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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 00, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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i thought all copo cars were pretty much base cars that had 427's stuffed in them. i have never seen a rally sport model and didn't know one existed.
my friend went to the camaro in Ann Arbor and reported this:
1968 Yenko Camaro
1969 Z/28, black with stripe delete and under 2000 miles
1969 COPO RS with the yellow houndstooth interior
1968 SS/RS 396 with fiber-optics

is the copo the real deal?
i also thoght this was true of the yenkos too - but here's a pic. http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/3652/1969/69y1.jpg
i never found out if it was a clone?
i thought the baldin motion cars could be gotten fully loaded with most any option available from the factory.
and what's the deal on the z/28 stripes, was it a stripe detele option and why do i see some reports of dealer installed z stripes (was this only pretaining to dealer installed rear spoilers?)



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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 00, 06:20 AM
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COPO's were primarily strippers because they were typically used for drag racing and options = extra weight. That being said virtually any option was available on a COPO including the rally sport option. What you won't see is a real COPO w/AC. A highly optioned COPO would be rare. My COPO has a few options including style trim, endura bumper, rear bumper guards, radio and console.

The stripes on 69 Z's could be deleted this was also true for the '70-72 chevelles. They sure did look meaner w/the stripes IMO.

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mike,

I don't know the answer to your question, but the car you have pictured I am pretty sure was sold through midwest car exchange(fence looks awfully familiar). I have a that same pic on my hard drive at work and as can recall it was a clone. If my memory serves correctly they were selling it for $29K .
As for baldwin/motion camaros they were probably non-ac since they came from the factory as L-78 cars. I bet most COPOs were strippers due to the fact most were gonnabe/wannabe racers. My 2 cents.
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If I recall correctly...I have see / heard about real RS/ COPO cars. I think one was a Berger car. Anyhow...I believe there is only a handful (3 or so) RS Copos. I think I read that somewhere.

I don't believe Yenko ever converted an RS.
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My information says the first 50 Yenko's were X-66 cars and the remaining 151 were either X-11 or X-44. As far as 3 R/S COPO's this is not known as factual as the total number of COPO 9561 cars is not even known let alone what options were on the cars. All that is known is how many 4 speed and turbo 400 '69 427 camaro coded engines were built. The exact number of engines placed in cars is not known and likely will never be known. As a side note, there were ZL-1 camaros built w/the RS option.



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Most of the ZL1's were strippers.
L72 COPO's could have any option except AC. A couple of them are really loaded. That yellow RS COPO has GM of Canada documentation.

The black low mileage Z is a pretty well known car, but no documentation.

That pic of the Yenko: replica. No Yenkos were RS's.



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You didn't mention the 67 Z or the maroon 69 JL8 Z that was also at the show.

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Kurt...you mean the WCA show? Where you there? I would've liked to meet you.

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Just as a side note - Most of the Yenko people seem to agree that there were 198 Yenko Camaros built in 1969. The 201 number is still used by many of the magazines and web sites eventhough the person with the original documentation from Yenko uses the 198 total.
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I was at the Ann Arbor show that Mike mentioned. Didn't make it to Columbus.

Hey Steve, we have almost exactly the same # of posts on this site!

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I better get to it...so I can catch up!
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 00, 04:39 PM
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Yes there were a small handfull of COPO R/S
Camaros built. There are even a few ZL1 R/S cars.One of them built to promote ZL1 sales
had a full dress up package including the Z/28 style stripes,ZL1 hood emblems and R/S equipement.It is rumered that two were acually built.The Z/28 could be ordered without stripes and any car could have them painted on at the dealer reguardless of the options.I am not aware that any Yenkos were
had the R/S equipement,although production
#s are unknown.Don Yenko himself said in Car Review mag he had purchased 500 9561 COPOs in 69.
69 X77/D80 Z/28 34,000 original miles.
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