The Most Beautiful 1972 Chevrolet Camaro in the World
Beauty is a subjective matter. What one person finds appealing, another might find repulsive. However, there are certain cases where even those with distinct tastes can agree on the beauty of something. Such is the case with the 1972 Chevrolet Camaro – a true beast of beauty.
The Camaro is one of those iconic American cars that continue to captivate car lovers even today. It has become a pillar of the custom car industry, constantly evolving and appearing in new shapes and interpretations. And among the countless Camaros out there, this particular 1972 model stands out as a true masterpiece.
This second-generation Camaro, produced between 1970 and 1981, is the perfect canvas for custom talent to run wild. And that’s exactly what happened with this stunning example, thanks to the skilled hands of customizer Jeff Richards.
Richards spared no expense in restoring this Camaro, ensuring that only the best gear was fitted onto the car. Yet, he also took great care to preserve the original styling of the Camaro as much as possible.
One can immediately appreciate Richards’ attention to detail when gazing upon the car’s body. All of the original lines and cuts of the Camaro are intact, from the distinctive front end to the imposing rear. The few custom touches, such as the bulging hood and three-piece Z/28 spoiler, only enhance the overall aesthetic.
Now, I must admit that my judgment of this Camaro as the most beautiful in the world might be a bit superficial. After all, I based it solely on the exterior shape and color. Just take a moment to feast your eyes on the magnificent Hugger Orange paint that adorns the car, highlighted by silver pearl stripes and chrome accents. The lighting and camera used to capture it in stills certainly contribute to its allure.
But beyond its stunning appearance, this Camaro is also a mechanical monster. Underneath that long, sweeping hood lies a 509ci big block engine, skillfully crafted by BluePrint Engines. With its aluminum heads, forged crank and pistons, and Edelbrock aluminum intake, this engine means business. Dyno testing revealed a power level of 650 horsepower and 605 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the wheels through a ten-bolt Positraction rear end and a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission made by Henderson Transmissions.
To control all that power, YearOne wheels, specially designed for the Camaro Z/28, are employed. These 17-inch wheels are wrapped in high-performance Mickey Thompson tires. And to ensure a smooth ride, a top-notch suspension system featuring Heidts Pro-G front and rear, tubular A-arms, coilover shocks, and dropped spindles is in place.
Braking power is provided by Wilwood discs, while the engine breathes through twin Flowmaster stainless steel pipes protruding from each side of the rear end.
Step inside the Camaro, and you’ll be greeted by an interior that matches the car’s impressive exteriors. Admittedly, there are some signs of wear on the seats, but overall, it exudes style and sophistication. Various new hardware and materials have been used throughout the cabin, from the carpet to the headliner. The orange accents on the seat belts and seats serve as a seamless connection to the exterior.
If you’re interested in owning this fine example of American muscle, you’re in luck. This Camaro is set to be auctioned by Mecum in Las Vegas next month. While no price estimate has been provided, we do know that it has been previously sold through Mecum. In fact, the most recent sale saw it fetch almost $65,000. It will be fascinating to see how it performs this time around.
In conclusion, the 1972 Chevrolet Camaro presented here is undeniably a thing of beauty. Its stunning exterior, powerful engine, and exquisite interior make it a true masterpiece. While beauty may be subjective, it’s hard to argue against the allure of this magnificent custom creation.