ELECTRIC BLUE RESTOMOD, 383 V8, TREMEC 5-SPEED, FORD 9", 4 WILWOOD DISCS, A/C!!
This 1968 Camaro is the kind of resto-mod we'd all build given the time and money to do it right. With a fresh 383 cubic inch stroker motor under the hood, along with all the modern conveniences like A/C and a 5-speed overdrive transmission, it combines the look and feel of a vintage F-body with an up-to-date driving experience that makes it a fantastic cruiser.
That vivid electric blue paint wasn't on the color pallet in 1968, but there's no denying that when this car shows up, it gets attention. Modified with a cowl induction hood and RS hidden headlights, it looks clean and sleek, particularly without stripes. Paint and bodywork are well done, with straight, clean sheetmetal and a great gloss on the paint. Panel gaps are good and the doors latch effortlessly, indicative of not only quality bodywork, but a car that hasn't been abused. The two-stage urethane paint is uniformly shiny. For any Camaro, adding a chin spoiler and the ever-popular ducktail on the back should be a no-brainer because the car looks naked without them and flat-out awesome with them. All the stainless has been polished, the chrome is fresh, and you'll note that the badges on the nose read '383' which is a cool tip of the hat to the original design while advising potential competitors that this Camaro packs a little something extra under the hood.
Inside, the white interior is nicely done and sticks to the factory look for the most part. The white seat covers reproduce the deluxe upholstery and all the supporting parts like the door panels are in very good shape, showing only minor signs of use. Black carpets offer the correct weave and match the original dashboard. The original gauges have been dumped, replaced by a full set of Auto Meter instruments that cover all the engine's vitals. A Budnik billet steering wheel with leather rim feels great in your hands and works in concert with the Hurst shifter to give the car a much more modern feel from the driver's seat. A modern A/C system uses the original eyeball vents and should be back in top shape with simple recharge of the R134a refrigerant. An updated AM/FM/cassette stereo lives in the dash, but after you hear the way the engine sounds, you'll never use it.
It's obvious that the big money was spent under the skin. The engine is a 383 cubic inch stroker that's been dressed for show and built to own the streets. With a Holley Street Avenger carburetor, polished intake manifold, and a set of Hooker long-tube headers, it makes big power in a lightweight package. The aluminum valve covers and body-colored engine block are obviously designed to show off, but it's got the hardware to more than hold its own on the street. A big BeCool aluminum radiator means no worries when you're sitting in traffic and there's a Wilwood disc brake at each corner. The transmission is a Tremec 5-speed manual spinning a custom-built Currie Ford 9-inch rear, all framed by a beautifully finished undercarriage. Detroit Speed tubular A-arms and oversized sway bars give it vastly improved handling, and a set of traditional Torque Thrust wheels wearing oversized 275/40/17 tires round out the extensive list of modifications.
Sadly, we don't have enough room here to fully describe this amazing Camaro and all its modifications, but suffice to say there's no question where the $70,000 build cost comes from. Fortunately, to get all the details all you have to do is call!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
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