1969 Chevrolet Camaro – COPO – U0472

1969 chevrolet camaro - copo

  • Stock #: u0472
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  • VIN: 124379N659193
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Vehicle Description

One of the greatest stories of the muscle car era is the story of the COPO Camaro.  Savvy performance-oriented dealers found they could order special equipment similar to how a police department or taxi company would order their fleets.  It was a COPO, or Central Office Production Order. This would be as opposed to an RPO, or Regular Production Option or Order. The horsepower race was in full swing, but GM was getting nervous and put a limit of 400 cubic inches on cars smaller than full-size, except Corvette.  Remember Ford and Shelby started shoehorning 428s into Mustangs in ‘68, but the biggest Camaro engine was a 396. Drag racers were doing this before ‘68, including the Chevy guys. In fact some of the Chevy dealers were into drag racing themselves. It was Don Yenko who spearheaded COPO 9561.  Demand for his 427 powered Camaros became so great, that he ordered them from the factory. This one was originally delivered to Sarnia, Ontario. And why not, it’s in the neighborhood of Tonawanda NY (engine plant), Lockport NY (radiator plant), and Detroit. This is the L72 iron block engine with an aluminum intake and Holley four barrel.  The serious performance nature of this car is seen in the supporting hardware as well as the engine. The transmission is none other than the Muncie M22 “Rock Crusher” four speed, with another legend of the period, a Hurst shifter. Out back is a 4.10 12-bolt posi with heat treated gears. The rear suspension is beefed up with five-leaf springs.  A ZL2 hood ducts cold air directly to the open element air cleaner. A huge Harrison four-core heavy duty radiator keeps the motor cool. This one stays low key with Cortez Silver paint and no stripes or outrageous graphics. The rallye wheels are like those on other Camaros. This 1969 COPO Camaro is a collection of components that have become part of the very vocabulary of the car culture.  Terms like 427, big block, Holley carb, Hurst shifter, 12-bolt, posi, 4.10, fore-core radiator, and cowl-induction are ones that add status to any car. Plus this is also a ‘69 Camaro, one of the most revered and popular of all classic muscle machines. There are many reasons why a car can become a collectible; with the COPO Camaro, it’s simply that it packs the hardware.

Some more great Information is included with the car.  Here’s an example. “This 1969 Yenko Camaro was a limited production vehicle, equipped from the factory with COPO 9561, a special performance package including an L72 427-425HP engine, special ducted hood, dual exhaust system, increased cooling capacity, and special suspension.”  Then the best part. “This COPO was specifically engineered for drag racing.”

Vehicle: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 427
Paint: 69 – Cortez Silver
Trim: 711 – Black

OPTION DESCRIPTION
W82 Additional Fuel For Delivery
F62 Front Spring – LH – Computer Selected
G32 Rear Spring – LH – Computer Selected
G80 Rear Axle – Positraction
G84 Rear Axle – 4.10 Ratio
J50 Vacuum Power Brakes
J52 Disc Brakes – Frt
M22 4-Speed H.D. Transmission – Close Ratio
PL5 F70-14-4PR Tire – Hwy – OE – B/W All White Lettering
U63 Radio – Pushbutton, AM
U73 Manual Antenna
V48 Engine Coolant – Increased Protec (Antifreeze)
ZJ7 Special Wheel – Hub Cap & Trim Ring
ZK8 Tire Pressure Sticker
ZP1 Tire:  F70x14
ZQ7 Canadian Warranty Booklet & Misc Literature
ZW1 Transmission: 4 Spd Manual M-22

COPO – 9561  AA – 1969 Camaro Model 12437
4 Speed Manual Transmission, Positraction
HD Springs
L/72 427 CID Turbo Jet V8 Engine
11:1, 425 HP @ 5600 RPM, Torque 460 Lbs Ft @ 4000 RPM
Aluminum Intake Manifold, Bell Housing
Harrison HD 4 Core Radiator
High Performance 12 Bolt Rear Axle, 5 Leaf RR
Springs, Heat Treated Ring and Pinion

Vehicle Description

One of the greatest stories of the muscle car era is the story of the COPO Camaro.  Savvy performance-oriented dealers found they could order special equipment similar to how a police department or taxi company would order their fleets.  It was a COPO, or Central Office Production Order. This would be as opposed to an…

Vehicle Highlights

  • COPO 9561 L72 427ci/425hp V8 Engine
  • Holley 4-barrel Carburetor
  • Aluminum Intake
  • Muncie M22 Rock Crusher Close Ratio 4-speed Manual Transmission
  • Hurst Shifter
  • ZL2 Cowl Induction Hood
  • Harrison HD 4-core Radiator
  • High Performance 12-bolt Rear Axle
  • 4.10 Positraction
  • Heat Treated Ring and Pinion
  • 5-leaf Rear Springs
  • Power Front Disc Brakes
  • Cortez Silver Exterior Paint
  • Black Vinyl Interior with Bucket Seats
  • Front and Rear Spoilers
  • Production Plant: Norwood OH
  • Delivered to Park Lane Motors Ltd. in Sarnia Ontario Canada
  • GM of Canada Documents
  • COPO Connection Certificate
  • Original Owner's Manual
* Any information on this vehicle is stated to the best of our knowledge. Maxmotive does not warrant or guarantee this information. It is the responsibility of the buyer to verify this information on their own, prior to the purchase.

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