5-year, $600K build that was completed in 2012 / Featured at the 2012 SEMA Show
Chevrolet Performance ZZ454 V8 / Tri-power induction
Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission / Ford 9-inch rear axle
Modern air conditioning
Custom leather interior / Modern audio
Customized Downs Industries composite body / Custom BASF Glasurit Root Beer paint
Custom 19 and 20-inch Greening Automotive wheels
Art Morrison chassis / Custom suspension
Power rack-and-pinion steering
Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes
We aren't sure what's more important, correctly describing this SEMA-featured Camaro or correctly labeling it. Is it a muscle car? Maybe a custom? Could it be a street rod? Or is it a legitimate, one-of-a-kind concept car? One thing's for sure: whatever you choose to call it, the car is certainly awesome. Very, very impressive... Outstanding, even! Anyway, we'll worry about semantics after we tell you about this attention-grabbing Chevy.
Wrapping custom Glasurit paint and slick Downs composite around an Art Morrison chassis, a Tremec transmission and Chevrolet Performance power, this award-winning coupe is a world-class tribute to quality and creativity. And if you're looking for a top-notch classic that offers more than simple nostalgia and vintage aesthetics, it's the red carpet show queen of your wildest dreams!
Designed in harmony with Stuban Concepts, Eric Brockmeyer Design and Greening Auto Company, this stunning dream rod is the product of $600,000, 12,000 hours of labor and five years of shop time. The car's highly customized body, quality composite provided by Downs Industries, wears a custom mix of BASF Glasurit 2-stage that's officially referred to as Root Beer. Show stopping details begin with a custom fascia that founds HID headlights, LED daytime running lamps and halogen driving lamps between a gold frame, honeycomb grilles and a polished divider bar. Above those grilles, a ZL2 hood centers gold-lined ram air induction in front of a sculpted cowl and flush-fit glass that's capped by a custom Lexan roof. At the sides of that glass, a massaged profile hangs polished marker lamps and polished door handles above gold-trimmed quarter vents. At the back of that profile, a power decklid frames a pocketed spoiler. And beneath that spoiler, a second custom valance seats LED taillights and a second polished divider above a big diffuser that's finished with gold-trimmed exhaust.
Capping 454 cubic inches of octane-laced displacement with a custom, color-keyed shroud, the Chevrolet Performance ZZ454 rumbling between this Camaro's clean fenders is a timeless testament to the bowtie division's enduring big block. The foundation for that will is an iron casting that's capped with an aluminum intake and oval-port aluminum heads that feature 110cc combustion chambers. That high-flow top end feeds a forged rotating assembly that's built with a steel crank, steel rods and aluminum pistons. A high-lift roller cam bumps stamped steel rockers to turn 9.6 to 1 compression into a solid 440 horsepower. Of course, that number was probably upped a bit when the car's builders decided to add ram air induction and trick tri-power carburetion. Exhaust rattles through heat wrapped manifolds. And everything stays cool thanks to a big aluminum radiator and dual electric puller fans.
Behind the mean motor, a Tremec TKO600 5-speed twists torque to a Ford 9-inch axle. That driveline rides a full Art Morrison chassis, which is strung across a 4-link rear-clip and fifth-generation Corvette front-half. Those bones turn with the help of power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering. Stopping is a cinch thanks to big Wilwood calipers, which squeeze a quartet of slotted rotors. Exhaust is handled by large-diameter, true-dual pipes, which snake through glasspack-style mufflers. And at the corners of the car, custom Greening Automotive wheels spin 245/35ZR19 Pirelli P Zeros in front of 315/35ZR20 Pirelli P Zero Rossos.
Pop the car's doors and you'll find an attractive, well-rounded interior that was installed by Steve Holcomb of Knoxville Tennessee's Pro Auto Custom Interiors. Firm bucket seats feature tight leather covers. In front of those seats, a custom dash hangs custom Classic Instruments telemetry next to Alpine audio and buttons for the car's power windows. Below that dash, a custom, full-length console balances a leather-wrapped shifter behind knobs for modern climate control. And in front of the driver, a custom, leather-wrapped steering wheel laps a tilting column.
Featured at the 2012 SEMA Show
Received the Goodguys Award of Excellence
Received two Dirty Dozen awards at the Pigeon Forge Rod Run
Awarded Top 25 at the Pigeon Forge Rod Run
Awarded Top 25 at the Shades of the Past Rod Run
Awarded Best Custom Car by the Unity Thunder Car Club
Awarded Best in Show by the Prince William Cruisers
Awarded Best in Show by the Sun Valley Cruisers
Awarded Best in Show at the Top of the Bay Car Show
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ACCESSORIES
A large display board
At the end of the day, this Chevy is one incredible Camaro. Is that an oversimplification of our semantic dilemma? Probably. But one thing is certain: this custom is a car you have to see to fully appreciate. So, if you're looking for a cool classic that combines stunning design with no-excuses performance, pick up the phone and schedule a visit!