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I no­ticed a cou­ple of dif­fer­ent ar­ti­cles in your mag­a­zine about brown 1969 COPO Ca­maros (“Ev­ery­one Knew about the Brown Ca­maro,” Dec. 2017 and “Fast and Beau­ti­ful,” Aug. 2018). As the owner of a sim­i­lar Ca­maro, I thought I should bring it to your at­ten­tion in case you wanted to do a third ar­ti­cle on a brown 1969 COPO Ca­maro.

I bought it June 4,

1982. As the fourth owner I can­not guar­an­tee the 37,841 miles shown on the speedo are orig­i­nal miles, but my car is tight. All part num­bers are cor­rect, and it doesn’t have any rat­tles. I have never found any in­di­ca­tion it was used as a race car.

To my knowl­edge, the en­gine, trans­mis­sion, dif­fer­en­tial, and shock ab­sorbers are orig­i­nal and num­bered cor­rectly. Ra­di­a­tor hoses and fan belts are GM-part-num­ber­cor­rect, and the spark plug wires are orig­i­nal, not re­pro. I had the body re­painted to cor­rect mi­nor scratches and road rash.

Dealer add-on stuff in­cludes front and rear spoil­ers, tape player, fire ex­tin­guisher, floor mats, cham­bered ex­haust, and new tires. The Pro­tectO-Plate and 1970 PreDe­liv­ery Check Sheet came with the car. Sev­eral years af­ter I had bought the Ca­maro, the orig­i­nal owner mailed the win­dow sticker to me.

I want to thank all the guys who helped me with the work on this Ca­maro. Bob

Bob asked that we not print his full name or lo­ca­tion. He did send a stack of pa­pers and pho­tos of the car, in­clud­ing pic­tures of date-coded parts and copies of the win­dow sticker, Pro­tect-O-Plate, and so on. The last op­tion listed on the win­dow sticker is “9561AA High Per­for­mance Unit,” the L72 427 that rep­re­sented $489.75 of the Ca­maro’s $3,950.60 to­tal cost. We be­lieve the Pre-De­liv­ery Check Sheet (among the pa­pers he sent) was dated 1970 in­stead of 1969 be­cause the car’s orig­i­nal sale date, Oc­to­ber 23, 1969, was con­sid­ered to fall in the 1970 model year even though ’70 Ca­maros weren’t on sale yet. And yes, we will con­tact Bob to do a full fea­ture on the car.

“My car is tight”

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