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.
1969 Camaro Street Rod
A 1969 Camaro gets a
full custom Interior by Steve Holcomb Pro Auto Custom Interiors..the Car
was built by The Roadster Shop...very cool car...ck it out
Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum
A quick introduction video on a series of videos I will be posting shot at
Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum
320 Winfield Dunn Parkway
Sevierville, TN 37876-5507
132320 / 1969 Chevy Camaro ZL1
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/6t64xop
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.
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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Test Driving 1967 Chevrolet Camaro 502 Big-Block Restomod - Fast Lane Classic Cars
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
1969 Chevy 427 ZL1 Engine Dyno Test 534HP 501FT/LBS TQ
The 1969 Chevy 427 ZL1
It is an engine that is as synonymous with factory performance as is the
426 Chrysler Hemi. Few have ever worked on, owned, or even seen one in
person. In 1966-67 Chevrolet was getting there behinds kicked in Can-Am
racing. The 327 CI small blocks they were using were too small of a
displacement to get the job done on the Can-Am circuit. In 1968 the
development of the all aluminum racing 427 for the Can-Am racing series put
Chevy powered cars finally on top. Their success was so great that GM
decided to market the engine to the public for other racers to purchase and
would make a wet sump version to be offered, the ZL1. GM never intended to
offer the ZL1 in a production car, however, some Chevy dealers knew how to
get around GM hierarchy to get factory built race cars made using the COPO
(Central Office Production Order) backdoor ordering system. In total 69
1969 Camaro's and 2
1969 Corvette's were produced with the ZL1 engines from the factory,
complete with a factory warranty.
Promar Engines was chosen by Kevin MacKay of Corvette Repair in Valley
Stream NY to resurrect the original prototype engine used by GM for there
testing of the ZL1 engine in 1968. Promar had custom parts made for the
engine to recreate the engines internals. Upon completion the 1968 GM
Engineering Prototype ZL1 engine was Dyno tested and everyone can
finally know what the actual HP of a stock ZL1 is. The Dyno results are 534 HP at 6300
RPM and 501 Ft Lbs TQ at 4600 RPM. Promar Precision Engine is a
remanufacturer of all types of engines. High Performance, Marine,
Automotive, Diesel, Gas, Alternative Fuel, Restoration, and medium duty
truck engines are the main focus. Promar utilizes modern machines and
machining techniques to supply its superior quality products to the general
To find out more about the 1969 ZL1 engine, Hot Rod did an article on this
particular engine (yes this actual engine) Dec 1969.
1969 Mac's Chevrolet NRHA Divsion 5 Super Stock Camaro 427
I recently started the full restoration of this NHRA Super Stock racer
originally from Cornhusker's Raceway (home track) in Nebraska. This car was
prepped, converted, and raced starting in 1969 and campaigned in the Super
Stock class through 1974 in NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Division 5,
the "West Central Division".
One of the original part-owners of this car was Al McNamara, the proprietor
of a Nebraska Chevrolet Franchised dealer. This dealer was Mac's Chevrolet
/ Oldsmobile in Crete, Nebraska. The Camaro was raced new off the
show-room floor in 1969.
From the show-room floor the Camaro was shipped by way of Del
Clausen's shop, Del's Star Auto Body, where he laid on the "one of a kind"
paint scheme in his Mason City, Iowa Auto Body Center
The next stop for this Camaro was over to Dick Harrell's
St Louis, Missouri Performance Center where he prepared all of the Camaro's 427 power plants
(including an all Aluminum ZL-1 427), the Camaro's chassis, and the Camaro's multiple
transmissions. "MR CHEVROLET'S" shop converted the Camaro from it's original Muncie
four speed to a Harrell Performance Center prepared turbo 400 transmission. Dick's shop also supplied
a specially prepared "Clutch Driven" turbo 400 transmission for use later in the 1969
The "Legendary" NHRA Division 5 driver, Charles (Charlie) Jacobs, also a
part-owner of this Camaro, campaigned as the driver
of this Camaro with
great success winning his division's "points" class in Super Stock and his
division's "Chevrolet Manufacturers" class.
Al and Charles sold the car sometime in 1970 to the next set of owners.
These owners continued to campaign the Camaro, which afforded them
division wins in 1971 and 1973.
Stay tuned for addition video documenting the Camaro's restoration progress.
Team Camaro Tech
Museum of American Speed
Del Clausen Article
1969 ZL1 Copo Camaro
Hear this ZL 1 Camaro
run! It is a part of the Cliff Ernst collection. See more photos at
1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS FOR SALE flemings ultimate garage
Flemings ultimate garage rockville maryland
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.