The COPO 9560 used an all-aluminum 427 cu in (7.0 L) big-block called the ZL-1 and was designed specifically for drag racing. The package was conceived by drag racer Dick Harrell, and ordered through Fred Gibb Chevrolet in La Harpe, IL, with the intention of entering NHRA Super Stock drag racing. Just 69 ZL-1 Camaros were produced, the engine alone cost over US$4,000 — nearly twice that of a base coupe with a V8. Though rated at 430 hp (321 kW) gross, the ZL-1 made 376 SAE Net HP in its "as installed" state. With Exhaust changes and some tuning, the horsepower jumped to over 500 hp.
The ZL1 engines were hand assembled in a process that took 16 hours each, in a room that Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov described as "surgically clean". All ZL1 engines were manufactured at the Tonawanda Assembly Plant before being installed in Corvettes, Camaros, or sold over the counter to racers. This car came with a 5yr/50,000 bumper to bumper warranty.
132320 / 1969 Chevy Camaro ZL1
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It's hard to know where to start with a car of this caliber, so perhaps
it's best to get the big stuff out of the way first: this nearly flawless
1969 Camaro carries a
correct, authentic, original ZL1 aluminum 427 engine: #62 out of 69 built,
to be exact.
With only three of the 69 original ZL1 Camaros built still carrying
their matching-numbers powertrains, they are exceedingly rare today and are
perhaps the Holy Grail of muscle cars. This one is a mirror image of ZL1
#62, the only red-on-red ZL1 produced, and has been restored to
exceptional, highly-accurate standards and is already a national prize
So you may be thinking that it's just a tribute with a correct ZL1 engine,
but I think that does a disservice to this car. The engine installed in
this car is a real 1969 Camaro ZL1 that has been
authenticated by Jerry MacNeish as the real deal. What defines a "real"
ZL1, the engine or the body? No, this one isn't a 100% matching numbers
ZL1, but it's not simply a clone, either.
When this ZL1 Camaro
engine was discovered, it was a no-brainer to build an exact replica of the
car around it. And with that, we're at the crux of this car's existence:
does the body or the engine make it a real ZL1? Would a real ZL1 body shell
with a replacement iron 427 still be a ZL1 Camaro?
As a duplicate of #62, it is correct Garnet Red, and the finish is
gorgeous. It's obvious that no corners were cut and that someone spent the
long dollar to make this car show-quality in every way. Panel gaps are
exact, alignment is near perfect, and the finish has been color sanded and
buffed beyond any factory efforts in 1969. All COPOs received the cowl
induction hood and most got the ducktail spoiler as well, since they all
started off as SS396 cars. Chrome and trim is concours quality, the glass
is all new and date code correct, and all the stainless has been polished.
The COPOs, ZL1s included, received no special badges beyond the simple Camaro on the fenders,
making them perhaps the ultimate factory-built sleepers.
The engine under the hood is unquestionably a correct all-aluminum ZL1 V8,
thanks to a verification by noted Camaro expert Jerry MacNeish. The
ZL1 was similar to the mighty L88, which featured aluminum heads and an
iron block, and both engines shared the same 430 horsepower rating from the
factory. However, the aluminum block, which was developed for Can-Am
racing, was a first for a Chevy production engine, and a fully assembled
ZL1 weighed around 500 pounds—about as much as a small block 327. The
truth of the matter is that the ZL1 actually made more than 500 horsepower in street trim,
and with littler more than a pair of slicks, these were legitimate
11-second cars. Best of all, they were street legal with a warranty!
The engine bay is beautifully detailed and correct in every way. At first
glance, it looks just like any L88 COPO, but then you notice the block
isn't Chevy Orange. Detailing is exemplary, with correct stamps, markings,
and decals throughout. And, of course, the easy stuff like the hoses,
clamps, and wiring harness are accurate reproduction pieces. You'll also
find that this car still carries a fully functional AIR injection smog
pump—good luck finding one of those today.
Although you could get a ZL1 with an automatic, a majority, including #62,
were equipped with a rugged Muncie 4-speed manual and the strongest rear
end GM made—the legendary 12-bolt, which was stuffed with 4.10 gears and
a Posi. Chambered Exhaust was
standard, and while it was aggressive, it was also light. Front disc brakes
and a heavy-duty F41 suspension were standard equipment with the ZL1. It
rides on COPO-spec 14-inch steel wheels with dog dish hubcaps and a set of
G70-14 Goodyear Polyglas tires.
The bright red interior is also correct and is in outstanding condition. As
I mentioned, there are a few extra options, including a console with
auxiliary gauges, which looks appropriate between the restored red buckets.
A standard steering wheel was what you got when you ordered a COPO, and
this one is in fine condition. Every component in the dash, including the
gauges, ventilation controls, and AM radio has been rebuilt and remains
fully functional. The trunk features a new mat and matching spare on a
I leave it to you to decide what this car really is. It has already won
awards at the highest levels, including a gold award from Super Chevy and
an AACA National First Prize, so there's no question that it's accurately
restored. The foremost expert in the field has verified the engine, and it
exactly duplicates an original ZL1 Camaro's specifications in every
way. So you can choose to look at it as a nicely done tribute car with a
$100,000 engine, or as a rebuilt ZL1 with a $500,000 discount. Either way,
this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a ZL1 you can actually
drive and enjoy. Call now!
1969 Camaro ZL1 on Dyno
~~~Please Read Description~~~
I UPLOADED THIS FOR MY DAD, I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE CAR. SORRY.
Engine ZL1 427 all aluminum, pro top line head, comp cam, 1000 cfm holley,
5 speed tremec, 411 gear.
TWO PULLS: 1st pull inconclusive. Tires spun on rollers. 2nd pull,
tightened ties some more. Pull was better, but tires still spun (that's
the blue smoke)
I guess stock poly glass doesn't work with all this power. Will try again
with slicks on.
American Muscle Car - S03E03 - The Copo Cars
THE AMERICAN MUSCLECAR series brings you the third season, profiling some
of the most influential cars in automotive history:
Chevrolet El Camino & Ford Ranchero
The CoPo Cars
1968-2001 Chevrolet Corvette
Boss 302 & 429 Mustangs
The Saleen Mustangs
The Hurst Cars
The SLP Cars
Dodge Dart GTS
Rare Double COPO 1969 Camaro 427 V8 425 HP Muscle Car from Berger Chevrolet
427c.i. 4BBL L-72 425 H.P. (#s Matching) V8, 4 Speed Muncie Manual
Transmission, 12 Bolt Service Package Rear w/ 4.10 Posi-Trac (#s Only for
Copo), Order# 9561 High Performance Package-- ZL-2 Cowl Induction Hood,
H.D. F-62 Front Spring, H.D. G32 5 Leaf Rear Springs, Special Curved Neck
H.D. Radiator, P. Disc Brakes, Order# 9737-- Sports Car Conversion
Package-- 15x7 Rally Wheels, 140 MPH Speedo, 7000 RPM Tach, Endura Bumper,
AM Radio, 1in Front Sway Bar, Black Halo Vinyl Top, D-80 Spoiler Group,
Correct Garnet Red Exterior (Paint Code-52B), X11 Coded Cowl, Correct Black
Vinyl Interior (Trim Code-711), Last Owner Owned Since 1998, Owners Manual
with Original Berger- Chevrolet Envelope, Entire Rotisserie Restoration
Process Documented by Photos, Emphasis on Accuracy, The Car has been Signed
by Dale Berger on the Upper Radiator Support, Copo Connection Certificate
Signed by Edward J. Cunneen that Certifies this Car as a Genuine "Double
Copo" Ordered from Berger Chevrolet! One of Only 12 Four Speed Berger Copo
Camaros, Immaculate &
Tasteful Restoration! Less than a Handful of Original "Double Copos" are
Left in Existence Today!! Thanks for watching and commenting, we appreciate
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5 year $140K photo documented nut & bolt rotisserie restoration & custom
build, just completed April 2012. Only 100 test miles since! (Seriously,
look underneath this car!), MTI Racing built 427cid all-aluminum fuel
injected LS series V-8 @ 763hp! Pro built Tremec T56 6-speed trans w/ Viper
Internals, custom built Moser 12 bolt rear w/ 3.42 Posi (1600rpm @ 65mph!),
Detroit Speed Engineering (DSE) adjustable front sub-frame, DSE adjustable
coilover suspension, DSE rear leaf spring, 3" drop setup w/ adjustable
Koni's, Baer 14"+13" 4 wheel power disc brakes w/ slotted and cross drilled
rotors, DSE thru floor sub-frame connectors & DSE mini tubs, DSE roll cage
w/ removable back bar & racing harness, $20K show quality mirror finish
Sikkens Tuxedo black paint, full custom Ferrari Red & Black two tone
Italian leathersport bucket seat interior w/ all billet aluminum trim &
hardware, Stewart Warner Max custom gauges, Memphis audio w/
amps/subwoofer/iPod/SAT multi-channel setup & 500watts, power rack & pinion
steering, "Be Cool" triple core all aluminum radiator w/ twin electric
fans, upgraded modern air conditioning & heat, great sounding stainless
dual Exhaust, 18x12 & 18x9 staggered 3
piece Boze alloys w/ new BFG hi-speed radials, Billet LED taillights,
modern Camaro badging,
beautifully done to be a Porsche/Viper hunter.
134233 / 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO
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Regardless if you're into blue chip investments or brutal street machines,
the first whisper of "COPO" should get your attention. The subject of a
frame up restoration, this 1969 Camaro COPE tribute not only
nails the plain wrapper/huge motor aesthetic - it does so with a barrage of
period correct parts that will leave most enthusiasts scratching their
heads at whether or not the car is the real deal.
While GM didn't offer "High Impact" colors in the Mopar sense, few colors
have a higher impact than code 76 Daytona Yellow. According to the trim
tag, the car wore this color when it left the Norwood, Ohio assembly line
in November of 1968 and continues to display it proudly today. The angular
'69 body lines look crisp, each panel is straight and overall fitment is
significantly above average.
Lift the hood of this Chevrolet to find a 427ci V8 dressed in full factory
décor. The centerpiece is a cast iron GM block which wears fresh orange
paint and a 3963512 casting number. Topped with factory heads, a Winters
intake, a Holley four-barrel, and cast iron Exhaust manifolds, the engine looks and feels
showroom new. From the GM hoses to the reproduction R59 battery, every
detail is equally nice.
Underneath the car, a Muncie four-speed offers full control of the big
block. Power meets the pavement through a GM 12-bolt rear packed with 4.10
gears and a limited slip. From the tagged "HW" coil springs up front to the
freshly painted leaf springs out back, the suspension remains in stock
form, aided by manual steering and power assisted brakes with discs up
front and drums in the rear. The chassis meets the road through Goodyear
Polyglas tires wrapped around body-matched steel wheels.
Most COPO buyers weren't interested in interior gadgetry so nearly all of
the original cars left the factory with a standard code 711 black interior.
This COPO tribute stays true that idea. Additions like a correct AC 140 mph
speedometer and floor-mounted Stewart Warner tach add to the cars
performance theme while rebuilt seats and all new soft pieces give the car
a fresh new look.
With a factory-dressed 427, a Muncie four-speed, and a color that makes no
bones about what the car was built for, this Camaro is a great example of COPO
tribute. From the paint daubs on the chassis to the Yenko-branded spoiler,
no detail was too small to overlook, resulting in a show-ready Camaro ready to inspire grins and
knowing nods everywhere it goes. Are you ready to rumble with one of the
most brutal factory Camaros ever built? Here's your
chance to do so guilt free!
Test Driving 1967 Chevrolet Camaro 502 Big-Block Restomod - Fast Lane Classic Cars
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I thought you'd like a look at this awesome 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. This beast is powered by
a ZZ502 Big-block crate engine, that's pushing out 502 HP and 567 LbFt of
Torque. All that power is being funneled through a Centerforce clutch, to
a Borg Warner T10 four-speed, and then back to a 12 bolt rear with 3.55
gears. This car has all the performance you need and then some. It's also a
beautifully restored car, from the ultra slick black exterior with SS trim,
to the completely restored houndstooth interior. It's also equipped with
front disc brakes, Eagle Alloy wheels, and BF Goodrich ZR speed rated
tires. This car goes, turns, and stops amazingly well. I hope you find it
interesting...thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010