1969 ZL1 Camaro
1969 ZL1 Camaro.The ZL1 was Central Office Production Order 9560 (COPO) that could be specially ordered for an additional $4,160 over the base price of the Camaro. This internal ‘fleet’ order helped overcome the restrictions GM placed on Chevroletto only offer engines smaller than400 cubic inches in the Camaro. SinceCOPO was really meant for special paint and options on commercial vehicles, the ZL1s were not exempt from waranties and they were 100% street legal.
The ZL1 came at the request of Fred Gibb who wanted a more powerful option for NHRA drag racing. A minimum of 50 cars had to be made to go racing and eventually only 69 were ordered. It was intended only for professional drag racers that could recoup the expensive list price.