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Saturday, October 31, 2015

This “Bad Company” 1969 Camaro Looks Frighteningly Good!


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These days you can get your frights in a seemingly endless number of ways—skydiving, swimming with sharks, or even wrestling alligators (please, don’t try it). But there’s one tried and true method that always seems to work—getting behind the wheel of an extreme car. 
If you find yourself in need of one…well, let’s just say you won’t have to look very far. Meet “Bad Company,” a truly sinister remake of the classic 1969 Chevrolet Camaro.

The highly customized Bad Company is the handiwork of Utah’s Weaver Customs, which evolved an all-steel Camaro body into the low-and-lean street fighter you see before you. It’s an imposing sight to say the least (even with the Apache helicopters in the rear), and it’s one that recently took to eBay.


While its Camaro identity is undeniable, its shape is anything but usual. Bad Company’s body sits squat and low, having been widened 12-inches in the rear and eight inches in the front, while a full three inches were subtracted from its length.

 Up front, the Camaro’s maw sports an integrated front splitter, and at the back a double humped decklid leads to a retrofitted rear end. But between the big body mods and “permanent roadster” look, there’s a slew of minute changes that really bring the car to life—things like the shaved door handles and the obscenely raked windshield.

In fact, that windshield rake may have a little something to do with Bad Company’s other origins…the Corvette. Pop the hood and you’ll find a 21st century LS6 V8 beating within this stallion, the same type that you’d find in a C5 Z06.

The motor has been fettled with, connected to a Magnuson supercharger, and now its rear pipes echo with the sound of 650 furious horsepowers, each unleashed with the pull of a T56 six-speed manual. Yikes.

The Corvette engineering doesn’t stop there either. Bad Company is said to ride upon a racy Z06 suspension, and as can be seen below, it boasts a modernized C5 interior inside.


Weaver Customs first showcased its supercharged creation at the 2014 Detroit Autorama, where it promptly won “Best Radical Custom Convertible.” Hmm, can’t imagine why?

It then spent some time travelling with the Hot Rod Power Tour, before attending the famous Hot August Nights in Reno, Nevada…where it was given a Grand Marshal Award.

Come 2015 and Bad Company kept in the headlines still, selling at the 2015 Barrett Jackson Scottsdale auction for a very tall $110,000. Wonder where it’s headed next?