Ten out of ten. Seriously, there is no other way I can describe the execution of this ’67 Camaro I found nestled in the muscle car section at the recent Mooneyes Hot Rod & Custom Show.
The idea of building an old school pony car to the theme of a factory track version with modern attributes is not a new one; it’s been tried and attempted in so many flavours. But this particular pro tourer built by Project Car Factory absolutely nails the brief.
The way things have been kept simple yet specced up with functional details just makes it stand out so much more than if it was done in a more showy fashion.
The Camaro rides on a set of custom finished and sized Budnik Tungsten wheels with satin black barrels and bronze centres. They hide Wilwood 6-piston calipers and drilled rotors that ensure the Camaro stops as well as it goes. And we’re sure it goes very well thanks to a fuel injected Chevy 383ci small block V8 backed up by a Tremec 6-speed.
As with any modern-day pro tourer build, there was a need for a few aero touches around the body, and up front we have a sculpted lower lip spoiler to help keep the nose planted.
Keeping it clean, there are no Chevy badges to speak of, just these ‘rs’ logos.
Check out the custom door mirrors, which kind of remind me of the beautifully sculpted ones you always find on Ring Brothers creations.
It’s also hard to fault the choice of color, almost a darker version of the metallic green that was used for the BNR34 Nissan Skyline V-specII Nür.
The flowing ’70s lines that culminate at the back are emphasised by the addition of a trunk spoiler that’s been color-matched to the rest of the body.
And how could a Camaro built in Japan not boast a rear diffuser! Mind you, I’m pretty sure that like the spoiler at the front this addition is totally functional.
The interior means business too; it’s not been stripped out or anything, but rather spiced up with the details you want to see in a performance oriented street/track car like this. Oh, and that Budnik Tungsten steering wheel to match the wheels at all four corners is a proper cherry on the top.
This was one of the coolest rides at the show, but I just can’t leave it at this spotlight – a full feature needs to happen. What do you guys think?
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