1969 Chevrolet Chevelle
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle COPO Tribute -
COPO Tribute - California Black Plate Car - Award Winner - 427ci V8 w/Muncie 4 Speed Transmission - Highly Detailed Engine Compartment - Rotisserie Restoration
We're excited to present this gorgeous Chevelle for your consideration. This car is a COPO Tribute that offers a 427ci V8, 4 speed manual transmission, a nut and bolt rotisserie restoration, tidy interior, and paint and body that have been meticulously painted and fitted.
The restoration of this Chevelle was a 5 year labor of love and determination. The car was purchased by our client in mid 1991 and the restoration was started in 1995. The end result is this beautiful Chevelle which was built as a COPO Chevelle tribute. Our client brought the car to a few shows for fun, and was pleasantly surprised to win a number of trophies in the car's respective classes.
In 1969 there were approximately 358 COPO Chevelles produced, so as you would expect, the true COPO cars are rather valuable. This amazing car is available at a portion of the cost of a true COPO Chevelle. Not many people were aware of the COPO forms that could be filled out in order to get a Chevelle with a 427 in the engine bay - from the factory. No engine swap required. As you can imagine, a 425 horsepower V8 under the hood of a midsize car like a Chevelle is a blast to drive, especially when putting the hammer down.
This car originally left the Fremont California factory finished in Dover White (code 50) over black cloth interior (code 753). The current color of white over red vinyl interior is certainly more eye catching. Thanks to the addition of the simple contrasting horizontal stripe just as the true COPO cars had, this car really turns heads. The paint on the car is glossy, the body panels line up just right, and all glass, trim and bumpers are in excellent condition.
A few of the highlights of the red interior are a wood rimmed steering wheel, tach, tilt wheel, upgraded radio, and all new upholstery. A Hurst shifter was installed to improve the ease of use of the Muncie transmission. The interior fit and finish is spot on - all the trim and details look amazing.
A look in the engine bay reveals grease pen codes that mimic those that would've been there when the car rolled off the line. Just like a factory built COPO Chevelle, the 427ci V8 fills up the detailed engine bay nicely. Big block rectangular port heads sit atop the block on each side, and are topped with polished valve covers. A Muncie M21 4 speed transmission handles gear selection, while 3.55:1 rear end gears in a 12 bolt case help transfer power to the rear tires. Other details include, manual steering, power brakes, ceramic headers, and dual exhaust. A set of 15” Rally wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich tires finish off the exterior styling. Thanks to a rotisserie restoration the underside of the car is extremely clean as well. Our client's eye for detail and desire to make the car look as close to what it would've looked like right off the factory floor led to him making sure that the proper stickers and markings can currently be found on things like the gas tank, springs, shocks, and the aforementioned markings in the engine bay.
This COPO tribute car has all the right ingredients for fun and for collectability. A 427ci V8, 4 speed Muncie manual transmission, rotisserie restoration, and good looks will leave you with no regrets if you make room in your garage for this special car.
1 - GM Division: Chevrolet
36 - Series: Malibu V8
37 - Body Style: 2 Door Sport Coupe
9 - Model Year: 1969
Z - Production Plant: Fremont, CA
335513: Sequential Production Numbers
Trim Tag Decode:
ST 69-13637: 1969 2 Door Malibu Sport Coupe
Trim 753: Black Cloth
BF - Production Plant: Fremont, CA
Paint 50B: Dove White
02D - Production Date: 4th Week of February