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Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 06-06-2024, 03:23 PM
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The former driver of “LIL HOSS” caught on camera...

The former driver of “LIL HOSS” caught on camera at a Fred Gibb Memorial Show.
Forum: Dick Harrell 05-16-2024, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,331
Posted By copo-2
There was a few 427 Novas built from the Fred...

There was a few 427 Novas built from the Fred Gibb 68 9738 COPO automatics. Just how many is still a mystery? Some of these Novas with Dick Harrell badging were the original 396
factory built 375...
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 05-10-2024, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,025
Posted By copo-2
Though this sign didn't reference Monmouth, on...

Though this sign didn't reference Monmouth, on Friday nights before the Fred Gibb Memorial Show was hosted on the following Saturday in August, a large gathering of people and cars invaded the town...
Forum: Dick Harrell 05-09-2024, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,331
Posted By copo-2
Dick Harrell's ad appearing in the 1968 May 24...

Dick Harrell's ad appearing in the 1968 May 24 issue of "Drag World" relevant to the 68 427 Chevelle's.
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 05-02-2024, 06:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Thanks for the interest within the Gibb COPO...

Thanks for the interest within the Gibb COPO Nova's. It has truly been a blessing to associate a car bought through a local authorized Chevrolet dealer because of an article published and fully read...
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 03-12-2024, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,025
Posted By copo-2
Helping to keep the name of Chevrolet competitive...

Helping to keep the name of Chevrolet competitive was Fred Gibb’s dealership in the small town of LaHarpe, IL.
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 03-02-2024, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,025
Posted By copo-2
Sacred Grounds

Picture of the cars present at a Fred Gibb Memorial Show next to his dealership building in LaHarpe. 3 ZL-1’s, 2 9738 Nova’s & Little Hoss.
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 02-20-2024, 08:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Gibb 68 COPO Nova

These are the application codes for the Turbo Hydramatic transmission. Note the date the CX code was added!
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 02-01-2024, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Gibb 68 COPO Nova

The Casting number associated with the automatic transmission of the Fred Gibb 9738 Nova's & the input end of trans.
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 01-23-2024, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Gibb 68 COPO Nova

The assigned designation of the Gibb Novas for the redesigned (experimental) automatic transmission for the higher horsepower, higher torque, and higher rpm solid lifter engines was processed thru...
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 01-22-2024, 04:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Gibb 68 COPO Nova

Thanks, Bruce for chiming in as a moderator of this site. Staying away from the Gibb Nova's for this post, is only to reflect the appreciation for a place we can come together and disclose our...
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 01-19-2024, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Gibb 68 COPO Nova

The redesigned torque convertor of the Gibb Novas
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 01-15-2024, 08:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Fred Gibb COPO Nova

This is an update on the revised addition to the Turbo dated 7-12-68.
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 01-15-2024, 01:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Gibb 68 COPO Nova

This document shows why the 50 9738 copo's were built with L-78 automatics
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 01-10-2024, 02:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Gibb 68 COPO Nova

A dealers Sheet discloses the information behind the mystery of the assigned COPO option number 9738, with the engine code of E3.
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 01-09-2024, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Gibb 68 Nova

The second phone call to Fred resulted into his revealing of the vin matching up with the 50.
In this conservation he also used the term COPO.
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 01-06-2024, 10:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Just wanting to share some documents and things I...

Just wanting to share some documents and things I was able to attain after starting the research on June 2, 1989. Trying to explain the preceding process of the connection to Fred Gibb. With Fred...
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 01-05-2024, 04:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Gibb 68 COPO Nova

In staying with the timeline of my account into the mystery behind the comment the person made of further checking, of yet the unknown history that I knew of, just where could I start?

As before...
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 01-04-2024, 05:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Fast forwarding a hint of what my original...

Fast forwarding a hint of what my original transmission code is and other details of it, which will contain the original torque converter & markings, is yet to come? At the point where I have been...
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 01-03-2024, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Gibb 68 COPO Nova

I have an old polaroid picture that I looked back upon when taken while very new. In searching for any evidence of Fred Gibb's association, I thought it might have had the window sticker that might...
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 01-02-2024, 04:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Gibb 68 COPO Nova

From an ad from the Dick Harrell's Performance Center that promotes the 396 & 427 Chevy ll, there was no clue given about Fred Gibb's involvement? DH only gave information of the available option...
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 01-01-2024, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,823
Posted By copo-2
55 years ago tonight

Remembering back a long time ago, I was in Oklahoma City attending an AHRA National event. Having a little knowledge about the car beforehand and success it was having from the Drag World publication...
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 12-30-2023, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
68 Gibb COPO Nova

Thank you for the interest & also William for starting this thread. Many thanks to Steve S. for his assistance in the help he has given.

Concerning the ads that Fred Gibb displayed, these Novas...
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 12-29-2023, 01:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
Gibb 68 COPO Nova

The above publication introduces the available options of the 396 & 427 Chevy11's in the November issue of PHR. The only hint of having an origin from the Fred Gibb stables, was the experimental...
Forum: Fred Gibb Chevrolet 12-27-2023, 08:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,592
Posted By copo-2
It all started from this publication.

It all started from this publication.
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