V8 Speed & Resto Shop / V8TV Restoration Photo Galleries

Photo galleries of some the Muscle Cars we've restored and are working on for V8TV and in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!

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1940 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This very clean 1940 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine came to the V8 Speed and Resto shop in need of some general maintenance. It is a big car, and has been re-powered with a Chevrolet V-8 engine. One thing is certain, it stops traffic as people drive by the shop!
 
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Drivability Improvements at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Some restored cars look completed, but still require extensive refinement and tuning to be road-ready.    In this case, our customer had this sweet 1969 Camaro restored for them, but the shop did not complete some of the final drivability details, so the customer is not confident driving the car.  The car is sporting some cool parts selections like a FiTech fuel injected 454 Chevy V8 coupled to a Tremec TKO 500 5-Speed transmission, all wrapped in a stock RS / SS trim package.   However, the "last 5%" details still need to be addressed to make sure the car is ready for miles of trouble-free cruising.  For example, the front tires rub the inner fenders when turning, the windshield washer system does not work, there are some loose radio wires, and other nuisance items.   Once they are remedied, the engine tune will be optimized, brake performance dialed-in, and other systems verified for proper operation.    The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is well-versed in this process, and we'll be performing final adjustments to remedy the quirks of a fresh restoration.  
 
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1930 Ford Model A Hot Rod at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1930 Ford Model A Hot Rod belongs to a friend of ours, who purchased it mostly the way you see it in the intial photos.   He brought it to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have some leather bomber seat pads made, as well as a custom insert for the roof.    It's powered by a 1970 Chevrolet 350 fed by 6 2-barrel carbs, and is shifted by a set of Hurst Lightning Rod shifters!   It's a fun ride!
 
 
 

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1968 Chevelle 5-Speed Manual Transmission Installation Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle is a cool blue convertible with a white top, and it came to our the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission swap and some other maintenance items.   It's powered by a hot small-block Chevy V8 wearing dual quad carburetors just waiting to have the 5-speed overdrive gears to sing down the highway!
 
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This hot burgundy 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 come to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some carb tuning, leak fixing, and other mainteance.   

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1979 Pontiac Trans Am LS3 Swap and Suspension Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1979 Pontiac Trans Am is a 10th Anniversary car, and it is all original including the 403 cubic inch Oldsmobile V8.  We're performing some basic maintenance and upkeep on this cool silver bird.  Follow along with all the progress here! 

 

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1967 Ford Mustang Coupe Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Ford Mustang coupe is a cool car with a long history, even if it's not wearing the hottest perforamance options or brightest colors.    It was purchased new in California, and the current owner thinks she's the fifth name to be on the title.    It's got a 2-barrel fed C code 289 for power, and a bunch of cool options like factory A/C and overhead console.   It is at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some mechanical details and last 10% items of a restoration, and we're looking forward to learning more about this cool Mustang.     

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1965 Pontiac Tempest Convertible Sheet Metal Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This 1965 Pontiac Tempest came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some rust and sheet metal repairs.    

 

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1955 Ford F100 Restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This cool 1955 Ford F100 has been in the customer's family for many years, and it's finally time to return it to the road with a modern chassis and power!    It will roll on a Fat Man Fabrications chassis and will be powered by a 2014 Ford 5.0 V8 backed by a 6R80 6-speed automatic transmission.     Cool truck.

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1958 Chevrolet Apache Pickup Maintenance and Repairs at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Old trucks are cool, unless they've been stored in a barn or a field for decades.    This 1958 Chevrolet Apache pickup has seen better days, but the owner brought the truck to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in hopes of getting it back on the road.. and back to work!   
 

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1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula 455 4-Speed at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula 455 4-Speed is a very rare car, and it was recently treated to a complete restoration.   It's a very nice car, and the new owner wants us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to add a few original options to the car to make it a duplicate of the '72 Pontiac Firebird Forumla 455 he bought new!     
 

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1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This blue 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some detail and maintenance work.      
 

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1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible HEMI Restomod Completion at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1970 Plymouth Barracuda is in the midst of a full restomod treatment, complete with a modern fuel injected HEMI engine.   Much of the work is done, but the owner brought the car to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop to have our team take the project across the finish line.   Our team will be completing unfinished work, as well as correcting elements deemed unsafe or not up to the standards of our shop.   We’ll post photo updates here to track the progress of this cool Yellow 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible!
 

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1973 Chevrolet Camaro Body and Paint Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some bodywork and paint restoration.  
 

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1966 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2 Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1966 Ford Mustang came to the shop in need of some general maintenace.   It's a cool car with a 289 V8, and everyone likes a Mustang Fastback 2+2!     

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