Roger Day's 1969 Chevrolet COPO HPC Chevelle
An Old School Super Mussel Car


Roger Day's 1969 Chevrolet COPO HPC Chevelle
An Old School Super Mussel Car


What he started with


What he ended up with


What was said about the car

Details on Roger's car

RogerD’s COPO DH Chevelle

Owners: Roger and Karen Day, North Texas

May 21, 1966:  Bought my first NEW car, a 1966 Chevelle SS 396 – drove over 105,000 miles in 3 years

Aug 19, 1969:  Traded my aging ’66 Chevelle for the NEW ’69 COPO/DH at Bill Allen Chevrolet, Kansas City, MO

May 30, 1970:  Met and took my future wife home from a Memorial Day gathering of mutual friends – 
two weeks later we were engaged

Oct 19, 1970:   Terminal engine problems, traded it for a NEW 1970 Camaro RS

Aug 13, 2009:  Tracked it down/bought it back near Ottawa, IL needing full restoration

June 6, 2011:  Restore complete, Premier Body and Paint, LLC – Buffalo MO, the Days and friends

Quick Specs - 1969 COPO 427 CI/450HP DH Chevelle

Engine:  OEM L72 427

Transmission:  OEM Turbo Hydro 400, CX

Differential:   OEM 4:10 PosiTrac 12-bolt, KQ

Suspension:  OEM Factory heavy duty (F41), power disc brakes front - drum rear

Body:  OEM “Special paint” Monaco Orange (available only on SS and COPO)

Resto Paint:  DupontChroma Premier Primer, DupontChroma Base coat/Clear coat

Interior:  Parchment vinyl bench seat, AM radio, Column shift

Wheels:  OEM 14x7 SS-type “YA” 5 Spoke

Tires:  F70-14 Goodyear Polyglas

DH Performance Center  Mods and additions:

                SST802 Sun tach, hood locks, special black hood stripes

                Metal DH emblem on the deck lid and Chevy “V8” flags on the front fenders

DH Performance Center “Minor motor mods”:

                Remove SMOG components, distributor and vacuum advance mods

                Degree harmonic balancer and adjust timing to specified setting

Car Hauler:  Wells Cargo MT2024W-1000-V

Notable Events:

                Sept 2011 ACES Midwest Regional - "Top 3 1969"

                June 2011 ACES National Chevell-abration - "Top 3 1969, stock"

                June 2011 ACES National Chevell-abration - "Peoples Choice"

                Nov 2011 MCACN COPO Invitational - "Concours Day 2" GOLD

                March 2012 Goodguys Lonestar Nationals - "2012 Terrific 12, Regional Finalist"

                March 2012 Goodguys/Hemmings Muscle Machines –  "Muscle Car of the Year, Finalist 2012"

                May 2012 SuperChevy, Ennis TX – “Chevelle Class” WINNER

                May 2012 SuperChevy, Ennis TX – “AMSOIL Best of the Best” WINNER 

                (winner determined by nationwide popular vote)

                May/June 2012 ACES Chevelle World mag – Cover and Feature article & “ACE of the Month”

                Aug 2012 Super Chevy mag, Oct issue – Cover and Feature article + Exclusive Photos 

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