It’s funny how the world of custom cars will ebb and flow in terms of what’s popular and what’s not. This ProCharged 1969 Chevy Camaro, however, keeps a timeless look, all while packing some serious firepower under the hood, as seen in the following feature video.
Clocking in at just under 25 minutes, this video includes a walkaround, some history on the car, specs, and a firsthand driving experience on the street.
This Chevy Camaro restomod belongs to Steve Monarrez, who works sales at Famous Whips. The car was originally purchased from one of Famous Whips’ followers, and it was already nicely built up, with the body and paint done, but with different wheels, a different brake caliper color, and about 400 horsepower under the hood.
“It wasn’t enough, so we threw a ProCharger on it and it blew up the third pass on the dyno,” Monarrez says. “So it threw a rod. Then it was time to build something cool.”
That “something cool” now includes a ProCharged 427 LS3 V8 from CBM Motorsports, inhaling 16 pounds of boost. With a tank of E85 fuel, the rev limiter a bit lower than usual, and a rich fuel ratio, output on the dyno comes to 768 horsepower. However, there’s still definitely plenty left on the table.
Those are solid numbers, but the install is just as impressive. Lifting the hood on the Chevy Camaro, this LS3 looks squeaky clean, with plenty of shaved and tucked components.
“I have a little OCD,” Monarrez says. “So everything’s hidden, even the injectors are on backwards.”
“No wires, all the plumbing goes under the car,” Monarrez adds. “Intercooler back up under the car to the end.”
Output reaches the rear wheels through a Tremec six-speed transmission and Ford nine-inch rear end with 3.70 gears.
This Chevy Camaro presents an ultra-clean look outside as well, with Cortez Silver paint and a pair of racing stripes front and back. Under the skin, this Chevy Camaro restomod is riding on a Chris Alston chassis, with coilover suspension and 14-inch, six-piston brakes up front, plus four-piston rears. A Detroit Speed Mini Tub in the rear helps to swallow a set of 335 rear tires.
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