A rare, fully-documented ‘69 BALDWIN-MOTION PHASE III SS427 CAMARO, just out of a major collection, lands on Bring A Trailer. Let the bidding wars begin!
It’s not often that a real-deal Baldwin-Motion Camaro, complete with documentation, paper trail and a history of time spent in major Musclecar collections, comes up for sale. Quality cars, like this one, usually change hands through private sales. Most of the ones you see on auction sites have stories, stories without a good ending!
This one is the real deal. I personally know this car from times it was owned by the late collector, Steve Sandlin, and then in the incredible Kevin Suydam collection in Seattle, WA. Its current owner is having it showcased on BAT right now. BTW: I was the Baldwin-Motion brand’s co-founder with Joel Rosen in 1967 and author of https://www.amazon.com/Motion-Performance-Tales-Muscle-Builder/dp/0760355606/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493151743&sr=1-1&keywords=MOTION+Performance%2C+Tales+of+a+muscle+car+builder
This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS is said to be one of seven Phase III models modified by Motion Performance, Inc. of Baldwin, New York, during their partnership with Baldwin Chevrolet. The two companies partnered in 1967 and began offering customized high-performance Chevrolets through the Baldwin Chevrolet dealership franchise. Baldwin-Motion modifications on this example include a stinger-style hood, Holley four-barrel carburetor, Phase III electronic ignition system, an Edelbrock intake manifold, and a Mallory distributor as well as exhaust headers, a SureShift shift kit, raised suspension, traction bars, staggered five-spoke wheels, and dual electric fuel pumps.
Finished in Dusk Blue with white stripes over black and is powered by a 427-inch V8 paired with a modified TH400 three-speed automatic transmission. The 427-inch V-8 was installed by Motion Performance in place of the factory 396 V-8. A rotisserie-style refurbishment was completed before the seller acquired the car in 2022. This Phase III Camaro is offered in Pennsylvania with an order invoice, manufacturer’s literature, sales documents from Baldwin Chevrolet, a Protect-O-Plate, correspondence from Motion Performance, memorabilia, refurbishment photos, and a clean Arizona title in the seller’s name.
The BALDWIN-MOTION PHASE III SS427 CAMARO, finished in Dusk Blue with white hockey stick stripes was repainted during previous ownership. Features include a stinger-style hood, black SS front grille and rear tail panel, hood pins, a fender-mounted antenna, polished rocker moldings, SS427 badges, chrome bumpers, and a dual-outlet exhaust that exits below the rear bumper.
A Motion Performance invoice, sales documents from Baldwin Chevrolet, a Protect-O-Plate, manufacturer’s literature, documenting correspondence from Motion Performance, and two 1:18 die-cast models of the car are included in the sale.
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