We’ve covered quite a few restomods on MC&T lately, from a beautiful 1968 Camaro with a supercharged LS3 to a pristine K5 Blazer with a 650 hp LT4. But in terms of uniqueness, we’ve just stumbled upon one of the most special classic muscle car projects we’ve ever seen. It comes from the legends at Roadster Shop, who specialize in modernizing classic muscle car chassis for all sorts of builds. As part of their Road Tour YouTube series, they featured a cool 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, but it’s anything but typical under the hood.
That’s because it’s powered by a Mercury Racing boat engine. Specifically, it’s a 750 hp, naturally aspirated 7.0 liter SB4 DOHC V8 that revs to 8,000 RPM. As you’ll hear in the video below, it sounds rather incredible. The owner also said his boat has a similar motor, although its twin turbo, and its got two of them. That may be a bit much for a Chevrolet Camaro.
Underneath the blue bodywork of this Chevrolet Camaro restomod is a Roadster Shop Spec chassis, giving massive driving improvements over stock. While the video doesn’t mention the suspension setup, the restomod does have Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels and 265/35/18 front and 325/30/19 rear Michelin tires. Overall, the blue paint and brake calipers look great with the dark wheels, hood and taillight surround.
The interior got an overhaul that matches the exterior design nicely. It’s got a similar black and blue theme, and we really like the blue roll cage. The modern gauges have a blue LED backlight design, and feature carbon fiber surrounds. In the video, the team drove the the convoy of Roadster Shop tuned vehicles 2,400 miles, and there were supposedly no hiccups with the Mercury boat engined Camaro, and its modern touchscreen and comfort made the journey that much more enjoyable.
As far as restomods go, we have seen many. But stuffing a boat engine, let alone with 750 hp, under the hood of a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro is a new one for us, and we are so happy it exists.