Pete B has owned this 1968 Camaro Z/28 for the past 48 years, originally finding it back in 1972 in the local paper.
When he came across it, the previous owner had the Camaro just sitting out with all the windows open, exposed to the elements. Rust had begun to set in during those first few years.
Pete’s father passed away and he took over the family business. Unfortunately, it took most of his time so he put the restoration on hold and stored the car away. Then after stored untouched for 40 years, he restarted the restoration with the help of his brother and finished it in the summer of 2020.
The original 302 small block was partially torn down, with valve and piston damage. He replaced it with a date-correct block, that he searched years for. He had the original crank redone and the pink rods checked out. Bored block 40 over and new J&E pistons, comp cam, springs, pushrods, lifters, etc. A set of reconditioned camel hump heads with large valves and topped off with original high-rise winters intake, chrome air cleaner, and valve covers. He’s also got a high-output rebuilt 302 with a Holley 4 barrel carb and an M21 Muncie paired to a Hurst shifter taken care of.
All original sheet metal except rear quarters and trunk lid. Original interior, all keys, and locks, glass except windshield. New brake and gas lines, gas tank. All parts replaced were OEM. He takes pride in keeping the car as close to the original as possible.
Now that Pete is retired. He belongs to the North East Ohio Camaro Club, NEOCC, and plans to take it to shows and club events!