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One of 69 Special 1969 ZL-1 Camaro COPO Heading to Scottsdale Arizona Auction

Packs a 500-hp 7.0-liter V8.

Less than 50 of these are believed to be in existence, and just 69 units of the special ZL-1 Camaro COPO were ever made. This particular example is one of three equipped with the COPO 9737 Sports Car Conversion package, with features including a Fathom Green paint job, Black Standard interior, and radio delete. It will go up for auction at Russo and Steele's 15th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction next month.

At the heart of the ZL-1 is a 7.0-liter V8 originally developed for the Can-Am Chaparral rated at 500 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a Muncie four-speed manual, the ZL-1 Camaro was good for a 5.3-second 0-60 mph sprint and was the most powerful engine GM offered to the public at the time. Starting out as a 396 SS body, the ZL-1 Camaro boasted the F4l suspension with heavy duty front springs and brakes, and a ZL2 cowl-induction hood. This particular bad boy was a race car from day one, and is a former national record holder. With mostly original sheetmetal, it has been restored with period racing livery, comes with full ownersip history and has never previously been offered.

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