear wheel opening moldings, unique Rally Sport emblem name plates, accented taillights with reverse back up lights below the rear bumper. Chevy was thought to have produced 37,773 "RS" Camaros in 69.
The Z28 option was still available with the 302 cu in small block producing 290 horsepower and 290 foot pounds of torque. Muncie redesigned the four speed transmission linkage mounting and Hurst came out with a new four speed shifter that mounted directly to the transmission instead of the crossmember. A dual four barrel crossram intake manifold was available as a dealer-installed option. A Total of 225,512 Camaros were assembled for the 1969 model year and Z/28 sales boosted to 20,302 units.