If you knew what to order, there have been plenty of opportunities over the years to score yourself a factory hot rod. New or old, the right code on the order sheet could change a docile grocery-getter into a potent performance machine. So who did it best?
A Yenko Camaro is the pinnacle of selecting just the go-fast parts. Credit Hagerty/Carol Gould
There are the familiar and top-of-mind examples, of course, like the COPO 427-cubic-inch V-8s that could settle into any frame rails it dimensionally fit, or the competition suspension for late ‘60s Ford Mustangs. An in-the-know buyer would not be caught without those boxes checked on the order sheet.
Whether it was heavy-duty suspension, bigger brakes, or even the weight-saving benefits of a rear seat delete, if your goal was going fast without compromise, we want to hear your favorite factory performance option. Leave us a comment below.