COPO has become synonymous with monster displacement.
Classic Classified: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko
From: Hemmings Motor News
Date: December 1983
Price then: $15,000 ($35,600 adjusted for inflation – about the price of a new 2015 GMC Canyon SLE today)
Price now: $158,000 – $330,000
Approximate dollar difference: $294,000 (assuming No. 1 condition)
Approximate annual rate of return: 7.2%
Camaro: 1969 Yenko, Green, 21,000 miles, $15,000
What we have here is the Holy Grail for Chevy enthusiasts – one of only a couple hundred COPO Camaros ordered and styled by Yenko Chevrolet for 1969. With a 425-hp, 427-cid big block lurking under the hood and special striping added at the dealership, these cars are among the most sought after Chevy muscle cars…period. This is definitely noted by the sharp rise in value over the decades. It is nearly impossible to touch one of these cars for under $250,000, and rightly so.