Sunday, May 3, 2015

Engine Seeking Body: 2012 Camaro ZL1 LSA + 6-Speed

Happy Sunday to everyone, I hope your weekend has been as enjoyable and fun as mine (I fixed a few issues with Draken, went to a car show, been good so far)...anyway, to mix things up a bit, instead of the usual piece of garbage cars we feature that could use a bitchin' powerplant, here we have a sweet powerplant ready for the worthless chassis in your garage.  Find this LSA V8 from a 2012 Camaro ZL1 with 6-Speed manual offered here on eBay for $17,499 buy-it-now, located in Lyons, GA.


The 2012 ZL1 Camaro is powered by this supercharged LSA 6.2 liter V8 that pushes out 580 horsepower and 556 ft-lbs of torque into a TR-6060 six speed manual gearbox.  It was the most powerful production Camaro ever built and will challenge a new Corvette at the track, but this LSA is sitting on a pallet, ready to be transplanted into a....


What would you put this in?

13 comments:

  1. Miata is always the answer! Well maybe not in this case.
    So I would say a BMW M3 would be just about be perfect.

    I had seen Kevin Byrd's LS3 M3 (from 2 Guys Garage) several years ago at AutoRama and it was beyond awesome.
    This car was all about function, high workmanship, and minimal flash. He was a great guy to talk with also. Search the interwebs to see more pictures.
    [img]http://www.ebaymotorsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/1990_bmw_m3_e30_6-600x450.jpg[/img]


    ReplyDelete
  2. http://www.rhinebeckcarshow.com/carshows.html
    ?

    ReplyDelete
  3. That 250SE in the next article.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wonder what happened to the Camaro? 1) Owner decided to go old school, pulled the LS and put in a Buick Nailhead?
    or 2) In car audio of the last 4 seconds that the motor ran " See I told you I could drift this thing at the top end of 6th gear, oh,oh Fung...."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, somewhere there was four hundred feet of Camaro pieces, fortunately for the used-engines business at least it appears to have been a spin or a roll, not head-on into something...

      Delete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I would put this in a Audi-nimbus-gray FD RX7 of course if I had the $$ to do so. Pettit racing widebody fenders out back to fit 335's and subtle aero pieces from shinstreet. Similar has been done before and its always a nice looking, great handling, small, lightweight, beautiful bodied and ferociously fast creation. That seems like one hell of a deal for that powerplant.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Last time I looked you could a bare LSA crate motor for $11K and a complete power train package with an ECU that doesn't need to be neutered of its antitheft crap for about what this guy's asking.

      Delete
  7. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That's a pretty cheesy pallet for $50. I guess the seller's into nickel and diming? I wonder what he'd be charging for a crate if the crate motor was actually in a crate?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've had engines shipped to me that showed up on worse. The best you can hope for with a used engine is some steel banding and a couple layers of plastic wrap. This guy's feedback is good, so I might not worry too much on that front, but I think his price is still a bit high.

      Delete
  9. Uh, what about the Draken?

    ReplyDelete
  10. Buick Roadmaster wagon

    ReplyDelete

Commenting Commandments:
I. Thou Shalt Not write anything your mother would not appreciate reading.
II. Thou Shalt Not post as anonymous unless you are posting from mobile and have technical issues. Use name/url when posting and pick something Urazmus B Jokin, Ben Dover. Sir Edmund Hillary Clint Eastwood...it don't matter. Just pick a nom de plume and stick with it.
III. Honor thy own links by using <a href ="http://www.linkgoeshere"> description of your link </a>
IV. Remember the formatting tricks <i>italics</i> and <b> bold </b>
V. Thou Shalt Not commit spam.
VI. To embed images: use [image src="http://www.IMAGE_LINK.com" width="400px"/]. Limit images to no wider than 400 pixels in width. No more than one image per comment please.