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Cars > Challenges > “Gen'l Sherman” Vs “BDR 221”

 

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Md_Z28

M–53
Gaithersburg, Maryland
United States

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M–49
Santa Clara, California
United States

 

1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

“Gen'l Sherman”

1965 Backdraft Cobra Replica

“BDR 221”

 
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About “Gen'l Sherman”

One family owner. Still have window sticker, protecto plate, emission control systems manual and the owners manual. Sticker price $4,466.09 (actual delivered price $3,836.17 including tax, tag, etc.).

Within two weeks after the car was restored, I drove it on a 720 mile round trip to NC and back so my father could see it looking like new again (at least the body and interior). Since then, I have had the engine detailed and painted (will add pictures later).

Since leaving the dealer's lot, this car has not and hopefully will never see a trailor for transporting it. It was my father's commuting car in the 70's and 80's and will still be driven every where. When I retire, I'd like to use it to deliver meals for "meals on wheels."

About “BDR 221”

Backdraft is a Factory Made Cobra Replica. It Is NOT a Kit Car! They are Not Sold in Kit Form. They are Only Sold as Turnkey and Turnkey Minus.

Turnkey means a complete running driving car ready to register, insure and drive. Just as you would buy at any car dealership.
Turnkey Minus means everything is complete except you buy the car without an Engine and Transmission

 

Specs for “Gen'l Sherman”

LT1 V-8 engine (350cid). Automatic transmission (400 Turbo-Hydra-matic). Solid Lifters. 3.73 Positraction rear axle. 4-barrell Holley carburetor. I found a good mechanic and now I've gone back to the Holley carburetor.

Specs for “BDR 221”

351 Dart Engine Block Stroked to a 408 with Victor Jr. Aluminum Heads and Intake
Accupump oil system
Tremec TKO600 5 speed transmission

 

Factory Options for “Gen'l Sherman”

Center Console. Power Steering. AM pushbutton radio. Special Performance Equipment [Z28 package]. Blue vinyl interior. Mulsanne blue

Factory Options for “BDR 221”

Chassis constructed from top grade 2"x4" rectangular steel tubing with 3 mm wall thickness, reinforced with steel plates to add strength to high-stress areas. Entire frame is powder-coated, complementing the overall appearance and helping to protect it from the environment and ensuring a long life. the chassis is fitted with dual thermostatically-controlled cooling fans. The hood boasts stainless rivets, pre-fitted for authenticity. Tunnel mounted parking brake lever with finished aluminum handle. Chassis includes stainless steel windshield wipers, wind wings and sun visors. Engine compartment is clad in stainless steel to complement the car and deflect heat from the foot boxes. Side pipes are covered with triple-chromed ankle-protecting heat shields.

Front suspension—cast lower wishbones, a coil-over strut and a stabilizer bar (adding to the overall handling of the car).

Rear suspension—BMW full independent rear suspension, with a centrally-guided multi-link, 2-track control arms and one longitudinal arm. The rear suspension is fully adjustable and features polyurethane bushings

 

Mods for “Gen'l Sherman”

Restored back to original.

Mods for “BDR 221”

It has Racing Springs, Bilstien Shocks and Adjustable Camber Plates

 

Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 2

Cover photo of Z28 Finished album
Z28 Finished
Photos: 13
Cover photo of 1972 Z28 Camaro Restoration album
1972 Z28 Camaro Restoration
Photos: 119
 

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Points for Gen'l Sherman Total Votes Points for BDR 221
12 5 13

 

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