Opinions are like butts; everybody has one, and most of them stink. When it comes to cars, anybody who has even a remote interest in the automotive hobby has an opinion on the best/worst/weirdest cars out there. And considering that the car culture has so many outlandish sub-cultures, from donks to LeMons to drag racers, opinions are bound to clash in regards to what is good, and what isn’t.
Jalopnik declared yesterday that the Camaro you see in front of you is one of the worst custom Camaros they have ever seen. We disagree. Here’s why.
First off, we think the 3rd-generation Camaros don’t get half the love they deserve. Sure, they’re slow and not particularly sleek, but they are plentiful as project cars and fairly easy to figure out. They’re also a great blank canvas for expressing one’s self upon. From personal experience, most 3rd-generation Camaros we run across are either rusty heaps or drag cars…so it’s nice to see one treated as a show car.
That’s not to say we agree with all the extensive modifications. The rear wing is just silly, and the Corvette rear fascia doesn’t help out either. The paint job might not be to everybody’s taste either. But you know what? It isn’t all that bad either. At least it’s different, and sometimes that is enough. And hell, it only sold for $2,970 at the Barrett-Jackson auction this weekend, which is about what you’d pay for a clean V8 3rd-gen anyways. Sell those wheels, get rid of the rear end, a nice paint job, and you’ve got a clean cruiser. What do you think? Bad custom Camaro, or just misunderstood?