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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1976 Chevrolet Corvette Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1976 Chevrolet Corvette came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop seeking some modern upgrades for inproved performance.  
 

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1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Driveline Updates At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda is known for style and comfort, but the owner wants more power and better performance.    The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is working up a plan to re-power the car with a more modern Mercedes inline six cylinder engine, 5-speed transmission, and also some interior upgrades as well, all without losing the unmistakable looks of the classic SL stying. 

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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!    We're also custom-making and installing a complete interior for this car in our in-house interior shop. 
 
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1971 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This cool 1971 Chevrolet C-10 Cheyenne pickup served as a utility truck for years, and now our customer wants to return it to the road for recreational use!  Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

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This cool 1973 Plymouth Duster 340 arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some metalwork and cosmetic restoration.     You can follow the photos in this gallery to see how this one progresses!    

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1965 Ford F100 Upgrades at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1965 Ford F100 is a cool truck, and not many are seen these days.  Today, it's time to add some upgrades to make it easier to drive and enjoy.  

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1947 Willys Jeep Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1947 Willys CJ2A has not run in quite a while, so the owner brought it to our shop to have the V8 team return it safely to the road.    It's a cool old rig for sure!

 

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1970 Ford Mustang Convertible Body Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1970 Ford Mustang Convertible is going through a complete restoration, and it came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for rusty and damaged sheet metal replacement, bodywork, and paint.   The V8 crew will repair the crashed quarter panel and fenders, and replace the rusty floors along the way.   Follow along in the photos to see the latest!   

 

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1955 Ford Thunderbird Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This bright red 1970 Chevrolet Impala Coupe came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of re-assembly after the owner started the restoration.    

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1955 Ford Thunderbird Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This clean 1955 Ford Thunderbird came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some maintenance.    We enjoy looking after our customers classics!

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1957 Ford Thunderbird Modifications at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This cool 1957 Ford Thunderbird came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in tribute to the owner's Father who owned several of these cool Birds over the years.   Today, we're going to make this one more powerful and reliable for years of trouble-free cruising.   The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team will be installing a custom chassis, complete with Wilwood brakes, coil-over shocks, and upgrade the sway bars for better handling.   The 'Bird will have far more Thunder thanks to a new Ford Racing 5.0 V8 cranking out 430 HP and over 400 lbs.-ft. of torque.   Additionally, we're installing a 6-speed automatic transmission spinning that steam back to a new 9" rear axle.    Upgraded audio and lighting will make it even more fun to drive.  Follow along as we make the upgrades on this slick '57 Thunderbird!

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1969 VW Bus Engine Swap and Suspension Modificaitons at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1969 Volkswagen Bus looks sweet, but is in need of some tuning and maintenance.  The owner wishes the V8 Speed Team to perform a complete tune up, add some Wilwood disc brakes, perform some paint repairs, and change out the "camper" windows for regular glass sliders.  A new suspension system will allow the VW to lay low, but drive safely at ride-height going down the road.  New wiring will keep the Type 2 safe as well. 
 
 

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1984 Ford Mustang GT302H Predator Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This is a car that many have never heard of... a 1984 Ford Mustang Predator GT302H.   These were built by Solomon America and sold through select Ford dealerships.   The Predator started as a Mustang GT and added uinque striping, a 4-point roll cage, 8-spoke wheels, a hood scoop, a front strut brace similar to a "Monte Carlo bar", custom valve covers... and this one is wearing a black and gold "Hertz" color scheme.    Only around 130 were built in 1984, and this one came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a few upgrades and to return to the road as our customer's son's first car.   Too cool!

 

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1963 Imperial Crown Convertible Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This is a very cool car, a 1963 Imperial Crown Convertible.    It's one of approximately 513 built, and it's showing less than 28,000 miles.   It's powered by a 413 Wedge V8 connected to a pushbutton automatic transmission.    We love the space-age Virgil Exner "Forward Look" styling, with cool details like the headlight pods and the "sqaure" steering wheel.  The current owner has known the car since he was a kid, and knows the original owning family.  It's been sitting for a number of years, and it came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to be brought back to safe driving condition.    

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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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