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Chevrolet COPO Camaro Goes Retro For 2019

SEMA 2018 / 18 Comments

This drag strip special gets the full 1960's makeover.

To celebrate 50 years since the original COPO Camaro drag car, Chevrolet will be offering a range of retro-styling options for the 2019 COPO Camaro, which has just been revealed at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

COPO or Central Office Production Order was the name given to the original COPO Camaro drag car back in 1969 and in keeping with the retro heritage, all 2019 COPO models will be painted in special Anniversary Blue Metallic exterior color that pays homage to the original Laguna Blue shade.

"Chevrolet is proud to celebrate 50 years of the COPO Camaro legacy," said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "It's one of the most enduring legacies in drag racing, with a powerful past and fast future."

There is a 50th Anniversary Engine Appearance Package that mimics the look of vintage Chevy performance engines and has an orange engine block, chrome valve covers and a black high-rise intake manifold.

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The performance is all modern though and the 2019 COPO Camaro can be had with a revised version of the supercharged LSX-based 350 5.7-liter engine, now featuring a 2.65L Magnuson supercharger, as well as a 4.9-liter engine.

The COPO Camaro also has a unique and exclusive front-end design not shared with other production Camaros. Only 69 of these COPO models will be built, the same number as the original. If you're interested in owning one then head on over to the Chevy website to register your intentions.