Confused 1980s Camaro Modded To Look Like A 2010s 5th Gen Model

Here’s a question for you; how many buyers do you think are searching for a third-generation Chevrolet Camaro wearing an outfit that resembles the fifth-gen model from this decade? Exactly…

This project car hails from Russia and it’s basically a 1987 Camaro with heavily modded body panels mimicking the looks of the fifth-generation model, which came out in 2010. According to the Avito ad, the seller is only getting rid of it because he stepped back and saw the whole picture was unable to finish the project, and wishes that the car eventually lands in good hands.

Here’s what you get in return for your 450,000 RUB ($6,486): new fiberglass body panels, power steering, leather seats, leather steering wheel, sat-nav, mp3 player, an automatic transmission and a 2.8-liter V6 engine with 187,000 km (116,196 miles) on the clock.

By the way, 1987 was the year in which the 2.8-liter V6 engine became the standard power unit for the entry-level Camaro, replacing the old 2.5-liter four-pot.

As for how this project car compares to a fifth-gen Camaro, well, with some imagination, it does kind of look more like a newer Camaro than one from the 1980s – at least on the outside. However, mechanically, it should drive and feel like a third-gen model, especially since the seller didn’t mention anything about technical upgrades.

Overall, Bumblebee’s Russian cousin won’t be to anyone’s everyone’s liking. And if we’re being honest, that rear end sort of looks more like a second-gen Camaro tail, rather than a late 80s or early 2010s model’s.

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    Dodge challenger more to me

    • diesel_vdub

      I see that and Mustang… looks nothing like a Camaro.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Just need some nice rims


    Bet it has better visibility than a 5th gen

    • Bob

      I guarantee it doesn’t.

      • KCCO_NE

        It can’t be worse, it has windows. I drove a 5th gen for a couple weeks, and rearward vis is worse the a 71 mach1 mustang. So it’s basically non existent

  • kachuks

    We’ve seen some real monstrosities with custom fiberglass. This is actually some well executed work.

  • Bob

    What a bastardized piece of crap. Nuff said.

  • Jermon L. Haynes

    Uuummmm Nooo!!!!


  • Kinda gives off some vague ’80s Monte SS vibes with that look, but maybe if the Monte SS swallowed the Camaro and was now digesting it.

  • It would have been better should all ties with Camaro have been severed.
    It’s not that ugly, just seems wrong.

  • Not tired of winning yet

    It looks better than what’s on Chevy’s dealer lots right now.

  • Nordschleife

    Despite execution I applaud anyone who has the wherewithal to go through the process to make anything (as they see it) better. With that being said this is a no go for me.

  • Till looks like an 80s car. And it’s not that bad.

    • Nick099

      IMO, looks better than the actual 80’s design.

  • Julien Lachemoi

    There’s something …

  • grassy knoll ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Thank god they didn’t do that to a Firebird.

  • Klaatu

    A lot of time and $$ went into this exercise. Not sure, but I would have just bought a newer model rather than spent the time doing this.

    Did they get the tail lights off a vintage 1980’s RV?

  • Looks more like a challenger lol

  • benT

    Level of embarrassment outgrew enthusiasm to complete………….

    slow news day at the office ?

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