Earlier this week, we shared with our readers some more information on the 1970 Camaro ProTouring build by Ridetech, otherwise known as the 48 Hour Camaro. There were no corners cut and no expenses spared on that custom 1971 Camaro build, with the spec sheet full of high-priced aftermarket parts that helped justify the $99,000 price tag it is currently listed for sale with.
Continuing with that theme, we’re now turning our attention to a very similar Camaro restomod build – but readers should know that this one isn’t for sale. In fact, the owner of this car appears to be extremely pleased with the end result of his no-expenses-spared Camaro build, so we really can’t see him selling it anytime soon.
This 1971 Camaro, nicknamed Infrared, was recently featured on YouTube channel Autotopia. As the owner explains, it was already a fully restored, show-winning car when he decided to pull it apart for a complete overhaul. He had initially only planned on changing some small things and installing the Detroit Speed suspension he had on hand, but like all good automotive restoration projects, things quickly snowballed from there.
Powering Infrared is a 454 cubic-inch LSx V8 engine. With a bevy of upgrades and tuning by Westech, the massive Small Block produces a healthy 600 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. A set of Baer brakes help bring the car to a stop, while the aforementioned Detroit Speed suspension ensures things stay nice and orderly through the corners.
This car also has some other impressive cosmetic parts and components on it, such as custom-made flush glass, one-off HRE wheels with custom center caps, a custom rear bumper and a very high quality-looking custom interior with a ton of nickel-finish metal parts.
Check out the video below for a complete overview of this unique 1971 Camaro restomod.