During the Golden Age of the automotive industry, most of the car companies tried to create innovative and futuristic designs. Everyone tried to get ideas from different fields such aeronautics and even from space crafts. Over the years, the trend settled down but still made some appearance every now and then. This featured custom 1970 Chevrolet Camaro is a custom built classic named as the Scramjet. This Camaro has been rebuilt to look like a supersonic military jet, hence the name Scramjet.
*Check out this classic “Chevrolet Corvette Parking Only” sign.*
Penfound Design from Elyria, Ohio is responsible for creating this extremely streamlined Camaro. Scramjet has received a number of awards, it even qualified as the Street Machine Of The Year during the Goodguys PPG Nationals. Other awards include a 1st Place Street Touring during the Cleveland Autorama, 2nd Place for the Mild Custom Class, and Cruisin’ Times Top 40 All-Star Award. It was also featured at the Mac’s Motor City Garage and the Nine Noteworthy Cars during the Detroit Autorama.
Building the Scramjet started with a standard 2nd gen 1970 Chevy Camaro. The aircraft-inspired design started with the 7 air scoops placed on the roof, fenders, and hood that can close and make the car look perfectly smooth when parked.
The Scramjet also has a custom built nose that can extend a few inches forward. The front features deep air-intake grille, tunneled headlights, and Corvette bumpers. For the year, it has tail lights from a 1990 Corvette ZR1 that have been embedded deep inside the hand-made rear panel that also features Corvette bumpers, fixed rear spoiler, and central exhaust bezel.
To stay true to its supersonic theme, the Scramjet is powered by a Chevrolet Performance LS7 crate engine that is rated at 505 horsepower. The powerful engine is connected to a 4L80E Turbo Hydra-Matic six-speed manual transmission. To keep the Scramjet stable on high speeds, it has an Art Morrison rear and front chassis segments that are fitted with Ride Tech suspension. For the reliable stopping power, SSBC supplied the disc brakes installed on all four wheels.
The complete the supersonic look, Scramjet rides on custom built Boyd Coddington/Penfound Design wheels that are fitted with Toyo Z-rated radial tires. The streamlined body is finished with “Mach 4 White”, a PPG special custom blend. The interior also shares the same smoothness, it has a flashy red upholstery. Most of its special features are control by the Kenwood/JVC head unit such as the engine ignition, power windows, and headlights. The special air scoops are also controlled by the Kenwood/JVC head unit.
Scramjet is a one of a kind Camaro that turns heads at sonic speed. It’s hard not to like the extremely smooth design of this unique ride. What do you make of it?
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