This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Restomod is one of those unreal cars where you can see the money before you even get close. Dubbed “Snowblind” by the pros over at East Bay Muscle Cars in California, this 2015 SEMA car (it was featured at the K&N booth that year) was expertly designed, built, and quite frankly slaved over for 3 years and to the tune of over $350,000 in the build cost. But the craftsmanship and innovation certainly shows, right? This is probably the coolest '67 Camaro (if you can even call it that anymore) that we've ever featured, and although we'll never get close to detailing everything that went into the build in this narrative, we'll give you the highlights. For the rest, give us a call, or simply Google “Snowblind Camaro” and enjoy, because this car has A LOT of fans.
You can always spot the great ones because they seem to glow compared to the cars around them. We can't say specifically what sets them apart, but cars like this that have been taken all the way down and rebuilt from there on up seem to just stand out, as if everything were just a little more exacting. In the case of this beauty, it was taken all the way down to its unibody platform and then built back up with new and tricked-out parts to result in one of the largest custom endeavors that we've ever seen. The result is a body that's been augmented, smoothed, and custom fabricated so much that it almost looks like a Camaro prototype. From there, it was drowned in PPG Honda White all over the body, along with a mix of satin gray and red accents up front and on the tail panel. There's satin clear over the raw carbon fiber parts like the custom hood, and all the trim pieces were professionally powder-coated with “Cast Black” finish. Expert eyes will notice that the doors were donated from a 1968 Camaro, specifically to avoid the vent window, and between the RS headlight package and custom blacked-out grille and lower valance, the recontoured A-pillars and drip rails, the 2-inch lowered rear quarter panels, and the fully fabricated rear portion of the car, anyone can easily see why the build cost was so substantial. The car's been driven 1,926 miles since it was built (that's right, you can actually drive this masterpiece, unlike most SEMA big shots) so it has a few minor signs of use, but it's all very minor thanks in large part to the fact that almost the entire car was covered in a clear bra. Please believe me when I write it, anything that I put in this description is not doing this Camaro justice. This car is absolutely STUNNING.
The full-blown customization continues inside, with modified Corbeau racing seats front and rear that are custom wrapped with leather, two-tone micro-suede, and red stitching, all in a pattern reminiscent of today's elite imported exotics. And as a former member of the Ultimate Street Car Association, you'll find a much needed moly seatbelt harness in the back that helps stiffen the ride a bit, and anchors the multi-harnesses seatbelts up front. EBMC completely reworked the dash as well, featuring a 3D-printed instrument cluster full of Dakota Digital VHX gauges, and the sporty Sparco steering wheel just ahead sits atop a tilt column and is yet another component in a long list of expensive luxuries that make up this Camaro. There's also an extensively modified headliner up top that has a very precise fit, a custom built center console that houses the 6-speed manual shifter and power window controls, and a full set of Marquez interior panels worked and upholstered to math the seats. Entertainment is provided via a Kenwood Double DIN head unit that powers a full Memphis sound system with a booming 10-inch subwoofer. This custom coupe also features ice cold A/C, and out back the trunk has been beautifully finished with lush carpets and removable panels and a centered “Snowblind” badge in the center. Once again, STUNNING.
They didn't mess around when it came time for horsepower, either. That's a twin-turbo LS3 V8 crate motor under the hood, and as if that wasn't enough power, it was further augmented with stainless steel headers, an EBMC induction system, and “water-to-air” intercoolers. It's a beautiful engine bay as well, with custom inner fenders and a smoothed firewall, and the block itself looks like a million bucks with a precision metalcraft sheetmetal intake up top that catches the eye, along with a Vintage Air 'Front Runner' serpentine system, and neat hydraulic lines and fittings from Fragola Performance. A big Ron Davis aluminum radiator with dual exhaust fans keeps the engine nice and cool, and a Ricks Stainless steel fuel tank, an Aeromotive fuel pump, and wide long-tube headers all make it mechanically sound and a ton of fun to drive. The motor spins a T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission and aluminum driveshaft, and the Ram dual disc clutch begs to be dumped and slammed on through each gear change. Underneath, there's a custom Art Morrison chassis front and rear, along with a triangulated 4-link with a 9-inch rear end housing with 31-spline Strange axles and a Trutrac differential with 3.70 gears. There's also Afco adjustable shocks and Eibach springs that can more than handle all the torque coming from the engine, and they help this Camaro attack each corner with unbridled aggression. There are also gigantic power 4-wheel disc brakes to keep everything under control, with drilled and slotted rotors and Superlite pistons and calipers with laser-engraved EBMC logos. What an awesome detail, truly above-and-beyond. A custom stainless dual exhaust gives it that awesome sound you like and virtually everything under the car is brand new and in amazing condition. See what I mean about a pretty big bill to build this car? Even the custom Rushforth wheels are ideally suited to the car, staggered with 18x10 front and 19x12 in the rear and wrapped in Nitto performance radials.