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Old 10-02-2013, 09:59 PM   #26
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Not a big fan of the larger cowl hood on the COPO and doesn't look like you get A/C or power steering either? As a side note, I still think Junkyard Wars was the best.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:07 PM   #27
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Why is the title of the thread Gas Monkey Garage builds 2013 COPO Camaro ?They just put stickers on it.
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2013 COPO Camaro #041 built by Richard Rawlings from Gas Monkey Garage at the GM Factory. This is a once in a lifetime chance to own this one of one Gas Monkey Garage COPO Camaro. Included in the documentation are all the Build Sheets for the chassis and spec sheets for the LS7 based 427 with a 2-speed Powerglide transmission. This is a advertized as 8 second ¼ mile car which makes it the fastest COPO Camaro ever built. All of the torque stamps have the Gas Monkey Garage logo which signifies this as a one-of-a-kind opportunity to honor the COPO Legacy. The complete build with Richard Rawlings in the GM Factory and raceway testing will be featured on an upcoming episode of the hit show Fast N Loud. A limited production of 69 cars was selected to commemorate the original number of ZL-1 COPO Camaros made in 1969. COPO, which stands for Central Office Production Order, was Chevrolet's special order system, notoriously used by dealers in the 1960s to build high-performance models that couldn't be found anywhere else. The second coming of the COPO name is an extension of the legacy started in 1969, when the first purpose-built Camaro drag racing specialty car was designed to compete with the quickest in NHRA's Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes. Born to dominate in a straight line, this beast is specially engineered to punish the strip, not to mention the competition. COPO is a true racing machine. It is specifically offered for off-highway, competitive NHRA use only. It cannot be registered, titled, licensed, or driven on public roads or highways. The COPO Camaro is designed to NHRA racing specifications, including a solid axle and a full chrome-moly roll cage. Inside, most of the standard sound-deadening and power accessories have been deleted in order to optimize weight for NHRA racing. Also included are a pair of racing bucket seats (no rear seat), a safety harness for the driver, a competition floor shifter and Chevrolet Performance gauges. **NOT STREET LEGAL, SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY**
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:12 PM   #28
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They usually don't like to touch anything that is fairly new especially brand new. I wouldn't bid on that Camaro even if i had the money just so i could over pay something with their hideous decals all over it. YUCK!
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:31 PM   #29
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Not a big fan of the larger cowl hood on the COPO and doesn't look like you get A/C or power steering either? As a side note, I still think Junkyard Wars was the best.
It's strictly a 1/4 mile car...not street legal. No creature comforts necessary.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:56 PM   #30
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Not sure what they changed to make it an 8 second car. The 2013 427 Copo Camaro (Which is the largest, most powerful Copo engine this year) is a 9.20 to 9.60 car off the Build Center Floor. I was told this by Jamie Meyer, who is the Chevrolet Performance Marketing Manager. Fill the 6 Gallon Tank with Sunoco Supreme 112 Octane, and take it to the track. I'm sure most of the specs were "tweaked" a little bit for TV. I guess we will see once the show airs.

GMG Also had a 2013 Camaro Drag Chassis for sale for $85,000, that could have been bought new for $55,000. it is basically a Copo Camaro Rolling Chassis built be the guys at the Copo Build Center. It is complete except for the engine and trans. I saw a couple of these cars in the shop when I picked up my Copo in July. They are not considered Copo Cars, and are serialized differently, and do not have Copo markings on the car anywhere.

A true Copo has the Copo Logo on the grill, the Breather caps on the valve covers, and it is part of the serial number. A typical Copo Serial Number is 2013COPO-0XX depending upon what the car's number is. It also has a copy of the original sales certificate in the trunk, as well as one hidden in the car in another place. The original owners name, dealer name and car number are listed on this certificate as well as the cars color, engine, trans, and graphics color for future reference. The CDC Cars have a Serial number 2013CDC-0XX. I was told only 20 of these rollers were offered for sale. Even the wheels are different on these cars because the Copo cars have Copo machined into the wheels.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:25 AM   #31
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love the show, I want the rambler they redid! Great entertainment, they scored to get the Camaro because it's way out of GMG's league!
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:28 AM   #32
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I saw this car recently at a local cruise night. The owner bought it at the Reno Barrett Jackson auction for 125k.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:09 AM   #33
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I saw this car recently at a local cruise night. The owner bought it at the Reno Barrett Jackson auction for 125k.
It sounds awesome.
Really? I thought it was not street legal.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #34
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None of the '13's can run an 8, no way. There are 2 local to me, one is the world's fastest at 8.49. The fastest a 427 car has been is in the 9.20's.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:27 AM   #35
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I really enjoy the show as well, and liked the F40 build.
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Really? I thought it was not street legal.
Some people use trailers to get non street legal cars to cruise ins...
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:34 AM   #37
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None of the '13's can run an 8, no way. There are 2 local to me, one is the world's fastest at 8.49. The fastest a 427 car has been is in the 9.20's.
Guess we'll have to tune in and see. Article says it's gonna show the drag runs in the show.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:57 AM   #38
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None of the '13's can run an 8, no way. There are 2 local to me, one is the world's fastest at 8.49. The fastest a 427 car has been is in the 9.20's.
There are 2012 Supercharged Copos running in the mid to high 8's but I have not seen or hear of a 2013.

In 2012 they built a 5.3 with a 2.9 Supercharger, a 5.3 with a 4.0 Supercharger, and a 427, normally aspirated.

For 2013 they changed the engines. They are now offering all normally aspirated engines, no more superchargers. Current choices are a 350, a 396, and the 427. Obviously the 427 is the top dog for this year, and like I stated earlier, I was told 9.20's to 9.60 depending upon driver and conditions.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:35 PM   #40
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I like the show, just for the sake of fun with old cars, but this is too over the top for me. COPO Camaro and rodding out old clunkers are worlds apart.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:45 PM   #41
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Paul Cambria and his wife Paula have COPO's. His is a 5.3 with the 4.0L blower. He has the world record at 8.49 at 161mph. Paula's is a 427 N/A car and typically runs mid 9's but has been faster in really good air. There were head gasket issues with the big blower cars for 2012. The heads they were using were 4-bolt per cylinder. The block can accomodate the 6-bolt per cylinder heads, but at the time of the planning for the 2013's NHRA hadn't approved them yet. Later in 2013 they allowed the 2012's to convert to specific 6-bolt heads. That is why there are no blower cars for 2013, GM didn't know if NHRA would allow the 6-bolt heads when they were making the decisions for the 2013's. You guys have to understand the rules about the COPO's. They are Super Stock, and Stock Eliminator cars. The rules are VERY strict. You can't just go and swap whatever heads you want, whatever blower, etc, etc. You can't go hog wild and port the heads, you can't put a stroker crank in, etc, etc. You have to work with the EXACT part numbers that come with the car according to the rule book. There are areas that you can modify with a lot of leeway such as the transmission, but engine changes are looked at with a microscope. Same with the weight of the car, it must be within spec.


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Not a big fan of the larger cowl hood on the COPO and doesn't look like you get A/C or power steering either? As a side note, I still think Junkyard Wars was the best.
Yeah, and those big wrinkly tires in the back with the white lettering make it look all yucky! Gross!
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Yeah, and those big wrinkly tires in the back with the white lettering make it look all yucky! Gross!
I filled mine up so there were no more wrinkles....

I can't believe they forgot to install a turn signal switch too....



They must think Copo drivers are pretty bad drivers too...They put all this extra safety stuff in mine....

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At least you have the hands free phone buttons so you can take calls while shooting down the strip.
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I filled mine up so there were no more wrinkles....

I can't believe they forgot to install a turn signal switch too....



They must think Copo drivers are pretty bad drivers too...They put all this extra safety stuff in mine....

Just wondering something, does it have working Airbags?
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:51 PM   #47
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The car will be shown on Friday October 14th on fast and loud. Just in case somebody was wondering
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Really? I thought it was not street legal.
He trailered it to the venue.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:03 PM   #49
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I've wondered on these COPO Camaros what the expected lifespan of the motor is. I know some engines are only good for 4 or 5 races before having to either be swapped or torn down and rebuilt. Anyone know?
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