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Chevy454 08-02-2005 09:52 PM

August '05 Feature Car
 
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<p align="center"><font size="6" color="#000000">August 2005 Feature Car:</font></p><p align="center"><font size="5" color="#000000">Caleb Arone's 1969 COPO Camaro</font></p><p align="center"><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: #000000">https://www.yenko.net/features/2005/caleb9.jpg</span></font></p><table width="100%" border="0"><tbody><tr><td align="middle" width="100%"><p align="center"><font color="#000000 size=4">Specs:</font></p></td></tr></tbody></table><table borderColor="#000000" height="150" width="100%" border="0"><tbody><tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Engine (factory):</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">L-72 427ci/425hp</font></td></tr> <tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Trans (factory):</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">4-speed</font></td></tr> <tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Rear (factory):</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">4.10 posi</font></td></tr><tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Selling Dealer:</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Byrne Bros. Chevrolet</font></td></tr><tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Exterior color:</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Daytona Yellow</font></td></tr><tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Interior color:</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Standard Black</font></td></tr></tbody></table>


<font color="#000000"> Caleb and Frank Arones 1969 COPO 427 Bryne Brothers Camaro was right in thier own garage, but they had little intentioin to restore it. Frank had just finished his LeMans blue COPO Camaro and was looking for a project for his son Caleb. Frank had just picked up a Yenko Camaro that need a total restoration. Brian Potter a long time Yenko fan really wanted a Yenko bad, and Hugger orange was his favorite color, just the car Frank had purchased. Brian had a Daytona Yellow Brynes Brother COPO he was thinking about restoring, but held off looking and hoping for a Yenko. When Brian found out about Franks Yenko, a trip to Homer City ended with a deal being struck for the Yenko. The Byrnes Brother COPO was part of the deal. The Brynes Brothers car had been raced from new and had only 3900 miles showing on the car. To be kind, the car looked ragged to the casual observer. Gray primer and mix and match wheels only gave the car a more lack luster look. Frank gave me a call to look at the car and see what I thought of it. I was amazed at the condition of the car. Take away the nasty primer and red spray painted letters on the car, it was a solid project. The car was raced since new, and I thought that it might be cool if it was restored in a true Day 2 fashion using real vintage parts from the era. Frank and Caleb both agreed and the project took on a life of its own. Since Frank had just completed a very correct COPO, a Day 2 style car was a different departure, yet no less easy to complete. Caleb insisted on real speed parts, not your modern day Summit Catalog parts. The search was on for vintage speed parts to complement the car. Parts trickled in from all over the country, but the end result was a car that has the look and feel of a vintage Super Stocker.

The car itself was a style trim COPO with a black top to complement the stunning Daytona Yellow paint. Inside, black standard interior and a console with gauges were ordered. The car had no spoilers and the optional M22 transmission along with the standard COPO items. The car was restored with the intent that it could be put back to show room new if you wanted to. All of the modifications made to the car are for the most part simple bolt on parts. But the car looks way to sinister this way to see it returned to showroom any time soon. One thing was clear from the start, Caleb was involved in every aspect of the car, from the dirty work to the finished polish. Once the paint and body work was finished at Arone Auto Body, the car was brought to Super Car Workshop to be finished. Many evening and weekends were spent working on the car, finishing the car in time for Vette-Fest were Caleb recieved a Gold spinner for his efforts. Frank and Caleb have shown the car at a few other shows, with the Super Car Reunion being the next show. Look Caleb up there, he would be happy to tell you about his car. Maybe someday he will get to drive it, as he is only 13 years old! [Write-up by BKH]</font></p>
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68l30 08-03-2005 09:14 PM

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WOW..What a ride! Caleb and his COPO are both first class in my book. Congrats on one sweet ride! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ins/3gears.gif


Steve

Belair62 08-03-2005 09:42 PM

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Love those window decals too...you guys are sick...can't believe you actually put the xray and inspection stamps on those slicks !

Xplantdad 08-03-2005 09:59 PM

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Very cool car...I love it! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

Hey Bob/Rob, Where's the write up? https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...lins/dunno.gif

JChlupsa 08-03-2005 10:13 PM

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Write up is blank for me as well or is it the opening pic abot the cars stats!!

DarrenX33 08-03-2005 10:41 PM

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[ QUOTE ]
you guys are sick...can't believe you actually put the xray and inspection stamps on those slicks !

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If I remember correctly. Frank said that that is how he found those tires.

Excellent job Caleb. Sign in and tell us about it! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif

hvychev 08-03-2005 10:50 PM

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VERY friggin cool car and a cool gifted kid as well! Frank did a great job raising him as a gentleman. https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif

GM-26 08-03-2005 11:17 PM

Re: August '05 Feature Car
 
More pictures!!
This was a tease!!

DarrenX33 08-03-2005 11:29 PM

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I have some...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...7-3784_IMG.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...7-3770_IMG.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...7-3772_IMG.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...7-3766_IMG.jpg

Kim_Howie 08-04-2005 12:15 AM

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I seen the car at Chevy Vette Fest Absolute stunning restoration. Perfect car!!!!!! Congrates guys https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...lins/beers.gif


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