2020 PPG Street Machine of the Year Finalist – Gumer Alvero’s 1969 Camaro
Given the popularity of the 1969 Camaro, Troy Gudgel and the team at BBT Fabrications knew they had a challenge in making Gumer Alvero’s car distinctive. Starting with a convertible helped, as did fabricating a fabric-covered, lift-off aluminum top rather than a conventional folding assembly.
Troy and his crew treated the Camaro to scores of other metal mods, too, including widened rear quarters, deleted faux wheel vents, custom front and rear valences, a custom rear panel and taillights, one-off bumpers, and flush-fit glass. The team turned to Dutchboys for the brilliant blue BASF paint.
The custom Camaro rides on a Roadster Shop chassis with a Chevrolet Performance LT4 mated to a Bowler Tremec T56 transmission. Baer brakes back the 18×9.5- and 19×12-inch Forgeline center-lock wheels mounted in Michelin tires.
The cockpit features a full complement of one-off machined parts, a custom-fabricated dash, and cool details throughout. Cato’s Custom Upholstery covered the soft parts in black leather with blue stitching, providing a blend of performance influence and class.
Debuted at the 2019 SEMA Show, Gumer’s Camaro not only has the great lines of a coupe with the unmatched cool of a convertible, it also has an enviable combination of performance and elegance that’s sure to set it apart from the sea of other ’69 Camaros.