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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 00, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Interested in buying this 69 camaro the owner states it used to have a 427 mtr.Need to know if you can tell me what it was by these numbers.thank you much appreciated.
trim plate# sp6912437nor259518bdy
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 00, 04:22 PM
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If I understand correctly the car is being represented as an L72 COPO.

There is no way to determine this solely by VIN/tag info. Non-Yenko COPOs are predominantly Norwood-built, 03B and later. They were based on production SS/big-block componentry and all had the ducted hood. The only unique part other than the engine is the "BE" code rear axle.

There were also a number of dealer-conversion 427 Camaros: Dana, Nickey, Baldwin-Motion. Dick Harrell also may have done some. These were generally performed on factory L78 SS cars.

Either is easy to "clone". If there is no paperwork with the car to authenticate it as such it is nothing more than a 1969 Camaro.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 00, 02:28 AM
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William is right but to even begin with your car you need to post the rest of the cowl tag. 427 cars were made during certain time periods and you didn't give us complete info. Whenever asking for info about a particular car you have to give as much info as possible. While you are writing down info off the cowl tag why not give it all, every little bit helps when you are asking questions
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