The 1969 COPO Camaros are legendary among performance vehicle fans. At that time, a quirk in the GM ordering system allowed dealers to order Camaros with Corvette engines. Those Camaros ended up setting drag strip records that still stand.
For 2012, Chevrolet is producing 69 COPO Camaros, and for an additional fee, buyers could purchase the COPO Engine Build Experience. Earlier this week, Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, visited the GM Performance Build Center in Wixom, Mich., to build his engine.