With the arrival of the muscle car era in the 60's Chevrolet needed
a "pony car" to compete with Ford's Mustang. The answer was the
Camaro which was introduced in 1967. Pony cars were characterized
by their long hoods, short deck lids and sporty performance
oriented design. This class created the decade of muscle cars and
their popularity is well noted in the classic car hobby. The Camaro
has been produced for 6 generations and although there was a brief
hiatus in the 2000's the Camaro returned in 2010 with their retro
design that was based on the originals. This 2 owner 1972 Z28
belongs to the second generation which saw a major redesign from
their previous generation. These F Body cars have a great look to
begin with but this car has been completely redone transforming it
into an amazing performance machine. The car has a really
aggressive exterior letting you know it means business. Let's just
say it, this car is a badass. The Matte Black exterior suits the
car perfectly and it has custom dual carbon fiber racing stripes
framed in Orange pinstriping. This is a wrap so it could be removed
if the newer owner would like to reveal the original Orange paint
underneath. The car has been dressed up with a custom hood, carbon
fiber bumpers, a custom chin spoiler, rear deck spoiler and carbon
fiber mirrors. We see and deal with all sorts of vehicles and have
been doing so for years. This is one of those that when looking it
over it becomes very apparent how well it was constructed. This
isn't a car someone slapped together. It was fully thought out and
designed from start to finish resulting in one of the coolest
Camaros on the road. The attention to detail is on another level.
For example check out the custom black Billet Specialties wheels
where the logo on the center cap has been filled in with Orange to
match the theme of the rest of the car. That's not the type of
stuff you see on your average build. The tires are all new and the
car has Detroit Speed tubs to accommodate the larger 335/30ZR18
tires in back.
These cars were meant to be sporty from the factory but this one
has been taken to another level incorporating a modern LS7 which is
what you would expect to see in newer gen Camaros. The LS7 427 is a
Mast Motorsport Black Label motor that features a Whipple
Supercharger allowing it to crank out a whopping 900 hp. Those guys
don't cut corners and are well known for their quality components.
Just a set of heads from Mast can run you around $4K. The
supercharger has been nicely modified with custom Orange
pinstriping and the entire engine compartment was very cleanly done
with custom hood hinges and Orange/Black inner fenders as well.
Once again, the details that start to jump out at you the more you
look at the car is amazing. On the Hydro boost disc brake calipers
and even the master cylinder the CPP logos have been painted
Orange. Nothing has been overlooked. To keep it running cool is an
oversized Wizard radiator with 3,800 cfm electric fans. The
transmission is a 5 speed manual with a triple disc clutch. It has
a new heavy duty drive shaft to transfer power back to the 9 inch
panhard rear end with Heidts 4 link. It also has adjustable coil
overs and the car rides down the road well. Up front it has Pro
Touring tubular control arms. Other nice components include the
Ricks stainless 20 gallon gas tank with 340 efi pump and completely
new PTFE fuel hose lines and fittings.
The interior has been entirely redone with nice Black upholstery.
Prior to being installed the interior was completely covered with
boom mat sound proofing for sound and temperature control. A lot of
times in high performance vehicles you see people pack everything
into the drivetrain and ignore the rest. Well that is definitely
not the case here because just as much attention was applied to the
inside of the car. It has dual high back racing seats with four
point RaceQuip harnesses. It has a custom fabricated roll bar and
the headliner was also just redone as well. The dash is all new and
features Dakota Digital gauges on the dash with an Autometer Temp
gauge and Whipple gauge on the pillar. The Vintage AC underdash
unit blows cold with no issues and the AM/FM/CD/Aux/Bluetooth
stereo is from Alpine. The custom center console incorporates room
for additional storage and houses the Hurst shifter with Black boot
in a custom carbon fiber frame. The roll bar extends into the trunk
where you will find an Optima yellow top battery with cut off
switch. The underside of the deck lid is nicely painted Orange as
is the area around the hinges.
This very clean custom Camaro is on a whole other level. There is
not a weak area anywhere on this car. If you want a muscle car that
stands out, this one fits the bill while also providing all the fun
and performance you could ask for.
You couldn't come close to replicating this car for only
1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
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