1969 COPO Camaro RS
1969 COPO Camaro RS
This 1969 COPO Camaro RS is not the typical plain jane COPO Camaro that comes to most people’s minds. The 1969 COPO Camaro was available in other trim levels besides the plain looking base model trim with dog dish hubcaps. Several dealerships knew how to special order a 1969 COPO Camaro with several options which resulted in stunning looking COPO Camaros like the one shown here. This 1969 COPO Camaro is believed to be 1 of 58 COPO Camaros produced with Rally Sport option in 1969 and it is complete with its matching numbers COPO 9561 MN-suffix 427/425 HP L72 engine and it also has a second COPO option, the COPO 9737 Sports Car Conversion. So this is a double COPO Camaro with optional power steering and brakes, front and rear spoilers, a Black and White Houndstooth interior with the optional floor console and horseshoe shifter for the Turbo 400 automatic transmission. It rolls on the optional rally wheels with Goodyear Polyglas tires.
It is complete with its Protect-O-Plate and it has undergone a rotisserie restoration. The Hugger Orange paint makes this COPO Camaro stand out where ever it goes. MuscleCarLife has extensive information about the 1969 COPO Camaro program but there is not enough room to place it here. Always come back here to MuscleCarLife for new updated articles and information about future print magazines. Mecum Auctions listed this 1969 COPO Camaro RS and this is what they had to say about it.
The most-storied muscle machines to emerge from Chevrolet performance-guru Vince Piggins’ COPO machinations were the 427-powered Camaros he fed through his performance-dealer pipeline in 1969. This 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro is a rare commodity, one of 58 produced in 1969 with the Rally Sport option package. In contrast to the majority of 1969 COPO Camaros that were minimalist by design, this example was liberally equipped, making it the perfect ride for both street and strip action. A rotisserie restoration has been performed that included refinishing the car in brilliant Hugger Orange paint. The Z22 Rally Sport package builds on the sporty addition of front and rear spoilers with a unique grille with vacuum-operated headlight covers, front valence-mounted parking lights and rear valence-mounted backup lights, bright lower body, wheel arch and belt-reveal trim, bright roof-drip rail moldings and RS badging.
The cowl-induction hood hints at the car’s matching-numbers, MN-suffix L72 427/425 HP engine, a serious race-ready powerhouse with 11.1:1 compression, a 780 CFM Holley 4-barrel carburetor, aluminum intake manifold, free-flowing rectangular-port heads, solid-lifter camshaft and a forged rotating assembly in a 4-bolt main bottom end. The COPO 9561 equipment package further adds a beefy 400 Turbo automatic transmission with a horseshoe shifter, a BE-code 4.10:1 Positraction rear end, power front disc brakes and a 4-core curved-neck radiator. The Yenko-inspired COPO 9737 Sports Car Conversion package added a 13/16-inch front stabilizer bar, 15×7-inch Rally wheels with Goodyear Wide Tread GT E70x15 tires and a 140 MPH speedometer.
Perhaps this car’s most unique feature is its white houndstooth Z87 Custom interior, one seldom seen in COPOs that, in addition to bucket seats and a center console, comprises special-molded door panels, wood-grain accents on the instrument panel and steering wheel, bright pedal trim, a glove-compartment light and a passenger grab handle. Documentation includes the Protect-O-Plate and COPO Connection certificate.
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