Pushed to the Redline: LS7-powered 1968 Camaro

Dale Hanson’s 1968 Camaro pushes pro-touring to a whole new level. While walking around Goodguys’ Pacific Northwest Nationals earlier this summer, we were immediately drawn to the bright red Camaro.

There’s a whole lot to like about the Puyallup-based ’68. On the outside, it’s classic Chevrolet with its bumblebee stripe, RS hood and SS badging. But beneath the surface, it’s pure hot rod. Built with the help of Chris Holstrom Concepts, Dale’s Camaro is a force to be reckoned with.

In the driveline department, the car boasts a fuel-injected LS7 linked to a Tremec T56 Magnum six-speed. Seeing that it was built to drive, Dale opted for Ridetech suspension all around. He gave it the full treatment, complete with StrongArms, Tru Turn, sway bars and a four-link in the rear.

When it comes to braking, Baer discs provide the stopping power. Although Dale has tried out multiple sets of wheels, he’s now running Forgeline GA3’s wrapped in Continental tires. When combined with a black leather interior and original wooden dash trim, the car blends traditional looks with modern day comfort—and performance.

Check out the video below for a closer look at Dale’s LS7-powered Camaro.

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Dale’s ’68 was one of hundreds of hot rods, customs and street machines that we dug at Goodguys Puyallup. If you’re on the hunt for more coverage, make sure to check out the complete gallery here.

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