With an LS3 under the hood and a wealth of custom touches inside and out, this 1967 Chevy Camaro mixes horsepower and creativity in equal parts, and the result is a clean, aggressive restomod that’s sure to turn heads. Say hello to Black Haze.
As reported by Chevrolet’s The Block, this 1967 Chevy Camaro was built by Montana-native Troy Schindler, who runs a body shop in Great Falls that focuses primarily on insurance jobs, plus a few performance builds sprinkled in as well. Schindler acquired this 1967 Chevy Camaro 15 years ago, and worked on it in his spare time over a six-year period. The car was originally sourced from Montana and was in good shape, but Schindler had something special in mind.
“The car is not an RS, SS or anything like that, it’s just a plain Jane ’67 Camaro and I just wanted to put my spin on it and make it cool,” Schindler states.
Now, the build features a Chevrolet Performance LS376/480 crate engine topped by custom LS3 valve covers and upgraded with a new cam. Output is rated at 495 horsepower and 473 pound-feet of torque, all of which is sent rearwards through a Super Magnum six-speed manual transmission feeding a Ford nine-inch rear end and 4.11 gearing. Schindler relied on Chevy’s Connect & Cruise system to make the install easier, as well as Painless Performance for some of the wiring bits.
Under the skin, you’ll find custom underpinnings courtesy of Gary’s Chassis, plus chromoly front control arms, a four-link rear suspension, QA1 coilovers, 14-inch Wilwood brakes, and rack-and pinion steering.
The exterior was upgraded with a one-off hood that Schindler massaged out of a factory piece over 200 hours, with a few 3D-printed elements added here and there. Schindler also did a little fabrication to accommodate the intake and throttle body.
The whole thing is shot in Sherwin-Williams black paint topped by five layers of clear coat. There’s also flush-mounted door handles, LED lighting, a split front bumper, a narrowed and tucked rear end, and a custom aluminum splitter and rear deck lid spoiler. Torq Thrust wheels wrapped in Nitto tires roll in the corners.
The interior was modified by TMI, and incorporates custom upholstery, Dakota Digital gauges, and Vintage Air AC.
Now, Schindler enjoys taking Black Haze to various car shows, bringing his son Camryn along for the ride. Camryn is currently working on a project of his own, specifically a 1980 Chevy C10 – painted black, of course.