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LS Swapped 1972 Chevrolet Camaro

Behold the metal version of that dirty calico cat in your neighborhood… up all hours of the night making a racket, knocking over trash cans, and generally up to no good. This calico-colored 1972 Chevrolet Camaro in Wellington, Colorado swallowed a 6.0L LS V8. The bumperless ’72 runs and drives, according to the listing here on eBay. More unfinished project than never-sorted basket case, this mean-looking pony car comes with a ton of upgrades and some completed engineering. Slapper bars give a nod to the 20th Century, and praise the seller for not calling this a “Pro Touring” car; it’s just an old Camaro with a newer style engine, the essence of hot-rodding for more than 100 years. At least four bidders have this street fighter’s market value above $3000 without cracking the seller’s Reserve.

A standalone LS wiring harness and stock ECU operate this nondescript 6.0L (364 cid) LS (there are several flavors), but a donor 6.0 can demand double the price of a similar 5.3, so either the builder had a 6.0 lying around or had some reason to spend the extra cash on this build. No performance claims populate the listing, but unless you slap a basketball-sized turbocharger onto this mill, and assuming it’s under 150,000 miles now, it should survive 100,000 miles of metered fun. It might even break 20 MPG at 55, though mileage clearly didn’t factor into the car’s 3.73 rear axle gears and archaic TH350 three-speed automatic.

Five-slot steel wheels with drag radials, a slight reverse rake, and what looks like incorrect offset up front suggest a budget build like you’d crank out after long weekends and nights just to get the car blasting down the road under its own power.

This original AC car sports an HVAC delete panel today but comes with the original. Some never-installed parts come with the sale as well. Missing components, the aluminum panel dash, and ratchet shifter suggest a drag-racing build, standing at odds with the decent looking carpet. How would you finish this LS-powered alley cat?


  1. 8banger 8banger Member

    Neigh said the horse.

    Like 3
  2. Al camino

    Ruff ruff ruff around the edges

    Like 1
  3. Oldschool Muscle

    Nah to much BO hacking to this car..Junk yard builder.HA HA
    Big Hard Pass…

    Like 0
  4. Tony Primo

    Put the full front bumper back on. You aren’t fooling anyone, it’s not a rally sport.

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  5. JoeNYWF64

    No wonder they put covers over modern engines.
    Circular front parking lites under the chrome bumper on std camaros would have looked better, IMO.

    Like 0

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