69 COPO 427 Chevelle, 1 Of Only 2 Tuxedo Black Production Ordered Found In A Barn
323. That is the number of COPO Chevelles assembled in 1969.
The older that vehicles get, the more likely they are to have mismatched parts and be in bad condition. With every day that passes, we find ourselves fortunate to be able to spot some of the originals still lurking.
It’s wild how quickly something can go from brand new to a classic. One day, it’s wrapped in plastic and the next, well, it might’ve seen better days. This time, we check out a true time capsule that has some mystery behind it. This particular 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is over 50 years old and is looking like it might be a rather rare unit.
In addition to having the equipment to impress our host, this one is in relatively good shape. One of the things about barn finds like this is that, while neglected, they sometimes are kept in conditions that allow some level of preservation. This machine is probably going to make for a pretty solid base to a restoration.
By following along with the video below, we’re taken on a tour of this incredible car. Most of it is original parts are in-tact and our host, Patrick Glenn Nichols, points out just that. It’s quite mind-blowing how quickly he’s able to decipher which parts are the originals and which might’ve been replaced.
Another incredible fact about this machine that still would turn heads today is that it’s been stored in an open barn for quite some time. This is another one that almost takes the viewer back to the scene of the days where this thing was brand spanking new. Just imagine the feeling of cracking the throttle on a brand new COPO as onlookers couldn’t help but drool. Hopefully, this one will be revived to such a condition that this will be possible once again.