Without even trying, Rafel has co-authored a short essay on how to get great speed for little money by simply filling out a techsheet about his car. The theme of resourcefulness that repeatedly manifests itself from bumper to bumper probably atones for the car's rough edges to any reasonable judge. Oh wait, there is no front bumper, but by now you probably don't care. It suits the car's street thug persona just fine.
Where The Money WentKnocking on the 9-second window for $20K is pretty impressive in anyone's book, but even more so with a First Gen Camaro. And that's a real-deal figure without a load of freebies skewing the numbers on the low side. Rafel's great at snagging good deals on used parts and fabbing parts in his garage, which accounts for most of the low-buck items. Of the little money that went into the project, here's how it was spent.
By The Numbers'67 Chevy CamaroRafel Wlazlo * League City, TXRearwheel horsepower: 626 hp at 6,200 rpmBest ET: 10.08 at 133 mphTotal cost to build: $20,000