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Paul Jr. Designs Builds The World’s Ugliest Camaro



On Monday night’s episode of American Choppers, Paul Jr. introduced the world to his latest “creation”, a PJD-badged Camaro built in conjunction with Trans American Muscle called the PJD Valor.

So just what do you get for $83,000? A Camaro SS with the following mods:

  • Coil-over suspension
  • Custom shifter
  • Whipple Supercharger. 2.9l
  • SLP exhaust with x-pipe
  • Custom interior
  • SLP sub-frame connectors
  • Custom Forgiato 22” wheels
  • 265/35 front tires 295/30 rear tires
  • Custom sheet metal paneling
  • Aircraft rivets
  • Copper emblems
  • Custom door sills
  • Custom hot rod black paint in matte finish

Production on these cars will be limited to 77 vehicles, though I think they’ll be hard-pressed to find more than 10 suckers customers willing to pay such a premium for this car.

While the performance modifications made to the Camaro are well and good, the appearance is a different story entirely. Paul Jr. used the theme of his latest Build Off Bike for the Camaro, and the results are.. unique?

There’s no question that the Build Off Bike was wildly creative! But the PJD Valor just wasn’t working for me, the combination of flat-black paint with aluminum pieces just seemed wrong. If they had covered the entire car in aluminum, then we’d be talking!

At the end of the day, Paulie will be laughing all the way to the bank, as you know there are people out there with more money than brains who will want to get their hands on one.

Here are some more pictures of the car if you’re interested:

What do you think?

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, the definitive men's lifestyle blog, and he's one of the biggest car enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."



  1. Francesco

    April 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    This episode aired last week (March 26th). Personally I wasn’t impressed, but I’m not that disappointed with this build. Without a doubt the rims need to be replaced; they just don’t flow right with this vehicle. If I was Paul Jr. though, I would have said forget the Camaro and just designed my own automobile.

    • Sujeet

      April 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      My bad, guess my DVR missed it last week and recorded the replay the other night.

      I don’t know if you saw Inside West Coast Customs this week, but they did a similar build (only they used a Camaro SS convertible instead of a hardtop) for charity.

      They were putting down close to 700HP, had a full body kit, complete audio system, an INSANE paint job (a little over the top, but it was a theme build), and HRE wheels.

      A better car top to bottom, and it went for a little over $100K at auction. I’d be willing to bet that for $80K, Ryan and the guys at WCC would be able to build you a Camaro that blows the PJD Valor away.

      • Francesco

        April 4, 2012 at 11:41 pm

        I saw the WCC Camaro episode. You’re right, the paint job was a little too much, but it served its purpose for the build. I think at the end of the day WCC has more connections than Paul Jr., but I’m surprised because I would have expected Trans American Muscle to have added more to the build than just basic bolt-ons. Some type of body kit or lip kit would have definitely been a nice addition to the Paul Jr. Camaro.

  2. Ryan Thomas

    April 6, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I gotta say my first car was a z28 Camaro so my heart will always be with them, but this car does make me sad. Also were the heck is the T-Top at? They need to bring it back and bring it back NOWWWW!!!

    • Sujeet

      April 6, 2012 at 11:59 am

      I think T-Tops bring their own set of issues with them (like leaking), but a removable top like the Corvette would be a pretty sweet compromise!

  3. Jason S.Silverman

    April 14, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Thank you for the amazing press! you guys worked hard on this release. We would love to welcome anyone to come see this car in person. there is nothing like it and it is true design genius that we could not be more proud of. keep the comments coming!

  4. Daveyo

    April 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Paul Jr is truly innovative, I really admire his vision. His crew is also top notch, period. The car is their first, remember it’s a themed car it looks pretty cool, but I’ve of course seen better. In the future I’m sure the team will produce something that will blow the roof off. Meanwhile their the best in the business at what they do. I.E. do you think Jason Poole at OCC can really design anything close to what Paul does, not even close it’s a no brainer.

  5. Chuck

    May 24, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Really? I don’t see the big deal at all..What a wast of a good car. The perf mods are awesome but that’s not hardly customization in my opinion..Stick to bikes PJ…Even tho you’re really not all thhat great at those either. I know he has a ton of fans, I just don’t see the big deal at all..Just make nice, custom, RIDEABLE bikes that aren’t so “proppy”…All of the props and shit on theme bikes is all a bit cheesy I think. I can’t believe companies are still goin for it…Oh well, their money

    • Nathan

      January 9, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      Lol wow all the Jr haters! Like Xavier said, give it a rest!! Just admit your jealous. The guy is a extremely creative designer, and good business man. Paul Jr thumbs up buddy.

  6. Xaiver

    September 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    All you Jr. haters give it a rest and do it yourselves, ooh thats rite you can’t. Now shut your pie holes and give props to a dude making his mark….. Mad respect to Jr.

  7. jack

    September 30, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Covered the whole car in aluminum!!! You sir are a DB!!! I bet you have a picture of Lamborghini on ur bedroom wall don’t you????

  8. Mike Anderson

    June 23, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Was just watching a new episode of OCC and for some strange reason remembered this car (hack). Some of the comments on here are pretty classic. Like, the only reason you don’t like the car is because you couldn’t build it, or something to that effect. For this guy to be a self proclaimed designer/ builder I would think that this was the low point in his career. Come on, any mechanic worth his weight could do all of the performance mods without any issues. This is all plug and play stuff these days. As far as the body,,, hideous. Yes, I hate it, yes I could build one a thousand times better. Watching these shows is like watching NASCAR, your hoping to see a wreck. I see one every time I watch it.

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