1969 Chevrolet Chevelle L72 427/425HP COPO 9562

In 1969, several dealers took advantage of the Central Office Producion Orders (COPO) to receive some impressive muscle cars. The Chevelle was among the Corvette and Camaro which got the potent 427 this way

Built on standard Chevelle platforms, the car had Malubu interior and normal badges because it was not based on the SS model. Instead it was a no-frills package that included several manditory performance options

The COPO 9562 included a heavy duty suspension, heavy duty radiator, 12-bolt rear limited slip differential, F70x15 ‘white letter’ tires, bucket seats, and AM push button radio. Additionally, customers were forced to buy the L72 engine and powered from disc brakes.

Customers could order either the Rock Crusher 4-speed Manual or a strengthened Turbo Hydra-matic.

In total around 323 COPO Chevelles were built. Some

At their 2008 Scottsdale, Arizona sale, Barrett-Jackson auctioned this car for $140,000 USD. The description was “1 of 3 Canadian COPO cars that are accounted for. This one has full documentation including Build Sheet, Protect-O-Plate and confirmation from dealership regarding the special high-performance equipment. It has been featured in 3 major magazines. This COPO is a Chevy Fest Gold Spinner Concours Award winner. It is matching numbers complete with “CX” Code HD Turbo 400 transmission and G80 posi-traction rear end. The car is Frost Green with green interior. It has a bench seat, a 427/425hp engine and automatic transmission. Originally ordered with Super Sport wheels. It has been driven 30 miles since restoration.”

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In Detail

type Series Production Car
production 323
price $ $ 3,800
engine L72 V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
fuel feed 800CFM Holley 4-Barrel
displacement 6997 cc / 427 in³
compression 11:1
power 316.9 kw / 425 bhp @ 5600 rpm
specific output 60.74 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 246.35 bhp per tonne
torque 623.7 nm / 460 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD w/12-Bolt Positraction
front tires Discs
rear tires Discs
curb weight 1725.2 kg / 3800 lbs
transmission 4-Speed Manual or Turbo Hydra-matic
final drive 4.1:1
0 – 60 mph ~5.1 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~13.3 seconds