In the automotive realm, few things excite enthusiasts more than
the word "COPO". Thanks to a little rule breaking and covert
innovation, the COPO Camaro became a holy grail of the muscle car
world. When you think about it, that's kind of funny since most of
Chevrolet's well-known Central Office Production Orders were
profitable fleet sales. But then, maybe that acute focus on purpose
is what makes COPOs so special. In today's cosmos of technological
wizardry and uninformed assessment, a stripped-down Camaro can
certainly convey an image of inadequacy. But, rest assured, 'budget
muscle car' naivety will melt into slack-jaw stares as soon as you
ignite 427 cubic inches of fully documented, 1-of-69 muscle!
Looking for a heart-fluttering, wheel-standing beast to take your
weekends from a 10 to an 11? Check out this very special fleet
Is the old saying "what's old is eventually new again", or is it "some things just never go out of style"? Either way, 2011 was a great year since Chrysler single-handedly revived the factory drag wars with their V10-powered Dodge Challenger Drag Pack. Fast forward a few more years and Ford's getting in on the fun with a factory Cobra Jet program, and GM's answer, the legendary COPO Camaro, is more popular than either. Chevrolet's COPO program was revived in 2012, shortly after the arrival of the fifth-generation Camaro. In keeping with tradition, the cars feature custom-ordered powerplants that focus on performance above all else. And, in a fresh turn of events, GM decided to cap annual production at 69 hand-built units awarded at random to members of a buyer's pool. That means you're looking at the most exclusive car GM currently produces.
This coupe, number 27 of the first 69 sixth-generation COPO Camaros produced, was sold through Modern Chevrolet of Winston Salem, North Carolina. As an eight or nine second car, it can certainly be called the latest and greatest. And, wearing exclusive COPO bolt-ons that are framed in Hyper Blue Metallic paint, it's one of the best-looking Camaros on the road! At the front of the car's body, a chrome-trimmed Rally Sport fascia hangs a small "COPO" script beneath a textured bowtie and "CAMARO" branded HID headlights. Behind that fascia, a carbon fiber hood fronts a factory greenhouse, which is centered between shaved mirrors and a shaved antenna. At the sides of that hood, a sculpted profile floats bold "COPO" lettering inside clear marker lamps. And at the back of the car, LED taillights illuminate tough wheelie bars, a second textured bowtie and a COPO-spec Simpson parachute.
No car guy worth his salt will dispute the merit of anything with eight cylinders and a Chevrolet badge! This Camaro's horsepower is generated by 427 cubic inches of big bore V8 that's based on GM's award winning Generation IV small block. At the top of that hand-built mill, a carbon fiber air box feeds a COPO-branded, Holley-sourced intake. That intake, plumbed with Holley electronic fuel injection, feeds Chevrolet Performance LSX heads. At the sides of those heads, bright plug wires thread stainless American Racing Headers, which cradle an aluminum LSX block that's decked in vivid Chevy Orange paint. That block is cooled by an electric Meziere water pump, which milks a lightweight aluminum radiator that's backed by a large puller fan. Like any strip-ready creation, this coupe sports a roster of quality details, which include unique wiring, a Stef's oil pan and a full outfit of Aeromotive fuel components. And, aesthetically, the car's autographed engine bay appears just as clean as the day it left Detroit.
Sleeker, 133 pounds lighter and 28% stiffer than its predecessor, this Alpha-based Chevy is easily capable of 9-second quarter-mile passes. Behind the 427, a race-prepped Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed, sourced from ATI Performance Products, transmits wheel lifting power. That torque flows to an aluminum third member that's fitted with a spool-type differential and 40-spline, gun-drilled axle shafts. That drivetrain pushes a COPO-specific 4-link, which is finished with a panhard bar, a stabilizer bar and adjustable Strange coil-overs. In front of that clip, an adjustable, strut-type front-half frames un-assisted rack-and-pinion steering. A sweet but equally brutal soundtrack is provided by wide-diameter dumps. Stops come courtesy of a lightweight disc brake system, which clamps color-keyed Strange calipers around slotted rotors. And power pounds the pavement through polished Bogart wheels, which spin 28.0x4.5-15 Hoosiers in front of 9.0x30.0-15 Hoosiers.
Inside this buff Camaro you'll find a delightfully simple interior that's fortified by an NHRA-certified chromoly roll cage. At the center of that cage, "COPO" branded seats employ 5-point Simpson harnesses. In front of those seats, a French-stitched dash plants vital Auto Meter accessory gauges beneath a small shift light and big Auto Meter tachometer. Beneath that dash, fresh carpet frames a serious Hurst shifter. The driver spins a factory Camaro wheel beneath a quality Simpson window net. And behind the cockpit, an autographed decklid hides a 6-gallon Aeromotive fuel cell between dual Racer's Package batteries.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES
The car's COPO fabrication check list
The car's COPO pre-shipment check list
The car's serialized User's Manual (complete with a 2016 NHRA rule book)
The car's NHRA Chassis Certification
Paperwork for the car's ATI Performance Products transmission
The car's COPO Bill of Sale
The car's COPO Purchase Certificate
A COPO car cover
A stainless COPO vanity plate
An extra air filter element
A pad for the car's door bar
A serialized COPO jacket
Wrapping 427 cubic inches of Chevrolet V8 in sparse amenities, factory-tested performance hardware and quite possibly the best color offered on the sixth-generation Camaro, this coupe an excellent continuation of the COPO legacy. Looking for style, exclusivity and incredible athleticism? Call your friends at RK Motors Charlotte and enjoy one of the most brutal Camaros ever built!
Number 27 of 69 COPO Camaros produced for the 2016 model year / Capable of 9-second quarter-mile passes
7.0 liter (427 cubic inch) GM Gen IV V8 / 470 NHRA Horsepower
Race-prepped Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
Aluminum third member / Spool-type differential
Custom COPO-specific suspension / 15-inch Bogart wheels
Sale includes: The car's COPO Bill of Sale / The car's COPO Purchase Certificate / The car's serialized User's Manual
Sale includes: The car's COPO fabrication check list / The car's COPO pre-shipment check list
Hyper Blue Metallic paint
Strange 4-wheel disc brakes