In 1969, there were three different COPO orders for a Camaro. Order #9560 and #9561 were almost the same cars, but #9560 had one big difference: The engine was all-aluminum, and that is the brutal ZL1. We know of two that have sold recently for $840,000 and $1.1 million respectively. COPO #9561 got you an iron engine block. The third COPO # was 9737, which was the so-called Sports Car Conversion with either engine available, a 140-mph speedometer and 15 x 7 Rally wheels. All COPOs were emissions-certified, carried both the 12/12 and 5/50 warranties and were street legal, even with the noisy optional chambered exhaust systems, which essentially had no mufflers. source: Hemmings Motor News
It seems the famed COPO designation may be making a return to the Chevrolet for the new Camaro. After 40 years, you may be able to build (order) your own COPO Camaro shopping from a list of GM Performance Parts. Start out with a crate motor? Suspension parts? Who knows. We are anxious to see what this develops into, stay tuned for details!
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