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Old 08-14-2006, 03:47 PM   #1
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Here is some info I did not know...

Today’s collectors bypass well-used examples in pursuit of cars built in small numbers. To skirt corporate edicts that limited the horsepower of standard production models, Chevy’s performance group cooperated with selected dealers using Central Office Production Orders; the cars are known as COPO editions.

The most ambitious was Fred Gibb of LaHarpe, Ill., who ordered 50 1969 COPO Camaros built with G.M.’s most potent engine: a ZL-1 aluminum-block 427-cubic-inch V-8. But the $7,200 price for a Camaro with the ZL-1 engine caused an early form of sticker shock; Gibb sold only 13 ZL-1’s before cajoling Chevrolet to redistribute his leftovers.

The total run of 69 ZL-1’s is now seen as the Camaro’s gold standard. Ed Cunneen, president of the COPO Connection registry and keeper of scrupulous archives, said a collector recently snapped up two ZL-1’s for $1.2 million each.
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Old 08-14-2006, 04:22 PM   #2
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Great post, thanks. Fun to see how the lines have been beefed up and modernized, yet still retaining the general character of past Camaro.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:38 PM   #3
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god that new camaro just looks better everytime i see it. i hope that they do some kind of option for the 427 in it. it is really similar in body lines as the 69 and the way the grill. by far gm's best desigion ever...... to make this car. if any one from chevy is reading this now....... please please put the 427 up as an option for it.
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