Herbie's Hugger Super Stocker L89 Camaro This car is sold.
GM produced almost 250,000 Camaros in 1969
Approx. 700 were 9561 L72 Iron Block, COPOs
Approx 201 were 9561 L72 Iron Block ,Yenkos
Approx 311 were RPO L89 396/375 hp aluminum head engines.
Approx 206 were RPO JL8 all wheel disc brake system
Approx 69 were COPO 9560 ZL1 Aluminum Engine
The Aluminum head L89 is without a doubt one of the rarest performance options available on a 1969 Camaro.
The special Camaro was ordered with RPO L89 and documented by the original owners as well as the factory original window sticker. It is also one of the most famous and recognizable Super Stock race cars from the East Coast.
Info provided by Sam Scardino from the 1973 N.E.D. NHRA Annual (North East Division 1)
"To win the Division Championship in the North East Division in Super Stock eliminator is quite an accomplishment. It is common place to find over 150 Super Stocks entered in competition and making the call for the first round of eliminations at any event.
It is refreshing to see a family effort move into the Winner's circle in one of the hardest fought eliminators there is to win.
Such are the dividends being reaped by the DeSalve family of DuBois, PA.
The race car is owned by father Herbert DeSalve, age 54, driven by the youngest of two brothers, Barry, and is crew chiefed by 29 year old Richard DeSalve.
The father and sons team started in 1967 with a pure stock '67 GTO which was converted to a stocker in 1968.
In 1969 the present "Herbie's Hugger" Camaro was obtained for competition in Super Stock. The team was a regular in Division One NHRA All-Star Super Stock Circuit in '69,'70 and '72.
The Tri-County Performance Entry was the quickest SS/DA Chevy at all major NHRA events attended in 1971 and 1972 and established it to be the quickest of all entries in the All-American Racing team heads-up Super Stock circuit in '73 by garnering four straight wins in a row, in addition, to the Division Championship laurels.
The many hours of work and toil have paid off in big dividends for the DeSalve family and it may do well for others to take note of this dertirmined effort."
This Historic Camaro will be sold at the Mecum High Performance Auction, in St. Charles IL this October 5,6,7th.