Here's The Italian Camaro You've Never Heard Of

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And what an oddball it is.

When you think of a classic car with coachbuilt bodywork, you likely think of something Italian and exotic. Or you may think of a bespoke Rolls-Royce, perhaps. But there are American cars with unique bodywork too. In the past, we've seen a Corvette get a makeover and even a modern Mustang. However, there was once - and only once - a Chevrolet Camaro that got unique Italian styling and it's called the Camaro Europo Hurst.

Designed in 1976 by Pietro Frua, this one-of-a-kind American pony car is something you've likely never heard. That's because, as we alluded to just now, there's only one of these in the world. But if you like it, it is for sale.

RM Sotheby's
RM Sotheby's
RM Sotheby's
RM Sotheby's

Famous auction house RM Sotheby's is hosting the auction of this rare specimen and is expecting the hammer to fall for anything between $80,000 and $120,000. There's no reserve on it, though, so it may well go for less. That said, once we give you the rundown on its history, you may well have an interest.

It features taillights lifted directly from a Pontiac Firebird and has styling that is absolutely on par with everything else to come out of Europe in the 70s. Its likeness is not one that we would call classically beautiful but it certainly is unique, with headlights that remind us of the Jensen Interceptor.

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RM Sotheby's
RM Sotheby's
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Much like Letty's Interceptor in Fast & Furious 6, this Camaro is all-American underneath, boasting a 350-cubic-inch small black V8 under the hood, paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. The car was meant to herald a more classy and fashionable approach to design for the Camaro, but as the pictures suggest, the finished product wasn't all that pretty, which is perhaps part of the reason why production never went ahead. Another factor could be that shipping a chassis to Europe and back with a new body would have made it too expensive. Nevertheless, if you want a pony car that nobody else could ever own, this is the one.

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