It has all the right pieces to be a collector’s item.
The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most iconic muscle cars to come from Detroit. With a big V8 and an aggressive look out of the box, it had the ability to take on the successful Ford Mustang from the get-go. Now, more than 50 years after its debut, it remains an icon.
But of all six generations of Camaro that have rolled off the factory floor, the first-gen remains an object of desire for both tuners and collectors. Jeff Allen from the show Skidmarks falls under both categories – and his latest build should appeal to any muscle car enthusiast.
The customized 1967 Camaro made its debut at the Classic Auto Show in L.A. on March 2nd – but it wasn't always this beautiful. The modded muscle car started out life as bare bones donor car located more than 1,000 miles away from Jeff's shop in Lubbock, Texas. After making the journey and digging the car out from a barn, Allen and his team at Flat 12 Gallery set about restoring it to its former glory.
With the help of Classic Industries, Hotchkiss Suspensions, Bear Brakes, and a number of other sponsors, Flat 12 transformed this Camaro from a hunk of sheet metal to a stunning, fun-to-drive muscle car in just 67 days. Under the hood there's a 470-horsepower Chevrolet 350 crate engine, with a polished high rise manifold, an AED Performance 750 HO carburetor, a March pulley setup, and an MSD Ignition. All that power comes paired to a TKO five-speed manual transmission. The car comes in a stunning AkzoNobel "Infrared" paint job.
It's not just a show car, the key to us was that it had to be a performance car. So there is some high dollar stuff on this bad boy.
Following its debut in March, the Camaro embarked on a world tour that showcased its new assets. At each show, onlookers purchased raffle tickets that gave them a chance to win the car. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.rmhc-car.com; use the promo code MOTOR1 to double your chances. A suggested minimum donation is only $5.
The Ronald McDonald House Central Valley will announce a winner of the car next month, with sales of raffle tickets benefitting the charity. The drawing ends on November 16, 2018, and winners will be announced November 30, 2018. So get your tickets while you still can.
This article is sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House Central Valley. The Ronald McDonald House Central Valley provides shelter and support to hundreds of families per year and relies solely on the generosity of the community to provide for the families served.