American Car Spotters Guide - 1969

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American Car Spotters Guide - 1969


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AMC Ambassador
USA

AMC Ambassador

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The 1969 model Ambassadors were introduced on the 1st October, they undergoing a very mild makeover. The most obvious change was the front headlights, which were now set to the horizontal (rather than the previous models vertical arrangement) Other changes included a revised rear fender detail, the front bumper amber lights were now in narrower slots, the "Ambassador" name was proudly displayed via a chrome badge affixed to the left side of the grille and there was a new horizontal shape for the front side safety lights. Models included the Ambassador, DPL and SST sedans, wagons and H/T's. The prices ranged from $2914 to $3998.
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1969 AMC AMX
USA

AMC AMX

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The AMX was a special edition Javelin, introduced on the 24th February, 1968, while the 1969 model was introduced on the 1st October. The 1968 models had a A-8 serial number prefix, while the 1969 models had a A-9 prefix along with more stripe combinations available as options. Engines included the 290 CID 225 hp V8, or optional 343 CID 280 hp V8 and 390 CID 315 hp V8. Each AMX car's production number was set in the dash. The AMX was shod with E70 x 14 tyres, with 1969 prices starting at $3297. 8294 were manufactured for the 1969 model year.
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1969 Amc Javelin
USA

AMC Javelin

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1969 Amc Javelin
USA

AMC Javelin

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AMC Javelin
USA

AMC Javelin

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The AMC Javelin underwent minor changes in 1969, including a new "bulls-eye" on the grille, and the Javelin name now appearing above the grille. You could also get the "Big Bad" Javelin, available in orange or green with painted front and rear bumpers and other "go fast" options.
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1969 AMC Rambler Rebel
USA

AMC Rambler Rebel

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The 1969 Rebels were introduced on the 1st October, and came standard with the 232 CID six cylinder, a de-tuned version producing 145 hp and the high performance iteration producing 155 hp. Of course the V8's were still available, including the 290 CID 200 hp V8, and 343 CID V8 with either 235 or 280 horsepower on tap. The 69 Rebel used a 114 inch wheelbase, and featured a new grille, new tail lights and wider track. To invigorate sales AMC sold the Rebel at the "Sale" price of $2484, reduced from the list price of $2944.
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1969 AMC Rambler SC Rambler
USA

AMC Rambler SC

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Offered for one year only, in 1969, 1,512 Hurst SC Ramblers were built, leaving very few to exist today. With original ads that claimed "this car could make life miserable for any GTO, Roadrunner, Cobra jet or Mach 1", the mighty 1969 Hurst SC Rambler warned it could ward off any potential poacher at a stoplight.
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1969 Buick Electra 225 Custom Sport Coupe
USA

Buick Electra 225 Custom Sport Coupe

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1969 Buick Electra 225 Sedan
USA

Buick Electra 225 Sedan

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1969 Buick GS GS350
USA

Buick GS 350

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1969 Buick GS 400
USA

Buick GS 400

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The GS 400 was conceived to capture some of the youth market for the staid image Buick. Bulbous and styled something like a pre-war speed boat, the '69 GS 400 boasted a 400 cu. in. engine, which, in moderate state of tune, produced 340 horsepower. That didn't make it a 100-mph car in the quarter, but it did make it quick. Which was all the more reason to order the optional front disc brakes that would snub the car down in a smoothly-controlled manner. As was the case with most of the Buick line, handling was very good in spite of the suspension's soft feel, and the GS 400 wasn't going to disabuse anyone about that.

The ride was comfortable enough for the frailest of grandmothers, but the car managed to handle well enough to suit a grandson on his way to the local drag strip. Despite its 400 cu. in. engine (or for the tight-fisted, there was a GS 350 available as a sort of semi-Super Car), Buick's GS 400 lacked the hell-for-Ieather feel of, say, Pontiac’s GTO. But for dusting off most cars, the GS 400 was plenty sufficient. Its interior was more plush than most cars of this breed. All of which added up to a Super Car for the middle, a car for someone who wanted dramatic performance when needed, but who didn't feel the need to risk their license at every stoplight.
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1969 Buick LeSabre Convertible
USA

Buick LeSabre Convertible

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1969 Buick LeSabre Custom Sport Coupe
USA

Buick LeSabre Custom Sport Coupe

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1969 Buick Riviera
USA

Buick Riviera

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1969 Buick Riviera
USA

Buick Riviera

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1969 Buick Riviera GS
USA

Buick Riviera GS

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1969 Buick Skylark
USA

Buick Skylark

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1969 Buick Special
USA

Buick Special

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1969 Buick Special Deluxe 4 Door
USA

Buick Special Deluxe 4 Door

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1969 Buick Sportwagon
USA

Buick Sportwagon

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1969 Buick Sportwagon
USA

Buick Sportwagon

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1969 Buick Wildcat Custom
USA

Buick Wildcat Custom

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1969 Buick Wildcat Custom Coupe
USA

Buick Wildcat Custom Coupe

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1969 Cadillac Calais Coupe
USA

Cadillac Calais Coupe

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1969 Cadillac Calais Sedan
USA

Cadillac Calais Sedan

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1969 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special
USA

Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special

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1969 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham
USA

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham

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1969 Chevy Camaro
USA

Chevrolet Camaro

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The 1969 Chevrolet Z28 Camaro remains one of Americas most desirable Muscle Cars of all. With just $458 to the base price of $2,726 of a Camaro coupe, the Z28 included twin rally stripes, quicker steering and the F41 handling suspension with E70x15 raised-letter tyres on seven-inch wide rims. With a solid-lifter 302 V8 and four-barrel carburettor the ’69 Z28 wasn’t the fastest but definitely packed plenty of power for most performance seekers. Another option unique to the ‘69 Z28 was the cowl-induction hood with a valve that opened to draw in cool air from the base of the windshield. The Hurst-shifted close-ratio four-speed was standard.
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro
USA

Chevrolet Camaro

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
USA

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
USA

Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

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The 1969 Camaro SS included a 350 cu in (5.7 Litre) V8 engine and the L35 and L78 396 cu in (6.5 Litre) big-block V8's were also available. The SS featured non-functional air inlets on the hood, special striping and SS badging on the grille, front fenders, gas cap, and horn button. It was possible to order both the SS and RS to receive a Camaro RS/SS.
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1969 Chevrolet Caprice
USA

Chevrolet Caprice

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1969 Chevrolet Caprice
USA

Chevrolet Caprice

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1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396
USA

Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

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1969 Chevrolet Impala
USA

Chevrolet Impala

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During the 1969 model year Impala production topped Caprice production by 611,000 units. Right Hand Drive cars were manufactured in Canada for export to some countries such as Australia, UK, etc., until 1969. They used a version of the 1965 Impala dash panel until 1969. Australian models were assembled in Australia from kits as this lessened tax on the cars.
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1969 Chevrolet Impala
USA

Chevrolet Impala

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1969 Chevrolet Impala
USA

Chevrolet Impala

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1969 Chevrolet Impala Sedan
USA

Chevrolet Impala Sedan

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1969 Chevrolet Malibu
USA

Chevrolet Malibu

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1969 Chevrolet Nova
USA

Chevrolet Nova

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1969 Chevrolet Suburban
USA

Chevrolet Suburban

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1969 Chevrolet Suburban
USA

Chevrolet Suburban

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1969 Chrysler 300 Convertible
USA

Chrysler 300 Convertible

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1969 Chrysler 300 Hardtop Coupe
USA

Chrysler 300 Hardtop Coupe

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1969 Chrysler Newport
USA

Chrysler Newport

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Once the backbone of the American auto industry, by 1969 the full-size car had become a sort of step-child-unloved, uninspired and unadvertised (except when loaded down with optional trim packages, a high-performance engine, a super sexy interior-the works). A standout exception to this trend was the Chrysler Newport. Even in its most basic form -and that meant a 290-hp, 383 cu. in. V8 - it offered distinctive styling along with adequate performance. And at a price that was comparable, if not directly competitive with the top-of-the-line offerings from Chevy, Ford and even sister-division Plymouth.

The 383 cu. in. V8 was never going to appeal to the performance-minded (there was an optional 440 cu. in. V8, however, that did), but you could keep up with traffic and still have something left for passing manoeuvres - all of this on regular-grade gasoline. Not as softly suspended as a luxury car, but offering a smooth and silent ride nevertheless, the Newport handled better than most of its peers. Unfortunately, Chrysler did not equip the big car with disc brakes and the drums didn't pack the arresting power or the staying power that was necessary. But otherwise, a very good car.
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1969 Dodge A100
USA

Dodge A100

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1969 Dodge Charger
USA

Dodge Charger

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1969 Dodge Coronet
USA

Dodge Coronet

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1969 Dodge Coronet
USA

Dodge Coronet

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1969 Dodge Coronet 440
USA

Dodge Coronet 440

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1969 Dodge Coronet 440
USA

Dodge Coronet 440

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1969 Dodge Coronet 500 2 Door
USA

Dodge Coronet 500 2 Door

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1969 Dodge Dart GT Convertible
USA

Dodge Dart GT Convertible

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1969 Dodge Dart Swinger
USA

Dodge Dart Swinger

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1969 Dodge Dart White Hat Special
USA

Dodge Dart White Hat Special

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1969 Dodge Monaco 2 Door Hardtop
USA

Dodge Monaco 2 Door Hardtop

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
 
AII of Chrysler Corporation's "full-size" cars (some thought "over-size") were built on a common body, so there was really very little to choose from when comparing the Plymouth Furys, the Dodge Polaras and Monacos, and the Chryslers. All of them used the same engines (318, 383 and 440) and the same old and much-revered TorqueFlite automatic transmission. Evaluation was often reduced to merely identifying differences in styling details and simple subjective reactions to one car versus another. The husky 440 cu. in. V8 was reserved for the 500-series Monaco, which was also trimmed more luxuriously than Dodge's less opulent models.

The optional disc brakes were almost mandatory on this powerful 4100-lb. car. And don't be mislead, the Monaco was a large car - even gigantic by most enthusiasts' standards - but it was firmly suspended for its bulk, and control at normal speeds was not a problem. The Monaco was ideally suited to turnpike use, with its low noise level, long legged gearing and powerful engine. Monacos were available with adjustable power front seats, and they are recommended for anyone planning lengthy trips.
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1969 Dodge Monaco Station Wagon
USA

Dodge Monaco Station Wagon

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1969 Dodge Polara 500 Convertible
USA

Dodge Polara 500 Convertible

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1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
USA

Ford Mustang Boss 302

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1969 Ford Ranchero
USA

Ford Ranchero

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1969 Ford Thunderbird
USA

Ford Thunderbird

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1969 Ford Thunderbird
USA

Ford Thunderbird

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1969 Ford Thunderbird Landau Sedan
USA

Ford Thunderbird Landau Sedan

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1969 Imperial LeBaron 2-door Hardtop
USA

Imperial LeBaron 2-door Hardtop

   
   
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1969 Imperial LeBaron 2-door Hardtop
USA

Imperial LeBaron 2-door Hardtop

   
   
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1969 Imperial LeBaron 4-door
USA

Imperial LeBaron 4-door

   
   
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1969 Imperial LeBaron 4-door
USA

Imperial LeBaron 4-door

   
   
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1969 Lincoln Mark 3
USA

Lincoln Mark 3

   
   
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1969 Lincoln Mark 3
USA

Lincoln Mark 3

   
   
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1969 Mercury Colony Park
USA

Mercury Colony Park

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1969 Mercury Cougar
USA

Mercury Cougar

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In 1968 motoring journalist Roger Huntington had the opportunity to drive a Mercury Cougar fitted with Ford's new 7 Litre Cobra Jet engine. The following is an excerpt following his encounter with the beast..."I HAD a chance to sample the performance of Ford's new 7-litre "Cobra Jet" high performance engine option the other day, installed in a Mercury Cougar' sports coupe. I think they may have a winner here (that is, a winner in the popular "Traffic Light Grand Prix" that is tentatively scheduled day and night on every wide boulevard in America!).

We timed standing quarter-miles in the mid 14 second bracket, at 100-103 mph terminal speed, and in full road trim. This is right up with the best of the "supercars" with full -passenger-size bodies. About the only thing quicker would be the 7-litre Corvette, and possibly a Dodge or Plymouth with the 7-litre "road version of the "Hemi" racing engine - which is good for over 400 bhp in road trim with closed exhaust . But this new Ford Cobra Jet should be able to handle the Pontiac GTOs and the Olds 4·4-2s and Dodge-Plymouth 7.2-litre 'wedge" powered cars. These are good for high-14 sec times at 95-98 mph terminal speed.

And it's about time Ford got back in this picture. For all the millions they've been spending on world-wide racing, their image for road performance is not very strong among the young buyers. Their 6·4-litre high-performance GT engine option hasn't been getting the job done in Mustangs and Fairlanes and such. And yet this new 7-litre job is not a complex, finnicky engine at all and it's warranted for five years or 50,000 miles. Ford use hydraulic valve lifters to limit rpm to 5,500 and eliminate valve adjustment; there's only a single four-barrel carburettor, 10.7-to-1 compression ratio, and you can only get the engine with a torque converter transmission in the heavier models.

This cushions the drive line and saves warranty expense on U-joints, axle gears, shafts and transmission gears with enthusiastic young drivers! The hydraulic lifters and automatic transmission are built-in warranty insurance. And yet you get practically racing car performance when you punch the loud pedal. Detroit deserves a lot of credit for this progress.
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1969 Mercury Cougar CJ428
USA

Mercury Cougar CJ428

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1969 Mercury Cougar XR7
USA

Mercury Cougar XR7

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1969 Mercury Cyclone
USA

Mercury Cyclone GT

  Also see: Mercury Road Tests and Reviews | Mercury Brochures
 
The Cyclone GT was Mercury's sporty intermediate - and went head to head with the Dodge Coronet R/T and Charger, Plymouth GTX, Pontiac GTO, Chevelle SS 396, Buick GS 350/400, Oldsmobile 4-4-2, and its own sibling, the Ford Torino GT. Available with either a formal or fastback roof, the Cyclone GT was designed to have an appeal broad enough to challenge all of them. Like many of the industry's high-line cars, the Cyclone GT came standard with much of the equipment that was optional on lesser models; bucket seats, heavy-duty suspension, wide-oval tyres, V8 engine, and Comfort Stream Ventilation were all part of the Cyclone GT package.

The 335 horsepower engine was coupled to a 4-speed transmission, and while performance was spirited it was not breathtaking. The special suspension and power disc brakes completed a well-matched package. Despite the firmer-than-standard suspension, ride comfort was very good, with at least part of the ride quality attributable to the seats. In fact at the time, many could only criticise the Cyclone GT due to its abstract nature; it just didn't look like a real muscle car of the late '60's. The fastback rage, for example, went out with the Dodge Charger and the Marlin.
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1969 Mercury Cyclone CJ
USA

Mercury Cyclone CJ

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1969 Mercury Marauder X100
USA

Mercury Marauder X100

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The Marauder was a two-door hardtop based on a Marquis chopped in wheelbase by three inches and shortened in the body by about five. The result was a relatively roomy two-door hardtop with a long-hood/short-deck profile on a still-substantial 121-inch wheelbase. Curb weight started at two tons, escalating to 4500 pounds with a full option load. Marauder essentially was the same as Ford’s big Galaxie 500XL coupe and its flying buttress roofline and upright, tunneled backlight mimicked the "SportsRoof" Ford.
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1969 Mercury Marquis Convertible
USA

Mercury Marquis Convertible

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1969 Mercury Montego
USA

Mercury Montego

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1969 Mercury Montego
USA

Mercury Montego

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1969 Mercury Montego Cyclone CJ
USA

Mercury Montego Cyclone CJ

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1969 Mercury Montego MX Brougham
USA

Mercury Montego MX Brougham

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1969 Mercury Montego MX Brougham
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Mercury Montego MX Brougham

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1969 Mercury Montego MX Convertible
USA

Mercury Montego MX Convertible

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1969 Mercury Montego MX Wagon
USA

Mercury Montego MX Wagon

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1969 Mercury Monterey
USA

Mercury Monterey

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1969 Mercury Monterey Custom 3 Door
USA

Mercury Monterey Custom 3 Door

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1969 Oldsmobile 442
USA

Oldsmobile 442

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1969 Plymouth Barracuda
USA

Plymouth Barracuda

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1969 Plymouth Barracuda
USA

Plymouth Barracuda

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1969 Plymouth Belvedere
USA

Plymouth Belvedere

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1969 Plymouth Fury
USA

Plymouth Fury

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1969 Plymouth Fury
USA

Plymouth Fury

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1969 Plymouth Fury III
USA

Plymouth Fury III

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1969 Plymouth Satellite Convertible
USA

Plymouth Satellite Convertible

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1969 Plymouth Satellite Wagon
USA

Plymouth Satellite Wagon

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1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite
USA

Plymouth Sport Satellite

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1969 Plymouth Valiant Signet
USA

Plymouth Valiant Signet

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1969 Plymouth VIP
USA

Plymouth VIP

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1969 Pontiac 2 Plus 2
USA

Pontiac 2 Plus 2

  Also see: Pontiac Road Tests and Reviews | Pontiac Brochures
 
The 1969 Pontiacs received a major restyling with somewhat more squared off sheetmetal (though not as much as similar cars from other GM divisions) and rooflines. However, the basic 1965 chassis, inner-body structure and four-door pillared sedan roofline were retained although vent windows were dropped on all models and Safari wagons got a new two-way tailgate that could be opened to the side like a door or downward like a tailgate. Catalinas also got a one-inch wheelbase increase to 122.
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1969 Pontiac Acadian Beaumont 4 Door
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Pontiac Acadian Beaumont 4 Door

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Variable-ratio power steering was a new option for 1969 and front disc brakes were now automatically included when the power brake option was ordered. Engine offerings consisted of a standard 290-horsepower 400 two-barrel (or no-cost optional regular-fuel 265-horsepower 400 with Turbo Hydramatic transmission), 330-horsepower 400 four-barrel, 370-horsepower 428 four-barrel or the 428 HO rated at 390 horses. The standard three-speed manual transmission and optional three-speed Turbo Hydramatic were continued as before, but the four-speed manual with Hurst shifter was dropped from the option list.
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1969 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham
USA

Pontiac Bonneville Brougham

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1969 Pontiac Bonneville Hardtop Coupe
USA

Pontiac Bonneville Hardtop Coupe

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1969 Pontiac Catalina Convertible
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Pontiac Catalina Convertible

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1969 Pontiac Catalina Hardtop Coupe
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Pontiac Catalina Hardtop Coupe

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1969 Pontiac Catalina Hardtop Coupe
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Pontiac Catalina Hardtop Coupe

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1969 Pontiac Custom 4 Door Sedan
USA

Pontiac Custom 4 Door Sedan

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1969 Pontiac Executive 4 Door Sedan
USA

Pontiac Executive 4 Door Sedan

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1969 Pontiac Executive 4 Door Sedan
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Pontiac Executive Safari

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1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
USA

Pontiac Grand Prix

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1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
USA

Pontiac Grand Prix

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1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
USA

Pontiac GTO Judge

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1969 Pontiac Laurentian Sport Coupe
USA

Pontiac Laurentian Sport Coupe

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1969 Pontiac LeMans Hardtop Sedan
USA

Pontiac LeMans Hardtop Sedan

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1969 Pontiac Parisienne
USA

Pontiac Parisienne

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1969 Pontiac Parisienne
USA

Pontiac Parisienne

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1969 Pontiac Strato Chief
USA

Pontiac Strato Chief

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1969 Pontiac Ventura
USA

Pontiac Ventura

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The Ventura was first introduced for 1960 as a classier version of the Pontiac Catalina four-door Vista sedan and two-door hardtop. It had exterior identification, deluxe wheel covers, a sport steering wheel, and distinctive tri-tone seats done in Morrokide (Pontiac's vinyl upholstery trim which had the look and feel of top-quality leather but far more practical for everyday use). In 1961, the Ventura's length was 209.7 inches (527.5 cm), and its wheelbase was 119.0 inches (302 cm). Weight was between 3680 and 4005 pounds (1670 and 1815 kg), depending on what options and engine the car had.

The 389 CID (6.4 Litre) engines were standard, and the 421 CID (6.9 Litre) was a special order option. This was an interesting and logical move - the Star Chief middle-of-the-line model was restricted to four door sedans and hardtops and continued on the longer wheelbase shared with the Bonneville, while the Ventura offered only two doors and was smaller and lighter, though similar in price. This was such a good idea that it spawned the similarly-sized, but pricier, Pontiac Grand Prix in mid-1962. The Ventura returned as a trim option for the Catalina for 1962, often using interior trim similar to that of the slightly larger Star Chief/Executive , which was built on the longer-wheelbase chassis of the Bonneville. It returned as a model for 1969 and 1970.

The Ventura was replaced by the Catalina Brougham for the 1971 and 1972 model years. However, after a few-month's absence, the Ventura name was resurrected in mid-1971 when name (augumented by the suffix II) was applied to the Pontiac version of Chevrolet 's compact Nova.
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