While we love all Camaros, there is something special about the face of a split-bumpered second-generation Camaro. The front takes on a unique shape that pronounces the angle of the face, and the grill becomes more prominent. It really gives the car an aggressive style.
This particular 1972 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport belongs to John Brockmeuller of Winlock, Washington, and he’s only owned the car for a few months. “I bought this from a guy out in Virginia,” John explained. The car was built a few years ago, and the previous owner’s intentions were to drag race the car.
When John got it, the car was close to what you see here today. “I’ve done some little things to it, but I can’t take all the credit for the build though,” he said. This is John’s second time around with a car like this though, and he build the last one from the ground up.
“I had a ’73 Camaro like this that I built,” he continued, “except, it didn’t have the blower.” Back in 2008, when the economy tanked, John was presented with the choice to sell the car or lose his house. He picked the house. Years later, he was in the position to buy another car and he came across this one.
“I actually found it on one of those Facebook buy and sell pages. I was a little nervous about buying it like that. I’m old school, and I like to kick the tires and see it in person. Fortunately, it worked out. He was a really nice guy and true to his word. The car is exactly as he said it was,” John was happy to report. It’s a beautiful car and the deal worked out well for John. It was a risk that definitely paid off. Anytime you’re buying a car off the Internet and bringing it across the country, you’re rolling the dice and hoping the seller is describing things honestly.
John was most happy the car had the blower and wasn’t tubbed. It’s got the power, the sound, and the look of a race car, but it’s setup for easy handling on the street. He can take it to the track and light up the tires, or he can run it down to the local grocery store. This car can do it all.
The engine is a 408 cubic-inch stroker with a 6:71 blower, aluminum heads, and dual Holley 750cfm carburetors. The transmission is a four-speed automatic with a 3,500-rpm stall converter and manual valve body. The power is sent to the rear wheels by way of a 3.56-geared rearend. The Camaro is also setup with a rollcage, and has 5-point harnesses for safety.
Of course, this is an all-around awesome build, but John’s favorite thing about the car is the blower. We aren’t about to pose an argument against the cool factor of something like that. It’s hard to beat the look of a blower with dual Holleys.