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1967 Chevy Camaro - Roots

Gene Hart's White '67 Camaro

Photography by Tom Donchez

CC: You obviously didn't opt for the restoration route, instead going for a decidedly modern flavor. What was it that you were trying to achieve?GH: We strove for the classic musclecar flavor by keeping all of the factory emblems and trim, but it was built to drive, so we made it more comfortable and safer than a classic restoration would have been. I've made my mistakes in the past and learned the hard way by running too much cam and too much gear. This car had to be dead reliable and driveable. My wife Jeanne uses it for grocery shopping and other mundane chores.

The DetailsCar: '67 Chevy Camaro SS/RSEngine: 355ci small-blockHeads: Chevy cast-iron, 1.94/1.50 intake/exhaust valvesInduction: Power Plus aluminum dual-plane intake, 600-cfm Edelbrock carbCamshaft: Crane hydraulic flat-tappet, 221 degrees duration at 0.050-inch lift, 0.454-inch liftPower: 320 hp @ 5,500 rpm (est.), 340 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm (est.)Transmission: TH350, B&M 2,200-stall converterRearend: GM 10-bolt, 3.36:1 gears, Posi-tractionSuspension: Eaton 2-inch drop springs, Monroe gas shocks, urethane bushings, front; Stock, Delco shocks, rearBrakes: Baer Street Claw 11-inch discs, front; stock drums, rearWheels and tires: Colorado Custom Paradox 17x7s with Michelin P225/45ZR17 Pilot Sports, fronts; Colorado Custom Paradox 17x8 with Michelin P245/50ZR17 Pilot Sports, rearBody Mods: Goodmark cowl hood, fiberglass front and rear spoilersPaint: Corvette Classic White by Leo Otto, Ann Arbor, MichiganCost to Build: "We lost track."

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