In honor of the COPO Camaro 50th Year Anniversary, we wanted to take a look back when it was first produced and discuss what Chevrolet is doing to commemorate this milestone.
In 1969, Chevy dealer Fred Gibb found a way to use the company’s special ordering system ― the Central Office Production Order ― to add the ZL1 427 racing engine to the Camaro. After a lot of cajoling, he convinced Chevrolet to do so.
However, there was one problem. For the engine to be eligible for NHRA races, there had to be 50 units available for public sale. Gibb took the plunge and ordered all 50 himself. Eventually, other dealers followed suit, and a total of 69 COPO Camaros were produced that year.
To celebrate the COPO Camaro 50th Year Anniversary, Chevrolet is releasing a special model called the 2019 COPO Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition. This unique model will come in Blue Metallic color similar to the Laguna Blue offered on the original models. It will also be available with the naturally aspirated LSX-based 427 racing engine.
Chevy will produce 69 exclusive models, which is the same amount that were produced in 1969. Customers can sign up for the chance to purchase one of these models online.
While the odds of getting a 50th Year anniversary COPO Camaro on our lot are not in our favor, the horsepower of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro will put a smile on your face. Stop in and test drive it at Hight Chevrolet.