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Old 10-29-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Lightbulb 2012 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Convertible!!!!!!

I have no clue why but here we go!
Last Yet First: 2012 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Convertible Heading To Auction


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Although we expected most of the drag-prepped 2012 Chevrolet COPO Camaros to be more or less identical, Chevrolet threw a bow tie-shaped wrench into that assumption this morning at the 2012 SEMA Show: the last two 2012 COPO Camaros will be convertibles, and one will be auctioned off for charity.

According to Chevrolet, those two cars cap off the 69-car production run of the race-prepped COPO Camaro, although only one – car number 69 – will actually be offered up for sale. Jim Campbell, GM’s vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports, says the drop-top COPOs are the best way to “close out the 2012 [COPO program] with the final – and most unique – car of the production run.”

Unique it certainly is. Not only is it the only COPO Camaro convertible available (car#68 will be retained by GM and won’t be sold to the public), but it’s also the only one to be painted in Inferno Orange Metallic. It’s also one of eight 2012 COPO Camaros to be built with the so-called “Collector’s Package,” which forced the three included engines to be number-matched to the car’s production number.

Speaking of engines, the COPO Camaro Convertible is one of 20 2012 COPO cars built with a supercharged 327 cubic-inch V-8. The forced-induction is provided courtesy of a four-liter Whipple supercharger, and helps boost output to a whopping 550 hp. Other COPO engines included a 327 with a smaller 2.9-liter supercharger (6 cars built), and a naturally aspirated 427 cubic-inch V-8 (43 cars built). The COPO convertible is the only example to be equipped with a Turbo 400 three-speed automatic transmission.

If these sorts of numbers scream “Barrett-Jackson Special,” you’re quite prescient. GM plans on auctioning this car off at Barrett-Jackson’s 2013 Scottsdale auction this January, with all proceeds going to the American Heart Association.
Although this drag-friendly drop-top is the last 2012 COPO Camaros, it isn’t the last COPO Camaro. GM announced it will build another 69 cars for the 2013 model year. In case that extra volume isn’t enough to appease demand, GM’s also making each and every component – including the engines and the modified body-in-white – available a la carte, allowing racers to essentially build a DIY-COPO.

“Not everyone could purchase a COPO Camaro production model in 2012,” notes Campbell, “but we are making it easier to build one from the ground up. From the body in white to the COPO crate engines, we offer the parts and a build book to replicate these quick race cars in your garage.”
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:12 PM   #4
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
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If I had that, I would always leave the top down.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:49 PM   #6
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Why don't they just save some time and call Rick Hendrick and ask him what kind of Camaro he wants built at the factory this month.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:13 PM   #7
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“Not everyone could purchase a COPO Camaro production model in 2012,” notes Campbell, “but we are making it easier to build one from the ground up. From the body in white to the COPO crate engines, we offer the parts and a build book to replicate these quick race cars in your garage.”
Does anyone have any information on this "Build Book"??? How can I get one??? Must Have....
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:21 PM   #8
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Very very nice!
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:26 PM   #9
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Very nice but Why?????????????? Not street legal....so.........You going to drag race that thing with no top? Yeah, I know this one will probably will be a lifetime garage queen. And the answer to the hypothetical question is......because we can.
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Seems like an instant collectible to me. These will be bringing in a mint in the future.
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Very nice but Why?????????????? Not street legal....so.........You going to drag race that thing with no top? Yeah, I know this one will probably will be a lifetime garage queen. And the answer to the hypothetical question is......because we can.
Those things are built to do one thing. Get people talking.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:32 PM   #12
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This Old Challenger is a vert drag car. They do exist

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Old 10-29-2012, 09:37 PM   #13
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That is freaking SICK, AWESOME, and I freaking want one!!
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #14
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:27 AM   #15
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Why don't they just save some time and call Rick Hendrick and ask him what kind of Camaro he wants built at the factory this month.

LMAO that's exactly what I was thinking... Wonder how much he will pay for this one.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:32 AM   #16
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:42 AM   #17
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Build your own COPO? I'm in. Donations anyone?
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Reminds me of the hugged orange 69 camaro convertible that runs around in Orlando and races with the top down during the world street nationals and he runs in the 8 or 9's.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:29 AM   #22
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Very nice but Why?????????????? Not street legal....so.........You going to drag race that thing with no top? Yeah, I know this one will probably will be a lifetime garage queen. And the answer to the hypothetical question is......because we can.
This^^^

You're all crazy a convertible copo is about as useful as tits on a boar hog. The only thing good about this one is the 4 liter whipple and the IOM (The IOM is damn sweet though). But seriously a convertible drag car that isnt street legal? color me

Edit: Holy crap its also automatic. Guess we are bracket racing this one... though it is a 3 speed auto...
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You're all crazy a convertible copo is about as useful as tits on a boar hog. The only thing good about this one is the 4 liter whipple and the IOM (The IOM is damn sweet though). But seriously a convertible drag car that isnt street legal? color me

Edit: Holy crap its also automatic. Guess we are bracket racing this one... though it is a 3 speed auto...

They are all automatic's.
But this one is the only one with the turbo 400 3 speed.

People keep forgetting the true purpose of these cars.
They are factory built Drag Racers.
With the roll cage in them, the convertible is just as legal as the coupes for the classes they run in.

Pretty good chance, this one and only convertible will never see a track though, and will be scooped up by some rich collector.
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I'm sure it is sold already...
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:41 AM   #25
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I definately like it.
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