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2011 New Models: ’68 COPO CAMARO

Back in the late 1960s two great things were established: Hot Wheels, and Chevrolet’s Central Office Production Order (COPO). COPO was Chevrolet’s special order system that was notoriously used by dealers to build high-performance cars that were one-of-a-kind. These COPO vehicles were stacked and were mostly used to drag race.

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Hot Wheels ’68 COPO Camaro from the 2011 New Models Series (both color variations)

In 2011, Hot Wheels released the Phil Riehlman designed ’68 COPO Camaro in blue, orange and dark red colorways. With the orange and dark red colorways shown in this article, you can see this Camaro has a mean, raked stance and looks ready to rumble on the strip. What you may not know is that this #Camaro does not feature the standard ’68 COPO Camaro hood. Rather, it wears a much nicer “hood scooped” hood similar to that of a 1967 Yenko Camaro.

The Hot Wheels ’68 COPO Camaro has been released several times since this initial #First Edition release. Mostly used on a mainline level (plastic base and wheels), there is a premium version of the casting around as well that features a metal base and an #Opening Hood. This premium version of the casting was used as the Red Line Club Membership car in 2013 (4 colors), a HotWheelsCollectors.com Exclusive in 2014, and as a Convention car earlier this year at the 16th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals Convention in Indianapolis.

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RELEASE DETAILS: Metalflake Orange Body (metal). Clear Windows. Dark Gray Interior. Chrome Muscle-Car 5-Spoke (MC5) Wheels. Chrome Base (plastic). Made in Malaysia. Toy# V0002. Released in 2011 as #25 of 50 in the 2011 New Models Series.

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RELEASE DETAILS: Metalflake Dark Red Body (metal). Clear Windows. Black Interior. Chrome 5-Spoke (5SP) Wheels. Chrome Base (plastic). Made in Malaysia. Toy# T9982. Released in 2011 as #25 of 50 in the 2011 New Models Series.

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