Earlier there was a rumor that there was one COPO 427 El Camino made in 69.
Now on Yenko.net they start talking of that there was 10 Yenko COPO 427 El Caminos in 69.
Have you guys heard anything about that?
How many COPO 427 Elkys have been found?
Its looks like I have one
Sold new at H&H Chevrolet Omaha NE
Old racecar Have H&H Chevrolet written on the side of it. Have 425 427 written on the front fenders and on the front upper valance.
Did clean the firewall and there was written 427 and M22 there
Front disc brake. power steering. single 3/8 fuel line. Malibu Trim
I hope you can find a paper trail because with the engine & trans gone you're going to have a helluva time proving it's a copo.Even though I'm an ElCo fan and would love to see a 69 ElCamino copo found as it sits now it doesn't look like you have found one.
It would be too easy for a dealership that is sponsoring a race team to provide them with a new El Camino and then swap a 427/425hp into that car for them.Then send that race team on their way.
On the other hand it is an El Camino Custom model, which is required no matter what year it is to get the SuperSport option (in 1969) on an EC.Trim tag says dark blue bench seat,is it still with the car ? Is the interior intact or is it gone ?
If that's the original seat and interior have a good look around for a build sheet that's your only hope of getting some paperwork.One thing,if you find it don't just pull on it expecting it to come out like a new piece of paper would.You'll need to be careful and remove anything you find really carefully.You would be better off pulling the seat out and then looking inside of it.Then under the carpet and the dashboard too.If the plastic storage container is still in the back wall behind the seat you can remove that and have a look in there too.Those guys stuck buildsheet's anywhere and everywhere.
Is it possible someone did that to add value to the car without actually having to really add something ? People slapped SS emblems on cars for years before people found out how to decode Chevelle & EC's.I wish you good luck but you do know you're facing an uphill battle,right ?
One thing you can do and it only costs about $50 is to get the shipping doc's from NCRS.If they have the shipping doc's info on your VIN you'll get what dealership it was shipped to and sold from.So even if you think you know or do know where it was sold from the NCRS doc's will back that up then you'll have 2 forms of documents.
I am certainly no expert here but the one thing that stands out to me that this was not an original 4 speed car is the brake pedal. To my knowledge only automatics came with the wide disc brake pedal. That would lead me to believe that it was not born with an m22 but was something installed later.
I too am a bit skeptical and agree with what has already been posted.
Definitely an automatic based on the brake pedal. It would be interesting to see from the bottom of the truck, how the shifter hole was cut into the floor pan, most likely a torch cut/aftermarket mod. I don't believe that the seat is stock either. I just know that the construction of the cover is nothing close to my stock Strato Buckets.
FWIW, the only build sheet that I have found on my ELCO was on top of the gas tank.
As previously stated, I too would like to find a COPO ELCO, just don't believe any such animal ever existed.
It is a 4 speed Car. They run it later with automatic and smallblock.
NCRS Shipping Report H&H Chevrolet Omaha NE
Its a COPO 427 El Camino.
Im not new to this hobby.
I got one COPO 9561 Camaro RS. One COPO 9561 COPO 9737 Camaro. One L78 L89 Camaro. all are 4 Speed M22
So a few things that occured to me after reading this thread.
1. With the original drivetrain gone. Where is the proof this vehicle ever had a 427/M22 combo in it, I mean at any point, not just originally.
2. So if this vehicle was originally a manual trans car and was switched to an automatic, why bother to switch the brake pedal?
3. Ive never owned a COPO and I may be wrong but I never recall it being common practice to write the engine displacement and trans type on the fenders and firewall.
4. The brake pedal appears to have had the round "disc brake" emblem which makes it more likely to be original equipment.
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