NEWS – MEGALODON OWNER BUILDS ’67 NEWS – CAMARO FOR PROCHARGER 25TH ANNIVERSARY

| May 8, 2020 More

“They didn’t ask me to do this, it’s just something I did.”

That’s Brent Austin describing the motivation to build a super wicked 1967 Camaro street car to promote ProCharger’s 25th anniversary. He went on to say, “I just had to have one of the 25th Anniversary Packages and had this Camaro that I bought from a buddy a few years ago.” The special blower and car just seemed to be meant for each other.

If his name sounds familiar to you that’s because he’s the owner/driver of Megalodon, the wicked 1969 Camaro that has been terrorizing the Street Oulaws and No Prep scenes for the last few years. Megalodon is his race car—this ’67 Camaro is his daily driver. Actually, “daily driver” is a bit optimistic. The car is 100% street drivable and sees the street often, but when he calls it a daily driver, he’s mostly referring to a rumor that Street Outlaws may soon have a daily driver class, requiring all steel bodies, full interior, 28×10.5 tire, no rollcage, and no engine restrictions.

The ’67 is a real-deal SS/RS 4-speed car that Brent stripped to bare metal and completely rebuilt with a full Chris Alston triangulated 4-link chassis and incredible House of Kolor Candy Brandywine paint that is truly stunning. The drivetrain uses a GM crate LSX454 purchased from a dealer with Holley EFI and Hi-Ram intake fed by a ProCharger F-1A-94 supercharger and intercooler. Brent estimates it makes around 1,200 horsepower and said, “It’s damn near scary!” That is saying something for a guy that runs 3.80s at 193mph in the eighth-mile.

Other features on the car are a TH400 trans with a Neal Chance converter, Strange Fab-9 rearend, factory fuel tank with twin Aeromotive fuel pumps inside, Hoosier 28×14.5 DOT tires on Weld double-beadlock wheels, and a mostly stock interior but with a Holley digital dash. Brent said, “I wanted the interior to look older but with new technology.”

The Camaro hasn’t seen a drag strip yet but it will. Brent estimates 5.20s or .30s and realizes that he’ll get to run that number once before the track bounces him for not having a rollcage, but that’s just fine. “Basically, right now I got a super cool conversation piece, but this thing should tear up the Daily Driver class, which I’m convinced is going to happen,” he said.

ProCharger would like to thank Brent for not only running our supercharged combination in Megalodon but also for thinking of us and our 25th Anniversary when building his bad-boy street-driven Camaro.

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