Chevrolet promised 69 COPO Camaro dragsters in 2012, and so far, 67 of them have a fixed, closed canopy. But the final two COPO Camaro race cars of 2012 are quite different. Not only are they uniquely painted Inferno Orange Metallic, but they’re also — strikingly — convertibles. And are totally NHRA-legal, so long as the top is up when racing. And while COPO Camaro number 68 isn’t planned for public sale, it’s equally orange topless twin will cross the block during the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, in January, to benefit the American Heart Association.
Along with being what has to be the most eccentric factory dragster ever made, other elements make COPO Camaro number 69 (haha, “69”) especially unique:
- It’s one of 20 cars built with the 327 engine and 4.0L supercharger
- It’s the only ’12 COPO Camaro painted Inferno Orange Metallic – and features additional custom graphics and special interior trim
- It’s the only example built with a Turbo 400 three-speed automatic transmission.
It’s powertrain is good for an NHRA-certified output of 550 horsepower. Did you bet on it being higher? If so, you probably also bet on the Detroit Tigers winning the World Series this year. Sadly, we did.