Prepare to be transported back in time with an unbelievable discovery: a 1977 Chevrolet Camaro that has remained in the same family since its purchase. Locked away and forgotten for decades, this Camaro is a true time capsule, protected by Cosmoline wax throughout its extended hibernation. The captivating story behind this classic begins with its transformation in the 1980s by the owner’s son, only to be abruptly halted when the owner found himself in trouble with the law. Now, after an estate sale organized by the owner’s parents, this astonishing Camaro is ready to rock once again. Located in Assonet, Massachusetts, it’s up for grabs on eBay with an ongoing bidding war, with the current bid standing at $8,100 and an unmet reserve.
According to the seller, this 1977 Camaro Type LT underwent an impressive overhaul initiated by the owner’s son. The original engine was swapped out for a powerful 1978 date-coded L82 350 cubic inch V8, enhanced with a mild camshaft, Weiand intake manifold, Holley 650 carburetor, and other performance upgrades. The TH-350 automatic transmission boasts a Hurst shifter, while the suspension received modifications to ensure superior handling. With only 36,000 miles on the odometer, the seller believes it to be an accurate representation of the car’s history, as its performance and handling continue to impress.
The exterior of this Camaro also received a bold makeover, reflecting the style and spirit of the 1980s. Graphics on the back proudly display the words “Street Pharmacist,” serving as a poignant reminder of the owner’s troubled past that led to his incarceration in 1988. In anticipation of a prolonged absence, the vehicle was meticulously prepared for long-term storage, with a protective layer of wax applied to the sheet metal and even the tires. Surprisingly, the tires still maintain their excellent condition, a testament to the care taken during its dormant years.
A mesmerizing stroll around this Chevy will transport you back to the iconic era of the 1980s. Sporting an L88 hood with a front valance chin spoiler, a borrowed grille from a ’73 Camaro, Trans Am flares along the sides, and eye-catching flipped Cragar mag wheels with BFG Radial T/A tires, the exterior exudes the essence of a street rod from its time. The interior, with only minor imperfections, remains remarkably well-preserved, capturing the essence of the day it entered its extended slumber. The seller has gone the extra mile to make the machine roadworthy once again, installing a new gas tank, fuel pump, aluminum radiator, and rebuilding the carburetor. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive history and relive the glory days of the 1980s at a fraction of the original build cost.