March Camaro of the Month: Kim Whitney’s 1967 LS1-Powered Chevy Named Kimba
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Each month, TorqueNews works with the members from the Camaros Unlimited Facebook group to select our Camaro of the Month. The process begins with the members of the Camaros Unlimited Facebook page – more than 42,000 of them – nominating their favorite Chevrolet Camaro owned by a fellow member of the page. Once five owners have been nominated, the voting begins and when the balloting closes – we have our Camaro of the Month.
For March 2019, the members chose this gorgeous 1967 Chevrolet Camaro with LS1 power and after the community picked this car as their favorite for the month, I reached out to the Whitneys for more information on this modern powered muscle car. Kim’s husband Mike, who handled the build, provided the following information on his wife’s gorgeous machine. Below is his story on the family’s second classic Camaro.
My wife drove my LS3 powered '68 Camaro (October 2018 Camaro of the Month) and was hooked; she wanted one of her own. We found a '67 Camaro on Craigslist for $4700. It was a solid ex-drag car shell in lime green, hanging from the rafters in a barn in central Michigan and came with a lot of loose parts. The car was already mini tubbed with a four link suspension setup and a 12-bolt rear end. Fortunately I have a wife that could see the diamond in the rough.
Once we got it home we immediately tore it down (which wasn't too hard) and got to work on a the build (all in house). To make a long story short, four years later the car now has a rebuilt LS1 and 4L60E transmission, rack and pinion steering, tubular A arms, 17"x10" and 17"x8" billet wheels, RFID keyless Ignition system, Touch screen Kenwood stereo system with Wi-Fi and navigation.
It has an Ivory semi-custom interior, one-piece billet front grill, four-piston Wilwood disc brakes behind all four wheels, LED lights all around and it's wrapped in dark cherry PPG paint. Needless to say but my wife Kim loves her car so much that she named it "Kimba". It even did quite well at car shows its first year after the restoration.
Congratulations to Kim Whitney and her 1967 Camaro for being named the Camaro of the Month for MArch 2019. If you would like to participate in the Camaro of the Month program with your Chevy muscle car, click here to join Camaros Unlimited!