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The 2016 Chevrolet COPO Camaro That Disappoints

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…well, not that it’s not an awesome car, rather, because it’s too awesome that more than 5,500 people tried to get it. Yes, it is that popular among enthusiasts.

Unfortunately for drag racing fans, Chevy will only sell 69 of them, as it has for the last four years. The COPO Camaro can be configured for the NHRA Stock and Super Stock classes. It comes with racing-tuned chassis pieces and a solid rear axle. Power choices include 5.7-, 6.2- and 7.0-liter V8 engines.

The first COPO Camaro, a Courtney Force-styled racecar that was revealed in November at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, hammered for $300,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction last month. The proceeds went to the United Way. Though it’s also a known fact that enthusiasts can also build their own COPOs by buying a rolling chassis and a crate motor, though those are not viewed by collectors in the same manner as GM factory-built creations.

Were you one of the 5,500 people that were crazy over the COPO?