The second-generation of the F-Body platform – which included the likes of the Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird – was a significant overhaul as compared to first-gen F-Body vehicles. So, what should one do if they want the iconic styling of a second-gen Camaro, but don’t want an actual Camaro? Well, this interesting 1976 Camaro build is just for that particular buyer.
In fact, this Frankenstein is technically no Camaro at all. According to a report from The Drive, underneath the stubby body panels lies a classic VW Beetle chassis. The body work was crafted using single-piece fiberglass, and shortened 14 inches to fit the Beetle floorpan.
Aesthetically, this build looks like it would fit right in during the 1970s. This Camaro is painted in the Maserati Mediterranean Blue paint color, and features various graphics, as well as airbrushing and pinstriping touches. As for rollers, this build rides on deep-dish slot mag wheels.
Under the hood – or trunk in this case – is no Chevy Small Block engine. This build utilizes a heavily modified 2.3L VW gasoline engine, which features dual Weber carburetors, MSD ignition and an electric fuel pump. All these upgrades allegedly help to bring output up to 230 horsepower.
Further upgrades include a performance clutch and flywheel, along with a set of coilovers, disc brakes at all four corners, and an extensive stereo system.
While this is certainly an interesting build, prospective buyers will be intrigued to know that this Camaro is currently listed for sale in Ballston Spa, New York for $22,500. What do you think, dear reader? Is this Frankenstein unique enough to warrant the asking price? Let us know in the comment section below!