What Is A COPO Chevrolet Camaro?
The COPO Chevrolet Camaro is an exclusive muscle car that’s built by hand in rural Michigan. The limited model began production in 1969 but was discontinued the following year. The COPO Camaro didn’t return to the market until 2012. This year’s models are even more exclusive thanks to a limited Hot Wheels package.
Hand-Crafted Muscle Car
Getting behind the wheel of the exclusive COPO Camaro isn’t as easy as heading to a dealership. Each year, around 16,000 people enter into a random drawing to have the opportunity to buy the hand-crafted muscle car. Only 69 examples leave the facility. This year, 29 of the models will be a Hot Wheels edition to celebrate the Camaro’s 50th anniversary.
Rolling Out Soon
“I have had a couple people come to get their Camaro and start crying when they see the car for the first time,” said Curt Collins, Chevrolet Performance Manager, COPO, and Performance Parts Licensing. “They tell me, ‘I’ve been putting my name in every year and this is the first time I’ve been chosen.’” The COPO Camaro rolls out with an engine that can launch the car a quarter mile in as little as 8.6 seconds. It’s required to have a parachute for safety. The Hot Wheels edition features Hot Wheels graphics, badging, ‘Hot Wheels’ emblazoned on the door sill, and a Crush orange paint job
If you didn’t make the COPO Chevrolet Camaro cut but still want to take home a performance vehicle, come talk to us at Aransas Autoplex about the production Camaro model.