During our first day at SEMA in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 4, 2013, we took a walk around the premises to see what was coming up for the week. Most vendors hadn’t quite finished setting up their booths, but there still plenty of cars hanging around. While walking the floor, we stumbled upon a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro that was not only clean, but innovative. Sporting a relocated firewall and tablet-controlled power accessories, we quickly decided this was a car with looking at.
As we walked closer to the 1967 Chevy Camaro, we spotted the LS1 engine, from a 2004 Pontiac GTO, between the fenders. Behind it is a 6-speed, T-56 TREMEC transmission. Cooling the 350hp LS1 is a Griffin aluminum radiator. The engine and transmission sit 3-inches back for better weight distribution. Taking the fumes out back are a custom welded, stainless steel pipes feeding into polished Borla ProXS mufflers.
The car’s weight sits on a custom fabricated front suspension designed for bolt-on Corvette C5 components. A Detroit Speed rack and pinion setup does the steering; while an Art Morrison parallel 4-bar rear suspension helps it hook. Inside, the driver sits in Corbeau front seats, while the back passengers rest on a rear seat sewn by Unique Upholstery. A custom steel transmission tunnel hides the shift in the firewall, while a customized steel dash allows for the touchscreen. The car is controlled by an tablet-controlled ISIS multiplex electrical system, while a Clarion head unit includes the back-up camera and GPS navigation built-in to the.
The beauty of this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro is on the outside. Sporting shaved drip rails and emblems, this F-Body looks extra sleek. Dripping in Lexus Ultrasonic Blue Mica paint by Lee Wess completes the look of this special this first-gen.