It took 9 months of negotiations to buy this car. I first seen it
at a car show right here at Volo. The fit and finish was obviously
outstanding. Then I learned about the crate 427, 5-speed and posi
and I really wanted it. It has original trim tag that verifies this
was born a real SS 4-speed car.
EXTERIOR: Outstanding fit and finish. All new sheet metal, zero
rust or damage. They did an amazing job, it is laser straight. The
gaps are precision fit. The paint is polished out like a red
mirror, no matter where you look you could read a book in the
reflection. The nose stripe is smooth to the touch. The features
include front and rear spoilers. The exterior trim has been
replaced. Upfront the bumper and grill look new. The grills on the
SS hood are new. New 427 cross flag emblems on the fenders. The
stainless trim, wiper arms, mirrors, door handles are new. In back
the bumper, tail lights, SS gas cap have all been replaced. It has
the blacked out SS tail panel. The windshield, door glass and rear
window have been replaced. All the window seals and weatherstrips
are new. The door jambs are painted beautifully, hardware and
latches are detailed, sill plates are new. Rolls on a set of 17
inch chrome American Racing wheels. Raptor performance tires,
bigger in back.
INTERIOR: New carpet on the floor, embroidered floormats. Has all
of it's original GM seat belts. Factory center console is excellent
and there's a Hurst 5-speed shifter sticking out of it. The metal
is painted glossy, dash pad is new. Heater controls, trim, knobs,
instrument bezel all look new. Chrome trim on the steering wheel is
new. It has a Super Tach mounted on the column and 3 gauges mounted
neatly below the dash. The seats have been reupholstered. All the
trim is excellent, the kick panels, seat backs, rear window trim
etc. Above, the headliner was replaced, dome light works, visors
and mirror are new. Door panels and armrests look new.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: $12,300 GM crate motor 427 with 380 horsepower
and 390 lbs of torque. All the specs can be found online. GM
designed it with the original L-88 in mind. GM crate motors come
fully assembled ready to drop in. The most reliable performance
engine you can put in a car in my opinion. It has aluminum heads,
intake and water pump. A Holley dual feed carb is on top and an HEI
ignition system. Long tube headers let the exhaust out. It has
power steering and power brakes. Dressed up with real nice, tall
aluminum valve covers. Chrome air cleaner, alternator and bracket.
It has a remote vacuum pump to compensate for the performance cam.
The steering box and lines look new. The master cylinder, lines and
junction looks new. Fan shroud is replaced, battery is bolted down,
everything is neat and orderly.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Real nice, clean metal with a neatly applied
gray and white spatter finish. It has a rubber trunk mat that fits
nicely and a matching tire cover over the spare. Bottom of the
trunk lid and jamb are painted real slick. Has new weatherstrip.
There is also a new $350 car cover in the box.
UNDERSIDE: Bottom of the motor has an extra capacity oil pan, new
starter. New Tremec 5-speed trans and of course all new related
components like clutch, shift linkage and bell housing. New drive
shaft goes back to a rebuilt 12 bolt rear end that has 3.73 posi
and a chrome cover. It has frame connectors tying the front to the
back. In back it has Caltrac tubular traction bars and new shocks.
The brakes have been redone, it has new emergency brake cables and
discs up front with drilled and slotted rotors. It has a fat
Flowmaster exhaust system. New fuel system- the tank, straps,
I drove it home one night. It is definitely a muscle car! It
rumbles, it's responsive a d looks incredible. It actually cruises
comfortably and reliably too. High quality, hot Camaro.
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for
virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant
amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my
professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure
your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do
a walk around video that explains the car's condition in
Don't be intimidated, contact sales now for a no pressure, no
815 385 3644 9-5 central
Power disc brakes
17 inch wheels