Any single feature of this 1972 Chevrolet Camaro could easily justify its price – the custom graphic metallic paint; the complete and comfortable interior; the custom T-top roof; and the 383 stroker with a nitrous shot that brings it to 742 hp. All of these are huge investment independently that come together to create a coupe that will stay in everyone’s mind whether it’s on the car show lawn or tearing up the streets. Usually seeing a split-bumper bad boy Z28 Camaro is enough to get your heart racing, but on this one, it’s just a little bonus. You’ve never seen a custom air brushed graphics kit on a car like this before, and no one you pass will ever see one like this again. It takes an amazing imagination to turn this coupe into a mural of riveted steel with a midnight thunderstorm trying to bust through. People will flock to see the jagged appearance of the graphics and then be amazed as they come closer to see it hidden beneath all that butter-smooth clearcoat. The paintwork is the key to an aggressive package that’s reinforced by the Weld Pro-Star wheels staggered for a racer’s stance, duck tail rear spoiler, and of course, the massive air scoop on the hood. This outrageously wild child of a Camaro has a surprisingly inviting interior. There was money recently invested in keeping it pleasant with items like a new dash pad and new covers for the re-foamed bucket seats. You get a grippy three-spoke Grant flame steering wheel, and beyond that is a full set of digital gauges glowing an aggressive red. Your right hand will split its time between resting on the B&M line lock performance shifter and changing the channels on the full Sony AM/FM/CD/DVD/XM radio. That last part is connected to a full sound system that includes a Rockford Fosgate subwoofer in the trunk. While the stereo is amazing, you might have noticed this one has custom set of T-tops built into the body (the factory didn’t offer these until years later.) We think this was added because nothing is more hypnotic than the roar coming from the exhaust. After one look at the giant hood scoop we’re surprised you didn’t skip ahead to read more about the motor. Who could blame you for wanting to get a look at that amazing 383 stroker V8 that has less than 3,700 miles on it since over $12,000 was invested on a full custom build. The tidy engine bay is now packed with performance parts such as an Eagle 4340 forged stroker crank on a four-bolt main, Eagle H Beam rods, J&E Forged Nitrous pistons (rated at 10.5:1 compression for running on pump gas), AFR aluminum heads, Comp Cams roller camshaft, Edelbrock Endurashine RPM intake, Holley HP 950 CFM four-barrel carburetor, high volume fuel pump, electric fan, and full MSD ignition kit. There’s a ton more upgrades to list, but we simply don’t have the space to do it. Just know that the full package exhales powerfully through Hooker Super Competition ceramic headers on its way to the Flowmaster dual exhaust with performance H-pipe construction. It has been dynoed at 523 horsepower at the rear wheels, and when the 250 nitrous shot is engaged, it puts down 742 hp to the road. That could be a power overload to the drivetrain if it was not reinforced with a GM TH350 three-speed automatic that has been built with all billet internals and a 4,000 RPM stall converter. There’s also adjustable traction bars to keep those massive 255/70R15 rear tires planted. Keeping all this power harnessed is well in hand thanks to power steering and front disc brakes.
Lutz, Florida, United States