Creating the Ultimate Muscle Car: Home-Built 1967 Camaro
There's nothing quite as rewarding as building something with your own hands. Whether it's a single component for a build or a full project car, having something come together that you've dedicated time and effort to may be one of the biggest payoffs in life — especially when it means finally having the car of your dreams.
This beautiful 1967 Camaro is exactly that. Owned by Jerry Peterson of Fort Dodge, Iowa, this gorgeous Orange and Charcoal First-Gen is the result of countless hours put in by Jerry himself to create his ultimate muscle car.
We found the beautiful 1967 while perusing the Camaro Corral at the 2017 Goodguys Heartland Nationals and were instantly attracted to the car thanks to its unusual color combination, paired with a potent powerhouse under the hood. You could say this car is the whole package.
A mighty fine example of classic styling meets modern amenities, the Camaro features a 350 ci V8 under the hood, tied to a TH400 automatic transmission for easy cruising. Putting the engine's power to the pavement are 17-inch B&G Works wheels wrapped in Nitto NT555s. The brakes have been upgraded to discs on all four corners.
While the beautiful Orange and Charcoal Gray paint scheme is certainly an attention getter on the outside, the custom interior done by Phil's Upholstery inside is just as nice. Tan tuck and roll upholstered seats make for a comfortable place to sit while enjoying a cruise while matching carpet, door panels and dash make for a simple and classic aesthetic.
While the First-Gen Camaro speaks for itself, it's even cooler once you find out it was home-built by Jerry. How many people can say they're responsible for completely building their ultimate ride?!