If you had an extra $4,258.00 in the 60's to splurge with, your options would have included not only Camaros, but the following automobiles as well; Corvettes, any of Ford Shelby GT's, Mercedes, BMW's, Alfa Romeo's, Austin Healey's, and the list goes on. If this was true back then, wouldn't the same hold true today? What you have indicated by your statement, is the amount, $4,258.00 in 1969 would be the equivlent of a entry level, off the wall car in today's market. Something just doesn't add up.
In addition, perhaps my initial question was a bit misleading. All I am looking for are equivlent purchasing comps between '69 & 2010 prices. The Consumer Price Index/Inflation Conversion might not be the best application here.