It's been a long journey, but I have decided to part with my prize possession; my 1967 RS/SS Camaro known as Jade. I have owned this car since December of 2003 and have done the majority of the work myself, with the exception of painting the car and assembling the engine. I have every single receipt, along with every picture and documentation. I have ran Royal Purple XPR throughout the entire car its entire life, and never once had any catastrophic failures. The car has participated in 3 Hot Rod Power Tours, and drove flawlessly each year. I just entered the 43rd Annual World of Wheels Car Show in Birmingham, held at the BJCC, and we took 1st place!!
She's not perfect, but you would be hard pressed to find another First Gen Camaro, that is a proven "Show" Winner, yet, can drive from Alabama to Florida to Detroit, without turning a wrench on her.
Here are the details of the Dream that I built:
[/B]* $54,000 Asking Price
* Frame-Off Restoration Completed May 2010
* Participated in 3 Hot Rod Power Tours, Including 2 “Long Hauls”
* Tremec TKO600 built with custom .64:1 overdrive
* Vintage Gen IV AC/Heat and Dakota Digital Gauges
* Driven 21,000 Miles across 11 States since June 1st of 2010
* Multiple Award Winning Show Car to Include: Super Chevy (2005) & World of Wheels (2006 & 2014)
* Designed by famed car designer Jason Rushforth
At the end of 2009, my 1967 Camaro RS/SS started an 18-month complete frame-off restoration. Every nut and bolt was addressed during the restoration and the results are superb. Everything in the car works, as you would expect from the dome light, to the turn signals, to the four-way flashers, to the updated Dakato Digital VHX gauges, to the Ice Cold Vintage AC. The signature hide-away headlights open and close perfectly with a custom Billet grill. The tail lights have also been updated to LED Sequential tail lights. Prior to the extensive restoration, I sought out the help from famed car designer Jason Rushforth. Together we drafted a rendering/blueprint of the Camaro known as “Jade”. The official rendering, autographed by Jason Rushforth, will be included with the car. Jason Rushforth also designed the custom Livewire rims that add to the stunning look we were going for.
Prior to being painted in GM Imperial Blue Metallic Paint, the entire body was disassembled, sanded, and blocked to perfection. The body panels were removed and reinstalled and aligned several times for that perfect gap before coming off for the last time for paint. Once the Sherwin Williams base coat was applied, it was then sanded and blocked. After that, five layers of Sherwin Williams clear were laid on and baked for several hours. Once the car was removed from the paint booth, it was wet-sanded down and buffed to near perfection.
Lift the hood on this first generation F-body and you will find an engine bay that has been stuffed with a 468 big block V8 full of polished billet components. The engine features an Edelbrock Performer Air-Gap intake, MSD Pro-billet distributor, SS Coil, Speed Pro forged pistons, and a Comp Cams Hydraulic Roller cam. The engine is fed fuel through a Holley 4150HP 830 CFM Carburetor, and the heads are Edelbrock Aluminum RPM that have been CNC machined and topped with Crane Gold Series Race Rockers. Bolted to the engine is a Stage II Hydraulic Clutch that feeds the power to a Tremec TKO600 that was custom built with a .64:1 final overdrive that created a reduction of 36% in RPM’s. Responsible for putting the power to the ground is a 12-bolt Auburn Posi with 4.10 gears.
The entire front sub-frame was disassembled, sandblasted, and then painted gloss black, and then cleared. You will also find a completely revamped Hotchkis front suspension. The Camaro has brand new full length quarter panels along with a steel cowl induction hood. Behind the custom Jason Rushforth Livewire rims, you’ll find Wilwood cross drilled and slotted power disc brakes at all four corners.
The entire goal behind this build was to have a show winning car that had a professional look to it, but could be driven anywhere and most importantly, was dependable. Inside you’ll find a factory correct deluxe interior that has various upgrades like the Custom Autosound AM/FM radio with USB port that is built to look period correct. I have driven this car on several road trips and have averaged over 17 Miles to the Gallon!
I will include all the documentation and every receipt from the extensive restoration. It has participated in three Hot Rod Power tours, two of which I was a long hauler, and the Jade has won numerous car shows and awards, to include the 2014 World of Wheels in Birmingham 2014.
468 Cubic Inch GM Big Block
GM Performance Forded Crank
GM Performance Forged “Press Fit” Connecting Rods
Speed Pro 10.44:1 Forged Pistons
Comp Cams Hydraulic Roller Camshaft (578/578 Lift Intake/Exhaust, 232/232 Duration)
Comp Cams Hydraulic Lifters, Valve Springs, & Push Rods
Crane Gold Series Roller Rockers
Edelbrock Performer Alum Heads (CNC Machined Factory Option)
Edelbrock Performer RPM Air-Gap Intake
Edelbrock Performer RPM Alum Water Pump
Pete Jackson “Noisy” Gear Drive
Holley 4150HP Series 830 CFM Carburetor
MSD Pro-Billet Ignition to Include: MSD 6AL Ignition Box, SS Coil, 8.5 Race Wires
Custom Tig Welded Polished Valve Covers (Built around the Brake Booster)
Custom Polished Spectre Dual Air Intake System
Griffin Aluminum Radiator, Fully Polished with Electric Fan
Hooker Super Comp Headers, Fully Polished (Jet Hot Coated by Nitro Plate)
Fully Polished 3” Flowmaster Exhaust with Super 40 Mufflers (Jet Hot Coated by Nitro Plate)
Tremec TKO600 5-Speed
Stage II Pro-Touring Clutch, Pressure Plate & Throwout Bearing (By American Powertrain)
Wil-Wood Adjustable Clutch Master Cylinder (By American Powertrain)
Chrome-Moly Driveshaft with Gold Anodized U-Joints
12-Bolt Rear-End (Auburn Posi Unit W/ 4.10:1 Gears)
Wil-Wood Slotted & Cross Drilled Disc Brakes, Drums on the Rear
Jason Rushforth 2-Piece Livewire Rims (18X9 ½ on the Rear, 18X8 on the Front)
Nitto NT05 Tires
Full Hotchkis Suspension to Include: Upper & Lower Tubular A-Arms, Sub-Frame Connectors, Front Coil Springs, Rear Leaf Springs, Inner & Outer Tie Rods, Pitman Arm, Idler Arm, & Adjustable Sleeves
CPP Quick Steering Gearbox
Complete Poly-Urethane Bushings throughout the entire car
Bilstein Front Shocks, 12-Way Adjustable QA-1 Shocks on Rear
Competition Engineering Slide-A-Link Bars
March Performance Serpentine System with Polished AC Compressor & Billet Power Steering Pump
March Performance Billet Battery Hold-Down Box Relocated in the Trunk
Vintage GEN IV Heating/AC Sure Fit Kit
Optima Performance Battery
All NEW American Wiring Harness throughout the ENTIRE Car
Complete Custom AutoSound Stereo System
All New Carpet and Sound Deadener
Deluxe Interior with Full Console & Gauges in Mint Condition
All Glass is in Mint Condition with Brand New Window Tint
Brand New Polished Stainless Steel Fuel Tank
If you are seriously interested, please contact me directly.
Carl D Smith