As muscle car enthusiasts, we all find something particularly exciting and interesting about custom builds. These modified machines take the classic formulas we know and love and find new and creative ways to up the ante. And while there is a seemingly endless number of builds going on at any moment, certain cars have a way of sticking in your mind. Take the Ironworks Speed & Kustom Fairway 67 Camaro for example, which was finished all the way back in 2017. This SEMA car remains as stunning today as it was back then, and deserves a bit of a revisit. Here’s everything you need to know about this very special first-year Chevrolet Camaro.
The Fairway 67 Camaro
The Fairway 67 Camaro was built in 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of General Motors’ most beloved muscle car. The team at Ironworks Speed & Kustom wanted to build a car that showed what an early Camaro could have been like if the modern Chevrolet Performance catalog was around back then. The resulting vehicle is indeed a pro-touring masterpiece, which took home the GM Design award at the 2017 SEMA Show. This isn’t just a pretty machine however, as it packs some serious performance hardware under the skin. Most notably, a Chevrolet Performance LT4 V8 crate engine can be found under the hood. While this may seem somewhat commonplace today, Ironworks were the very first people to stick an LT4 into a first-gen Camaro. The motor is bolstered by a fully custom exhaust that exits out the rear quarter panels, and a K&N air filter.
That monster of a supercharged 6.2L engine is mated to a Tremec T56 Magnum six-speed manual gearbox, which is as good as it gets. Other performance highlights include a SpeedTech suspension with RideTech coilovers, Wilwood disc brakes at all four corners, custom 19-inch Forgeline MonoBlock wheels, and a set of sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. There’s also a slick home-brew aero package derived from a front splitter and integrated rear wing. Inside you’ll find a race-prepped interior complete with Corbeau carbon buckets finished in houndstooth fabric, a four-point cage, and Dakota Digital gauges. Combine it all with the yellow-tinted headlights, and the Fairway 67 Camaro looks ready to beast its way through a track session.
A Timeless Build
Things have certainly gotten a bit crazy since 2017. We’re seeing all sorts of muscle car builds these days with completely new carbon fiber bodywork, as well as four-digit horsepower figures. And while we love what some shops are able to craft with cutting-edge practices, the Fairway 67 Camaro remains a special muscle car. The car is not as extreme as some others, but it is unapologetically badass in its own right. For that very reason, Ironworks Speed & Kustom have made a winner with this one.