Getting your ride right can take time. Sure, there are plenty of examples of all-out blitz builds that are completed just in the nick of time right before a reveal big at a car show, but for the majority of enthusiasts out there, the timescale is usually measured in years, not weeks. Such is the case with this second-generation Chevy Camaro, which took the owner about a decade to complete.
Recently hitting the web courtesy of the folks at AutotopiaLA, the feature video is about 24 minutes long and includes a walkaround and backstory on the vehicle, as well as some driving on the street.
According to the owner, this Chevy Camaro was upgraded with the intention of keeping the majority of the original style and attitude intact, all while massaging in a wealth of modern, custom features. When the current owner got it, the car was a bit rough, with no drivetrain and a ratty interior. Now, however, this thing will definitely turn some heads.
The exterior was upgraded by Palmer’s Customs and includes tucked bumpers, shaved drip rails, and a carbon fiber nose, the combination of which looks fantastic with the slate grey body. Forgeline wheels ride in the corners.
Pop the hood, and you’ll find a supercharged LS7 V8, which is topped by a Magnuson supercharger and throws down 720 horsepower. Complementary mods include a Wegner accessory drive, Billet Specialties valve covers, Detroit Speed headers, and a tucked finish to hide the wiring. Tremec’s six-speed manual transmission sends output to a Ford rear end.
Underneath the body are Detroit Speed subframe and frame connectors, as well as a four-link suspension set-up in the rear and a minitub to swallow the plus-sized rubber. Electric power brakes help it stop.
The interior was upgraded as well, and now sports diamond-stitched leather upholstery throughout, complete in a burnt-red finish. A Momo steering wheel sits front and center, with Dakota Digital gauges mounted in the custom dash.
The build was completed only recently and has just a handful of miles on the clock. Unfortunately, it looks like there are a few issues left to iron out, as the Chevy Camaro actually breaks down during the test drive. Nevertheless, this thing is a beauty to look at, so check it out in the full feature below: