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Lot 66
1988 Chevrolet Camaro Pro-Street


From the Pristine Collection of Eric McConnell


• 502 cubic-inch Chevy big block
• Complete track ready drag build
• Crafted for maximum speed on the drag strip

8.50 NHRA certified 502 big block Chevy engine, two-speed Powerglide transmission, Ford 9-inch differential

Originating at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, drag racing officially became a sport in 1949. This paved the way for all the shade tree mechanics to race their customs on an official track, instead of blazing down the back streets of America. Since then, the sport has exploded, and today dragstrips can be found all across the nation.

Looking to keep the long tradition of drag racing alive, Eric McConnell decided to buy this 1988 Chevrolet Camaro for just that purpose. Being no stranger to building top tier custom cars and track proven cars, this freshly built IROC Camaro was given that same top tier treatment, and that is what got his attention to add it to his collection. An original, fully restored 1988 IROC Camaro body was used as the base of the build; it was then given a custom orange paint job with eye-catching graphics. WELD forged racing rims and well-known Mickey Thompson drag racing tires were used for both the front and back, with industry leading Wilwood disc brakes used in all four corners. A Simpson Racing drag parachute, wheelie bar, and a bolted-in fire extinguisher were added on to the custom build for ensured safety and to meet the NHRA standards. The car draws attention from the custom paint and looks alone, and once the engine is heard, many others will give it the attention it deserves.

Under the hood, you’ll find a ripping 8.50 NHRA certified 502 big block Chevy engine. Backed by a two-speed Powerglide transmission and Ford 9-inch differential, the big block and transmission combine to create a thrilling ride down the track. An aftermarket MSD ignition was used, allowing the spark plugs to fire multiple times rather than the factory-issued single time.

Inside, a custom NHRA certified fabricated roll cage covers the entire cockpit. The interior of the car is done in a sleek custom carbon fiber vinyl wrap that extends from the door panels to the rear on the car. A single aftermarket Kirkey racing seat with a Simpson racing harness is in place for racing comfort and NHRA safety requirements. The inside also features many up-to-date racing gadgets, like a Mega 450 V3 digital delay, racing transmission with Hurst quarter stick shifter.

Fully functioning and ready to race, the new owner of this build will not only save a lot of time and associated labor costs having to track down parts and go through the hard process of building it themselves. This Pro-Street Custom presents a great opportunity for someone who is looking to get into the sport, or someone who is already experienced and wants to take their racing to another level. With only top tier parts being used throughout, the next owner can feel assured they can focus on what matters most at the end of the day....winning.

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