LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle COPO
Back in 1969, dealers had to read between the lines to understand what options could be ordered from the Chevrolet assembly plant. During that time, General Motors would not allow over 400 CI engines to be installed in their mid-size and sport car models. Along came the COPO (Central Office Production Order) process which was used by the select few dealers who wanted the hottest performance engines stuffed in their favorite GM muscle car. Head office frowned upon the COPO process and tried to make it not known to the public. The displacement ban was lifted in 1970 which has made the 1969 Chevelles and Camaros with 427 CI engines some of the most desirable collector cars to be produced by the factory.
The car being offered here takes that rarity even further, as it is an export model documented by GM of Canada, reportedly 1 of 22 built for sale on the Canadian market. Factory built in July of 1969, this ultra-rare COPO Chevelle was built at the Baltimore, MD, production plant to be sold at Dick Irwin Chevrolet in Vancouver, Canada. This rare Chevelle is powered by its matching numbers L72 427cid/425hp engine and numbers matching M22 "Rock crusher" transmission. Other factory options include: AD2 tinted windshield, G80 posi-traction, G84 4.10 ratio rear, N34 wood-grained steering wheel, U14 instrument panel gauges, ZN1 H.D. front and rear springs, J50 power brakes and J52 front disc brakes. A beautiful and meticulous factory correct, nut & bolt frame off restoration was just completed to include the correct code 57 Fathom Green metallic exterior. This car is the same as it rolled of the assembly line in 1969 leaving nothing overlooked. This car is authenticated by GM documentation proving its authenticity as well as comes with al Protect-O-Plate.
For Chevelle enthusiasts, this limited production COPO is the pinnacle factory model built in 1969. The L72 engine package backed by the M22 transmission, made this Chevelle a weapon on the street or strip. With its show quality restoration and extreme rarity, coupled with the bulletproof GM Canada paperwork this 1969 Chevelle COPO is a very special piece perfect for any Bow-Tie enthusiast’s collection.