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Default Verifing COPO totals imported into Canada

In 1969 I ordered and signed off on more COPOs than anybody in Canada, all for Belmont Chev-Olds in Weston, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. Recently I came across a pile of paperwork from back then that included the official number totals of COPO Camaros imported, as well as Chevelles: 70 model 12437 with COPO 9560 & 9561 produced at Norwood, Ohio; 30 Malibu model 13637 with COPO 9566 & 9562 produced at Baltimore, Maryland. The term COPO was of course not applied exclusively to 1969 GM production but was in fact in use from at least the 1950s. The figures have been independently verified by GM Vintage Vehicle Services Inc in Oshawa. Anybody wishing to acquire data on a specific VIN can do so as usual with Vintage Vehicle Services.
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Your posts are infrequent but legendary.

If you ever wonder........ hmmm would guys like Ryan find this interesting I will pre answer with a resounding yes, yes we would!!

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PS: hope it warms up sometime soon!!
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Cool info, Lance!
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i thought the # is 75 came to Canada
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Wasn't there atleast one COPO LT-1 non-yenko Nova from Canada ? Seems like I remember an article about one or two being made?
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Yes,and you're thinking of the late Pete Simpson,delivered to Canada.https://www.yenko.net/features/2001/December2001.htm
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Wasn't there atleast one COPO LT-1 non-yenko Nova from Canada ? Seems like I remember an article about one or two being made?
There were at least two of them, and rumours of a third, but it was never proven, from what I understand.
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There were exactly 13 Camaro L89s brought new into Canada in 1969, independently verified by GM Vintage Vehicle Services Inc in Oshawa.
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There were exactly 13 Camaro L89s brought new into Canada in 1969, independently verified by GM Vintage Vehicle Services Inc in Oshawa.
Hi Lance.

Any chance you can check on L89 Chevelles?

PS: one of those L89 Camaros lives near Port Elgin, owner works at the Bruce. Originally Cortez, now Tuxedo or the other way around. I saw it years ago while on holidays.

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Hi Lance.

Any chance you can check on L89 Chevelles?

PS: one of those L89 Camaros lives near Port Elgin, owner works at the Bruce. Originally Cortez, now Tuxedo or the other way around. I saw it years ago while on holidays.

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I have met that same L89 Camaro owner and I cannot for the life of me think of where.

There is an Orange car, which sold to somewhere to the North Easter US. I saw the car here in Ontario, in '96, but it was totally disassembled and too much of a project for someone looking for their first car. I ended up buying the L78, which was sitting beside it.
If I had more money and/or a more understanding wife, I would have bought both.

Ironically, that same orange car was advertised for sale a few years later. This time I had the money and was looking for a second car. Unfortunately I was never able to get together with the seller, as the person advertising the car did not actually own it.

So, that makes 2 of the L89's accounted for.
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