This Custom Retro LS 5.3L-Powered Chevy Camper From SEMA Could Be Yours

Mar 26, 2020

Category: Rides

It was roughly half-a-century-ago that campers and conversions experienced a marked influx in popularity, with a growing number of outfits turning their attention towards modifying, outfitting, and converting these mobile dwellings. And while we’ve seen plenty of beautifully-executed customized campers in our time, we’ve never come across anything quite like “Brown Sugar” from Davenport, Iowa’s River City Rods & Fabrication.

The elaborate build started out as a 1983 Chevrolet C30 Camper that would be displayed at the 2019 SEMA Show, with the main idea behind the project being to try and deliver a show vehicle that could hold its own against the crowd of builds born out of half-million-dollar budgets that lined the floors at SEMA — a feat the team accomplished in spades. The Chevy now rides on a complete air ride suspension — with a heavy-duty Watts Link rear end — that has been brought down so low that when the suspension is lowered, the front cross-member actually comes to rest on the tarmac. Powered by a brand new LS 5.3L iron block V8, the build boasts an enormous amount of upgrades and custom work, including new wheels, bodywork, and a wildly-involved livery. The fully-customized and well-appointed interior of the vehicle is equally bonkers, too. With SEMA in the rearview mirror, this incredibly unique ride is now on offer from Grand Rapids Classics for $179,990.

Purchase: $179,990

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Win Her Heart With A Lab-Grown Diamond Engagement Ring From Clean Origin

Ethically-sourced settings that go big on value without breaking the bank.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner

This Lightweight & Thin G-SHOCK Watch Is Still As Rugged & Capable As Ever

The thinnest in the series, it's marked by a slim module and carbon core guard structure.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Featured Image

Mletzko Rolls Out A 911 Restomod With A Fully-Bespoke Ultra-Luxe Interior

A carbon fiber-laden Porsche with a custom Öhlins-developed suspension setup.

Posted By

Jul 30, 2021

Featured Image

Prodrive & BRX Unleash An Upgraded Callum-Designed ’22 Dakar Rally Racer

With more suspension travel, wider bodywork, and bigger wheels, tires, & brakes.

Posted By

Jul 30, 2021

Featured Image

Chase The Horizon In Land Rover’s 4×4 Kitted Trophy Edition Defender SUV

Upgrades include a roof rack, undercarriage protection, an integrated air compressor, and more.

Posted By

Jul 29, 2021

Featured Image

The 20 Best Electric Cars You Can Buy

The finest electron-powered rides currently available on showroom floors.

Posted By

Jul 29, 2021