Rarest of The Rare “Double COPO” ’69 Camaro – 1 of 40 Ever Built

The COPO Camaro is a high-performance version of the Chevrolet Camaro that was designed for drag racing. It was produced in very limited quantities and was available in a range of engine and transmission configurations. The COPO Camaro was produced by Chevrolet’s Central Office Production Order (COPO) department, which was responsible for building special order vehicles for Chevrolet dealers.

The “double” COPO Camaro refer to a special edition of the COPO Camaro that was produced in very limited quantities, so the rarest of the rare.  Normally, the COPO system was used for commercial vehicles like trucks or police cars, but “hot rodder” dealers used it to cheat the system and get some big blocks.

Code 9561 got you access to the 427 cubic inch V8 which produced 425 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, quite a lot in such a little car. About 1,000 units were ordered for 1969, and 40 of them went to a famous Michigan dealer named Berger. These became known as the Double COPO because of the 9737 code which installed the sports car conversion package.

The history of this particular example is what really takes it to the next level. It’s had just one owner, who bought it brand new for Christmas 1969, paying $4,185, of which the COPO engine pack would have been $489. It’s got a few blemishes here and there, but you’re probably never going to see such an original example for a while. The history of this particular example is what really takes it to the next level.

It’s had just one owner, who bought it brand new for Christmas 1969, paying $4,185, of which the COPO engine pack would have been $489. It’s got a few blemishes here and there, but you’re probably never going to see such an original example for a while.

Hagerty: On this episode of The Appraiser, it’s jocks of the Class of 1969 as Colin Comer appraises a COPO 427 Camaro that’s so nice they named it twice and a shabby chic Mach 1 that has been upgraded into a true road warrior. The COPO has been with the owner since NEW, will Colin’s appraisal convince him to let it go? The Mach 1 has also been with its owner a lot of years and a lot of miles, but now the owner’s son also shares time behind the wheel. Will it get passed down in the family or traded in for something newer? As always Colin has the answer to both of these questions.

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