Welcome to 427 COPO Camaro.com

The COPO Camaro was what Chevrolet built to get a High Performance 427 Cubic Inch 425 Horsepower Big Block Mark IV engine into an assembly line factory Camaro. These COPO Camaros were limited production and did not show up in the official factory or showroom brochures. Most of us know about the 1969 COPO and Yenko Camaros, but the story is more interesting. These COPO Camaros were "Special High Performance Units"


The 427 COPO Camaro was built for a purpose:
to Rule The Street and to compete and win at the Drag Strip.

Initially accepted by the AHRA and enventually by the NHRA,
427 COPO Camaros left their mark in Muscle Car History!

The most commonly known COPO Camaro is the Yenko Camaro, which was supervised by
new car dealer / sports car racer Don Yenko. COPOs were built before and after this legendary 1969 model.

Don Yenko Memorial Display Click Here!!

Here are some pages about the Yenko and COPO Camaros:


Check out the newest COPO Camaro from SEMA 2011.
(Video courtesy of Chevrolet)

The 1969 COPO Camaros were so significant, that they inspired
the creation of the 2012 ZL1 Camaro! Click here to see more!


The Yenko/COPO Camaro book has been placed on hold indefinitely due to health reasons. Please check back for possible release.



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GM Authority (blog)

Lingenfelter To Sponsor C7 And COPO Camaro Shootouts At 2014 Holley LS Fest
GM Authority (blog)
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering will sponsor the C7 Corvette and COPO Camaro Shootout drag racing classes at the fifth annual Holley LS Fest from September 5-7, 2014. The event will be held at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, KY ...

Lingenfelter sponsors C7 Corvette and Copo Camaro Shootout Drag Classes at ...
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering: DECATUR, Ind. - September 5, 2014 - Lingenfelter Performance Engineering will sponsor the C7 Corvette and COPO Camaro Shootout drag racing classes at the fifth annual Holley LS Fest, Sept. 5-7, 2014, at Beech ...

GM Authority (blog)

Extremely Rare COPO Corvette To Be Sold Off At Mecum Chicago
GM Authority (blog)
Many General Motors fans are more than aware of the COPO Camaro. COPO stands for Central Office Production Order and in the Camaro's case allowed in-the-know customers and dealers to order the first-gen Camaro with a more powerful 7.0-liter 427 ...

Drag Racing Online Magazine

2012 COPO Camaro set to NHRA specs goes to Mecum Auction
Drag Racing Online Magazine
Introduced at SEMA 2011, the Chevrolet COPO Camaro was specially built to NHRA competition specifications, including a full chromemoly roll cage and solid rear axle. Standard sound deadening, the rear seat and power accessories were deleted, and ...


Holbrook defends Factory Stock Showdown title
Helms, driving a 426 Hemi-powered Challenger for the Southland Dodge team, made four runs between 9.00 and 9.03 during eliminations to win the FS/B title, including a 9.03 to 9.06 win over Connolly's GMPartsNow.com COPO Camaro in the final round.

The Shades of the Past AMSOIL/Street Rodder Road Tour - Part 2
Street Rodder Magazine
A long time drag racer Steve is campaigning a 2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro this season. As our Road Tour luck would have it, Steve had won the A/SA Class on Friday and Rose and Steve were waiting for us with the Wally Trophy in hand. It was great to ...

GM Authority (blog)

Chevrolet-Sponsored NHRA US Nationals Kick Off
GM Authority (blog)
Apart from the Pro Stock class, Chevrolet also fields its COPO Camaro racecar in the lower Stock Eliminator and Super Stock categories. Hundreds of other Chevrolets and Chevy-powered cars will also compete for wins in their respective classes at the ...

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1000's of cars from the classic to exotic in Concord this week for AutoFair
The auction will feature a 2009 Shelby GT500KR previously owned by Carroll Shelby, a 1969 Camaro Prototype COPO seized by the Cabarrus County Sherriff's Department, a 1970 Boss Mustang 302, a 1987 Porsche 911 Cabriolet and more. PlayZone: ...

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Hot Rod Magazine (blog)

Gallery! A Whole Buncha Photos From the 60th NHRA U.S. Nationals
Hot Rod Magazine (blog)
... gallery and not tell you about how I got to drive Anthony Bongiovanni's Cobra Jet Mustang (through the pits) and play with Don Garlits' Yorkie dogs, and talk to Rich Rinke about what it takes to run a Copo Camaro with a 4-speed and a clutch (answer ...

Review: Charlotte Motor Speedway Fall Auto Fair (Includes first-hand account)
A brief stop to watch a few of the great cars being auctioned gave me the chance to see this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Prototype COPO with no reserve auctioned. Watching the car be bid up to the apx. $85,000.00 that won the bid was so exciting. What a fun ...

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