Worldwide Auctioneers has announced the addition of a rare 1969 Chevrolet 427/435 “C.O.P.O.” Camaro to the line -up of magnificent automobiles due to cross the stage at its inaugural event, The Auburn auction. In the words of Rod Egan, Managing Partner and Chief Auctioneer; “Owned by one family from new and with a grand total of only 325 original miles, we are proud to present what might be the lowest mileage COPO Camaro left in the world.”
These cars were not for the faint of heart. This example was purchased for competitive drag racing and comes complete with the required fire- breathing big-block 427 cubic inch engine and M-22 “rock-crusher” gearbox, one of just 1,015 Camaros ordered with that option package. Finished in its original special order color of Windward Blue, it has been sympathetically restored so as to preserve its uniqueness. All components are original and numbers matching, from engine through drive-train and the car is presented with original interior and sheet metal. Included in the sale are the original Protect-O-Place, 1969 title and dealership invoice, plus a complete COPO Connection inspection report issued by Ed Cunneen, the man considered to be the foremost authority on special Camaros.
“The last chance to buy a new 1969 Camaro came nearly 40 years ago,” said John Kruse, Managing Partner. ‘’This unique example offers the enthusiast an opportunity that will probably never again be repeated. It is our belief that this is one of the finest examples in existence.”
The Camaro represents the best of American Muscle in a sale which will include many of the world’s finest automobiles. The Auburn Auction is limited to only 80 rare and significant motorcars including the “James Cagney Auburn V12 Salon Cabriolet”, a 1933 Duesenberg SJ Boattail Speedster, 1959 Ferrari 410 SuperAmerica Series III SWB and the last known1969 427 cubic inch Corvette Stingray. The sale will be held in the grounds of Worldwide Auctioneers new US Headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, on Saturday August 30th at 6pm, as the town coincidentally plays host to the famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, that same Labor Day Weekend.
General auction preview is on Friday August 29th from 10am-5pm, with VIP Reception that evening from 7pm-9pm. Full details on advance bidder registration and general admission can be obtained by visiting www.wwgauctions.com or calling 260-927-0000. Further information on consignments may be obtained from either Rod Egan or John Kruse on 260-927-0000, whilst media and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Jo Snyder on 512 507 7867. The Auburn Auction expands a strategically located annual schedule which includes The Houston Classic Auction in May and The Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction, due to be held this year on November 1st, in South Carolina.