qThe COPO Camaro was ushered into existence in the late '60s by Chevrolet dealers who were installing big-block engines in Camaros and taking them racing. Chevrolet management knew a good thing when they saw it and, tapping into GM's Central Office Production Order (COPO) system, began to outfit stock Camaros with essentially Corvette drivetrains. Then, upping the ante in 1969, Chevy built just 69 super-high-performance COPO Camaros with aluminum-block engines and they became instant classics. The result was a performance configuration that made history. Now, more than four decades later, Chevrolet has recreated the magic by building 69 2012 COPO Camaros intended for sportsman class drag racing competition. ... This behind-the-scenes story puts the new COPO Camaro into historical context and provides specifications for every one of the 69 units created.q--Publisher's description.... This behind-the-scenes story puts the new COPO Camaro into historical context and provides specifications for every one of the 69 units created.aquot;--Publishera#39;s description.
|Author||:||Jeffrey K. Leestma|
|Publisher||:||Automobile Quarterly Publications - 2012-10-30|