1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL-1 COPO COUPE - 70622Sold* at Scottsdale 2009 - Lot #1277.1 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL-1 COPO COUPEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/70622/70622_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1277.1 - This 1969 ZL-1 Camaro is car #27 and was previously owned by Reggie Jackson. This ZL-1 Camaro was received at Fred Gibb Chevrolet on March 11, 1969, and was returned to Chevrolet on May 24, 1969 for redistribution due to the excessive cost of the ZL-1 option. Allan Green Chevrolet of Seattle, WA, took delivery of the Camaro in late 1969. The first owner of the car was Dick Tutino, the service manager at Allan Green Chevrolet. Dick ran in NHRA Super Stock Class and was sponsored by Allan Green Chevrolet and Boeing Airplane Company until Allan Green closed in 1970. The best ET was 11.08 at 127 mph. After the 1971 season, Dick took the car to a race shop to have the rear wheel wells slightly enlarged. The shop removed the entire trunk floor in error. Dick sued the race shop for damage and won. He could not race the ZL-1 in this condition so he found another body in a junk yard and pieced the race car back together again. During 1979-81, the ZL-1 won Best Appearing Car at the NHRA events. In 1982, Dick sold the ZL-1 to Jim Bruns in Bremerton, WA. Allan put in a full roll cage and a 9" Ford axle and the ZL-1 ran 10.40's. The car was then painted Candy Apple red with Lemon Yellow and purple highlights. It has since been painted back to the original color of Fathom Green. The vehicle was 1 of 50 1969 ZL-1 Camaros purchased under Chevrolet's Central Office Production Order (COPO) 9560 in order to qualify the engine and transmission for NHRA competition. It is 1 of 10 produced in the Fathom Green exterior color. The high performance unit included an all aluminum 427 ZL-1 engine, special ducted cool air hood, heavy duty radiator, heavy duty springs and a special BE heavy duty 4.10 posi-traction rear axle. The car is documented with paperwork from GM and Fred Gibb Chevrolet, COPO Connection paperwork and is on the ZL-1 List. From the Gary Holub Collection. This car has been rebodied.
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