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 |  Mar 17 2012, 1:01 PM

This year’s SEMA Show is distant on the calendar, but it’s never too early for builders to release sneak previews of what they’re working on.

Swedish car designer Bo Zolland will be putting his spin on a classic 1968 Chevrolet Camaro for this year’s show, and judging by the pictures, it’s going to be a real winner.

Zolland, who recently renamed his firm from Vizualtech to Zolland Design AB, is previously known for his Jaguar E-Type Growler Concept, that is heading off to limited production as the Lyonheart K. But unlike the classy, clean bodylines we see in the Jaguar concept, this Camaro is all-American mean muscle.

Clearly the custom Camaro will sport a nice widebody with a sleek coat of black paint. It appears that the doors were cut down to lower the beltline; which is contrary to what we see with conventional hot-rod builders that tend to chop the roof of their cars. Nonetheless, from what little we see of this Camaro, it’s already looking great.

Under the hood will be a LS3 V8, supercharged of course, while the factory brakes and suspension have been swapped out for some more modern counterparts. We can’t wait to see this creation in person this year in Las Vegas.

[Source: Motor Authority]

 |  Jan 29 2012, 10:00 AM


Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? This custom classic Chevy Camaro combines vintage good looks with cutting-edge technology, allowing it to accelerate, turn and stop better than the majority of cars on the road today.

This frame-up built Camaro Pro Touring features an LS3 V8 powerplant under the hood and could be yours for the price of $129,900. It only sports 409-miles on the odometer, and its House of Kolor Galaxy Gray exterior is subtle yet classy.

The car originated from Pennsylvania, but was shipped over to The Installation Center out in Cleveland, Georgia where it began its impressive rebuild process. The majority of panels were replaced with high-quality restoration pieces before the vehicle made its way to Classic Cars Southeast in Lebanon, Tennessee where the body was fine-tuned to showroom fit and finish. The Galaxy Gray was then meticulously sprayed onto the vehicle while a set of House of Kolor Laser Red stripes contrasts the otherwise subtle exterior.

Under the hood however is a pristine 480-hp GM Performance Parts LS376/480 Hot Cam V8 powerplant. Cooling on the V8 has been upgraded with a Griffin polished aluminum radiator, an electric fan and fresh new hoses. Ceramic long-tube headers and a true  dual stainless steel exhaust system expels out all the fumes.

The suspension on this retro resale has been overhauled with products from Hotchkis, Chris Alston’s Chassisworks, and Varishock while the brakes are courtesy of G-street. On each of the four corners are 17-inch Foose Nitrous Chrome Legend wheels sporting Fuzion ZR1 rubber. The interior is traditional ’68 Camaro but has received some custom accents from M&M Hot Rod Interiors and Marquez Design. There is even some good ‘ol Kenwood speakers with Alpine amplifiers to give the Camaro a more sonorous cabin when you’re not enjoying the tone of the exhaust.

GALLERY: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible


[Source: RK Motors]

 |  Jan 07 2012, 11:00 AM


Finding a mint condition 1968 Chevy Camaro SS is pretty tough. Finding one with 400-hp and just 5,251-miles, well that’s just a gem. Now one sporting a unique and bright orange paint job like this one? We’ve got ourselves a winner.

Priced at $59,900, this ’68 SS sports a PPG O’So Orange paint job that has been meticulous sprayed onto the car and is “jaw-dropping in the sun.” Supposedly it cost over $10,000 just to paint the vehicle and with immaculate bodywork with completely straight panels, this Camaro is as clean and as pristine as they get.

Under the hood is a 377-cubic inch small block built by Chuck Spanel pushing out more than 400-hp. Power is transferred to the wheels through a four-speed manual transmission from Muncie. For wheels, it runs a staggered 18-inch front, 20-inch rear Coys setup that were installed less than 100-miles ago.

On the inside, the immaculate interior consists of black and gray leather with modern bucket seats and custom door and side panels. This Camaro is a true hot rod with a bit of contemporary tuning sprinkled in, making it an excellent retro resale.

GALLERY: O’So Orange 1968 Chevy Camaro SS


[Source: RK Motors]