1971 Camaro “RS” – Raybestos

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1971 Camaro "RS" - Raybestos

We are honored to have built the 2014 Raybestos Sweepstakes car: A 1971 Camaro "RS" (Raybestos Sport)! THE SWEEPSTAKES HAS ENDED FOR THE RAYBESTOS CAMARO. THANK YOU FOR ENTERING! FOR ADDITIONAL INFO, VISIT WWW.RAYBESTOSGARAGE.COM The 2014 Raybestos giveaway car was built using many high-performance aftermarket parts, but also components that the average Joe can pick up at the parts store. Using off-the-shelf Raybestos brakes, tie rods, and ball joints, the commonly replaced parts will be available anywhere in the country.

Frame & Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance bolt-in G-Machine Chassis
  • Ridetech single-adjustable coilovers
  • Raybestos R-300 performance rotors (C6 Corvette)
  • Raybestos Element 3 brake pads
  • Raybestos HD aluminum brake calipers


  • Schwartz Performance supercharged 700hp 6.9L GM LS3
  • SLP TVS2300 Supercharger system
  • Lunati fully forged stroker rotating assembly
  • Custom Lunati camshaft, ARP fasteners & Lunati dual valve springs
  • Painless Performance wiring harness with GM E38 ECU

Fuel system

  • Tanks Inc. stock-style EFI fuel tank
  • Aeromotive Stealth system with high-output fuel pump
  • Aeromotive fuel regulator, fuel filter, fittings, and hose
  • II Much Fabrication billet fuel vent

Exhaust system

  • Stainless steel 1 7/8" headers with 3" merge collector
  • Stainless Works 3" exhaust bends, mufflers, and hangers, fabrication by Schwartz Performance


  • Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed
  • American Powertrain installation kit with billet flywheel, Science Friction clutch, and hydraulic system
  • Custom driveshaft
  • Moser 9" housing, 35 spline axles
  • Moser 9” aluminum third member with WaveTrac differential, 3.70 gear

Wheels & Tires

  • Forgeline RB3C 18"x9" front
  • Forgeline RB3C 18"x12" rear
  • BFGoodrich Rival, 275/35/18 front, 335/30/18 rear

Paint & Body

  • Custom red & black Valspar paint, by The Paint Spot, Addison, IL
  • Custom Pontiac Firebird Formula-style hood by VFN Fiberglass
  • Side marker light delete
  • Camaro RS chrome bumpers


  • Dakota Digital VHX gauges
  • TMI Products seats custom interior
  • Clayton Machine Works billet pedal covers
  • IDIDIT tilt steering column
  • Vintage Air Gen IV Magnum a/c system & controls

Other Features

  • BeCool 1000hp aluminum radiator w/electric fans
  • Painless Performance wiring system
  • ClassicLED's LED tail lights

Disassembly gallery

Sheet metal fabrication

Chassis fabrication & installation gallery

Engine & drivetrain gallery

Exhaust fabrication gallery

Bodywork & paint gallery

Interior gallery

Final assembly gallery

Completed gallery



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