Muscle Car of the Week: 1974 Chevy Camaro!

Whether you’re into looks or power, the 1974 Chevrolet Camaro is a great choice for your muscle car restoral!

In ’74 the Camaro grew seven inches in length due to the new front and rear aluminum bumpers. These bumpers were actually required by a new federal safety regulation implemented by the government. In addition, the tail lights also featured a new wrap-around design instead of the traditional rounded look. These new ad-ons came together to give the Camaro a more stylish appeal while increasing overall driving safety standards as well, making it one of the more prudent auto restoration choices available today.

The ’74 Camaro didn’t have many changes under the hood though. The biggest being that they decided to scrap the 307 CID base V8 and opt for a 350 cubic inch one instead. In chassis dyno runs, this new base engine kicked out 245 horsepower. In road tests, this engine did 0-60 in 9.7 seconds when put in the Z28 model Camaro.

Overall, the ’74 Camaro is a great choice if you’re looking to put your auto restoration services to use. In 1974 the price tag was right around $3K, which is about what you can find a workable junker sold for today.

All fixed up and fully restored, we’ve seen them go for up to $35K on the internet!

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