Lot S99 1969 Chevrolet Camaro R/S ZL1 #55, 427/430 HP, 4-sp
Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction - 21st Year
May 15 - 18, 2008
Model Camaro R/S ZL1
Exterior Color Le Mans Blue
Interior Color White
Engine Size 427
Trans. Speeds 4
COPO 9560 ZL1 427/430hp 4speed, RS
1969 Camaro RS LeMans Blue for Sale
This is a true 1969 Rally Sport Camaro, Equipped with a 327 Small
Block 350 Automatic Transmission. Finished in its factory blue with white Z
stripes and its factory houndstooth interior with center console. Fresh
paint and drivetrain. All the floors, body panels and chrome are in great
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1969 ZL-1 CAMARO
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
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!
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Lot S101 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 429/375 HP, 4-Speed
Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction - 21st Year
May 15 - 18, 2008
Model Mustang Boss 429
Exterior Color Raven Black
Interior Color Black
Engine Size 429
Trans. Speeds 4
Options Deluxe Décor Group