The CAMARO Research Group
The CAMARO Research Group COPO 9560 was created in response to Chevrolet executives disapproving the use of bigger engines in smaller cars, and thus, the COPO 9560 was born. This engine features the GM ZL1 engine with a long list of custom options. The COPO 9560 cost between $400 and $4,000, and was sold by Fred Gibb and 19 other dealers in 1969.
The first COPO 9560 was produced by Gibb Chevrolet in 1968, and it was later manufactured by the company. The company originally ordered fifty units, but sold only thirteen and redistributed the remainder to other Chevrolet dealers. Its design was intended to give Chevrolet an advantage in the drag racing class. Gibb Chevrolet, which was owned by Fred Gibb, agreed to order 50 COPO 9560 cars to fulfill NHRA homologation requirements.
A COPO 9560 with an aluminum engine and M22 exhaust is the most desirable COPO Camaro. It sold for $848,000 at the Mecum Indy auction in 2008 and $1.1 million at Barrett-Jackson auction in January 2018. COPO 9561 models with aluminum engine blocks sold for over $800,000, and COPO 9561s were priced from $100K to more than $200000.
COPO 9560s featured an aluminum 427 cubic inch big-block called the ZL-1. This engine is capable of 430 SAE net horsepower, but was not cheap to produce. It was also fitted with a special front suspension and front coil springs. The COPO 9560 had a 12-bolt rear end.
The Yenko Chevrolet research group was founded in 1992 to help the company develop their cars and to improve their performance. Its mission is to create a high-performance car that can go anywhere. The company’s research group has assembled a team of experts to help its customers improve their vehicles.
The Yenko Chevrolet research group offers several different packages for its modified cars. These packages include a visual package with front and rear spoilers, a cowl induction hood, and special “Yenko 427” badges. They also have sYc and Yenko Super Car badges, among other accessories.
The Yenko Chevrolet research group created several Camaros with the aim of improving the performance of the vehicle. To do so, they ordered 1968 and 1967 models that had been equipped with the L-72 crate engine from the Corvette. These cars came with a 4.10 rear end and heavy-duty suspension. Moreover, the Yenko team also installed a fiberglass replacement hood, similar to the “stinger” hood.
The Yenko Camaro was a big hit during the first two years of production. It was equipped with power disc brakes, a front anti-sway bar from the Z-28, and a 4-speed manual transmission. The Yenko Camaros also had a special body package and a 427ci V8 engine. It was the ultimate supercar of its time.
Libbey Owens Ford
For five years, Libbey Owens Ford, or LOF, has defied pessimism and shown courage. It has acted on new ideas and a determined salesmanship policy. As a result, the company has made dramatic advances in adaptations.
The Last Norwood Camaro was the last car to be assembled at the GM assembly plant in Norwood, Ohio. The GM management allowed the employees to bring their cameras to the plant to document every assembly detail, down to the placement of the decals. Even production flaws were documented.