The COPO Camaro nameplate is legendary, bringing with it associations of race-ready power numbers and impressive straight-line performance. Although originally established in reference to the rules-bending Central Office Production Order vehicles of the late ‘60s, GM has since embraced the name with a line of dedicated drag racers designed specifically for competition use. Now, a brand-new 2019 Chevrolet COPO Camaro is listed for sale in Arizona.
First introduced at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the 2019 COPO Camaro celebrates 50 years of the COPO Camaro nameplate. This particular example was special ordered with the 50th Anniversary Blue package, which looks fantastic offset by the silver racing stripes. The hue pays homage to the original Laguna Blue color offered back in 1969.
This example is also one of just a handful of 2019 COPO Camaros built, making it that much more desirable. To note, this example is number 55 of 69 units produced for the 2019 model year, with that specific production limit mirroring the number of ’69 COPO Camaros built with the all-aluminum 427 Z71 engine back in the day.
This 2019 model connects its naturally aspirated LSX-based 427 racing engine an ATI Racing Products TH400 automatic transmission, and features a carbon fiber hood plus wheelie bars. It was also optioned with the Racer Package, which tosses in a parachute, trunk-mounted weight box, and dual batteries.
“This is brand new, still in the wrapper,” reads the vehicle description, “never raced, never drove, just unloaded out of enclosed shipper and backed into showroom!” It should also be noted that the showroom mentioned is none other than Berger Chevrolet, one of the top COPO dealers back in ’69.
Now, this 2019 COPO Camaro is listed for sale by Choice Auto & Truck Sales in Payson, Arizona. Pricing is set at $147,500.
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Source: Choice Auto & Truck Sales