The SEMA Show in Las Vegas features hundreds of custom cars built by hot rod shops from all over the country. I was wandering around at the 2015 show looking at cars, when I stumbled across a 1972 Camaro built by a shop in my own city of Phoenix!
The company is Miranda’s Custom Cars, and they have been around since 1989. Their pro-touring Camaro was on display at the HiFonics booth outside of the show.
Being a pro-touring car, it’s set up to handle corners far better than it ever did when new. The RideTech 4-link rear suspension with RideTech coilovers provides modern handling and comfort for both street and track use. Stopping is also improved with a set of Baer 6-piston calipers over slotted and drilled rotors. A set of HRE wheels and sticky tires provides ample grip for high-speed maneuvers.
But of course, handling doesn’t matter much if you don’t have the power to back it up! Under the hood is a 427 cubic inch small block Chevy engine from Motown Motion. With a Holley Dominator EFI system, it’s making 565 horsepower at the flywheel. The engine is coupled to a Hughes transmission and a Currie 9-inch rear end. There’s also a MagnaFlow 3-inch exhaust to provide the proper rumble.
The interior has also been given a full custom treatment. There’s no cheesy 1970’s vinyl here, it has all been replaced with fine hand-rubbed leather! Driver information is provided via set of Dakota Digital gauges, with a Hifonics audio system offers entertainment for those cool-down periods between laps.