LS3-powered 1968 Chevrolet Camaro

Walter Staltari bought his '68 Camaro from California nine years ago and has since given it a full bare-metal resto

Photographers: Jordan Leist

“I BOUGHT the Camaro from California in 2010 and had it shipped home to Perth. Once it arrived, the Camaro master Chris Spaulding project-managed a full-blown bare-metal restoration.

This article on Walter’s Camaro was first published in the June 2019 issue of Street Machine

“Fortunately the body was in great condition with minimal rust, which at worst required the use of patch panels. This work was completed by Malcolm from Traditional Panel Craft, who also handled the right-hand-drive conversion. Sam Hawkins at Awesam Paintworks then painted the car.

“After receiving some wise counsel from Mitch Larner of WA Performance, I decided to buy an LS3 crate motor, to be backed by a Turbo 400. I shipped it directly to Mitch who had the heads tickled by Nathan Higgins and fitted a lumpy Isky cam.

“Chris then fitted the Detroit Speed front suspension, as well as the Baer brakes, Corvette booster and new custom brake lines. The diff is a 3.55:1 Moser nine-inch. The rear suspension is currently the archaic leaf-spring variety, but there are plans to convert it to a Detroit Speed four-link along with mini-tubs.”

Photographers: Jordan Leist