Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Pro Street is a style of street-legal custom car, usually built for drag racing. Cars of this type typically feature a narrowed rear axle coupled with oversized rear tires for maximum grip and a large capacity V8 engine often supercharged. A specific type of race car, typically American muscle cars. This class of vehicles are highly tuned, intended for pro-class races, but still have the ability to be street-legal (that they have proper safety features, lights and signals, and depending on jurisdictions, keep within a specified weight-to-horsepower ratio).
This street legal, drag race looker with miles deep paint and engine changed Camaro is a real head turner. Whether it's the noise it produces for your ears or your eyes, it is almost like you cannot look away. Blending all the looks of Pro Street, the top that goes down, and an updated monstrous drivetrain we have a looker and a cooker at our fingertips. Strap in and hold on, it's gonna be a fast ride!
Straight steel panels are covered in an application of Black and the paint shows in the deep end of the pool and gray stripes start on the header panel and race across the hood and end at the base of the trunk mounted spoiler. A low-profile rearward facing hood scoop is on and the exterior stripped of most badging save for the basic Camaro on the front fenders. A thin chrome bumper leads the way up front and hovers below a black eggcrate grille which is flanked on either side by LED headlamps and holds the correct marker lights within. A gray canvas convertible top has been installed and looks fab with only a few wrinkles and a clear plastic rear window. Chrome moldings surround the windshield and base of the top providing some extra bling. More stainless is on highlighting the wheel openings and are joined by a simple chrome rocker spear. A small rear wind rear wing is bolted and just underneath are the standard inset tail lamps with shiny bezels and a chrome bumper below. Billet Specialties wheels in 15" format are on all 4 corners with 26X6.00 tires in the front and massive 29X18.0 tires on the rear. A shout out to the nicely carpeted trunk which holds both the battery and a fuel cell.
A swing of the door and we are met with beautifully customized door panels in black padded vinyl with veritcal tuck and roll stitching plus some billet for the armrest, cranks and knobs. Black and white houndstooth vinyl and cloth bucket seats float in a sea of black carpet with smooth bolsters and beautiful white houndstooth appears in the inserts with a tuck and roll pattern. The rear 2+2 bench seat has been narrowed to make space for the large tire tubs while still providing room for one and a roll cage with some carbon fiber wrap keeps the driver and passenger safe in case of a whoopsie going down the track. The factory dash has been retained but a speedometer and tachometer by Autometer now replace the factory instrumentation. Moving to the center of the dash we have more Autometer gauges to monitor engine vitals along with an AM/FM/CD player by Alpine and a row of covered toggle switches. A Kilduff shifter with 4 black ball topped levers sits on the center of the hump and is surrounded by nice black carpeting.
Underneath the scooped hood resides a 454ci V8 now displacing 468ci complete with a steel crank, TRW rods and pistons and a double roller timing set. Cast iron oval port open chamber heads were treated to a 3-angle valve job and back cutting for better flow before being bolted to the mill. An 850cfm Holley carburetor sends the proper air and fuel mixture to the engine via a Weiand intake manifold. A TH400 3-speed automatic transmission with a 3800rpm stall converter sends power back to a narrowed Ford 9" Positraction axle with 4.11 gears. Copious amounts of chrome and polished aluminum are on in this engine bay and complete the dressed to the nines look perfectly.
A black painted factory unibody, narrowed rear frame section and sheet metal floors give this car its backbone. All is clean and rust free, the way we like it. A tubular coil spring front suspension is on in front while a ladder bar setup with coilovers is on the rear with both sets of coilovers being adjustable. Wilwood power disc brakes provide the stopping power while power steering allows navigation with ease. Headers send spent fossils through Flowmaster mufflers and out from under the body just in front of the rear tires.
I was off for a pedicure and foot soak when the drive time came due for this car, so my partner in crime took the wheel and fired back his report. A twist of the key and a press of the button at the front of the shifter console and the car roared to life. He reported back that the acceleration was limitless all the while cruising with the top down and the wind in his hair. Steering was
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