Without a doubt, the best Camaro ever produced was the awesome 1969 Camaro ZL1. Because only 69 of them were ever produced, they are extremely rare, extremely collectable and extremely expensive. Most of us cannot afford the mid-six figures for an original and have no desire to get stuck with the options chosen by some stranger back in 1969. Would it not be awesome to build your own ZL1 at a fraction of the cost? Now you can. With you in mind, BKPE created the 1969 Archetype ZL1, an exact reproduction of the original, but with you choosing the options and colors that you want. The awesome ZL1 of your dreams is one phone call away. What can we build for you?

We invite our clients to review these specifications and available options and then click on Pricing Information to obtain information on how to order your own ZL1.


Body Type

2-Door Coupe with COPO 9650 ZL1 Package
Real Deal Steel
New with Factory-Like Body Work and Paint
BKPE 12 Month/12,000 Mile Bumper-to-Bumper, Limited Warranty




Correct ZL1 427 CID Aluminum V8 Engine – 500hp
Holley 4296 850cfm 4bbl Carburetor
Functional Cowl Induction Ram-Air System
A.I.R. Emissions System
Special Engine Paint

Accessory System

RPO K85 – 63 AMP Delcotron Generator
RPO N40 – Power Steering Pump and System

Cooling System

RPO V48 – Harrison 24” – 4 Row Heavy Duty Radiator with Curved Neck
RPO K02 – Temperature Controlled Fan

Fuel Delivery

Original-Style Fuel Tank with 3/8 Single-Feed Fuel Lines
High Performance Mechanical Fuel Pump


Original-Style Cast Iron Exhaust Manifolds
RPO N10 – 2” True-Dual Exhaust System with Single Muffler
Chrome Exhaust Tips

Ignition System

RPO K66 – Transistorized Ignition System

Electrical System

Original-Style Electrical System
RPO T60 – Heavy-Duty Battery


RPO M20 – Wide-Ratio 4-Speed Manual Transmission
10.34” Heavy Duty Clutch with “403” Bellhousing
RPO M11 – Floor-Mounted Hurst Shifter
Original-Style Linkage and Pedals

Front Suspension

Classic 1969 Front Sub-Frame in Original Colors
RPO N44 – Quick Ratio Steering
RPO ZN2 – Special HQ Spec Front Springs
11/16” Anti-Sway Bar

Rear Suspension

Original-Style Rear Suspension
RPO G31 – 4-Leaf Multi-Leaf Springs


Original-Style Driveshaft

Rear Axle

Original-Style 12-Bolt Rear Axle with Choice of Ratios
RPO G80 – Positraction Rear End
RPO G84 – 4.10 Rear Axle Ratio – Code BE


RPO J52 – Power Front Disc / Rear Drum Brakes
Original-Style Emergency Brake System
Original-Style Brake Lines and Routing

Wheels and Tires

Chevy 14x7” Steel Wheels with “Dog Dish” Hub Caps
RPO PL5 – Firestone F70x14 “Wide-Oval” Tires

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Original-Style 1969 Camaro Standard Interior
RPO B37 – Color Keyed Floor Mats

Color Availability

See Trim/Options/Color PDF


Original-Style 120 MPH Speedometer in Left Pod
RPO U16 – L78 Tachometer in Right Pod
Fuel Gauge in Center Pod
Original-Style Warning Lights


Original-Style Standard Steering Wheel
Original-Style Non-Tilt Steering Column

Heating System

Original-Style Heater and Windshield Defroster
Original-Style Controls
Original-Style Dash Vents


Original-Style Dome Light
RPO U25 – Trunk Light
PRO U26 – Underhood Light
RPO U27 – Glove Box Light
RPO U28 – Ash Tray Light
RPO U29 – Under Dash Courtesy Lights

Safety Equipment

Original-Style 1969 Camaro Safety Equipment
Original-Style Standard Front and Rear Lap Belts
RPO AS1 – Standard Front Shoulder Belts


Radio Delete Equipment

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Original-Style 1969 Camaro Exterior
RPO V02 – Rear Bumper Guards
RPO Z27 – Super Sport Package
    All SS Fender Emblems Deleted
    All SS Stripes Deleted
RPO ZL2 – Special Ducted Hood

Color Availability

See Trim/Options/Color PDF

Safety Equipment

Original-Style 1969 Camaro Safety Equipment
Passenger-Side Side-View Mirror


RPO D80 – Original-Style Front and Rear Spoilers


Painted Steel Top

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COPO Option Package
COPO 9737

Sports Car Conversion Package
    140 MPH Speedometer
    13/16” Front Sway Bar
    E70-15 Goodyear Wide Tread GT Tires
    YH Rally Wheels
    8,000 RPM Tachometer with Center Fuel Gauge
This is a BKPE recommended option.

Power Train Options

RPO M21 – Close-Ratio 4-Speed Manual Transmission
This option allows for quicker acceleration than the standard transmission.

RPO M22 – Heavy-Duty Close-Ratio 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Same as RPO M21, but designed for race-specific applications. This is a BKPE recommended option.

RPO M40 – Turbo Hydromatic 400 3-Speed Automatic Transmission
This option replaces the manual transmission in favor of a 3-speed automatic transmission. This option requires RPO D55 – Console.


RPO C48 – Heater Delete
Removes the heating system from the Camaro to save weight and increase performance. NOTE – This option is recommended for off-road-use-only vehicles due to most states requiring heating systems to pass their vehicle inspection.

RPO JL8 – Power 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Replaces the rear drum brakes with disc brakes. This is a BKPE recommended option.

RPO NC8 – Chamber Exhaust System
Exhanges the standard dual exhaust system with a chamber exhaust system that allows freer-flowing exhaust to increase the performance and gas mileage of the vehicle. This is a BKPE recommended option.

Interior Options

RPO Z23 – Special Interior
Adds bright pedal trim; faux woodgrain accents on the instrument cluster, dash board and steering wheel; and a dash-mounted grab bar and trim. Included in RPO Z87 – Custom Interior.

RPO Z87 – Custom Interior
Replaces the standard door panels with custom door panels with built-in arm rests and carpeted lower section. Includes unique door opening mechanism; special seats with custom upholstery in standard colors or a houndstooth color pattern; and rear seat arms rests with built-in ashtrays. Includes RPO Z23 – Special Interior. This is a BKPE recommended option.


RPO U15 – Speed Warning Indicator
Allows the driver to set a dial on the speedometer at a chosen speed with a buzzer sounding if the driver exceeds that speed.

RPO U17 – Special Instrumentation
Replaces the center fuel gauge with fuel, amp meter, oil pressure and water temperature gauges located on the center console. Requires RPO D55 – Console. This is a BKPE recommended option.

RPO U35 – Electric Clock
Adds an analog electric clock to the instrument panel between the speedometer and tachometer. Requires both RPO D55 – Console and RPO U17 – Special Instrumentation.

Convenience Equipment

RPO A31 – Power Windows
Adds the convenience of power windows to the ZL1.

RPO A67 – Fold Down Rear Seat
Allows the owner to fold down the rear seat back onto the rear seat bench, creating a shelf for additional storage space. NOTE – This option requires original, used GM parts of limited availability.

RPO D33 – Driver’s-Side Remote Controlled Side-View Mirror
Adds a joystick to the driver’s side door panel that allows the driver to control the left-hand side-view mirror from inside the vehicle.

RPO D34 – Driver’s Side Visor Vanity Mirror
Adds a vanity mirror to the inside of the driver’s side sun visor.

RPO D55 – Console
Adds a center console with storage bin, rear seat ashtray and courtesy light. Includes faux wood grain trim on the steering wheel and instrument panel. This option is required when the RPO M40 - TH400 Automatic Transmission is chosen. This is a BKPE recommended option.

RPO N33 – “Comfortilt” Tilt Steering Column
Allows the driver to adjust the angle of the steering wheel for a more comfortable driving position.

RPO N34 – Rosewood Steering Wheel
Replaces the standard steering wheel with a faux wood grain steering wheel for a more attractive appearance. Not available with RPO NK1 – Comfort Grip Steering Wheel.

RPO NK1 – “Comfortgrip” Steering Wheel
Replaces the standard steering wheel with a steering wheel with a cushioned surface, allowing a more attractive appearance and a better surface with which to grip the wheel. Not available with RPO N34 – Rosewood Steering Wheel.

Safety Equipment

RPO A39 – Deluxe Front and Rear Lap Belts
Replaces the unsightly standard seat belt buckles with more attractive, brushed buckles. Includes RPO ZK3 – Deluxe Front Shoulder Belts.

RPO AS4 – Rear Seat Deluxe Shoulder Belts
Adds shoulder harnesses with the deluxe belt buckles to the rear seats. Requires RPO A39 – Deluxe Front and Rear Lap Belts.

RPO AS5 – Rear Seat Standard Shoulder Belts
Adds shoulder harnesses with the standard belt buckles to the rear seats. Not available with RPO A39 – Deluxe Front and Rear Lap Belts.

RPO C50 – Rear Window Defroster
Installs a blower in the rear package shelf to dehumidify the rear window during cold months. NOTE – This is an original, used GM unit of limited availability.

RPO CE1 – Headlight Washer System
Adds water jets above the headlights that clean the headlights while washing the windshield. Included in RPO Z22 – Rally Sport Package.


RPO U69 – AM/FM “Blue Dot” Radio
RPO U73 – Front Fender Mounted Telescoping Antenna
Adds an Antique Automobile Radio AM/FM “Blue Dot” Radio, an entertainment system that provides modern electronics in a package that mimics the original system. Includes Kenwood speakers mounted in the kick panels and a fender mounted telescoping antenna. This is a BKPE recommended option.

Exterior Options

RPO B93 – Door Edge Guards
Adds a decorative metal strip to the trailing edge of each door to protect the door from dings when being opened.

RPO C08 – Vinyl Top
Depending on the exterior color, this option adds a black or white vinyl roof covering that is accented with bright metal trim.

RPO V31 – Front Bumper Guards
Adds bumper guards to the front chrome bumper. Not available with RPO VE3 – Endura Bumper.

RPO V32 – Rear Bumper Guards
Adds bumper guards to the rear chrome bumper.

RPO VE3 – Endura Bumper
Replaces the chrome front bumper with a body-colored urethane-covered steel bumper. Not available with RPO V31 – Front Bumper Guards. This is a BKPE recommended option.

RPO Z21 – Style Trim Group
Adds bright headlight and parking light bezel moldings, wheel opening moldings, roof rail moldings and rocker panel moldings. Also includes black body sills regardless of exterior color. Included in RPO Z22 – Rally Sport Package.

RPO Z22 – Rally Sport Appearance Package
Adds a unique grill with vacuum-actuated headlight covers, “Rally Sport” fender emblems and chrome back-up lights below the rear bumper. Includes RPO CE1 – Headlight Washer System, RPO DX1 – Header Stripes, and RPO Z21 – Style Trim Group.


RPO D90 – “Hockey Stick” Stripes
Adds the famous “Hockey Stick” stripes typically found on Super Sport Camaros to the fenders and doors. Not available with RPO D96 – Pinstripes or RPO DX1 – Header Stripes

RPO D96 – Pinstripes
Add pin stripes that start at the head of each wheel well and make their way back toward the back of the car. Not available with RPO D90 – “Hockey Stick Stripes”.

RPO DX1 – Header Stripes
Adds stripes that begin at the front of each fender, continue onto the header panel and then turn and narrow down the hood over toward the cowl. Included in RPO Z22 – Rally Sport Package.

Safety Equipment

RPO A01 – Tinted Glass
Replaces all of the glass with glass with a slight tint to reduce the glare caused by lights exterior to the vehicle. This option is not available with RPO A02.

RPO A02 – Tinted Windshield
Identical to RPO A01, but replaces only the windshield glass. This option is not available with RPO A01. This is a BKPE recommended option.


Front License Plate Bracket
For states that require vehicles to be equipped with front license plates, this option equips the ZL1 with the bracket to attach the front license plate.

Spare Tire and Jack Equipment
Believing that many of our clients would remove the trunk-mounted spare tire equipment to save unnecessary weight, we have made the provision of the equipment optional.

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Please note that these specifications are subject to change without notice. BKPE assumes no responsibility for any damages resulting from our changing vehicle specifications.