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1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Grabs $500,000 at Auction

1969 was a great year for the Camaro. Not that ’67 and ’68 models were bad, but 1969 is the year when the ZL1 engine was fitted in GM’s pony car via the famed COPO program.
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The 7.0-liter mill was able to deliver 430 horsepower, which was a lot for a road car in the late 1960s. The amazing power and the fact that only 69 ZL1 Camaro were produced makes these vehicle sought after and quite expensive. Half a million bucks expensive that is! Yes folks, this Dusk Blue Camaro ZL1 was sold for $500,000 (€369,167 / £311,818) at Mecum’s Chicago auction this weekend, confirming once again that the classic musclecar market isn’t going down anytime soon.

This rare Camaro wasn’t the only vehicle to fetch a spectacular amount of cash at this event. Harley J. Earl’s unique 1963 Chevrolet Corvette was sold for no less than $1.5 million.1969 Camaro ZL1 details:
- #23 of 69 ZL1 Camaros produced
- COPO 9560AA
- Documented with the Protect-O-Plate and shipper
- Notorized affidavit from original owner attesting to the first 30 years of ownership
- Scored 995 of 1000 at the Classic Chevrolet Club meet
- Restored by Barry Burstein to original factory specifications
- All aluminum 427/430 HP ZL1 engine
- M21 close ratio 4-speed manual with Hurst shifter
- Power front disc brakes
- Dusk Blue with Black bucket seat interior
- Color keyed wheels with dog dish hubcaps
- Goodyear polyglas tires
- Certified by the COPO connection

 
 
 
 
 

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