For most enthusiasts, the privilege of owning a classic car isn't about numbers or return on investment. It's about heading out on the weekend and having a little bit of fun. It's about making a statement and turning heads. It's about the excitement of putting the wind in their face and the roar of an American V8 at their back. That's why rides like this awesome Camaro have such a loyal following. Sure, you'll probably see another one at the show. And it might not turn into a six-figure asset over the next decade. But, it's cool, it's stylish, it's unique and, most importantly, it provides a whole lot of enjoyment! Want to make it yours? Your friends at RK Motors Charlotte are happy to help!
Primped, polished and ready to roll, this awesome Camaro is the beneficiary of a detailed, ground-up restoration. When the car's body was solid and smooth, Daytona Yellow 2-stage paint led hours of careful color-sanding. When that sanding was glossy and level, a fresh vinyl roof followed Tuxedo Black Super Sport stripes. And today, this Camaro rolls as a top-notch classic that preserves some of the best attributes of storied Chevrolet history!
With balanced proportions and crisp detailing, the first-generation Camaro is an inherently good-looking design. At the front of this coupe, a Satin Black grille hangs traditional headlights and a bright ""SS"" emblem above a polished bumper and clean parking lamps. At the top of that grille, a Camaro-branded header leads the eye to a familiar Super Sport hood, which is founded on tinted, stainless-trimmed glass. At the sides of that hood, a sculpted profile centers polished door handles, correct mirrors and ornate quarter louvers between factory emblems, stainless rocker spears and small marker lamps. And at the back of that profile, a Satin Black valance anchors factory taillights and a second ""SS"" badge between a requisite deck spoiler and a second polished bumper.
In its heyday, Chevrolet's 396 cubic inch big block V8 played the role of all things to all people. Introduced in 1965, it was marketed as a top-of-the-line performance offering in Chevrolet's Corvette line, was widely used in Chevy's immensely popular Chevelle line, and even found its way under the hood of tough Chevrolet trucks. Stare in to the smooth engine bay and you'll find a polished and painted 396 that, during the car's detailed restoration, was fitted with forged TRW pistons and fully rebuilt. Power originates from a 750cfm Holley that's plumbed to clean stainless lines. The air/fuel mixture travels through a polished Edelbrock intake, which rides between cast iron heads, fabricated valve covers and a simple breather. Sparks get sequenced from a traditional distributor to loomed MSD Super Conductor plug wires. Spent gases roar through large-diameter pipes via coated Hedman Hedders and large diameter Flowmasters. Charge comes courtesy of a Concept One serpentine system, which spins an Edelbrock water pump between a polished alternator and a polished AC compressor. A beefy aluminum Be Cool radiator makes excellent use of dual SPAL puller fans and a polished expansion tank. And details like braided hoses, an Optima battery and a slick Wilwood master cylinder mix proven reliability with all-star appeal.
Park this Camaro on a lift and you'll find solid, Satin Black floorpans that span a roster of upgraded componentry. Behind the 396, a proven Muncie 4-speed transmission twists torque to a tough 12-bolt axle. That axle rides a fully restored suspension, which backs quick-ratio power steering with a Belltech rear sway bar. At the corners of those sturdy bones, four Wilwood calipers cinch a quartet of drilled and slotted rotors. Charred dinosaurs float from the aforementioned headers in to 3-inch, Mandrel-bent exhaust pipes, which center an H-shaped crossover in front of dual-chamber Flowmaster mufflers. And power meets the pavement through American Racing Torq Thrust IIs, which spin 215/35ZR18 Sumitomo HTR ZIIIs and 255/30ZR20 Sumitomo HTR ZIIIs around a custom combination of black spokes and polished rims.
Swing the doors and you'll find a customized leather interior that wraps firm Corbeau seats in a nice blend of classic flash and modern flair. In front of those seats, a factory dash hangs rebuilt telemetry beside Vintage Air Gen IV climate control and modern Alpine audio. Below that dash, a factory console balances a polished Hurst shifter behind factory 4-pack accessory gauges. Beneath that console, new carpet floats ""SS"" branded floor mats beneath large kick speakers. In front of the driver, a Rosewood Steering Wheel laps a tilting column. And behind the passengers, a carpeted trunk frames boxed Rockford Fosgate subwoofers.
Well-built, fully detailed and attention grabbing in every way, this Camaro backs a lot of show with a whole lot of go. In summary, it's what every car guy wants: speed, style and endless good times! If you're ready to bring home one of the coolest Chevys on the market, free up some garage space and give us a call!
The beneficiary of a detailed, ground-up restoration
396 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 / Holley 4bbl
Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
Modern air conditioning
Daytona Yellow paint
Super Sport trim
Customized leather interior / Modern audio
Reclining Corbeau bucket seats w/center console
Power 4-wheel Wilwood disc brakes
Quick-ratio power steering
Tilt steering column
12-bolt 3.73 Posi rear axle
Front and rear anti-sway bars
Customized 18 and 20-inch American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels