First 2015 COPO Camaro Raises $400,000 for Disabled Veterans
The very first, hand-built 2015 COPO Camaro race car was sold at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction on Saturday, April 18th, raising $400,000 for our nation’s wounded warriors.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Camaro COPO’s auction were donated to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, a non-profit that helps disabled vets participate in marathons, giving them access to races, equipment, and training that’s dedicated to improving their physical abilities.
“This sale gave the highest bidder the opportunity to buy the first of only 69 factory-assembled 2015 COPO Camaro race cars, the final year of the fifth-generation Camaro,” said Jim Campbell, US VP of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Chevrolet was excited to offer this milestone Camaro to help a very worthy organization.”
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The 2015 COPO Camaro No. 001, which carries serial number 2015COPO001, was introduced last year at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. It owes its unique styling to an Abalone White exterior with matte gray and orange accents and large “15” graphics, while its power comes from a 350-cubic-inch LSX-based racing engine topped with a Whipple 2.9-liter supercharger. The COPO boasts an impressive 555 horsepower.
The COPO Camaro is designed for NHRA Stock Eliminator drag racing, taking its name from Central Office Production Order, a process fleet managers used in the 1960s to order unusual combinations of options.
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