Several years after it first came out on eBay, the “DreamRyder” convertible is back on the classified ads. But this time, it appears on “the world’s largest collector car marketplace” ---that’s the Hemmings to be exact.
In retrospect, this Camaro looks like a nice throwback to the 80s. It may not be as drop dead gorgeous as the Camaros we have today but it is a good reminder of Bill Logan’s lifelong dream.
So who’s Bill Logan? Well, he’s the guy behind this 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 creation. In case you don’t know, Logan spent thirteen years in customizing this Chevy into a dream machine.
The DreamRyder is equipped with a V8 engine and fiberglass body just to name a few. As for its extraordinary design, Logan took inspirations from different wild animals including the eagle, bat ray, zebra and leopard.
In his first eBay posting, Logan described his masterpiece in a very lucid way. And we quote; “…So my work is an animalistic representation in the form of a sphinx-like creature, crouching between its flanks, about to pounce. In the front is a face with a beak, fangs and eyes.” Hmmm…he definitely sounds like a poet here. But here’s some more… “The roof is kind of a bat ray with an eagle like head and its body spread out behind it, embracing the rear window and ending in a sweeping transition into a creatures’ buttocks in the rear.” Whew. That’s kind of heavy.
For all its awkwardness, there must someone out there who can’t get enough of this “work of art”. And in case you might be interested, the DreamRyder comes with a $250,000 price tag. Upon checking Hemming’s website, the 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 with 77137 mileage is currently located in Simi Valley, California.
This time, the seller described the Camaro to be “built as Functional Art on a stock 1984 Camaro convertible.” He went on to explain how the DreamRyder’s body panels can be removed if necessary. It also says there that the car has “won many trophies”, “draws attention” and “popular at shows”.
Well, this 1984 customized convertible must be a real catch. Even the seller believes that it “should be in a museum”. And finally, for those who want to reproduce his masterpiece, Logan is also selling the car’s complete set of molds and tooling. The vehicle and molds can be bought together but each is sold separately. Need we say more?