#4 of 50 “COPO 9738” Nova Super Sports ordered by Fred Gibb Chevrolet in Laharpe, Illinois and sold new through Dick Harrell Performance Center in Kansas City, Missouri on January 2, 1969. Harrell, known as “Mr. Chevrolet” in the 60s, received numerous COPOs such as this one for additional high performance options including several 427-L72 conversions. This well-known, magazine-featured COPO comes with lots of documentation. It includes a letter of authenticity from Fred Gibb, COPO serial number list released by Helen Gibb, copy of the original MSO, Dick Harrell articles and advertisements, signed vehicle history letter from the original owner, past titles showing previous owners, pre-delivery sheet with Protect-O-Plate imprint, vintage photos, COPO verification certificate from Ed Cunneen (who also did the body-off restoration) and autographed signatures on the dash and underside of the hood from “Mrs. Chevrolet” Elaine Harrell and Harrell crew members. (Photos of them signing are also included). Chevrolet offered just a 90-day warranty on COPOs which fortunately paid off for the original owner who “grenaded” the first engine due to water pump failure within its first 500 miles. Van-T Chevrolet in Topeka, Kansas performed the warranty work and upgraded the COPO power plant to an L88 427 for a mere $120.00. Additional features include: Turbo 400 automatic transmission, 12 bolt 4.10 positraction rearend, power drum brakes, bucket seats, center console, radio delete, 14×6 standard steel wheels, black vinyl upholstery and one of 10 finished in “Tripoli Turquoise”. Dick Harrell options include: super tuned engine, aftermarket headers, suspension upgrades, column mounted tachometer, under dash gauge package and fiberglass “stinger” hood. Sources indicate that only three Fred Gibb/Dick Harrell COPOs are known to exist. This is certainly one of the finest.
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