The 454 callouts on the fender are not lying. This is a larger big block than Chevy ever installed on their own for the first-gen, but it looks right at home in the engine bay. It has a nice presence with polished components like the Moroso valve covers, air topper, alternator, and pulleys. But more than just looking nice, this big block was built to be a seriously mean machine. Besides the monster displacement, it has go-fast goodies like an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, roller rockers, Edelbrock RPM air gap intake, and MSD ignition. Plus, those long tube headers that add even more power as they contribute to the rumble of the dual exhaust. But all this serious power is nothing without control. That’s why you also have upgrades such as modern performance tires and four-wheel disc brakes. Add in power steering and a stout three-speed automatic transmission, and you soon realize this is a beastly Camaro that’s easy to tame.

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