On Labor Day last September, Mike Huber of Greenwood found himself at the classic car auction in Auburn, Ind. He was on a mission to fulfill a dream of owning a classic late 1960s Camaro. He had his eyes on one but was soon blown away by the extremely high bidding all around him.
As the auction evolved, Mike sent pictures back to his car buddies attending a cruise-in at The Suds, asking for opinions. Pretty soon someone came forward with the knowledge of a “barn find” Camaro in Trafalgar.
The next day Mike and some friends went to check it out. The car would run for a half-mile then promptly shut down. After four minutes it would start up and go another half-mile. Not discouraged, Mike bought the car and began the restoration process of getting it to run right and obtain original parts to put the car back on the road.
Researching the vehicle identification number revealed that this is an original California car, Irmine White in color, with a 396 automatic V-8.
The engine had been heavily modified by previous owners to produce some 500 horsepower.
Mike fixed the electrical issues, put on new headers, the correct distributor, a transmission mount and new gauges with LED lights. A new sending unit for the gas tank was added, and the exhaust pipes were extended to the correct specifications.
Mike’s Camaro has now found a loving home, and he drives it to car shows and cruise-ins whenever he can.
Until next time, happy cruisin’!