BUILT 580CI MERLIN BLOCK, TH400 TRANS W/ STALL, BUILT REAR END, ROLL CAGE, WOW!
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|Engine:||580 cu in|
1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Prostreet
This is the type of car that makes people tell stories starting out with "You won't believe what I saw on the street the other night!" "Prostreet" is an appropriate description for this car. It is street legal (each state has different regulations), but is definitely a Pro level build. Check out this last year of the second-generation Camaros that will turn heads wherever it shows up. Street or strip.
Heads will turn for multiple reasons. The first one is that the "Black Gold" paint job on this car is awesome. It's a very unique color which is devilishly delicious in the way it changes with different lighting, and from different angles. The body is pretty much the stock, great looking, body style of the second gen Camaros. Except, there is that hood scoop, which is bound to attract some attention, and is absolutely functional for both engine clearance and performance reasons. Glass T-Tops let the sun shine in and will make summer cruise nights even more enjoyable. From the side, you can see that there is a nice rake to the car that hints at its serious intentions even if you don't notice the size of the rear tires. From the rear, you can't miss the tires, or the flares to the rear fenders required to clear them.
As you slide into this car, you will immediately notice that the interior is set up for some serious business. That is largely because you will need to do a little hip check to clear the roll cage bar which runs forward to the front floor. That cage does give you a sense of security from the extra protection it offers, just don't let it make you too brave. The cage also ties together the chassis of the car, from the front to the rear, so that the body doesn't flex under the extreme acceleration this car is capable of. That design decision eliminated the back seats, turning the car into a two-seat sports coupe. The rest of the interior is street oriented. There are power windows, a tilt steering wheel and even an iPod compatible JVC head unit with new speakers in the back for your listening pleasure. A few extra gauges keep track of critical engine functions, and a B&M shifter completes the picture.
Now to the "Pro" part of this build. Let's start by suggesting you ask your salesman for the spec sheet on this build. It has more juicy details in it than can be highlighted in this brief description. The basics start with a 580 cubic-inch, Marlin II, Tall deck engine, that still has room for boring it out. A Scat forged crank, and H-beam rods with ARP cap screws, that all keep Icon forged pistons pumping. A Howard cam system includes a roller kit, ratio rockers, and push rods to open and close the valves in the GM square port heads. It's all fed from a fuel cell with a Holley fuel pump. An aluminum radiator with dual fans keeps things cool, even in traffic. A TH400 trans, with a high stall speed converter sends the power back to a 9" Star Wars rear end with 3.73 gears, an Auburn locker, and Strange axles. A 6-link rear suspension keeps things in line under extreme power, and the 325/50R15 tires put that power on the ground.
You won't believe what you will see at Streetside Classics! Come on down, ask for the spec sheet, and check it out. The engine and driveline parts are worth more than the asking price for the complete package.