Every car enthusiast has a dream about what his car should look like. But, only few of them succeeded to make their dream come true. Dale Stuban is one of them. The car from his dreams – 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SC454 is a MODERN CAR IN AN OLD FASHION SUITE.
This Chevrolet Camaro SC454 is a compilation of elegance and raw power that is typical for the American muscle cars from the late ’60s, but it is built on a modern platform with built-in modern technology.
The car is officially registered as a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SC454, but at first glance and if you see it from a distance, it looks like a 1969 Dodge Charger. Even after you take a second look at this masterpiece, you will notice the characteristic lines of the Camaro.
The designer of the car, Eric Brockmeyer, managed to transfer the ideas of Dale on paper and from his drawings, the Greening Auto Company managed to successfully create this car with a unique look which cannot leave you indifferent.
The body is made of fiberglass and under the hood there is a powerful ZZ454 big block crate engine with Tri-Power carburetor that produces 440hp. This allows the car to easily “fry” the tires on the road. All this power is perfectly transferred to the road through the Tremec 5-speed manual transmission.
The strength of this Camaro is provided by Art Morrison tube chassis, the front suspension is borrowed from the Corvette C5, and the back one is 9″ Ford. The vehicle lies on 19″ front and 20″ rear wheels, and the massive Wilwood brakes are in charge of the braking.
It is unreal to think that the process of production was easy and quick. In order to create a car like this you need the imagination of an artist and the skills of the best craftsmen and designers of cars.
Everyone who is part of this business will tell you that it is extremely difficult to visualize an idea in a car that has a form and a line like nobody has ever seen before. It is equally difficult to make a real car from what you have seen only as a drawing on paper.
Yes, the process of production was not easy, quick, nor cheap. In order to complete this project, from the first drafts, until the moment when this handcrafted Camaro was completely finished, they needed about 5 years, 12,000 hours and about $ 150,000 (according to its owner).
That is a lot of work and a lot of money to turn your dream into reality.
But you only live once, right?