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Old 04-24-2011, 11:42 PM
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:15 AM
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I am enthusiastically not a fan of this naming decision. The water is already muddy enough on the meaning of COPO; this is only going to make it worse!

I'd really like for GM to have a division akin to Ford's SVT, which actually releases branded versions of cars (e.g. the SVT Cobra). SVT has gotten kinda lame lately, though -- the F150 Raptor is their only current model.
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You guys forget this is the same company that used the SS name on such idiocracies as the HHR SS, Cobalt SS, etc. (Not that I think the Cobalt SS is a bad car, it's just not what I think of when I think of classic Impala, Camaro, and Chevelle SS's).
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Originally Posted by JakeRobb View Post

I'd really like for GM to have a division akin to Ford's SVT, which actually releases branded versions of cars (e.g. the SVT Cobra). SVT has gotten kinda lame lately, though -- the F150 Raptor is their only current model.
Hear hear.

Make COPO an actual special products division, not just a sticker for slapping on the side of a box of speed parts.
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 6SpdLT1Z View Post
You guys forget this is the same company that used the SS name on such idiocracies as the HHR SS, Cobalt SS, etc. (Not that I think the Cobalt SS is a bad car, it's just not what I think of when I think of classic Impala, Camaro, and Chevelle SS's).
In my opinion, the SS versions of both HHR and Cobalt are absolutely deserving of the name. I remember a magazine editorial in which the editor was riding around on some twisty back roads in the new (a couple years ago) Jaguar XJR, with Jag's pro driver at the wheel. An HHR SS was hot on their tail, and it was upsetting the Jag driver that he couldn't pull away.

With respect to Cobalt, I'm speaking only of the later turbo models; the older NA and Supercharged ones weren't so deserving.

This is to say nothing of the interior design of the HHR or Cobalt, but that's not one of the criteria that makes a car worthy of the SS badge.
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Originally Posted by JakeRobb View Post
I'd really like for GM to have a division akin to Ford's SVT, which actually releases branded versions of cars (e.g. the SVT Cobra). SVT has gotten kinda lame lately, though -- the F150 Raptor is their only current model.
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:00 PM
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Make it real COPO GM and let us order a turn key LS7 with ZL1 suspension and brakes on a 2LT 6M Camaro straignt from the factory!
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:01 PM
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Make it real COPO GM and let us order a turn key LS7 with ZL1 suspension and brakes on a 2LT 6M Camaro straignt from the factory!
They only way they could have remained true to the COPO hertage would have been on off-road vehicles only. They would have had to crash test and emissions certify every possible combination otherwise. Just not happeneing.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:09 PM
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:10 PM
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OK, I guess Ill be the slightly dissenting voice here.


This is exactly what C.O.P.O. was to my knowlege. At the same time this is not the C.O.P.O. 427 ZL1 Camaro's, Nova's etc cars that made the name famous in my mind. I did not expect such a literal interpretation though when I opened the tread. I was sure there would be another super car, or some kind of stripper super car. Even the Yenko's which I believe origninally used the COPO ordering process I consider Yenko cars so as not to confuse them with the famous COPO cars.


2012 Camaro ZL1 is exactly where it was historically. Yes the original 69 COPO ZL1 was a moniker that almost got its own striping package. (two were considered if I recall correctly)

I do not know how I feel about doing this again with the C.O.P.O. moniker but I do agree it does seem redundant with GM Performance Division and GMMP I am curious as to how it fits or if it is a temporary rebranding of GMMP parts.

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Originally Posted by ws6transam View Post
COPO = Central Office Production Order.

A corporate ordering process by which special, non-standard packages could be accommodated by the factory. Fleet orders, special delivery trucks, special applications, etcetera....
With this in mind, I guess my 2005 Silverado is a COPO since it is in a color that was special order only. There were less than 60 trucks built in this color that year. Consider how many Silverados are built each year...


I would LOVE to see a Camaro in the same color as my truck
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