Book Review

Muscle Car Book Review: Camaro Restoration Guide

Trust me, when you purchase a restoration guide do not sit down in front of fire in the fireplace on a cold winter evening. It works faster than a speeding sleeping pill.


This guide is one of the better ones I have read. It still isn’t something you pick up to escape from reality but when you are in the car mood but don’t want to work in the garage this is a good substitute. It is the Camaro Restoration Guide 1967-1969 by Motorbooks and written by Jason Scott. He claims to be little more than “an avid Camaro enthusiast.” Based on this book that is like calling an Olympic Gold Medalist a couch potato.

If you have not yet purchased your Camaro, Chapter 2 is worth the $29.95 list price of the book. It is chuck full of codes, data and info on how to read all the various identification plates on the cars. If you have ever looked at a car you were interested in purchasing and weren’t sure if it was a clone or real you know what I mean. Best advice, do your homework before you start to look. This book will even tell suggest trouble areas for you to look for on the Camaro.

This restoration guide is much better produced that a lot of them I have read. There are amble photos and diagrams but best of all they are clear and legible. Much better quality although they are still in black and white. I much prefer color photos which are much easier to identify and color is important when restoring under the hood.

If you have a 1967-1969 Camaro, buy this book. I just wish they had something this good for our odd ball Fords! If you don’t own a Camaro but want one, buy this book. If you don’t own a Camaro, don’t want one, why are you reading this?


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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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  1. I love the first generation camaro, and this looks like some great information, the more the better, keep it up.

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