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bcmiller

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Black ZL-1 concept car
« on: April 05, 2019, 12:40:14 AM »
This is a very interesting car in my mind.  William may know more...

There is at least one car like this, possibly two.  Or one car that received some modifications over time.

COPO 9567.

Credit for photos to GM. I received them direct.

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Re: Black ZL-1 concept car
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 12:41:48 AM »
More pics.

Credit for photos to GM.
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Re: Black ZL-1 concept car
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 12:43:10 AM »
More...

Credit for photos to GM.
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Re: Black ZL-1 concept car
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 01:50:55 AM »
Have pictures in old Camaro book. Rumor has they  aloud top brass  to drive on the streets. Always wanted to know what happened to them!

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Re: Black ZL-1 concept car
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 03:02:59 AM »
Here are some of the pictures I have found over the years.  Not sure if the first picture is of one of the real ones or a recreation that currently exists.

1) Team Camaro
2) yenko.net
3/4) Pinterest
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Re: Black ZL-1 concept car
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2019, 04:25:28 AM »
More pics in this article. I can not confirm if itís accurate or not.

Pics at Milford Proving Ground.

http://carguychronicles.com/2018/08/69-copo-9567-camaro-one-of-none/
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Re: Black ZL-1 concept car
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2019, 12:38:34 PM »
RS tail lights/reverse in one and not in the other..  Also exhaust tip change and the trim around the vinyl top not present in the first photos and added to the most recent.  Also bumperettes on the second and none on the first.  Also no mirror on drivers side then mirror.
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Re: Black ZL-1 concept car
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2019, 01:02:56 PM »
In the proving ground pics you can see the cowl induction wire taped to the firewall and not hooked up. Probably no flapper door. In different pics you can see Polyglas tire and wide tread GT.

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Re: Black ZL-1 concept car
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2019, 01:30:52 PM »
That IS one bad dude 1969 Camaro ZL-1! In my opinion it is the best looking Camaro I have ever seen. Excellent color combo, and with the black plain jane wheels...Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Black ZL-1 concept car
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2019, 04:33:41 PM »
Some located GM docs concerning the build. Here is an excerpt:

As to what GM did with it when it was no longer needed is anyone's' guess. They did a similar 1970 Camaro ZL1 styling car for Bill Mitchell and allegedly used the engine from the '69.

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Re: Black ZL-1 concept car
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2019, 05:08:26 PM »
Here is a black and white picture of the "similar 1970 Camaro ZL1 styling car for Bill Mitchell" that "allegedly used the engine from the '69."  Notice that it appears to be wearing the same type of wheels that the yellow 1969 Z/427 had.  Picture is courtesy of autosofinterest.com

Also here are two color pictures of the car as it was updated for 1971.  New seats, spats, spoilers, pinstriping and driving lights.  Each has a different license plate as well.  They came from a Super Chevy article that can be read here: http://www.superchevy.com/features/1605-history-of-the-zl1-camaro/

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Re: Black ZL-1 concept car
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2019, 05:20:27 PM »
One more picture of the 1971 version.  It appears in a thread here: https://www.camaros.net/forums/35-copo-dealer/185775-looking-1970-zl1-camaro-pics.html
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Re: Black ZL-1 concept car
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2019, 06:28:21 PM »
Boys,
The blue '71 has a groovy Pontiac Trans-Am feel to it. Maybe its because of the spoilers/spats, and lace wheels. I also like that 'mini' Cowl/bulge hood. Again, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Black ZL-1 concept car
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2019, 02:32:12 AM »
Have pictures in old Camaro book. Rumor has they  aloud top brass  to drive on the streets. Always wanted to know what happened to them!

Michael Lamm's book used several of the pics above, very clear. The black one was one of two reported to be "dolled up" for the Design Studio staff to use. I saw the re-creation of this car in the car paddock at Super Chevy Indy many years ago, very true to the original, but still a re-creation. I've wondered, like a lot of fellow Camaro enthusiasts, what happened to the original, plus after producing such a distinctive rendering, not adapting this combination to other cars on the line. Sure would have sold me -

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