COPO Camaro making a return?

The 1969 COPO Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most sought after muscle cars of all time. C.O.P.O is the acronym for Central Office Production Order, and was the key to ordering a standard looking Camaro with a not-so-standard power train. This option put a 427 cubic inch Big Block Cevrolet motor under the hood. Rated at just 425 HP, this was a limited run and was available in a few configurations.

In 1969, there were three different COPO orders for a Camaro. Order #9560 and #9561 were almost the same cars, but #9560 had one big difference: The engine was all-aluminum, and that is the brutal ZL1. We know of two that have sold recently for $840,000 and $1.1 million respectively. COPO #9561 got you an iron engine block. The third COPO # was 9737, which was the so-called Sports Car Conversion with either engine available, a 140-mph speedometer and 15 x 7 Rally wheels. All COPOs were emissions-certified, carried both the 12/12 and 5/50 warranties and were street legal, even with the noisy optional chambered exhaust systems, which essentially had no mufflers.  source: Hemmings Motor News
It seems the famed COPO designation may be making a return to the Chevrolet for the new Camaro. After 40 years, you may be able to build (order) your own COPO Camaro shopping from a list of GM Performance Parts. Start out with a crate motor?  Suspension parts? Who knows. We are anxious to see what this develops into, stay tuned for details!

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Bumblebee Camaro stretch limousine

Check out this Bumblebee Camaro limo from Pinnacle Limousine Manufacturing.

GM Transformers edition emblems, hood stripes and wheel center caps would certainly complete the 'Transformation' of this one-of-a-kind yellow 12 passenger Camaro stretch limousine. Avolar Limousine is the only place you rent this extended Muscle Car, if you are anywhere near Van Nuys, California., you are in luck!

Avolar's unique, custom-built Camaro Bumblebee Transformer Limo seats up to 12 passengers comfortably and comes equipped with fiber optics, lasers, mirrored ceiling panels, CD stereo, iPod and MP3 capabilities, a DVD player with two screens and a full beverage bar.

2012 Camaro 45th Anniversary Edition

2012 the forty-fifth year since Camaro first took the market by storm. What better way to mark this occasion than to introduce a number of changes for Camaro,including a special edition that celebrates this forty-fifth anniversary?!

Today, Chevrolet is introducing the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 45th Anniversary Edition. The 45th Anniversary Edition will be an option package (RPO: H45) available on 2LT and 2SS coupe and convertible models. The package features exclusive interior and exterior content in addition to the standard features found in 2LT and 2SS models.

The unique content in the 45th Anniversary Edition package includes:
  • Carbon Flash Metallic exterior color
  • Newly designed 20” Deep Silver painted aluminum wheels
  • Brilliant Red and Medium Charcoal 45th Anniversary stripe package and side body logo
  • The RS Package’s high-intensity discharge headlamps with LED “halo ring”
  • Body-color roof ditch moldings on the coupe or black top on the convertible
  • Black front leather-appointed seating surfaces with 45th Anniversary logo embroidered into the front seats
  • Red, white and blue interior accent stitching
  • White instrument and door panel inserts with 45th Anniversary logo present on the passenger side of the instrument panel insert
The 45th Anniversary Edition option package is scheduled to be available at the start of 2012 model run production, and is planned to be available for the entire model year run.

The unique body stripe kit

45th Anniversary specific wheels

Look at those seats!

The vintage red & blue Camaro colors

Another David Kimble original!

The attached hero card for the 45th Anniversary Edition and Press Release also highlights a number of improvements that will make their way into all 2012 Camaro models.

New for all 2012 Camaro models:
  • Instrument panel redesign that includes additional design detailing; modified instrument cluster graphics and a new steering wheel with redundant controls
  • Bluetooth connectivity for iPhone and Android platforms, standard on all models
  • Six-way power seat adjuster for front passenger seat for all LT and SS models
  • Redundant door lock switches located on both doors
  • One year of XM Satellite Radio on 2LT and 2SS models
  • Rear Vision Package (RPO: SRU) standard on 2LT and 2SS models, and available on 1LT and 1SS models that includes Rear Park Assist and Rear view Camera System with display in the auto-dimming rear view mirror.
  • Rear spoiler standard on all models
  • Shark-fin (XM/OnStar antenna) is now body-colored with the RS Exterior Appearance Package on all coupe models
  • Crystal Red Tintcoat (RPO: GBE – extra cost and interim availability) replaces Red Jewel Tintcoat in the exterior color lineup
  • FE4 Performance Suspension standard on all SS coupe models

In addition to these changes, all 2012 LS and LT Camaro models will be equipped with a new 3.6L V6 engine that features more horsepower while maintaining fuel efficiency.

With the planned production start of the 2012 Camaro ZL1 in the first quarter of 2012, and the changes and the new edition announced today, 2012 model year promises to be one of Camaro’s most memorable years in its forty-five year history.

Thanks to Camaro Scotty for the detailed information. Looking to buy a new Camaro or other Chevrolet? You can find Scott (Wisconsin's #1 Camaro Dealer - SLP AUTHORIZED DEALER) at

Donald Trump to drive the 2011 Indy 500 Pace Car Camaro

Global business icon Donald J. Trump will drive the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Pace Car to lead the field of 33 drivers to the start of the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500, “The Most Important Race in History,” starts at noon (ET) Sunday, May 29 and will be televised on ABC for the 47th consecutive year.

“It’s a great honor to be selected as the Pace Car driver for such an American institution as the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500,” Trump said. “The Indianapolis 500 has been the gold standard of motorsports for a century, and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the Camaro and bring the famous field of 33 drivers to the green flag.”

Trump is the very definition of the American success story. He has set new standards of excellence while expanding his interests nationally and internationally, with personal involvement in every one of his ventures.

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Indy 500 Camaro pace car gear is here!

The Chevy Mall introduces the new gear celebrating the Indy 500 pace car Camaro!

First seen at the 2011 Barrett Jackson Auction in Scottdale, AZ being worn by the Camaro Team, the new Camaro SS Rally Stripe Cap is designed to match the 2011 Indy Pace Car!

The 2011 Camaro Convertible is the 22nd Chevrolet and the seventh Camaro chosen to pace what is known as "the greatest spectacle in racing." Adding to that rich heritage is the fact that 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of both Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500.

Celebrate this special time in history with a custom Art Poster or Indy 500 Camaro Cap!

Home built Transformers 3 Bumblebee Camaro

We like a story like this, take one German Transformers fan, a 5th Gen Camaro and some imagination. This owner fabricated his own parts and created this replica to enjoy.

While this version will not transform, I'm sure the owner enjoys it!

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Guy Fieri has a new Camaro convertible

You may know FOOD TV's Guy Fieri and his red 1967 Camaro SS convertible. 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo stolen from a San Francisco dealership in March, Fieri chose to replace it with a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, and he states it is the first one off the line. Great looking car and a perfect stable mate for his first gen Camaro if you ask me.

Here is the tweet from @ChefGuyFieri

Inside look: 2012 Camaro ZL1

Motor Trend takes us for a close up and personal look at the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Ke Mai Luo headed to China

Chevrolet will introduce the legendary Camaro sports car at Auto Shanghai 2011 later this month. The Camaro will have a sonorous Chinese name - 迈罗 (Ke Mai Luo). The Ke Mai Luo, with a 312 horsepower 3.6-liter engine, will be priced around RMB 500,000 (just over $76,000 USD).

In recent years, China's luxury sports car market has been flourishing, highlighted by the midsize luxury segment (priced at RMB 400,000--800,000), which grew 141% in 2010. At present, this segment is dominated by cars with European design. The Camaro, with its "masculine" styling, will be a welcome addition.

Additional details about the Camaro will be announced at the Shanghai auto show .

Retro kit for your new Camaro

Love the looks of the first generation Chevrolet Camaro but want the safety, performance and efficiency of a late model car? Innovation Mold and Design might have what you are looking for. The Wisconsin company has introduced the 5/1 retro kit to transform your 2010/2011 Chevy Camaro to look like it's first gen predecessors.

“From the side, the Camaro body lines and everything are very similar to the ’69. But in the front they (aren’t), and people in their 40s, 50s and 60s grew up with those cars and wished they had them,” said Dan Fairbanks, Innovation Mold president.

Included in the vacuum-infused fiberglass kit are a front fascia, spoiler, front and rear chrome bumpers, rear quarter molding, hood vents and rocker moldings.

The price? This will tack on $10,000 to the price of a Camaro. Visit Innovation Retrokits for more information.