Positioned as the pinnacle of the Chevy Camaro lineup, the Camaro ZL1 is a high-performance track weapon that has the ability to catch unsuspecting sports car off guard. So, what happens when you want the performance of the supercharged muscle car, but with the sleeper aesthetic of an old G-body? Well, this particular owner decided to combine both with this interestingly mashup.
From just a quick glance, the most glaring feature of this build is likely the faded paint job, as the Monte Carlo body has certainly seen better days. However, the longer one stares at this build, the more you begin to notice.
The first hint that this build is no humble G-body comes in the form of the fender flares. Although the flares appear to be simply welded on, they cover meaty ZL1 wheels and tires. Moving out back, there’s a Corvette-style exhaust setup, along with rear-parking sensors.
Moving inside, more Camaro features can be found. Most notably, the entire cabin from the front seats forward is all sixth-generation Chevy Camaro, while the rear is taken from the original Monte Carlo. This interesting mashup in the interior provides for a trippy visual experience, as it can be hard to decipher exactly what you’re looking at. Furthermore, there’s even a rear parking camera.
Finally, popping the hood reveals the true nature of this build, as its all Camaro ZL1 in the engine bay. Nestled front-and-center is the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, which churns out 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Notably, the factory shock towers are still present, indicating that this build is a Camaro ZL1 with a Monte Carlo body grafted onto it.
According to a post to social media, this Camaro-Monte Carlo mashup was captured at the Hot Rod Power Tour 2023. With this in mind, we want to know what you, dear reader, think of this build. Do you think the owner was wrong to combine the Camaro ZL1’s performance with the 1980s Monte Carlo look? Fire off in the comments section below!