If you want to create a head-turning muscle car, there are a few simple rules to follow. For starters, base your build around a popular model. Keep the paint scheme simple, the wheels tasteful and make sure to dial in the stance. And, for best results, throw in plenty of power, a capable chassis and a minimalist cockpit that keeps the focus on performance. It's much more difficult than it sounds, but this cool Camaro adheres to that formula for a result that's nothing short of awesome. Blending 355 cubic inches of custom-built small block with a tough Muncie 4-speed, a thoroughly massaged chassis and clean, customized upholstery, every aspect of this stunning F-Body has been taken from "good" to "BEST". And if you're ready to wow the show field AND rule the strip, it's your chance to change the game!
The beneficiary of a detailed, rotisserie restoration that's seen less than 100 miles of road time, this authentic Z28 is a well-dressed bowtie that manages to be both classy and sporty. After the car was stripped, its solid body was supplemented with a bit of fresh sheetmetal. Once that fuselage was meticulously worked into a straight profile, bright silver 2-stage was accented with black Rally Stripes and buffed to a glare-inducing shine. And in late 2016, this sweet F2 hit the scene as one red-hot muscle car that's primed to strain eyes and sprain necks!
When it comes to '70s metal and body modification, it's best to trust Detroit's keen eye for clean lines. Too many modern bits can make a build look disjointed, and too much customization just makes everything look tacky. Thankfully, the restorers did an excellent job of maintaining this Camaro's classy form. At the front of the car, a full bumper frames clean parking lamps, a Z28-branded grille, chrome-trimmed headlights and an aggressive chin spoiler. Above that grille, a familiar cowl induction hood founds tinted glass behind bright frames and hidden wipers. At the sides of that glass, a sculpted profile hangs factory door handles and color-keyed mirrors above fresh marker lamps and factory fender ornamentation. And at the back of the car, a second bumper reflects a chrome trunk lock, monochromatic taillights and a "Z28" branded trunk spoiler.
An awesome classic is an awesome classic, no matter what engine rides between its fenders. That said, it's always nice to see a well-restored muscle car that sticks to the proven formula of jamming a carbureted V8 inside a full array of quality aftermarket accessories. Tilt this coupe's domed hood and you'll find 355 cubic inches of Chevrolet small block that's been built, polished and tweaked to big horsepower and earth-shaking torque! A rich mixture of oxygen and fuel comes courtesy of a modern Holley carburetor, which floats a polished air cleaner above polished fluid lines and a bright Holley pressure gauge. That funnel rides on a Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake, which is mated to a subdued block via lightweight aluminum heads. Those heads hang polished and milled valve covers between polished breathers and ceramic-coated shorty headers. At the back of those tubes, an MSD HEI distributor bounces spark through loomed Taylor plug wires. In front of those wires, a pliable serpentine belt spins a fresh AC Delco alternator opposite a fresh AC Delco compressor. Cooling comes courtesy of a beefy aluminum radiator, which fronts big electric puller fans. And all that first class hardware rides in a bright silver engine bay that's finished with a smoothed firewall.
Park this Camaro on a lift and you'll find solid floorpans that span a roster of top notch componentry. Behind the 355, a proven Muncie 4-speed twists power to a chrome-capped 10-bolt axle. Those gears ride a fully rebuilt suspension, which backs a powdercoated subframe with a 2-inch Hotchkis drop kit. That subframe is guided by modern power steering. Stops come courtesy of four power-assisted calipers, which clench a combination of drilled and slotted rotors. Charred dinosaurs float from the aforementioned headers to an X-shaped crossover, welded Magnaflow mufflers and polished stainless tips. And torque meets the pavement through stylish Ridler blades, which spin 205/50ZR17 Venezia Crusade HPs in front of 275/40ZR20 Venezia Crusade HPs.
Grab the doors and you'll find a tastefully customized interior that wraps leather-lined buckets in a sea of vintage flash. In front of those seats, a modernized dash hangs full Auto Meter Ultra-Lite II telemetry above a Kenwood CD player and stealthy Vintage Air climate control. Below that dash, a custom, full-length console frames a familiar Hurst shifter. Opposite that console, customized door panels trace factory handles and cranks. Those components are bordered by tight carpet and a fade-free headliner. In front of the driver, a polished and leather-wrapped steering wheel laps a modern, tilting column. And behind the passengers, a custom package tray caps a fully restored trunk.
Well-built, fully detailed and attention grabbing in every way, this Camaro backs a lot of show with a whole lot of go. And, created in adherence to the basic tenants of classic car building, you can rest assured that its appeal won't fade with time. If you're ready to bring home one of the nicest Chevys on the market, free up some garage space and give us a call!