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53-year-old Chevy Camaro combines retro charms with 700 PS of muscle

26-09-2022 17:30
As you may know, by far not all restomod enthusiasts are invested in building daily-drivable cars. Many settle for cool-looking engine swaps rendered impractical by outdated tech in other regions – unless your idea of ‘dailying’ a car involves going to the service center and back. In contrast, this Camaro restomod looks both gorgeous and refreshingly drivable.

As you may know, by far not all restomod enthusiasts are invested in building daily-drivable cars. Many settle for cool-looking engine swaps rendered impractical by outdated tech in other regions – unless your idea of ‘dailying’ a car involves going to the service center and back. In contrast, this Camaro restomod looks both gorgeous and refreshingly drivable.

Completely restored and tuned to the hilt, the car is currently being auctioned off Bring-a-Trailer with only a few hours remaining and the bidding at $119,000. The main highlight – to us, at least – is a 6.2-liter V8 under the hood churning out around 710 PS (700 hp / 522 kW) thanks to upgraded twin turbos and an air intercooler. The seller claims the max output is attainable on regular gas, no racing fuel shenanigans necessary.

Helping to curb that power are six-piston Wilwood brake calipers on the front axle glimpsed through ultra-wide COR Forged wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Super Sport low-profile tires. The suspension utilizes predominantly Ridetech components, and the lighting all around is LED-based. The body comes finished in an elegant shade of Grey Metallic, downplaying the fact that the hood cover is made of pure carbon fiber.

Things continue to be exciting in the cabin, which now offers Restomod Air climate control, a vintage-looking dashboard with gauges galore, red leather seats and matching floor mats.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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