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    actually thats is a copo zl1 car i believe
    the difference is the aluminum 427 and no yenko strips
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    Quote Originally Posted by 55chevyman
    actually thats is a copo zl1 car i believe
    the difference is the aluminum 427 and no yenko strips
    I think you're right thanks

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    those cars are awesome i would love to have one. though i would love to have any camaro
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    super clean in the engine bay (of course)



    .......nice site RockDogz.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55chevyman
    actually thats is a copo zl1 car i believe
    the difference is the aluminum 427 and no yenko strips
    I see an iron big block unless he painted the block and heads Chevy Orange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camcojb
    I see an iron big block unless he painted the block and heads Chevy Orange.

    Jody
    Yep here's more info on the motor: http://www.hotrodscustomstuff.com/copo-camaro-08.html

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    I think I would rather have it before they cloned it. I dig COPOs but their allure is how they came about not their show stopping looks. To clone one really does nothing for me since they really aren't anything to look at, aside from the engine of course. Neat car all the same. BTW COPO and Yenko are two different cars. Yenkos typically started out as COPOs but did not have to be. This car is a cloned COPO not a cloned Yenko
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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6
    I think I would rather have it before they cloned it. I dig COPOs but their allure is how they came about not their show stopping looks. To clone one really does nothing for me since they really aren't anything to look at, aside from the engine of course. Neat car all the same. BTW COPO and Yenko are two different cars. Yenkos typically started out as COPOs but did not have to be. This car is a cloned COPO not a cloned Yenko
    I changed my topic title but it didn't seem to take - :( can some admin change it for me?

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    Done

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6
    I think I would rather have it before they cloned it. I dig COPOs but their allure is how they came about not their show stopping looks. To clone one really does nothing for me since they really aren't anything to look at, aside from the engine of course. Neat car all the same. BTW COPO and Yenko are two different cars. Yenkos typically started out as COPOs but did not have to be. This car is a cloned COPO not a cloned Yenko
    It could be either really. For 69, Yenko's (COPO 9561 for the iron block and heads) were COPO's as were ZL1's (COPO 9560). Considering Gibb, Harrell, Berger and other dealers ordered COPO cars (and usually didn't stripe them), it could be a clone of either 9560 or 9561.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6
    I think I would rather have it before they cloned it. I dig COPOs but their allure is how they came about not their show stopping looks. To clone one really does nothing for me since they really aren't anything to look at, aside from the engine of course. Neat car all the same. BTW COPO and Yenko are two different cars. Yenkos typically started out as COPOs but did not have to be. This car is a cloned COPO not a cloned Yenko
    I agree. The COPO cars that came with the dog dish hubcaps are neat because they came with those pretty much as "rolling stock" as GM believed, and were right, that the wheels and tires would be changed out for a racing setup or by one of the aftermarket dealerships for a set of "mags".

    To replicate a car in a "plain wrapper" when it really isn't that car seems a bit silly. Heck, you might was well Yenko it out or do a Ballwin-Motion Phase III.

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    I think they should of tubbed it out, and made a pro-streeter out of it. I hear that is the new trend now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkM66
    I think they should of tubbed it out, and made a pro-streeter out of it. I hear that is the new trend now.
    LOL!!! LOL!! I luv it!!LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockdogz
    I changed my topic title but it didn't seem to take - :( can some admin change it for me?
    My bad. I was just shedding some more light on the cars in general. You never know when somone who has never heard of a COPO is reading something. So it's never a dig at the original poster, just a correction for the sake of being right. Thanks for posting the pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6
    My bad. I was just shedding some more light on the cars in general. You never know when somone who has never heard of a COPO is reading something. So it's never a dig at the original poster, just a correction for the sake of being right. Thanks for posting the pics.
    Trey,
    Not at all - you are right. For some reason I was thinking Yenko when I posted this and the car has some kind of Yenko license plate frame I think. I appreciated your correction and wanted to make the title of the post correct. Thanks for helping with that Tony.

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    Pretty cool car. But it's missing the orange overspray on the exhaust manifolds.
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    I saw a blue one at Pleasanton Goodguys a few years back, all stock and restored. The guy was looking for a Camaro when he was young and found an ad for this one in New York. Went to look at it, needed work, owner knew nothing about the car other than it was old and did not run well. I think the guy paid like $500 for it, then started to work on the car. Over time he started having trouble replacing any engine accessories/parts because he assumed he had a 396. As soon as he found it it was the aluminum 427 he changed course and kept the car original. The car was not really any better looking than a regular 69, but the story and that engine did it for me. Before the LS motors came out I used to dream of having an aluminum 427!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffandre
    I saw a blue one at Pleasanton Goodguys a few years back, all stock and restored. The guy was looking for a Camaro when he was young and found an ad for this one in New York. Went to look at it, needed work, owner knew nothing about the car other than it was old and did not run well. I think the guy paid like $500 for it, then started to work on the car. Over time he started having trouble replacing any engine accessories/parts because he assumed he had a 396. As soon as he found it it was the aluminum 427 he changed course and kept the car original. The car was not really any better looking than a regular 69, but the story and that engine did it for me. Before the LS motors came out I used to dream of having an aluminum 427!
    Oh wow, can you imagine... I doubt we'll ever hear stories like that again!

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