It takes a lot of work to take a car from a rendering to the real deal, but Steve Keefer and his amazing staff at East Bay Muscle Cars are known for the type of builds that dreams are made of. In fact, just last month, we featured one of EBMC’s dream creations- the ‘69 Camaro named Tenacity. While Tenacity is certainly a sight to see, we’ve come across another of Keefer’s projects on Lateral G and if this car turns out anything like the rendering (which we know it will), we have a feeling Tenacity will have some serious competition.
After selling his Mustang, Keefer was looking for another shop car when he decided to build a ‘67 Camaro into a demonstration vehicle and autocrosser. To set things in motion, Ben Hermace of Hermace Design rendered the car with plenty of EBMC flair. Of course, with amazing creations like EBMC produces, a customer became interested in the rendering of the car and bought the shell that had been picked up for the project, asking that the first-gen Camaro be built exactly like the rendering for autocross competitions. Although Keefer gave up his soon-to-be shop car for the arrangement, EBMC is now building the car exactly as intended for a custom to fully enjoy.
To make it a fierce autocross competitor, the car will be equipped with Art Morrison front and rear clips, a twin-turbocharged LS3 engine capable of producing 800hp which will be matted to a T56 Magnum transmission, a C6 front and triangulated four-link rear suspension system, 14-inch rotors with 6-piston calipers, and 18×10/ 19×12-inch Rushforth two-toned wheels. The car will also receive shaved drip rails, flush glass, a carbon hood with a Satin Clear wrap, and a full body wrap in Satin Grey with crimson red touches for a bit of EBMC flair.
So far, the car is transforming nicely, sitting on its finished frame, sporting Detroit Speed Engineering mini tubs in the rear and featuring some fantastic fabrication work from the rear spoiler to the center dash modifications. Just like with Tenacity, EBMC is putting a ton of work into the metal fabrication for this Camaro to make it truly one of a kind.
With Tenacity taking up much of the shop’s time, this ‘67 Camaro is set to debut spring of 2013. As we all know, great things take time and we can’t wait to see this killer Camaro hit the autocross course next season.