Matador Red w/White vinyl top and Parchment interior.
L72 427/425hp, 4-speed transmission.
This awesome and very rare Double C.O.P.O. Chevelle has had a complete rotisserie restoration and is awesome!
What makes it a double C.O.P.O. is the 427 engine and the special “paint delete” on the Cowl Tag.
This C.O.P.O. Chevelle was documented by Ed Cunneen on January 31st, 2003. It was originally built with C.O.P.O. 9561-High Performance 427 package and ordered as a paint delate/special paint. There were an estimated 224 C.O.P.O. Chevelles built. This particular example came with the following options:
Tach and gauges.
M22 4-Speed transmission.
Parchment Strato bucket seats.
14″ SS wheels.
Super Sport Blackout grille and front Bow Tie emblem.
Super Sport hood.
Special Posi-Traction 12 bolt rear end with 4.10 gears.
Records in MD. have been searched for title history, and attempts have been made to contact the owners. The details that follow are based on their information.
The Chevelle was sold new on 8/13/69 by Westminster Motor Company in Westminster, MD. to William (Bill) Shimkus. When purchased, the dealership did not disclose to Bill’s parents (who co-signed the loan) that there was a 427 under the hood! They were instead told it had a 396. At the time, there were two Chevelles available, this one and a Yellow automatic. This information was verified by a previous owner with Mr. Shimkus. About 3-4 years later, the Chevelle was sold to its second owner who replaced the 427 with a 396. It was discovered that one of the subsequent owners searched and found the original engine and put it back in the car.
In October of ’88, Paul Kiel purchased the car from Stanley Roservelt Furrow. It then traded hands to Randy Miller and then to Mick Price. It was Mick that had the car completely restored by Dave Tinnell, which was completed in ’98. After the restoration was complete, Mick took this C.O.P.O. to the Chevelle Nationals. It was at this event that Mick was approached by Bryan Millorn about purchasing the vehicle. A deal was struck and Bryan took possession of the car in August of ’98.
There is no documentation pertaining to Randy and Mick’s ownership. All of the information was confirmed by Bryan Millorn at the time of purchase. A binder with extensive info on the car, including the owner history, past titles, verification certificates, and other items are included with the sale.
This investment quality C.O.P.O. is without a doubt, one of the finest examples available on the market today. And it runs and drives as good as it looks! Cars like this one do not come up for sale very often. Don’t miss your opportunity to be its next caretaker!