Garage Kept Motors
420 36th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids, MI
1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
- Real Deal COPO
- Rotisserie Restoration
- 427ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- Daytona Yellow Over Black Interior
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\"Over the years, COPO has become synonymous with Chevy\'s monster-displacement Camaros.\" Hemmings, March 1989
Here\'s part of the \"Brief History of the COPO Camaro\" as recorded by partscenter.net: \"Initially released in 1969 as the ZL-1 COPO Camaro, the automobile was part of Chevy\'s special-order system, a method used by dealers during the sixties that allowed them to create high-performance vehicles that were not available elsewhere. The options found in the COPO weren\'t available for purchase on the dealership\'s paperwork. Some dealers devised a way to get the options they desired on the Camaro: they used particular order codes to receive cars with special features. Instead of placing an order for Camaros using the \"Regular Production Option\" sheet, used by dealerships for performance and styling upgrades, a dealership began ordering Camaros using the Central Office Purchase Order (hence the name COPO), which was generally reserved for adding alterations to municipal fleets.
\"The COPO 9561 was a basic Camaro sport coupe, converted by the dealership to include a 427 cubic inch iron block with 425 horsepower. 1,015 COPO 9561s were made by GM and delivered to dealerships....\"
The full article can be found online here: https://www.gmpartscenter.net/blog/brief-history-of-copo-camaro
Offered here is a true, well-documented 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO in factory Daytona yellow over black. The odometer reading of 66 miles is the distance traveled since the NOS-GM-parts-only restoration was completed. Factory options include the (code 9561) High-Performance Unit 427/425 V-8 engine backed by an M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission and 4.10:1 Positraction rear axle. In addition to the original performance upgrades, it is fitted with a special ducted hood and power front disc brakes. Documented with a ProtectOPlate, this example still retains its original motor and transmission. A nationally recognized example, the Camaro has received multiple awards including Gold at the Camaro Nationals, Carlisle Pennsylvania 2008, Best of Show at Super Chevy Indianapolis 2008, and Hemmings Musclecar of the Year at Scottsdale Arizona in 2008.
The car\'s Daytona yellow non-metallic paint was professionally refreshed and it shows: smooth finish, an absence of flaws, and proper factory gloss across every surface. This includes the steel wheels (with small chrome hubcaps), an under-the-radar COPO feature, as well as the cowl-induction hood, a somewhat more above-the-radar feature. There\'s just something perfect about a COPO all in yellow. All factory badging-which is to say the same factory badging as any lesser 1969 would wear-is in place and properly mounted. In particular, the blue bowtie emblems front and rear are classic Chevrolet livery. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Chrome bumpers and body trim are flawless; cabin glass and all lighting lenses are pristine. Period-correct GoodYear F70-14 raised-white-letter Wide Tread tires are mounted on the aforementioned steel wheels.
Inside, black is the color theme for the base-level interior. Horizontally pleated black vinyl covers the two front bucket seats (no console) and rear bench; the upholstery and seatbacks are in perfect condition. Door trim echoes the upholstery design and includes a chrome door handle, window crank, and a single \"Camaro\" emblem. Black looped cabin carpeting (protected by matching carpet mats) also shows no wear, and the headliner is perfectly installed. A two-spoke black steering wheel with simple blue-bowtie emblem frames the black padded dash and square-design, 3-opening instrument cluster. Included are the fuel gauge, a 120-mph speedometer, and a 5,700-rpm-redline tachometer, the latter two gauges branded with GM\'s AC logo. The shift lever for the automatic transmission is mounted on the steering column. This is a radio-delete car. (Please view the close-up photography in the gallery to appreciate the like-new condition of every interior surface.)
The trunk is as perfectly finished as the remainder of the car. Factory flecked-style paint covers the interior surfaces and the GoodYear spare tire matches those on the ground.
Under the hood is a sight to make any Chevy Performance fan\'s heart skip
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