Fred Gibb was known to stick his neck out to order batches of 50 cars in order to get a Chevrolet factory production car built that were not "Regular Production Order" cars having RPO options only. This was demonstrated with his prior order of the batch of 50 1968 COPO 396/375HP Turbo 400 Novas. It was for the purpose of having performance cars that he wanted to be built for the Drag Strip. This was done through a "Central Office Production Order" process, from which the acronym COPO is derived. The man behind the scenes that prompted these orders was none other than Dick Harrell, known as "Mr Chevrolet".
Gibb and Harrell wanted a Camaro with the Aluminum 427 Corvette motor to be produced in quantity of 50 to meet Wally Parks criteria that 50 production cars must be manufactured to certify them for NHRA. So Gibb ordered them with out knowing the cost. When the first Camaros showed up with window sticker that had a motor option that was more than the car itself, Gibb experienced "sticker shock" from Chevrolet. Needless to say they were not selling very well. After negotiations with Chevrolet Gibb was allowed to return 37 of them to Chevrolet which was historical in itself.. Chevrolet re-invoiced them and distributed them amongst the Chevrolet dealership network around the country. In addition to the initial order of 50 Camaros, another 19 were ordered throughout the year to bring the total to 69 of the 1969 ZL1 COPO Camaros produced.
This ZL1 Camaro is one of the Gibb sold ZL1 Camaros. It was further enhanced by Dick Harrell, and you will notice his signature emblems attached to the car. This car retains 100% of it's sheetmetal, and original drivetrain, as it was not raced.