It's not often you find your high school car, but this owner got lucky.
After some intense searching, the owner of this Camaro was able to track down his old high school car! He sold the car in the late ’80s to help pay for college, and the car eventually ended up in Fairbanks, AK. As it turns out, the person who bought it still had it some 30 years later, albeit in dire need of restoration.
We were able to completely disassemble the car and begin our restoration process with media blasting. New sheet metal was sourced from Auto Metal Direct, and our talented crew was able to finesse the car body to better than new condition. Luckily, the floor pans on this Camaro were in pristine condition, and only exterior quarter panels were required.
The color of the car was kept to original specification and painted in Bolero Red. Subtle upgrades such as modern electronic headlight doors from Retro-Electro were sourced, as well as a modern stereo and new upholstery.
The drivetrain was left relatively original, with a 327ci small block chevy coupled to a 2-speed automatic power-glide transmission powering the car. Wilwood disc brakes were installed on all four corners, along with a complete front suspension kit from RideTech.
Wheels were sourced from Foose Design, and wrapped in premium BF Goodrich tires.
In the end, the owner was happy to have his high school car back in his garage!