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Old 03-25-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Chevy Performance will sell COPO Rolling chassis for $55K

Hopefully not a repost. This is pretty cool.




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If you missed your chance at getting one of the drag-strip-ready COPO Camaros that Chevrolet was building for 2013, the brand is giving drag racers a second chance (of sorts). On March 28, Chevrolet Performance will begin selling an unspecified but “limited number” of Camaro rolling chassis, priced at $55,000.

That money buys you a specially-numbered roller that’s built alongside the COPO Camaros in the Oshawa assembly plant. Each comes in Summit White, with production window glass, headlamps, tail lamps, an NHRA-approved roll cage, racing seats, an instrument panel, a steering wheel, door panels, carpeting and a headliner.

Even the basic body and chassis wiring harnesses are included, though the engine wiring harness is not part of the deal. NHRA-approved suspension bits are used, and the roller gets Bogart racing wheels shod with Hoosier tires.

That means builders need only supply an engine (with intake, exhaust headers and engine mounts), an ECU, a wiring harness, a battery, coolant hoses (for the included radiator), a transmission and shifter, a driveshaft and a differential third member.

In fact, buyers can do essentially all of their shopping out of the Chevrolet Performance catalog, and can even order up the COPO Build Book to virtually duplicate the brand’s turnkey drag racer.

While $55,000 may sound like a lot of money for an incomplete race car (especially when a brand-new Camaro SS can be purchased for a little over $33,000), trust us on this: it would cost you more to tear down a new SS and build the equivalent roller yourself, not to mention how many hours the project would eat up.

For collectors, this may not be as attractive as snapping up one of the 69 COPO Camaros built for 2013, but for racers, this may prove to be an even-more-attractive alternative

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/...#ixzz2ObftboH9
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:51 AM   #2
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Throw a twin-turbo diesel in it
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:27 AM   #3
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Cheaper to buy a registerable camaro and clone w/same suspension, cage, 9", etc.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:14 AM   #4
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Cheaper to buy a registerable camaro and clone w/same suspension, cage, 9", etc.

Correct, we spent 30K to make a 7.5 certified roller chassis for a 2005 mustang body in white, complete with a 4 link, just add motor and trans......
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:57 AM   #5
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Third that....GM is charging WAY too much for a rolling chassis.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:13 PM   #6
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That's where your $55k is going to go.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:33 PM   #7
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h2oplay is correct. Been doing Mustang bodies in white for years.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:18 PM   #8
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Does seem kind of high, but I saw a COPO on Ebay yesterday for $150,000 so I guess it might be a good deal.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #9
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If I intended to spend $55,000 on a new camaro, it would say ZL1 on the hood and trunk!!!
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:14 PM   #10
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Add up all the man hours required to build a body in white Camaro on top of all the parts to make this as it sits. A bare bones BIW + what is missing to even complete the shell body before prep and paint would run you 10k just on the purchase. Or the alternative is to pay even more for a VIN car that has to have a ton of hours put in just to get it to this kind of shape. This is not a bad deal for someone who wanted a real racer but didn't have the means or even know how to build it. That is who this caters to.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:02 PM   #11
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55k wont build a good roller. Trust me on that. That being said a typical good roller has a lot more chassis work than a Copo..
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