A Custom 1970 Chevy Camaro RS is a Boyhood Dream Come True
This is a ride that takes you back in time. A custom 1970 Chevy Camaro RS -also known as Super Hugger -is a teenage boy’s dream come true. We speak with the lucky builder, Tod from Showtime Restoration in Clinton Township, MI, about what it takes to get it looking car-show-fine. Share your teenage car crush in our comments and let us know if you finally get one for your collection.
Tod and his crew finish this beautiful gray custom just ahead of the deadline to show at the 2017 Detroit Autorama. Two employees spend much of the year on this build. “To achieve the level of quality expected at this event takes a lot of dedication and commitment,” reflects the builder. From the looks of this Camaro, they raise the bar for the competition.
Starting with a shell brought in from Arizona, the team does not know what to expect until after the sandblasting is complete. “That is when you really find out what you are up against,” Tod says. Rust is always a factor, even with cars from places like California and Arizona. A big block Chevy 497 cubic inch engine and a suspension upgrade go in. “It drives like a brand-new Camaro.”
This Camaro RS receives its fair share of attention at the event, especially from the judges. Nineteen-seventy is the year Chevy takes their time re-making the Camaro into a longer, lower and wider version of the original. What’s not to love? There will always be a special place in our hearts for this car. Seeing what the team at Showtime Restoration accomplishes makes us wonder, what if?
When you finally get the car you have always been dreaming of, trust it to a company that understands what it takes to restore collector cars. Classic Auto Insurance can protect your build during and after its transformation. We offer affordable coverage for a variety of collector, classic and custom cars. Let our knowledgeable staff answer all your questions and put together a policy that meets your needs. Visit our website at www.classicins.com or call 888-901-1338 and see how we can help safeguard your dream car.