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The Only Two 2017 COPO Chevrolet Camaros From Track Day Program

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By Dave Ashton

Since the dawn of muscle cars, there have been those lucky folks who’ve wandered into a showroom at just the right time and come away with an ultra rarity. This is the case with Gaines Stevens and friend Kamran Osenbaugh who visited Ed Rinke Chevrolet to buy a Chevrolet SS sedan and each came away with street-legal prototype Camaros built by COPO as reported by motorauthority.com.

The stars seem to have aligned perfectly on that day, as Rich Rinke who owned the dealership ordered the two COPO Camaros, purposefully built to be a street legal road course racer named, ‘the Track Day Performance Camaro.’ 100 – 200 were planned to be built, but only two eventually hit the light of day.

According to the rundown over at motorauthority.com, Steven’s white car 001A and Osenbaugh’s blue car 001B were test mule prototypes. The program was apparently scrapped as parts couldn’t all arrive at the same time, such as GM’s Performance Data Recorder (PDR) or Recaro seats. This means that the two Camaros were bought with some of the missing items.


Each of the Camaros has a 6.2-liter V8 producing 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque through a 6-speed manual transmission, with the original sale price being just under $50,000. Chock-full of performance parts, because feature everything you could possibly need for a worthy track day vehicle.

Are these already bona fide, rare classics? I would think so, especially when Osenbaugh says he won’t let his go for less than $100,000.

If you want to find out more details about the two vehicles. Check out the original post over at motorauthority.com.

 

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