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This first-gen was built with a purpose

Andy Bolig - January 22, 2014 10:52 AM

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The GM crate LS 376 E-Rod package is rated at 430hp and backed by a TKO500 trans

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The interior features factory-style seats and trimmings

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this restoration project began when Chase learned about fellow classmate Danielle Hudson’s bout with terminal brain cancer.

This Classics for Causes' 1967 Camaro SS coupe was built in memory of Danielle Hudson, who passed away at the age of 15 due to a rare form of brain cancer.

When the hammer dropped, this gorgeous first-gen Camaro (Lot #3000) was off to a new owner at the price of $75,000! All of the funds raised with the sale of the vehicle will be donated to the Phoenix Children's Hospital for nuero-oncology research. You see, this particular Camaro was built with a purpose that is much more important than simply driving pleasure.

The creation of 16-year old Chase Harris, this restoration project began when Chase learned about fellow classmate Danielle Hudson’s bout with terminal brain cancer. Chase was moved to restore the car and sell it at auction to help raise funds and awareness of this dreaded disease. He founded Classics for a Cause and even though Danielle passed before he could complete the project, with the help of Heath Elmer Restorations, the car was completed in time for the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ.

The Camaro features a GM crate LS 376 E-Rod package that is rated at 430hp. Paired with the engine is a Tremec TKO500 manual transmission with a hydraulic clutch. The vehicle is 50-state emissions legal, features Spin Tech mufflers and a 3" mandrel-bent exhaust. The rear of the car is a GM 12-bolt with 3.73 gears and a posi-traction diff. The brakes are Baer 6-piston units.

In terms of suspension, the Camaro has a full RideTech coilover suspension with a 4-bar rear link system. The fuel delivery is handled through an Aeromotive tank and pump. The vehicle also features Vintage Air, a Ron Davis radiator, Budnik 18" wheels and DuPont paint.

The Camaro began as a 100-percent rust and collision-free Arizona body with all GM panels and has a smooth firewall, OE seats and interior, tubular front suspension and everything on the car is new. It was professionally built by Heath Elmer Restorations in conjunction with Classics for Causes.

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