This Grumpy Jenkins replica is a 1967 Camaro super sport. Factory 4 speed. Power steering. Disk brakes. All original sheet metal car with 2 and ½ in fiberglass cowl hood. It has a 355 Wormsley racing engine with 750 double pump carburetors. An M21 Muncie 4 speed transmission with a Lakewood blow proof bell housing. A Feltons racing clutch with big tube headers. A 2 and ½ inch exhaust with open flow master mufflers. It has a Hurst's competition plus shifter. A 12 bolt rear end with a 410 gear ratio and strange axles. It has C clip eliminators and Ladder bars with pan heart 3 link rear suspension. It has Moroso sub frame connectors along with a Moroso driveshaft loop. Furthermore, it has Bob Glidden drag star wheels with a set of Mickey Thompson 29 x 11.5 slicks. It has a roll cage with monster tach, original super sport sterling wheel and a 4 speed console. The interior is black and mostly original. It’s also immaculate. It features a mini-tubbed with polish fuel cell and duel batteries in the trunk. This Grumpy replica has always been a track car therefore it has very few street miles. I have owned Grumpy since 2013. I purchased him from a friend who bought it brand new. Although this is a replica of the Grumpy Jenkins race car, this particular car has won championships at both Bristol motor speedway in Tennessee and Greer motor speedway in South Carolina back in 1992. This car runs excellent! You can feel this mean machine all the way through your chest when it’s fired up. This Grumpy replica won 1st place in Chattanooga World of Wheels in 2019. This car is a great piece of automotive history, and it breaks my heart to let it go however, due to recent heath issues I Have no choice. I do hope that the new owner will be able to appreciate the history behind it and treat it as it should be treated. This Grumpy Jenkins replica should be admired and maintained as it has been its entire life. It should be shown off whenever and wherever possible while maintaining the dignity it has earned as the champion it is. Should you purchase this replica of automotive history it comes with its very own 1/8th scale limited edition dye cast model.
The original “Grumpy’s Toy” story. There is absolutely no doubting the contributions Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins has made to the sport of drag racing in general, and Pro Stock drag racing in particular. His mechanical engineer's approach to building race winning engines and suspensions works as well today in twenty-first century Pro Stock Truck racing as it did in the 1960's, when he was the "magician" behind Dave Strickler's outstanding Stock Eliminator "disappearing acts" and, later, the driver of his own record setting Chevrolet Nova and Camaro stockers. Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins and his '67 SS/C Camaro are both worthy of theirplaces in drag racing history, and we're extremely proud to offer this scale replica of Grumpy's '67 Camaro Super Stocker "Grumpy's Toy" - as the first in our Exact Detail Series of famous drag race Camaros. Powered by a finely tuned 396 cubic inch, 375 horse big block, this '67 Camaro was driven by "Grumpy" himself to the 1967 NHRA Super Stock Eliminator National Championship title. A national record holder as well, the Camaro consistently ran under the Super Stock/C index of 11.43 seconds, often posting elapsed times as low as 11.00 seconds with top speeds of better than 127 miles per hour! It's interesting to note that Bill ran over 300 consecutive races in this manual 4-speed equipped car without ever missing a shift. "Grumpy"could build them, and he could drive them! The "Grumpy's Toy" 67 Camaro, and his subsequent later Camaros, were particularly significant in the annals of drag racing because they not only cemented his fame as a formidable drag racer, they also bridged the gap between his early Stock Eliminator days, when he first gained national prominence with his infamous 327/350 horse '66 Nova A/Stock drag car, and his emergence as a dominant force in the new NHRA Pro Stock class in the early 1970's, when his small block Vega terrorized the Pro Stock rank and file