1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Karissa Hosek ©2016, courtesy of Auctions America

By specifying COPO Code 9561 (9562 for a Chevelle), dealers could order an L72-equipped 427 Camaro. However, COPO Code 9560 belonged to some really exotic hardware. It provided dealers with a race-ready performance car equipped with the all-aluminum ZL1 427 conservatively rated at 430 hp.

Production #53 is reported to be the only Code 590 Dover White ZL1 equipped with the M22 “Rock Crusher” 4-speed manual transmission. The car was titled at one time to COPO “guru” Ed Cunneen. It was raced in NHRA Pro Stock in 1969 and 1970 and was an NHRA record holder.

This very special machine has previously been owned and in the collections of Floyd Garrett and Robert Lyle. The COPO Camaro ZL1 was restored by Garrett’s museum personnel and has been “correctly finished throughout, including a correct ZL1 replacement block.” In summary, this “Holy Grail” of Camaros is restored to a very high level and is presented in a meticulous fashion throughout.