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”