Thursday, November 4, 2010

Honey, I Shrunk the Camaro: VW Beetle-based 1970 Camaro Z28 Replica

Some replicas are outrageous because they use such unworthy underpinnings in their attempt to clone iconic cars. This here Beetle-based Camaro Z28 replica is a prime example. The all-fiberglass miniature "muscle car" has a Beetle chassis, frame, floor and 1.6-liter engine with dual carbs. The latter was recently freshened up - always according to the seller.

Even though it's a replica, the mini Camaro does have a few original Chevrolet components. These would be the 15x8 rally wheels and 1970 Camaro lights and bumpers.

The car's owner says these replicas were built back in the '70s (and are very rare), which could explain the weird choice of chassis: it was a ver cheap solution. The car is said to look and run good, mainly because it was stored since 1994.

The car is street legal, so you can buy it and drive it away, but forgive me for not finding one good reason to do so.

It's being sold on a number of specialty websites, with prices ranging between US $4,150-6,500. Wonder what's up with that... Whatever the cost, I'd never go for something like this. Even the idea of associating the Beetle with the Camaro is revolting, not to mention the heresy.

By Csaba Daradics

Link: Collectorcars


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