1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT – Modified and Freshly Restored - CCC
1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT – Modified and Freshly Restored
1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT 4-speed Manual

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1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT – Modified and Freshly Restored


Up for auction is a freshly restored 1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT.  The restoration was mostly handled by the owner and was a detailed, painstaking process with no stone left unturned.  The sharp black paint job was handled by a professional, as were most of the mechanical details.

And when we say that the restoration is fresh, we mean that the owner has indicated a mere approximately 50 miles on the new engine, which was spec’d by this owner; these specs are shared below.  The 1974 model year market the first re-skin of the second generation Camaro, after it replaced the original for 1970.  Gone were the “double-dot” tail lights for a more modern look.  The Type LT was first released in 1973 – L for Luxury, T for Touring – and made occupant comfort a priority:  high-back front bucket seats, extra sound insulation and thicker carpeting were among the creature comforts on offer, though the latter was replaced as part of the restoration.

1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT 4-speed Manual

1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT – Modified and Freshly Restored

Lot – 090
Seller – Harvey (Private)
Seller location – Keswick, On L4P
VIN – 1Q87H4N169704
Odometer – 97,000 miles shown, approx. 50 miles since restoration & new engine installation
Engine Info – 350 c.i. V8 400 HP
Transmission Info – 3-speed TH-350 Automatic
Exterior Colour – Black
Interior Colour – Black
Other features – Freshly restored, new engine installed, Nothing else to do
Category – American
Hagerty.ca Valuation (#2 – #1):  $32,900 – $41,600
Model page
Carfax – N/A for pre-1981 vehicle

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This Type LT benefits from a frame-off restoration.  So the paint job was done the right way and the fresh black paint shines without flaw.  The underside was sandblasted and PPG Diamond-Coated paint was applied.  The resto was loyal to the factory look of this Camaro as the modifications from original are noticeable but understated.  The hood was chosen to accommodate the engine, the black five-spoke mag wheels with chrome lip complement the paint and the removable bow-tie taillight decals reinforce the Chevy name.  Chrome bumpers gleam, the new BF Goodrich Radial T/A raised white-letter tires are a period-appropriate choice.  Grille, lights and trim all retain a stock look, save for the taillight decals, the rear spoiler is a familiar Camaro complement of the period.  New as part of the restoration:  tires; wheels; windshield; headlights and surrounding trim; taillights; grille; bumpers re-chromed; window mouldings – chrome and rubber.

1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT 4-speed Manual


The condition of the interior matches the excellent exterior finish and also remains true to original.  One modification is probably the most noticeable detail inside, in the form of the B&M metal three-speed performance short shifter with folded-rubber shift boot – form and function in one.  High-back black vinyl buckets and the rear bench are in very nice condition, all interior details are intact.  Original instrumentation is in place.  Beyond the original four-spoke steering wheel, there are a 130 MPH speedometer and a 7000 RPM tachometer with 5000 RPM red line.  Other smaller gauges flanking them are the fuel gauge, voltmeter, temperature gauge and clock.  Light knob is farther left, lighter if farther right, both with the in-use GM labels of the day.  Another non-stock item is the upgraded Nextar head unit with AM/FM/CD/MP3 player, with removable face plate.  Other refreshes that this car has been treated to include:  new headliner; new door panels; window mechanisms; seat upholstery and padding; dashboard; and dash pad.

1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT 4-speed Manual

One look at the engine bay of this 1974 and it is apparent that the restoration and installation of the 400 horsepower 350 cubic inch crate engine are very recent with only the 50 or so miles noted by the owner.  It is fed by an Edelbrock 650 intake manifold.  Engine was meticulously spec’d by the owner and these specifications are noted in images included later in the listing, prepared by the owner.  With the TH-350 3-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels, this Camaro is as much “go” as it is show.  The work was performed by a retired licensed technician.  Please do review the spec sheet but details we particularly notice beyond the new, “fresh out of the box” engine are the new transmission; new brakes – front disc system, with rear drums – from master cylinder and power booster to calipers and shoes; all wire harnesses; radiator and fan; all hoses; alternator; pro-track rear end; power steering pump; springs all-around; rear shocks; headers; and exhaust.  One of the videos illustrates the roar of this fantastic V8 engine build.  Please review the photo gallery, where photos taken during the restoration are featured.

1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT 4-speed Manual

The VIN decodes as follows:
1 – General Motors
Q – Camaro
87 – Sport Coupe/Camaro
H – Engine:  350 – 145 (since replaced0029
4 – 1974 model year
N – Production plant Norwood, Ohio
169704 – Sequential production number

1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT 4-speed Manual

This freshly- restored 1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT is available with original owner’s manual and two sets of keys from the owner who commissioned the restoration in Keswick, Ontario.

1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT 4-speed Manual

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1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT – Modified and Freshly Restored

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Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Fsafinia October 26, 2022 1:46 pm $4,100
coy169 October 26, 2022 1:44 pm $4,000
Fsafinia October 26, 2022 1:43 pm $3,700
coy169 October 26, 2022 1:32 pm $3,500
Fsafinia October 26, 2022 1:18 pm $3,400
Bosleeh October 26, 2022 11:31 am $3,300
Fsafinia October 26, 2022 10:30 am $3,200
vintageracer October 26, 2022 10:09 am $3,000
coy169 October 26, 2022 9:09 am $2,800
Fsafinia October 26, 2022 8:48 am $2,600
vintageracer October 26, 2022 8:06 am $2,500
coy169 October 25, 2022 5:01 pm $2,350
vintageracer October 23, 2022 7:41 pm $2,250
Auction started October 18, 2022 1:48 pm

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Looking at a site in Saskatoon selling rods etc and there is an unrestored 1980 Trans Am.. its nice but unrestored and basically asking $30,000.. so this one is well worth bidding on..just too bad its not a Chevelle..LOL

WOW what a find.. But one very rarely recoups the full cost of a ground up restoration on a vehicle. So for anyone ever thinking of ever purchasing a vintage Camaro here is the one you should bid on. What it will sell for is anyone’s guess but imagine if you don’t put your best bid out there and find out you could have won it.