COPO Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 History

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COPO Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

by: Jason – February 2013 Add Comment

Most of the Camaros were ordered the Regular Production Option (or method. This provided a variety of performance and styling but the Central Office Purchase (COPO) is legendary for creating super secret, high Camaros.

The COPO system was intended for more mundane type of alterations. The most use of COPO system was to specify paint schemes for municipal heavy duty springs and fabrics for use in taxicabs. It was never for creating ultra high Chevrolet vehicles, but try telling to Don Yenko, Baldwin-Motion, and Berger

Don Yenko of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, is credited with being the to exploit Chevy#8217;s COPO Exploiting it, is probably not the right to use here, Yenko simply Chevrolets the way he thought they have been built all more powerful.

Chevrolet had two COPO codes for camaro and 9561. There were perhaps one of the best keep the COPO 9567 option.

Without a doubt, the most of all Camaros were those 1969 models equipped COPO 9560, which $4,160.15 above the cost of a Camaro coupe. The price tag ran if any other options were At $7,000 new, it was quite the most exotic engine at the time from any auto the all-aluminum ZL1 427.

The ZL1 featured an cylinder case, cylinder intake manifold, and even an water pump. The ZL1 was fitted forged aluminum Chevrolet TRW which squeezed on the air/fuel at 12.25:1. This predominantly ZL1 engine was incredibly lightweight.

For comparison, the ZL1 weighted roughly the as a typical cast-iron #8220;small 350 V-8.

Chevrolet was hoping to get the ZL1 into the lower class in the Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and the International Hot Rod (IHRA) drag racing, they knew results at the was results in the showroom. Chevy rated the horsepower at 425, but sanctioning bodies quickly saw chevrolets facade and re-classed the ZL1 into the appropriate class. spread fast, the stock were churning out nearly 550 on the dyno.

Professional engine tuners, changed from the pathetic exhaust manifolds to tubular headers which allowed the the produce enormous horsepower. teams kept the true secret, drag strip in the mid-10-second bracket indicated they were developing 600 horsepower.

Today, these COPO are some of most coveted ever. This was not the case the 60#8242;s, given its steep tag most Camaro buyer on these exotic optioned In fact, most of the 9560-equipped that made it to the dealers#8217; sat there for ages before being sold at a steep to get them off the lot!

1993 Camaro ZL1 #8220;572#8243; Custom

1993 ZL1 Chevrolet Camaro

ZL1 Chevrolet Camaro

The 1993 ZL1 in truth, built on a dare. the 1993 Camaro first out, a person from the stated to an important employee in that #8220;I bet we will see another big-block Camaro The ZL1 was a one of a kind not sold to the public, a 572ci Donovan Aluminum Big Block Engine with 700 hp (520 kW).

Custom body styling, black paint, and custom alloy wheels were featured.

Barrett-Jackson Lot: 902 Sold for 145,000 #8211; on a Scrap Title.

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