1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Car for sale by MGM Classic Cars in Addison, Illinois 60101
With all the hoopla surrounding the new Camaro 1LE, let's look back at the original.
The story of the ZL1 Camaro, fitted with that rarest of the rare, all-aluminum 427 big-block V-8, is one that has often been told: How only 69 were made, how they exploited the GM option-ordering system, and how they've become the Camaro guy's ultimate Camaro.
Classic Car Overview
Sold new at Reedman Chevrolet in Langhorn, Pennsylvania
Nut and bolt rotisserie restoration completed in 2017
COPO 9561 L72 427/425 HP V-8 engine
Winters aluminum intake
12 bolt rear end with 4.10 Positraction
Power brakes with front discs
Special ducted hood
Fathom Green with Green bucket seat interior
Norwood-built car with X44 code
Painted XT steel wheels and hubcaps
Goodyear Polyglas tires
Camaro Hi-Performance Certified
Certificate of Authenticity
The term was referred to in racing circles as 7-liters, a 427 CI measurement that was to be the maximum for sanctioned competition engines. For Camaro buyers in 1969, that 427 CI possibility finally became a reality thanks to Chevrolet COPO process, which was a run-around for building special vehicles.
COPO Camaros like the car offered here have since become among the most desirable releases in the first-generation series. Moreover, this beautiful vehicle, originally sold new at the notable Reedman Chevrolet franchise in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has benefited from an all-inclusive rotisserie refreshing completed in 2017. Many of these special COPO 9561 vehicles spent their existence on the drag strip, and to bring one back to its as-built condition requires an intense understanding of its details and a willingness to locate the correct components. This car has the MN-suffix block that was the basis for the L72 427/425 HP V-8 engine. It is equipped with a Winters aluminum intake, 4-barrel carburetor, ZL2-design air-cleaner and dual exhaust. Date-code-correct components were used throughout, including the starter, bellhousing, fan blade, alternator and exhaust manifolds. The engine is backed by a heavy-duty Muncie 4-speed transmission and a 12-bolt rear end with 4.10 Positraction gear.
Built on the Norwood assembly line with the X44 code, COPOs were not SS models but performance super cars. This example has power brakes with front discs, the special ducted hood and is painted in Fathom Green with a matched green bucket-seat interior. Inside is the floor-mounted Hurst shifter, seat belts, in-dash tachometer and AM radio. Like many such cars, wheels were of minimal importance due to day-two replacements, and this car has the correct-but-narrow painted XT steel wheels and dog-dish hubcaps with F70-14 Goodyear Polyglas tires. Already Camaro Hi-Performance Certified, this spectacular COPO 9561 package showcases the 1969 Camaro body lines well, with the bulging hood and dual exhaust outlets telling the truth about its L72 powerplant.
Financing and delivery available
Call or text 847-848 1850
Classic Car ID101359066
CategoryMuscle & Pony Cars
Exterior ColorFathom Green
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