1967 Chevrolet Camaro Restomod
This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro is one of those cool cars that takes all that's great about the Camaro and adds a few custom touches. With a great-running 350 under the hood that churns a 5-speed manual transmission, this bright blue Camaro is the one we all wished for when we were kids. Finished in a color that's pretty close to Marina Blue with a pair of white stripes, it perfectly captures the blend of elegance and performance that identified the Camaro from the very start. Adding a chin spoiler and a factory-style ducktail spoiler emphasizes the Camaro's aggressive look, and it was finished to a good standard several years ago. The paint is two-stage urethane that shows a depth and shine suggesting many hours were spent prepping and sanding the surface, and an equal amount of time was invested buffing the paint once it had been applied. It shows some signs of use today, of course, but you can't beat the look of this car when everyone else's is red or orange. A cowl-induction hood is always a great choice and it carries an SS gas cap, a good indicator that there's something potent under the hood, and the trim appears to be in good original condition. Looking at this one in person, it's hard to beat a first-generation F-body for the perfect blend of aggression and style. The black interior boasts a set of reproduction seat covers front and back, as well as replacement door panels and correct carpets on the floor. Everything was optional on the early Camaros, so there aren't a lot of options, but it does have a manual shifter with a Hurst cue ball shifter and anything that wasn't included has been added along the way. You'll find auxiliary gauges under the dash, a late-model steering wheel with a fat, grippy rim, and a decent-sounding digital AM/FM/iPod stereo head unit in the dash. The seats could use some extra foam inside to fluff them up a bit, but there really isn't much else to complain about here. Factory gauges have bright markings and the lenses are clear, shaking off the idea that this car is more than 50 years old. Open the trunk and you'll find a clean floor and no signs of trouble, so no worries about taking this one home. The badges on the fenders say '327,' but this is actually a 350 cubic inch crate motor living under the hood today. With a nice combination of upgrades, including an Edelbrock intake manifold, Demon carburetor, and a Mallory Unilite ignition system, it's a fantastic runner with lots of power. The engine bay shows well with chrome valve covers and a matching air cleaner, Chevy Orange paint on the block, and bright blue plug wires that match the bodywork. A new water pump and aluminum radiator keep it cool without a fuss. Long-tube headers feed a dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers, and believe me, this sucker snarls. And as long as you're under there, have a look at the Tremec 5-speed manual transmission, the 10-bolt rear end, tubular front suspension with QA1 coil-over shocks, and 4-wheel disc brakes, all of which make this car feel far younger than it is. Keeping the car planted are those gorgeous 17-inch wheels, which wear 225/45/17 front and 245/45/17 rear performance radials. This cool Camaro hardtop is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cars: a nicely built, tastefully modified early Camaro with all the right gear, ready to rock or the foundation for something amazing. What else do you need? Call today!