Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Automotif XXXIX...

Spotted this restomod on the way home from the range. It was turning right at 56th & Lafayette, so I wasn't able to get a better shot, unfortunately. It was mighty tasty, though.

Bitchin' Camaro

11 comments:

Noah said...

Vaguely on-topic:

Say what you will about the 'new classic' muscle cars, the Dodge Challenger is the only non-exotic car that has ever caught my wife's eye (she of the utterly utilitarian approach to automotive transport).

Anonymous said...

It looks like it has been tubbed to allow those wide rear tires. I wonder if it's an original '69 Camaro? Apparently you can build a first generation Camaro with all new parts, the only original part you need is the build plate.

Al_in_Ottawa

Keads said...

Al, I know for sure you can build a new first generation Mustang. I'm betting the same for the Camaro after looking at the NPD part catalog for them =)

John A said...

1 OK, "Restomod" looks good, if you want to fix/uphrade a fairly common antique.
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2 I qas told about 1960, Sears still carried all the parts - including body - for the Ford Model T.
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3 I also remember form the 1960s an article about a guy who decided to put more power in his MG, which he did by cutting a Corvette V8 engine in half (even more work than it sounds like) and installing it - would Retromod do that, I wonder?

Anonymous said...

There's a company called dynacorn that offers replacement bodyshells for 67 & 69 Camaros and 67 thru 70 Mustangs. The owner of my local body shop is building up a new '69 Camaro around one in his spare time.

Al_in_Ottawa

Daniel Watters said...

A Bitchin' Camaro with no insurance to match?

Scott J said...

Sigh, wish I could afford a vehicle collection as deep as my gun collection.

Bob in Houston said...

heh, "Bitchin' Camaro", oh lordy, Tam just might have a Dead Milkmen cassette in the her collection!

benEzra said...

If you think about it, the very genesis of hot-rodding was restomodding old worn out Model T's and '30s coupes into fun performance cars. A teenager in the '40s and '50s wouldn't have been caught dead in a beautifully restored factory-spec Model T or '32 Coupe, but rebuild/mod/replace the engine and hack the body, and it was a hot ride.

Paul said...

Lot of work to go really fast in a straight line for 440 yards. There was a movie back in the 70's that had a Bonnie and Clyde theme where the male had tricked out a 69 Camaro. Now that car I liked.

Will said...

I'm still annoyed that the owner wouldn't sell me his '65/66 Mustang fastback with a straight front axle. Obviously set up as a drag car. He originally had a big block in it, set back a bit. It was for sale, but when I told him I wanted to build it for the street, he refused, even though I told him it would be going across the country. Told him it would first go into my dad's shop in NJ for a thorough going over (10 mile away) and initial engine/trans installation, then get towed to CA.
I originally thought he was just being a safety nazi, but now suspect there might have been something fishy about the title. Would have been neat!