Special COPO Corvette on Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale Docket

Scottsdale, AZ — A one-of-one 1967 Chevrolet Corvette COPO, built by special order of General Motors design head Bill Mitchell, is one of the highlights of Russo and Steele’s Jan. 15-19 Scottsdale auction.

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Mitchell — credited with the styling of the second-generation Corvette and its signature hideaway headlights — had this final-year model created through a Central Office Production Order (COPO), open to dealers and other select GM personnel to create fleet and high-performance cars.

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This Corvette is well documented, including the original “tank sheet,” Protecto Plate and factory order sheet with Bill Mitchell’s name, plus a signature from Zora Arkus-Duntov, considered the father of the performance Corvette, in its notebook. It holds the honor of being the first winner of the Bloomington Gold Historic Award in June 2001.

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We’ll include a full preview of Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale sale in the Jan. 2 eNews issue.