The styling of the third-generation Chevrolet Camaro is starting to really come into its own. The body style built between 1982-1992 model years stands out from today’s curvy car collective with bold, straight-edge lines and the coveted IROC badge. And it’s not just us that seems to appreciate a clean third-gen F-Body, as their value has begun to appreciate over the years. Sure, they didn’t have the speed of the fourth-gens, and their mullet-mobile stereotypes are unshakable. But these vehicles are perfect in a time period where bright neoned colors have once again taken over fashion, and retro car shows like Radwood are the latest happenings in the scene.
In short, third-gen Camaros are hot right now. So what if its design was modernized a bit? And no, we don’t mean sixth-generation kind of modern. Instead, we’re looking at Sketch Monkey, and his talented abilities with the stylus pen. The Swedish designer took to YouTube to make a fifteen-minute video of what the 1982 Chevrolet Camaro would look like if it had a bit more of a modernized flair. The designer explains how he’s going to reimagine the design of the retro muscle car, as well as why he feels the need to change each and every element. We then watch a time lapse of him getting to work straight away.
The biggest changes happen up front, with Sketch Monkey shrinking the headlights, but keeping them in the corners, while the grille is lifted up and opened wide. The final result definitely reminds us of a G-Body Chevrolet Monte Carlo, which is another 80’s General Motors muscle car that’s seeing its value appreciate. Several Chevrolet Camaro enthusiasts wanted to see more old-school design cues from the sixth-generation model, especially with inspirations coming from the second- and third-gen models. We wonder if this is what they mean.
Oppositely, here’s a Camaro with design elements from the 1950’s.