I am a muscle-car fan. The first step, as I’m told, is admitting the problem. But actually, my problem is pretty common. I love the way the classic muscle
cars look, but I also like to survive trips to grocery stores. Such refinements like 4-wheel disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, and fuel-injected
engines usually force someone to purchase a late model piece of muscle.
The typical route for those so inclined is a resto-mod. But what if I want something that looks retro, but isn’t actually? What if I want a late model with
a classic look? This Camaro is proof that at least one person acted on that impulse.
The result is this: a 2001 Camaro wearing 1968 duds. The hidden headlights, coke bottle shape, and hunched rear fenders all draw their design from the 1968
Camaro Z/28, but the LS6 V8 (stock was an LS1), frame, 4L60, 4-link rear, and interior come from the donor 2001 Camaro.
If it matters to you, the car was also used as a parade car for the inaugural F1 race at Circuit of the Americas.
Is it worth it? I think this is a love/hate affair, but I will admit it is growing on me. Or maybe that is just the muscle car disease. I need to get
This intrepid amalgamation is for sale this Saturday at Mecum Auto Auctions in Houston. Fans will vote with their dollars, and haters will demur. Which
side will you be on?
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