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All of these features/options were offered on the car in question:

- All aluminum (block & heads) V8

- Neither traditional BOF or typical Unibody construction

- Only offered in hardtop & convertible

- Four wheel disk brakes

- Functional rear decklid spoiler & chin diffuser

- Liquid traction control

- Hideaway headlights

- Headlight washers

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It was available on this ONE model year car....

This might be a good one, I was just vague

enough to stump most of you I think.

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The 1969 Camaro had a liquid traction option. Not sure about the rest though.

I was thinking more of the C2 Corvettes. They had all the criteria other than the liquid traction control option from my understanding.

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'Liquid traction control' ? Que es esto? Never heard this term...even an exact phrase google didn't turn it up..

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It's NOT the Ferrari 348, it came TWO decades before, I never said all the previous answers were correct?!

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Hmmm..overall, the description would fit a C3 Corvette w/ an aluminum big block... but, they were BOF (glassfibre body, perimeter frame). Still have no idea what 'liquid traction control' is...

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... and it was "Liquid Tire Chain" not liquid traction control

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Only available as a COPO not an RPO and I think almost all were base cars without many options.

I doubt that any were equipped the way you specified 68, but if one exists I'd like to have it. :AH-HA_wink:

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All of these features/options were offered on the car in question:

The '69 Camaro

- All aluminum (block & heads) V8

The ZL-1 427 big block, COPO only, only a handful built

- Neither traditional BOF or typical Unibody construction

The car was built with a detachable front subframe, and a frame-rail reinforced unibody from the cowl back

- Only offered in hardtop & convertible

check

- Four wheel disk brakes

optional

- Functional rear decklid spoiler & chin diffuser

Z-28,SS,RS

- Liquid traction control ( Liquid Tire Chain)

rare option: aerosol can-type dispenser mounted inside trunk at wheelwells

- Hideaway headlights

RS package

- Headlight washers

new one on me

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You got it Camino, WildManJoe got it too but double guessed himself.

And you're absolutely correct, it is HIGHLY improbable that any cars

left the factory with all those options in place, BUT all those were

features/options of the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. They only made 69

ZL1s (aluminum block/heads 427 COPOs) and there was only a

couple of RS ZL1s, but if any of those had the liquid tire chain I don't

know and I have no way of finding out.

I would imagine more than a few ZL1s got the four-wheel disk brakes.

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Do any cars with the liquid tire chain option survive today? Does it (did it) actually work?

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Do any cars with the liquid tire chain option survive today? Does it (did it) actually work?

Yes.

And sort of.

It was a canister of something like antifreeze or ice melt which sprayed through a tube at the rear wheels (or just the one wheel, I can't remember). I doubt that it was too effective, but I could be wrong.

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Found this:

V75 Liquid Tire "Chain" - An option on '69 Camaros that provided a dispenser with nozzles located in the rear tire wheel wells that would spray a special traction-enhancing liquid on the rear tires to help traction on snow and ice. Quite rare.

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Whoa... I wonder how many Chevy dealers had pissed off customers after they undercoated shut the nozzles? Back in those days, it was part of the dealing process to throw out that old standby "throw in undercoating, and you've got a deal" demand at the 11th hour. :lol:
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Whoa... I wonder how many Chevy dealers had pissed off customers after they undercoated shut the nozzles? Back in those days, it was part of the dealing process to throw out that old standby "throw in undercoating, and you've got a deal" demand at the 11th hour. :lol:

:lol: Probably at least half.

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Yeah, I have that photo in a couple of my books but those are all

inaccessible to me right now, at the ex's house ho will not even

let me see my daughter nevermid my crap.

I tried to google it but gave up after like 90sec. :P

(Thanks for posting it Camino)

The 1969 Camaro is one amazing vehicle, it was the ONLY

Camaro bodystye to last only one model year and yet it was in

production for over a year and a half.... some of the options

were amazing, like the headlight washers & 4-wheel disks.

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I brought up liquid tire chains to my Chevy buddies years ago at the races (before the internet) and they all thought I was lying! LOL Then the conversation quickly turned to "we could fill it with bleach for burnouts....."

:scratchchin:

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I brought up liquid tire chains to my Chevy buddies years ago at the races (before the internet) and they all thought I was lying! LOL Then the conversation quickly turned to "we could fill it with bleach for burnouts....."

:scratchchin:

:lol:

That thought immediately crossed my mind as well!

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SpeedingPenguin & I are waaaay ahead of you.

Windshield washer nozzles & bleach...

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