Jay R’s 1972 Camaro

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Jay R’s 1972 Camaro

This 1972 Camaro is a very special car to Jay R; it was originally driven by his brother, who was a Drug Enforcement Agent in California, as an undercover chase vehicle.

It was 1975 and Jay was going through a nasty divorce and he needed a car. Thankfully, his brother gave him the heads up that this 1972 Camaro and many other vehicles would be put up at auction and it would be the perfect opportunity to get something relatively cheap. Jay would end up winning the Camaro for a bid of $125.

He originally had no intentions to restore this Camaro, until his brother passed away a few years ago. As a tribute to his brother, he began the arduous process of the restoration.

I could have purchased a new Camaro cheaper than restoring this Camaro, but like I said earlier it has SENTIMENTAL value. Everything has been replaced.

Jay

Jay has replaced all of the wiring throughout the car, adding new LED headlights and sequential LED tail lights as well. The interior has seen extensive modification with new Recaro bucket seats, power windows, essex carpet, and a custom center console. A SiriusXM radio was chosen to provide the tunes when he’s not listening to the growl of the V8.

This 1972 Camaro is currently running a 383 stroker with 429 hp, paired to a TH700R4 to put that power to the pavement. A four wheel Wilwood disc brake system keeps the Camaro stopping on a dime, and the positraction rear end with 3.89 gears gets the wheels moving quickly again.

My favorite part about owning this car is the strides I have made in the restoration process.

Jay

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1967-1981 Camaro 7 Inch LED Headlight Set

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1970-1972 Camaro DSE Selecta-Speed Wiper Kit (non-recess park): 121402

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1970-1972 Camaro Console Shifter Kit For TH400

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1967-1981 Camaro Eddie Motorsports Tall Ball Milled Small Block Valve Covers - Polished: MS108-24P

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