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Old 10-02-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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Gas Monkey Garage builds 2013 COPO Camaro

Gas Monkey just sold a 2013 COPO Camaros for $137,500:
http://www.lsxtv.com/news/gas-monkey...t-b-j-auction/

Show is coming on in a few weeks.

Has a 2 speed powerglide transmission.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/appli...ln=427&aid=523

According to the auction documentation, Rawlings assisted in the build of the Camaro at the GM plant in Detroit, and the car features the Gas Monkey garage logo on all of the torque stamps, making it a truly one-of-a-kind vehicle from what was already a rare 1-of-69 piece. The complete buildup and the drag strip testing of the car is reportedly to be featured in an upcoming episode of Fast ‘N Loud.

This is a advertized as 8 second ¼ mile car which makes it the fastest COPO Camaro ever built.


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Old 10-02-2013, 11:05 AM   #2
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Very nice!
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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Probably the most entertaining 'reality' show on TV right now... followed closely by Counting Cars. Hopefully they don't go the route of American Chopper and get too big too fast.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #4
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It's sad how people are entertained by those idiots. They ruin car after car. It's sad. They use torches to lower cars instead of swapping springs. They destroyed the F40. Its a alright show but they are hacks.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:06 PM   #5
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So what exactly did the Gas Monkey guys do to charge an extra $50K other than put their tacky logos all over the car?
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #6
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So what exactly did the Gas Monkey guys do to charge an extra $50K other than put their tacky logos all over the car?
Right. Gross.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #7
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It's sad how people are entertained by those idiots. They ruin car after car. It's sad. They use torches to lower cars instead of swapping springs. They destroyed the F40. Its a alright show but they are hacks.
Completely agree, I would never let them touch anything I own, nor would I buy anything they "fixed".

Polishing a hood ornament to flip a car is just BS, they've done it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:21 PM   #8
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So what exactly did the Gas Monkey guys do to charge an extra $50K other than put their tacky logos all over the car?
Apparently nothing.

This was an auction so someone was willing to pay an additional $50K to be the highest bidder.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:17 PM   #9
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Much of the value of this car came from the fact no more are being built and all of them are spoken for. It's a beautiful car and I would LOVE to have one but, to me, those "Gas Monkey" decals and Rawlings' name wouldn't have made it off the B-J Auction lot.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:30 PM   #10
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*** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT****

Cold Air Inductions Inc. is acquiring a COPO Camaro and will be putting our logo on the hood, no other changes will be made to the car. We will be auctioning off this one of a kind COPO here on Camaro5....bidding starts at $110,000, which is a great deal considering the decal we have put on it.



All joking aside, I do enjoy that show a lot. And to that die hard CAI Inc. fan out there that was just about to bid on it, no we are not really selling a CAI Inc. Special Edition Copo. We do however have Microfiber detailing cloths available with our logo should you feel like spending your money with us
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:10 PM   #11
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i personally love that show and most of the stuff they do to the cars. Wish I had the means to bid on it. I would have paid the dough for it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:25 PM   #12
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I love the show, watch it on a regular basis. But I do have to agree that sometimes they cheap out a little to make more money. That's just business though, obviously they'd love to do full builds on everything, but then they wouldn't make any money.

I personally thought the F40 they did was awesome, I'd take it!

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Old 10-02-2013, 04:34 PM   #13
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I love the show, watch it on a regular basis. But I do have to agree that sometimes they cheap out a little to make more money. That's just business though, obviously they'd love to do full builds on everything, but then they wouldn't make any money.

I personally thought the F40 they did was awesome, I'd take it!

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The show is entertainment, don't take it for real. But if I was ever to go to the bar and grill it better be good food of they would not get paid...
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:02 PM   #15
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The lead guy has an interesting persona but the show is quite lame and pointless. Arbitrary deadlines and they pick some of the worst cars imaginable to flip.
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Oh, don't get me wrong... I watch the show regularly. It's entertaining, if nothing else and they do get some interesting "projects". For instance: I'm not a fan of spraying clear lacquer over the rusted paint which they seem to like to do, or fixing up a '59 Rambler wagon. But, they flip with minimum investment and there are folks out there who like that kind of stuff.

As far as the logos... c'mon now. A beautiful COPO with huge GasMonkey decals on the hood, trunk, and both quarters, PLUS Rawlings' name above the windows. Really?
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:05 PM   #17
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I like the show, and I don't mind them hacking on a 69 lincoln town boat, but I wouldn't want them hacking an F-40, or a COPO camaro. Not cool. I haven't seen the episode where they hacked the F-40 but I have seen episodes where they messed cars up. I can't keep up with it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #18
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Love the show; they are a great shop. Aaron is great for a mechanic for someone who never went to school for it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:35 PM   #19
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I am not a fan of "reality" TV, but I do like this show. Can't stand the cheap builds and the clear over rust. That's why Casey is my fav on the show, cuz he will call RR out on this.

Am I the only one who actually likes it when RR gets "screwed" at auctions?

But overall they do put out some nice cars. Makes it worth watching!
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:38 PM   #20
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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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I miss Junkyard Wars!!! The early episodes were the best!
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:47 PM   #22
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I thought the 56 Nomad they built for Dale Jr was nice.
They have made a few good cars but most of them were not worth the effort.
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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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Old 10-02-2013, 09:53 PM   #24
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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.

Really? Its a Drag car.. You cant tag and drive it on the street.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:58 PM   #25
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The show is entertainment, don't take it for real. But if I was ever to go to the bar and grill it better be good food of they would not get paid...
I was there yesterday, food is good. Bar IMO sucked because I am a picky beer drinker and only drink Modelo and Lone Star which they don't carry :(
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