1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Restomod
This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS resto-mod is one of those cars where you can see the money before you even get close. With a sparkling paint job, a gorgeous stock-style interior, and lots of muscle complements of an LS3 V8, this pro-built cruiser looks like every bit of the massive build cost was money well spent. You can always spot the great ones because they seem to glow compared to the cars around them. We can't say specifically what sets them apart, but cars like this that have been taken down to bare metal and rebuilt from there on up seem to just stand out, as if everything were just a little more exacting, the finish is just a little deeper, the chrome a little bit shinier. At any rate, the spectacular Nantucket Blue paint on this car is simply stunning; a beautiful silvery-blue that looks especially attractive when the light highlights the metallic in the finish. A simple production-style hood with inserts and no spoilers highlight the traditional Camaro look and they didn't seem to want to hide any of that gorgeous paint under stripes, and that's the right choice. They also kept the SS grille and added RS-style hidden headlights for a very sleek look. Factory-issue badges and emblems were installed as needed, and as far as we can tell, this is a real RS/SS car so the badges are earned the right way. The bumpers and much of the stainless trim was polished up so that stuff sparkles, including the Bowtie mirrors and the cool single-element taillights. The bucket seat interior looks pretty stock at first glance, offering black Strato buckets and factory door panels for a classic look that nobody will ever complain about. Black carpets and a matching dash pad tie highlight the monochromatic look, and there's a factory center console with a trick shifter for the Tremec 6-speed manual transmission. The original dials are still in place, joined by a set of auxiliary dials down on the console that look suitably vintage. There's a modern air-conditioning system in place that uses the dash's original eyeball vents and controls, but the factory radio is gone, replaced by an AM/FM/CD head unit and speakers creatively stashed throughout the interior. Again, the interior is the kind of place that looks pretty stock at first glance, but somehow it's a lot nicer than other Camaros like it, and it's the detailing that makes this one shine. Even the trunk features its own custom carpet set for a tailored look. They didn't mess around when it came time for horsepower, either. That's a 480 horsepower LS3 crate motor from GM Performance Parts. Tasteful use of body-colored paint and polished aluminum gives it some flash, but the overall vibe, like the rest of the car, is OEM with a show-quality twist. A big aluminum radiator, custom intake tube, those beautiful A/C lines, and long-tube headers all make it mechanically sound and a ton of fun to drive. Underneath, the custom TCI tubular subframe was powdercoated silver, along with the trick A-arm front suspension with rack-and-pinion steering. Out back, there's a matching TCI track arm suspension with coil-overs, and the 6-speed feeds a Mittler 9-inch rear end with a 3.89 Posi gearset inside, so it's up for whatever fun you want to have. There are also 4-wheel disc brakes to keep everything under control. A custom 2.5 inch stainless exhaust with Borla mufflers give it that awesome sound you like and virtually everything under the car is brand new. See what I mean about a pretty big bill to build this car? Even the attractive Torque Thrust wheels are ideally suited to the car and wear 215/45/17 front and 255/45/17 rear tires that are just the right size. There's a build book included, but you can tell from the pictures that this was a high-dollar build. Incredibly clean and slick, this Camaro stands out in a very crowded field. Call today!