Paul built this 1974 Camaro for his sons’ graduation present. His son has always wanted a bumblebee transformer Camaro. Paul knows it’s not the correct year, but we take what we can, a 1974 Z28.
He was pulling into a friend’s body shop with a 1980 T/A pace car to have it painted with his son in the backseat when he recognized the big bumper looking out of the weeds.
Dad, it’s a bumblebee Camaro!
You got to remember he’s pulling into having the car he built for him to be painted I didn’t want to start over. But long story short, they traded cars, Paul ended up with numbers matching the 1974 Camaro Z28, and his friend ended up with a 1980 T/A pace car. He wasn’t real happy, but you do things for your kids you wouldn’t normally do.
Part of the deal with his friend was he would do the bodywork on the 1974 Camaro. Paul tried to get him to paint it, but he refused to paint the Camaro yellow because it was a numbers matching car. Well, it got painted in Paul’s driveway by himself, and it ended up being a wonderful father-son project, and it was well worth it. You want to make memories without the effort.
It has a 350 sbc slightly modified 400 turbo transmission and 342 posi. Factory slot wheels in rear and Cragar 4 wheel disc brakes in the front.
He just finished up the interior with new door panels, and window felts.