This SS396 Camaro was bought and turned into a race car by the original owner. I was able to find the owner who bought it back in 1975/76. He told me he spotted the car under the peace bridge in Michigan. He told me it was apparent it had been sitting for some time. It was missing the hood, radiator and was painted pearl white with the old cheater slicks still on it. He agreed to pay $500.00 for it and took it home. He told me that when they started striping the paint with each layer that came off they could see another name on the doors. He couldn't say for sure but he thought there was 3 to 4 names they stripped off. Fast forward to 1983 when I purchased the car for $2500.00. I returned it to a street car by grooving the slicks and adding some mufflers. In 1985 I torn the car down to do a complete top to bottom restoration and make it a show car.. As the saying goes life comes at you fast, here I am 2015 doing the rotisserie restoration I started in 1985. After having the car media blasted I was pleasantly surprised that the car was as the owner that I tracked down said about the condition of the car. Original quarter panels no rust no patches and not beat up or in as most race cars had done to them back in the day. It was cleaner than one could expect from 49 year old car. My goal is to duplicate the original setup the original owner had when he turned it into a race car.
1968 Chevrolet SS396 (Black)
Bored 396 with Date correct aluminum heads
Slightly modified stock dash and door panels. 6 point roll bar
All original GM sheet metal. Gm factory Z-hood
Modified stock with original Grumpy Jenkins traction bars.
Wheel and Tire
Cragar Super Trick wheels