Thinking about it, if there have been two SS COPO 69's proven without a doubt, there may be more out there somewhere.
The known Kansas City-built COPO Chevelles carry the "L
" Code on their Trim Tags, but that doesn't make them Z25 Optioned Chevelles (see RogerD's COPO's Trim Tag and associated documentation
). The actual meaning of the "L
" Code remains unknown, but it is associated by some
with Chevelles that have the lower chrome trim and "Malibu" emblems "deleted (such as Z-25s and COPOs
)" -- at least for those COPOs built in Kansas City. Baltimore-built COPOs (which make up the vast majority of COPO 9536 et. al. Chevelles
) use the "standard "M
" Code on the Trim Tag. I understand that there is one LA-Built COPO, but I believe there are no codes on its Trim Tag. Oh if only the COPOs had been built in Canada!
There IS a surviving example from a batch of 4 door COPO Chevelle Malibus
built for the Arizona Highway Patrol (sufficient changes were made to the Chevelles that the B04 Police Package was not used!). Does anyone know the current whereabouts of this Malibu (last I heard the Chevelle was in Indiana or Ohio
)? I'd love to see a picture of this Malibu's Trim Tag.
Unfortunately, we will likely never know what the "L
" Code actually represents.