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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 24th, 01, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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does anyone know if there was such a car from gm or was it a dealer option or was there ever such a car? i am looking at purchasing a 69 ss with a 427 that is not the original motor. the car is in good shape with 120,000 miles. i'm curious if the 69 came with a 427.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old May 24th, 01, 01:10 PM
 
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I think only the Yenko came with the 427. What about the COPO?

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I think 396 was the biggest block from the factory, on the Camaro, and if you went through the c.o.p.o. system by a dealer a 427 could be installed in 1969. YENKO CHEVROLET was known for this.
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Yes the COPO cars did come with a 427.
There is a ton of info on the COPO cars in the the 69 Camaro Fact Book by Jerry MacNeish.
Also check out The 69Camaro Reference Book
by John Hooper.
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Yes the COPO cars did come with a 427.
There is a ton of info on the COPO cars in the the 69 Camaro Fact Book by Jerry MacNeish.
Also check out The 69Camaro Reference Book
by John Hooper.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old May 24th, 01, 02:32 PM
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Does ZL-1 mean anything to anyone? It does to me
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old May 24th, 01, 03:33 PM
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I think Baldwin/Motion sold their version called an SS427 where they did the engine swap from a 396 to the 427. Look for the X22 or X66 on the cowl tag to determine if it was an original SS396.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old May 24th, 01, 07:55 PM
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Here is a list of 69 camaros that came with the 427

ZL-1 (only 69 made)
copo's
and yenko's

all are very valueable if u can get one today with the ZL-1 going for around $100,000

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old May 24th, 01, 08:16 PM
 
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Don't forget Motion Performance. Joel didn't build as many cars as Yenko, but they were quicker.

"But don't take our word for it. Ask the man who's just had his doors blown off by one."
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old May 25th, 01, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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thanks. i'll be checking the car out tonight and will get COPO and VIN and post for your viewing pleasure=). seems likely this engine was put in by a previous owner, not a dealer. cars in good shape and the price is right.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old May 25th, 01, 04:30 AM
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In '69, the ZL-1 427 and the L-72 427 were available in Camaros, made possible by the COPO system. The '69 Yenko Camaros were COPO cars, and several other dealers sold COPO cars in '69 (like Harrell, Gibb, Scuncio, Berger, etc.). ANY Chevrolet dealer could have ordered a 427 Camaro in '69, but many didn't know about their availability. BUT, along with the COPO cars, there were many dealers transplanting 427s into ANYTHING, including Camaros. Baldwin-Motion, Nickey, Bill Thomas, and many more were involved in transplanting engines in '69, just as Yenko was in '67-8.

Check the page in my signature if you are interested in more info. Good luck!

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Interested in COPOs, Yenkos or other dealer built muscle cars then go here: The Supercar Registry

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