There were three engines available in the COPO, with this one carrying the top-of-the-line 427 cubic inch powerplant. Custom built just for this application, it offers a Holley intake manifold, custom calibrations, and a long list of upgrades designed to make it competitive on the track. Fuel economy? Who cares? Smooth idle? Forget it! Even the harmonic balancer is a race piece with degree markings for dialing it in perfectly. The standard transmission was a built PowerGlide 2-speed automatic, which seems like a throwback, but if you’re racing it’s the right choice. It’s tied to a giant driveshaft and a solid rear axle that looks suspiciously like a Currie 9-inch. There’s a disc brake at each corner and if you look around, you’ll see race-grade hardware throughout plus a whole bunch of reinforcements to the tub so it’ll withstand the rigors of the track. Oh, and those long-tube headers dump into… nothing. So get ready for the full aural experience. The final ingredient is race tires, with custom alloys wearing skinnies up front and giant Hoosier slicks out back. Take it off the trailer and go racing!
Fort Worth, Texas, United States