Cherry Bomb’s “Disturbing the Peace” ’68 Camaro Update
As SEMA nears on the horizon, expect to see a lot more of these awesome company project cars coming out of the woodwork. One in particular that we’ve been keeping a close eye on is Cherry Bomb‘s wild ’68 Camaro resto-rod aptly christened “Disturbing the Peace.” Motivated by a modern LSX 454 topped with an 8-71 BDS blower, the rest of the goodies are impressive, including a BDS intercooler system, electronic fuel injection, aftermarket EFI and coil pack controllers, a custom accessory drive system, a custom fuel tank with baffles and in-tank fuel pumps, a Be Cool aluminum radiator, a T-56 Magnum 6-speed Tremec transmission and, of course, a wicked custom exhaust system with Cherry Bomb side pipes.
Working with Year One, Cherry Bomb is really cooking up something pretty wild here. While preparing for paint, the guys snapped a couple shots of the engine being trial-fitted, it’s monstrous blown LSX poking proudly out of the hood. Putting all that power to the pavement is a Moser 9-inch rear with a 3.73 posi, custom Billet slot Mags 18″x8″ fronts and 18″x12″ rears rolling on BFG g-Force KDW 245-40-18 fronts and BFG g-Force Drag Radials 345-30-18 rears. Additionally, a Detroit Speed and Engineering hydroformed subframe and C6 steering knuckles and tubular control arms compose the front suspension, while a Detroit Speed and Engineering Quadra-Link locks up the rear, as Baer’s 6S 6-piston brakes are found at each corner.
Yet, curiously, while Cherry Bomb is building this over-the-top street machine, they’re filling its cabin with a wide assortment of niceties including a Vintage Air system, Alpine head unit and Boston Acoustics amps/speakers, all Year One restoration interior parts, Classic Instruments’ gauges, and Custom Cerullo seats. Year One also supplied reproduction panels and trim. Recently, the Camaro came back painted in Cherry Bomb red over flat black with gloss stripes. They also powder coated the trim and details black, really making this Camaro a unique machine.
But, as one might expect, this F-Body is sporting one of the wildest exhaust systems we’ve ever seen. Touting electric cutouts, side pipes, and probably way more stuff that isn’t visible here, we’re really amped to see this Camaro together and rolling under its own power.