The most drag-ready Camaro ever is looking for a new home.
When it comes to muscle cars, some nameplates are more hallowed than others. We're not just talking about the likes of an ordinary Chevrolet Camaro or Ford Mustang, not even the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. No, some names are hallowed in the halls of drag racing fame, and the COPO Camaro is one such car. Originally built to exploit loopholes and create one of the most powerful road-going cars of its time, the COPO has since evolved into a monster of a muscle car built to tear down the drag strip straight out of the factory in well under ten seconds. These exclusive machines are built in limited numbers, and those that buy them don't tend to sell them on, so when one comes up for sale, you can bet we sit up and notice, especially when it's a special edition model like this one.
This particular COPO Camaro was part of a series revealed at SEMA 2018 as a 50th-anniversary tribute to the COPO. Just 69 of the 50th Anniversary models were produced in honor of the 69 cars in 1969 equipped with a 427 engine. Of that run, this is number 55, ordered by Berger Chevrolet as a tribute to the dealer - one of the two top COPO dealers back in 1969.
As a 50th Anniversary model, it wears a shade of 50th Anniversary Blue and also receives a handful of unique details such as an orange engine block, chrome valve covers, and a black high-rise manifold. Equipped with the naturally aspirated, big block 427 LSX engine developing 480 horsepower and 490 lb-ft out of the box, COPO #55 also boasts the Racer Package, which added a parachute and dual batteries.
What makes the sale of this one even more special is that it hasn't recorded a single mile yet, and is in as-new condition, still wearing the original stickers on the tires and with all the interior protection plastic wrapped over the black leather interior. But how much do you pay for all this? Well, Choice Auto is advertising it for $147,500, making it four times more expensive than a regular Camaro SS.