Update – The BIN has been lowered to $13,700! Someone better grab this quick!
We’ve probably all been there, part way through a project and then have the realization your never going to get it done. Well that seems to be what’s happened with this Camaro, on two separate occasions. A previous owner started restoring it, prepped it for new paint and installed an LT1 350 V8 from a Corvette with an M22 Rock Crusher transmission. They don’t have the time to finish it and can’t take it with, so they sold it on the current seller. The new owner purchased a lot of new parts for it, but is in the middle of another restoration and has realized they won’t be able to take it on either, so now it’s on to the next owner. Hopefully they will have a little more luck finishing it than the last two owners! You can find this project here on eBay in Williston Park, New York with a BIN of $14k.
The LT1 might not be the original engine, but I think I’m alright with it! This small block is a rev happy little beast that churns out 370 horsepower. It might not have the low end grunt of a big block, but I don’t think you’ll care about that as soon as you put your foot down. And with the M22 from a big block Corvette, you’ll have all kinds of fun rowing through the gears and all to your very own soundtrack that is the Rock Crusher!
Someone did a lot of work to this Pony. Besides upgrading the engine and transmission, they also installed a 12 bolt rear end. They also installed some new interior components, including new carpets and bucket seats from a ’69. It looks to be in nice shape, now if only the rest of the car was this nice!
We actually heard from the seller and got a bit more of the story behind it! Here is what they had to say about it, “I bought from the 2nd owner who happens to be a friend that lives down the block from me. The car actually sat in Bobby’s garage for nearly 33 years. My friend, Bobby is moving to Florida in the spring of 2017 and cant take the car with him so I bought it. I waited nearly six months just to get the transferable registration because he has lost it a long time ago and had a crazy time getting a new one from DMV. Anyhow, I have the new registration and all the while I was waiting on it I started cleaning the car up by replacing some body parts and interior work. To be absolutely honest I really wanted to keep it but reality is, I’m in the middle of restoring my sweetheart ’75 Orange Flame Corvette and I can not put anymore time or money into the Camaro. The Camaro has really good bones and tons of potential. Its a very solid car, and I can provide photos of the underside of car if necessary. I took photos of the floors before installing the new carpet as well. Also the biggest dispute of the car truthfully is people asking if the car runs? Yes this motor was rebuilt back before Bobby stored it in his garage and he swears to me it not only runs but can put out over 400hp. ( I have not even tried to get it running, yet) The only reason why he stopped driving the car was to have it painted his favorite color “ruby red”. so he started taking the car apart and never finished the car after having his 3rd child. It just sat in his garage and from time to time he would run it. The last time it ran was approximately 3 years ago. I have the original parts plus lots of brand new parts that go with the sale. Again not just a pitch, but the car really has tons of potential and a great project for anyone. Thank you.”
Finishing someone else’s project can be a serious challenge, but much of the difficult work has already been done. I wouldn’t look forward to doing the body and paint work, but you could always pay to have it finished. How ever the next owner decides to finish this Camaro, what’s important is that they get it done and back on the road! If it were yours, what all would you do with this pony?