Car of the Year Round Six took place at the UK’s biggest muscle car event, the Mopar Euro Nationals which is held every summer at Santa Pod Dragstrip. Sweltering heat gave way to gale force winds, torrential downpours and unsettled weather as the recent heatwave ended dramatically.
Equally dramatic was the stunning black-on-black 1969 COPO Camaro which scooped the trophy for this heat. Belonging to Steve Henry from Berkshire, the car was purchased from Belgium and is super-rare, with its high performance L72, 425 bhp 427 cu in high performance V8 motor is backed up by a Muncie four-speed close ratio transmission and 140mph speedo.
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The car underwent a total restoration Stateside six years ago, prior to its importation to Europe and we’d wager there’s not another in the UK, let alone Europe. Make sure you head over to the Classic American stand at the Classic Motor Show this coming November. This car has to be seen to be believed! Image: John Kennedy