This latest offering from RK Motors is a slick and custom Pro Street version of the 1967 Camaro with one of the largest tubs I've ever seen.
Billed as Chevy's answer to the Ford Mustang, the 1967 Camaro was immediately popular and offered a pony car alternative for Chevy fans with Bowtie power under the hood. They're quite desirable on the hot rod scene and special edition models with big cubed engines command premium dollar on the auction block. This latest offering from RK Motors is a slick and custom Pro Street version of the 1967 Camaro with a bunch of high tech features, big block engine, custom bodywork and one of the largest tubs I've ever seen. Let's give her a look.
Starting with a thorough going over of the F-body, the car was treated to an extensive restoration stripping away old tired metal and building it up with a custom suspension and a mammoth 502 cubic inch Chevy Rat motor. Sitting atop the engine are polished air cleaners and a high rise RAM intake with a dual quad DEMON carburetor setup. Braided steel lines are used throughout with polished valve covers, an MSD billet distributor and MSD plug wires. Heat treated large diameter headers get rid of spent gases through a custom fitted exhaust. There's a polished alternator, electric Moroso water pump, and a extra large Northern radiator fitted with a big puller fan to keep everything cool.
The whole car sits on a custom rectangular tube chassis, flat floorpans, and giant tubs to house a set of massive 33" x 18.5" Mickey Thompson ET Streets. A beefed up Ford 9" sits out back with a B&M TH400 taking care of shifting duties. There's also adjustable Aldan American coil-overs, a Mustang II front-clip, custom rack-and-pinion steering setup, and 4 wheel disc brakes all around.
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On the inside she sports a custom leather interior that while not exactly to my taste is clean and neat. The steering wheel is a polished and leather-wrapped Lecarra unit with a polished, tilting column. There's also a high end stereo system with bluetooth and an infotainment screen.
The video above takes a walkaround of the car, start up and a rip back and forth in the parking lot. It's got a great sound but I'm wondering how tractable it is on the street with that high rise manifold. I guess there's only one way to find out, right? Buckle up.
Born and bred New Yorker, bon vivant and raconteur. Traveled extensively throughout the continental U.S. While I used to street race in my 1971 Boss 351 Mustang, I now take pleasure hypermiling in my Honda Insight, tending to my garden, reading, cooking and audiophilia.
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