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SOLD! History was made today as COPO Camaro #69 went up for auction at Barrett-Jackson, raising $400,000 to benefit the American Heart Association.
Our editorial staff has been following the COPO Camaro since the unveiling of the COPO Camaro concept car at SEMA 2011. And where did we go for all the latest info on the COPO Camaro? ChevroletPerformance.com of course!
The BLOCK team got to follow COPO #69 as it made its way from outdoor display to the auction block. (And posted our play-by-play updates on the Chevrolet Performance Facebook page!)
Outside, next to its new Corvette brother, the inferno orange convertible was proudly on display. Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, sat down with SPEED TV to talk about the car before heading towards the auction.
The vehicle drew a lot of attention once in the staging lanes. SPEED TV took the opportunity to tour the entire car, broadcasting its supercharged 327 to the world.
Sandor Piszar of Chevrolet Performance and Dave Connolly of Cagnazzi Racing spoke to SPEED about car before it made its way through the tunnel and into the auction hall.
And finally, the COPO rolled on stage and the bidding began…
And after a quick, swift bidding war between a few interetsed parties, the winning bid of $400,000 was declared, and one lucky bidder is going home with a piece of automotive history.
And there she goes! The BLOCK has enjoyed watching COPO #69’s journey from the SEMA show floor to the auction block at Barrett-Jackson. You can check out the rest of our images in the gallery to the right, and we’ll be providing more auction coverage the rest of the weekend straight from Barrett-Jackson!