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Old 01-09-2017, 08:34 PM
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The 8000 rpm tach was Z/28 only.
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Years ago I went to look and try to buy the twin to this car that is Daytona yellow with a buddy in Iowa. Original owner car unrestored. He told us about the orange car next to it in the lot at Dale Chevrolet. 125k wouldn't buy it at the time. His had houndstooth interior also. Here's the kicker: He showed us the dealer window sticker, and Z-28 stripes were painted on it at the dealership before sale. He says the orange car was the same. Same car? Dave
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Default Re: Orange/Orange Dale Chevrolet 1969 427 4SPD Camaro

Yellow/white houndstooth coming up for auction at BJ.

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Default Re: Orange/Orange Dale Chevrolet 1969 427 4SPD Camaro

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DBelk</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Years ago I went to look and try to buy the twin to this car that is Daytona yellow with a buddy in Iowa. Original owner car unrestored. He told us about the orange car next to it in the lot at Dale Chevrolet. 125k wouldn't buy it at the time. His had houndstooth interior also. Here's the kicker: He showed us the dealer window sticker, and Z-28 stripes were painted on it at the dealership before sale. He says the orange car was the same. Same car? Dave </div></div>

Can't be; N651524 was never on the lot. The original owner bought it off the transporter. The yellow/yellow car [N661047] was built almost three weeks later and didn't sell until December '69.

Four Dale L72 COPOs still exist; there were others. Depending on who you ask the others were silver, rallye green, Le Mans blue, orange. The rallye green car was supposedly raced since new, the Le Mans blue car may still be with the original owner. There is supposed to be another orange/orange, an automatic still in stock with the yellow car at the end of 1969. The dealership is long gone, nothing left but fading memories.

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Had Jerry MacNeish inspect our COPO this week, was a lot of fun learning all the stuff that is and isn't original to the car. After Jerry was finished we pulled the cover off the rear to see what was inside the BE rear end. Bad news was that the original COPO ring and pinion gears 3916226/28 have been replaced with standard 3862526/28 4.10 gears and are dated 2/70. Good news is that everything else inside the rear end is the original COPO specific parts including the 234 carrier, spider/side gears, spring plates and clutch springs. Jerry had zero doubts about the BE stamping.

Spoke to the original owner this afternoon to ask him if he ever had any rear end issues and he said the only warranty work the car had while he owned it was for a blown head gasket so the rear must have been worked on after he traded the car off in 71 or 72. Would love to find the second owner of our car to find out what happened to the 427 and rear end after Jim traded the car off to Soerens Ford for his new station wagon!
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Great news Chad!

Rare to find a COPO Camaro these days with the original BE still present.
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Thanks Bill. At least the old girl has one thing going for her!
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Would love to find the second owner of our car to find out what happened to the 427 and rear end after Jim traded the car off to Soerens Ford for his new station wagon!
That musta been one helluva station wagon.
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What a great car and story I loved seeing it in the barn find section
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Thanks protree68. Would love to see your cars, that's a mighty impressive list of rare survivors!!!
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