This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro was at one time a well optioned RS/SS car, but sadly it has been picked of its major parts and left to rust away. Whenever we see a classic muscle car with plants growing in it, it leaves us with mixed feelings. On one had it makes us sad to see it in such a state, but at the same time is interesting to look at. This car might not be anything more than yard art, but if you’re interested in it, it can be found here on eBay.
Apparently this car was driven till it was in a front and rear end collision sometime in the late ’70s, at which time it was parked and left to be overgrown with plants. Over the years the car was picked clean of its vital components. The Rhode Island humidity and vegetation hasn’t been kind to this Pony car.
This car came with the X22 option, meaning that it came with the RS/SS package and the SS396 engine. The engine that should be sitting in it is the 396 cui V8, which was rated at 375 hp. It was paired to a four speed manual, but as you can see both the engine and transmission are missing. Finding a replacement L78 engine wouldn’t be an impossible task, but could get pricey.
Even the interior is being overrun by plants. As with the rest of the car, the interior has also been stripped from the car and the floors are obviously very rusty. While it’s sad to see it in this condition, we do have to admit that it makes a great planter.
It’s sad that this well optioned X22 Camaro was left in such a condition, but it begs the question of whether its worth restoring. Its going to be a big project and is going to require not only a large investment of time, but also money. What do you guys think? Is it worth restoring or should it be left as yard art?