The third-generation Camaro doesn’t get much love. It wasn’t as good looking or as fast as the two Camaro generations that preceded it and represented a change of form for the Camaro team with its hatchback bodystyle, available four-cylinder engine and slightly larger stature.
Slowly but surely, though, the third-gen Camaro is beginning to amass a following. With its unmistakably 1980s looks beginning to align with current design and fashion trends, the third-gen Camaro looks more stylish with each passing day.
It’s not surprising that someone decided to dump a ton of money into one to build this restomod, then, which will go under the gavel at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2019. Under the hood of this 1989 Chevy sits an 800 hp twin-turbocharged 427 cu. in. V8 paired with an automatic transmission and 12-bolt Moser rear end with 308 Richmond gears.
The seller also says car is also riding on a “custom tubular chassis,” and from the sounds of it, it isn’t really a third-generation Camaro underneath. It features some BMR suspension components as well, and QA1 adjustable shocks, so it should attack the corners fairly well. It also has Wilwood brakes with Wilwood 6-piston calipers to help bring things to a stop.
A fully modernized interior features current-day bucket seats, a billet steering wheel, Dakota Digital gauges, cup holders, a modern audio deck and more.
This car is offered without reserve and Barrett-Jackson has not provided an estimate for what it will sell for. Check out the listing here for additional information and photos before the car heads to auction in early April.