A 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, personally owned by Discovery Channel star Mike Brewer, will cross the block next month.
Listed as part of the Classic Car Auctions December sale, the Camaro will be one of several American models up for grabs.
However, this classic General Motors muscle car could prove to be a major star of the auction event.
Brewer, best known for his role in Wheeler Dealers, bought the SS after a challenge by the president of the Camaro Club. Being told that he would never find an original Camaro SS, Brewer set out to do just that.
Within 12 hours Mike had bought the 1968 example from Seattle, Washington. With just one owner, and a manual transmission, this was undoubtedly an incredible find.
Not content with just owning an amazing Camaro, Brewer then set to work having the SS restored and enhanced to his dream specification.
Hold out your hand…
The 396-cubic inch (6.7-l) V-8 engine has been rebuilt, with a host of performance parts fitted. These include an Edelbrock inlet and carburettor, custom MagnaFlow exhaust system, and Classic Industries high-lift camshafts.
Peak power from the engine is now said to exceed 410 horsepower. The four-speed Muncie manual transmission has been rebuilt, with a new fuel tank, new brakes, and upgraded suspension also added.
New carpets and headlining have been installed, with the paintwork refreshed to best capture the original Le Mans Blue. Optional Rally Sport headlight covers have been installed.
… you’ve got yourself a deal
Brewer paid just $8,500 (£6,500) for the car originally, and has spent a considerable sum of money enhancing it. This means the estimated sale price of £50,000 to £60,000 ($64,500 to $77,000) seem relatively reasonable.
The Camaro is one of several American cars heading to the auction, which also includes a 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-C owned by Manchester City footballer Vincent Kompany.
A 1966 Ford Mustang, and a 1974 Chevrolet Corvette C3, are two other prime North American specimens ready for the block. The sale takes place on 7th December at the Warwickshire Event Centre.