Making a custom car that yells everywhere it goes is one vibe, but making one that’s a little more subtle is something else entirely. That latter approach was what Chappel Sims wanted from his 1968 Chevy Camaro, and now, we’re getting a tour of the good stuff in the following feature video.
Coming to us from AutotopiaLA, the video is a little under 20 minutes long, and includes specs, features, and some driving action on the street.
Sims has owned this Chevy Camaro for about three years now, but when he first got it, the car was in the middle of a frame-off restoration and pro touring-style upgrade. Now, it’s sitting pretty thanks to Roman Performance and Fabrication in Illinois, which painted the body in Cortez Silver with a splash of Lime Green Pearl, a color combo that gives a nod to the owner’s love for the Seahawks football team. The rolling stock consists of Billet Specialties wheels, sized 18 inches by 9 inches in front and 19 inches by 11 inches in the rear, wrapped in 245 front and 305 rear tires.
The cabin space keeps it comfy with Vintage Air A/C and cushy blue upholstery from TMI. There’s even a little puddle lighting in the doors, while Dakota Digital provides the readouts behind the steering wheel. A pair of 12-inch subs is mounted in the trunk.
Under the hood, we find the supercharged 6.2L V8 LSA gasoline engine, the same powerplant that motivates the fifth-generation Chevy Camaro ZL1 and second-generation Cadillac CTS-V (note the license plate). The car was previously equipped with an LT1 V8, but Sims decided to step it up to the LSA after digging into the mechanicals. The engine bay also matches the exterior nicely, while spent gasses exit via 3-inch pipes and MagnaFlow mufflers. Output reaches the rear rubber through a Tremec six-speed manual transmission and nine-inch Curry rear end.
The handling spec includes Global West components in front and a Detroit Speed four-link in back, as well as Wilwood disc brakes at all four corners, with six-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers in the rear.
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