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2014 COPO Camaro No. 001 Fetches $700,000 At Barrett-Jackson
DragZine ^ | 1/27/14 | Andrew Wolf

Posted on 01/27/2014 3:49:16 PM PST by Impala64ssa

In case you missed it during the FOX networks coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale classic car auction over the weekend, Chevrolet Performance’s first 2014 COPO Camaro factory race car, numbered No. 1 of 69 (VIN 001 to be exact), was auctioned off for charity, bringing in an impressive $700,000 winning bid— more than seven times the sticker price of a typical COPO.

Many of our readers may recognize this as the very same COPO that was unveiled at the SEMA Show as a preview to the 2014 model year build, and was also on display in the Chevrolet Performance booth at the PRI Show in Indianapolis. This particular car features GM’s LS-based 350 cubic inch small block with a 2.9L screw-type Whipple supercharger.

After making the rounds in front of the industry and media at SEMA and PRI, COPO Camaro No. 1 was off to Scottsdale, where 100% of its sale price benefitted the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, an organization that works with wounded soldiers to help them overcome injuries sustained in battle, including loss of limbs and paralysis. The organization aims to get the wounded soldiers into competitive athletic events though physical training with specialized adaptive devices, including hand-crank wheelchairs.

NASCAR team owner and avid collector Rick Hendrick was reportedly in a lively bidding war for the car, but an identified bidder ended up with it after the hammer dropped.

This particular COPO is the only 2014 model thats has been produced thus far, and it does indeed carry significance and rarity beyond its number tag, as according to the brass at Chevrolet, it will be the one and only car finished in the sleek “Silver Ice” color.

The COPO Camaro’s are purpose-built by hand for racers for the NHRA’s Super Stock and Stock Eliminator categories in GM’s Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant, with NHRA-certified roll cages, solid rear axles, racing suspension, a compete aftermarket fuel system, racing seats, and much more. Engines packages for 2014 are expected to include the supercharged 350, a naturally aspirated 427, along with naturally aspirated 350 and 396 cubic inch offerings.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: automotive; barretjackson; scottsdale; woundedwarriors
Video at link. 100% of the proceeds went to the Wounded Warriors project. I must be getting old. I remember when you could buy 100 brand new high performance Camaros for $700k.
1 posted on 01/27/2014 3:49:16 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

The 2014 Ford Mustang (50th Anniversary) base model w/a 300hp V-6 will be specially priced at 10X the 1964 price or around $24,000.


2 posted on 01/27/2014 3:55:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I was watching when it auctioned. Love watcthing B/J.


3 posted on 01/27/2014 3:58:04 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Impala64ssa

I am glad to see Ford, Chevy and Chrysler giving the people what they want, but cannot understand these car compays to save mylife.
Chrysler has a success with the Challenger and the Charger, so WTF are they doing with the Dart?


4 posted on 01/27/2014 3:58:35 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Good cause. And at 700K, that car will never have to sleep out in the rain.


5 posted on 01/27/2014 4:01:28 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Impala64ssa

Which car to build?

https://www.factoryfive.com/


6 posted on 01/27/2014 4:05:40 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Impala64ssa

This thread is worthless without pics! (Hey, c’mon, you guys always say that about threads with the Fox News babes!)


7 posted on 01/27/2014 4:17:56 PM PST by blu (Yes, Virginia, there are low-information Freepers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 has 662hp.


8 posted on 01/27/2014 4:26:43 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: mylife

Gotta LOVE that 33 Hot Rod!


9 posted on 01/27/2014 4:27:04 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: SVTCobra03

Yep, but I was referencing the base model. Still 100hp over my old 1986 GT with the 302/5.0 liter V-8. That was a good car...


10 posted on 01/27/2014 4:28:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Wounded Warriors ?

achilles freedom team of wounded veterans


11 posted on 01/27/2014 4:29:15 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: umgud

That COPO is a pretty badass machine, but I remember several years ago when Ol’ Shel auctioned SuperSnake #2. As I recall it was $5.5M or thereabouts.


12 posted on 01/27/2014 4:29:48 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Burn my flag? I'll piss on your ashes.)
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13 posted on 01/27/2014 4:32:48 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Impala64ssa

Wounded Warriors ?

achilles freedom team of wounded veterans


14 posted on 01/27/2014 4:37:29 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: SVTCobra03

And a thousand times better looking than the crap they call a Camaro. There is a reason the Shelby is worth more.


15 posted on 01/27/2014 4:53:16 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
VERY cool! (and I'm a Mopar guy). And I thought I was doing good getting all my friend WWP shirts for Christmas.
16 posted on 01/27/2014 5:03:27 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: mylife
WTF are they doing with the Dart?

Caliph Baraq has mandated 54 mpg by 2024.

You've only seen the beginning.

17 posted on 01/27/2014 5:07:57 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: mylife
so WTF are they doing with the Dart?

They needed SOMETHING to put the Fiat platform on, and the Colt name wouldn't do the trick.

Seriously, I have owned a half-dozen Dodge Darts. ('66x2,'71, '73,'74,'76) Darts always hit above their weight, roomy without being behemoths (though I like behemoths), and stressed reliability, simplicity and value above doodads.

Yes, you can make them go fast, but that aunt's pea soup green Dodge Dart with the vinyl roof was also many teen's first cars.

What other car is most famous for its entry level engine? (Slant-six (225), not counting the smaller 170 ci version)?

Someone should buy the Plymouth name and molds, make a Valiant, and do it right.
18 posted on 01/27/2014 5:27:10 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: SVTCobra03

It is also the last Mustang that will be named a Shelby. I was fortunate to be able to procure one last year. It sure is fun to drive.


19 posted on 01/27/2014 5:29:06 PM PST by freedom1st
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To: All

I wonder what 1 of the 2 original 1969 ZL1 Corvette’s would bring.

I believe James Garner owned one for a while.


20 posted on 01/27/2014 5:53:46 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("America is the greatest country on Earth and we intend to change that" - Barack Obama)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

Or a 1967 L88 Corvette.


21 posted on 01/27/2014 5:54:49 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("America is the greatest country on Earth and we intend to change that" - Barack Obama)
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To: freedom1st
It is also the last Mustang that will be named a Shelby.

I don't think that's correct. I believe Ford will be building Shelby's in 2015. For starters the GT350 I believe will carry that name.

22 posted on 01/27/2014 5:56:59 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

And you’re a gearhead if you know that COPO is an acronym for Central Office Production Order.


23 posted on 01/27/2014 5:57:28 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("America is the greatest country on Earth and we intend to change that" - Barack Obama)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I’ve owned a Plymouth Valiant, Dodge Dart GT and a Plymouth Barracuda all with the 225 slant sixes. Definitely not hot rods but still fun.


24 posted on 01/27/2014 6:00:26 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

Yeah, the same car with a 340 had a lot higher “excitement” level.


25 posted on 01/27/2014 6:03:06 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Couldn’t wear out those old 302s


26 posted on 01/27/2014 6:24:40 PM PST by Married with Children
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
And you’re a gearhead if you know that COPO is an acronym for Central Office Production Order.

Yep - and it used to sound cool and exotic, proof that someone knew the corporate channels well enough to order up a Corvette big-block engine in a Camaro.

Now in the era of Government Motors, the acronym has a Soviet ring to it.

27 posted on 01/27/2014 6:41:24 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: FreeReign

You may be correct and I stand corrected. It was rumored in Road and Track that Ford was going to drop the Shelby name from future GTs and just call them SVT Cobras. (www.roadandtrack.com/go/future-cars/spy-shots-2015-ford-mustang-news-and-hot-rumors) However I read that Carroll Shelby signed a licensing agreement with Ford for future cars just before he died. Of course you can buy a 350 and upgrade it at the Shelby plant in Las Vegas.


28 posted on 01/27/2014 6:53:13 PM PST by freedom1st
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To: ROCKLOBSTER; caver

“Yeah, the same car with a 340 had a lot higher “excitement” level.”

Yes, and I loved my 383 1965 Chrysler 300. But when you put larger engines in A body Mopars, you have to set up a special bank account for ball joints and idler arms.


29 posted on 01/27/2014 7:03:00 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Impala64ssa

WTF? TTIWWP


30 posted on 01/27/2014 7:27:27 PM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yeah that is all Italian pussy fart Fiat


31 posted on 01/27/2014 9:11:50 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

BTW I busted some dirt roads in Italy witha morris minor.

Hoot of a car.


32 posted on 01/27/2014 9:15:12 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: freedom1st
However I read that Carroll Shelby signed a licensing agreement with Ford for future cars just before he died. Of course you can buy a 350 and upgrade it at the Shelby plant in Las Vegas.

Yup, there is a future license agreement.

That aside, your naturally aspirated 2014 GT500 with 662 HP may never be equaled in that price range again, so congratulations are still in order.

33 posted on 01/28/2014 6:27:53 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: freedom1st
However I read that Carroll Shelby signed a licensing agreement with Ford for future cars just before he died. Of course you can buy a 350 and upgrade it at the Shelby plant in Las Vegas.

Yup, there is a future license agreement.

That aside, your naturally aspirated 2014 GT500 with 662 HP may never be equaled in that price range again, so congratulations are still in order.

34 posted on 01/28/2014 6:27:53 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: blu
2014 cocpo filled with pcms and computers you can never fix yourself? F that. 1967 Chevy Corvette L88 sold Barrett-Jackson for $3.5 million .
35 posted on 01/28/2014 8:44:22 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Speak for yourself. I could fix it :)

Besides, if you are planning for the end of the world, get a mechanically fuel injected diesel tractor engine with unmanaged turbo, and build a hotrod around it.

Otherwise, good luck building a set of points, after all those solid state ignitions blow out when the balloon goes up :) Or gasoline for that matter!

Diesels will burn just about anything oily, and don’t require any electronics to run at all (the old ones). No idea if you could back-convert a electronically fuel injected diesel to mechanical injection, though. I mean, it’s plausible, but there are certain components you would need, like glow plugs, that probably aren’t equipped in the lower 49, meaning you will have to machine heads as well.

Or light a fire in the intake and turn it over. That will work too :)

Alcohol in spark engines is an option, of course, but if you don’t have solid state electronics to fire your coil, game over.

Personally, I’d opt for steam till industry got back on its feet.


36 posted on 01/28/2014 9:57:02 AM PST by Aqua225 (Realist)
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