This Chevy COPO (Central Office Production Order) Chevelle SS is one of three ordered by General Motors to promote the Can-Am racing series races held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in July of 1970. The three COPO Chevelles were used by racing luminaries and GM execs at the races. All three came finished in Classic White with Tuxedo Black stripes, red vinyl interior, and a white vinyl convertible top.
The three COPO Chevelle SS Convertibles were powered by the potent LS5 454 Big Block V8, producing 360 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. The LS5 came dressed with small oval-port heads, a Quadrajet four-barrel carb, cast-iron intake, and hydraulic lifters. All three of the COPO Chevelle SS convertibles had the Turbo-Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission.
In addition to the LS5/TH400 drivetrain, each of the three COPO Chevelles was optioned with the Z15 SS package that included vacuum-operated cowl induction domed hoods, blacked out grille, wheel well moldings, black rear bumper insert, Rally road wheels, Firestone wide-oval raised white-letter tires, twin rectangular exhaust tips, SS grille, rear bumper, front fender, and steering wheel emblems, black-faced dash with round gauges, F41 Sport suspension, power front disc brakes, and dual exhaust. Other options included power steering, 3.31 Posi-traction, Astro Ventilation, Hide-A-Way wipers, glove compartment light, front seatback latches, front shoulder belts, lighter, headrests, Strato-bucket seats, floor console shift, and power windows.
This COPO Chevelle has its original matching-numbers motor, transmission and rear differential. It is accompanied by extensive documentation covering its history from new, including a General Motors of Canada authorized Vintage Vehicle report on GM stationary that details production records, dates, options info and codes. It is listed in the LS5 registry. After having received a frame-off restoration, the COPO Chevelle has lived exclusively in a museum and a private collection. It has accumulated just 12,960 miles over the course of its life, with the vast majority of those coming before the restoration.
This COPO Chevelle is being offered by August Luxury Motorcars for $245,992.