Chevrolet Camaros have been road raced for decades, and they’re still being campaigned in series such as the Continental Tire SportsCar Series. With the fifth-generation Camaro’s independent rear suspension, it is just begging to be road raced, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do with it. The 2013 Camaro you are looking at is Project Lucky 13, and we’re going to build it to take on daily driving duties, track days, and the once-in-a-while spirited canyon runs. If you’re thinking that our project looks a little lackluster at the moment, that’s because it was a theft recovery. It was pretty much completely stripped of everything of value – there were no seats in the front or rear, no engine, transmission, brakes, or wheels – the car essentially came to us as a rolling shell.
If you’re thinking Project Lucky 13 is going to be a Z/28 clone, you’re wrong. The project is heavily supported by Chevy Performance parts, but we’re not building the whole car out of Z/28 components. We’re really excited about this build, and can’t wait to get the ball really rolling. Since the car was a theft recovery, we have to first get the interior, engine, transmission, and driveline in the car to get it smogged and registered in our home state of California. After the car is registered, the power gains will begin!