Here at the Classic Industries Retail Showroom, we see countless beautiful restored cars and trucks, as well as quite a few resto-modded vehicles. The latter category covers builds ranging from a few modern modifications to complete tear-downs and rebuilds with aggressive motor swaps.
This '82 Camaro belongs to Teron Mays, of Downey, California. Teron says the car has been in his family since it was new — his siblings drove it during high school, and his father left it to him when he passed away. The car originally had a 305ci V8 engine and automatic transmission, but that was tossed aside for a much more potent setup.
Teron popped the hood on his Camaro to reveal a modern LQ4 engine, which is a 6.0L iron-block LS variant that was found in GM trucks such as the Chevy Silverado and Suburban. The motor is far from stock, with LS3 heads and intake, a custom Isky Racing cam, and numerous other upgrades. It's paired with a Stage 3 built 4L60E automatic transmission and 3.73 rear end.
The Camaro rides on black Corvette C6 ZR1 wheels, which conceal disc brakes from a 2002 Camaro SS. Teron tells us he plans to swap the ZR1 wheels for a set of C7 Z06 wheels soon.
Another distinctive feature of this 1982 Camaro build is its vibrant paint. Teron had the car repainted in Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat — ironically, this pearlescent paint was originally a Ford Mustang color. The cowl hood and tinted IROC-Z taillights also add to the aggressive appearance. Teron says the car's interior has also been transplanted from a 1990/91 IROC-Z.
Teron is no stranger to classic Chevys. His first car was a '68 Biscayne, and he also currently owns a '69 Camaro, '73 Camaro RS, and a '71 Camaro RS. This extreme third-gen Z28 is one more cool ride in his stable, and it certainly put smiles on our faces when it rolled into our parking lot.
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