Clem: Since we don't have the original ordering and factory paperwork for documentation, the basic issue is 'What special paint options' did GM provide in 1969? Was it limited to existing GM (current year) paint codes, OR did they allow special orders in any color they could reasonably buy the paint for - ie back to 65?
I don't know the answer, but if it was limited to '69 colors, then the Buick sunset silver and olds flamingo silver were '69 GM paint options that are extremely close to the color being discussed. There was also one or more Cadillac colors that seemed to have a bit more 'pink' than the olds/buick color if that was available for special order also. What were the 'special paint' rules employed in the Camaro factory (Norwood I assume since you are in PA) for the '69 model year? Up into the late 70's or early 80's, at least, it was possible to buy 'factory pack' lacquer paint in essentially any prior GM colors used. I bought a gallon or 'hugger orange' acrylic lacquer in the late 70's that I just popped the top off a couple of days ago..
1969 GM colors: The Buick 'Sunset Silver' and Oldsmobile's 'flamingo silver' shared the same GM Paint code: WA3956,
1965 GM colors: The Chevelle 'Evening Orchid' and Pontiac's 'Iris Mist' share the same GM paint code: WA3308
It would be very interesting to compare the color compositions (formulas) between the two colors; I'd bet we'd all be surprised how little difference there is in the formulas... and we should all remember that in '65 and '69 (and in fact thru the late '70's into the early 80's), GM only painted in lacquer, which is very subject to fading over the years, depending on the exposure to the sun's UV and the elements.
Example of the '65 WA3308 on a GTO which is extremely close to the exposed paint under the camaro roof rail, and which is MUCH less 'pink' than the b/c paint shown previously on the camaro being restored.
I don't know the answers here, but I do think it's possible that no one in the argument is *wrong*...
Without more documentation re the specific order or specific documentation on GM 'rules for special paint' ordering, I think we are all simply voicing 'opinions'. And 44 yrs after the fact is a LONG time to ask someone questions like "what was the paint code on the order.. etc..." Hell.. I have problems at times remembering what I had for breakfast this morning..