Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel View Post
I don't see anything wrong with taking a base-model '67-'69 6-cylinder Camaro and upgrading the engine and chassis to a higher, but period-correct spec. If you want the driving experience of a Z28 but don't want to pay collector car prices, it seems like a valid option to me.

As long as you don't stick Z28 badges on it.

On the other hand, a Chip Foose resto-custom with a modern engine and drivetran and ugly billet wheels would be a rolling abortion.

On both points.

Foose's creations are (to me) usually Guido-ish and as tacky as the "customs" (think, custom van) you used to see in the late '70s and early '80s. Those mutilated relics are considered - rightly - ruined/total losses today, if you even come across one still intact.

I am betting the same fate awaits most of Foose's "customs."