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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1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am Crash Repair and Candy Color Repaint Photo Gallery 
 
This Trans Am was restored once and treated to a multilayer candy paint job in the process. It is unique that it has a Buick 455 under the hood, and not the Pontiac 400 or 455 and not an Olds 403.
 
The color is House of Kolor Kandy Brandywine sprayed over a gold base, with a flake added in for extra shimmer. The gold striping and tan interior really accentuate the candy red and give this car and appearance that is like a magnet for eyeballs.
 
Unfortunately, the owners Were out enjoying the car one day when they got rear ended. Knowing that most collision shops would not touch a project like this, they brought the car to us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

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

This 1979 Pontiac Trans Am was originally equipped with a 403 cubic inch Oldsmobile V8, and although it was pretty hot for the time, it just isn't enough for the owner today.    The car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some high-performace upgrades including a GM LS3 485 HP V8 engine fed by a Holley EFI system, and it will handle better thanks to a Ridetech Street Grip suspension system with YearOne wheels.   Wilwood brakes will haul it down in short order.  Before all the fun, we had to fix some rusty floors, which was a good time to fabricate a custom firewall for the car as well.   Follow along with all the progress here! 

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1979 Pontiac Trans Am Performance Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1979 Pontiac Trans Am came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for more power and a more fun driving experience, so the V8 team is working up a plan to add more "fire" to the bird!   Follow along with all the progress here! 

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1979 Toyota Land Cruiser Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser crawled in to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some maintenance and general repairs.   We're looking forward to spinning this one around the block! 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1980 Dodge Mirada Restored by V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This is a unique car that is not seen very often these days, a 1980 Dodge Mirada.   Our customer purchased this car new and will keep it forever, so it was time to make it like new again.    Once completed, this car was honored with a restoration profile in the April, 2018 Hemmings Motor News Magazine!      Click HERE to learn how the V8 Speed &  Resto Shop can restore your family heirloom classic or muslce car!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1981 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo Pace Car Gallery at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1981 Pontiac Trans Am 301 turbo Pace Car arrived in the shop for a quick once-over.     

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This is something you don't see everyday... a coach-built 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible!  This one stopped in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some basic maintenance and upkeep.  Oldsmobile never made a 1980s Cutlass convertible from the factory, making this a very interesting car.

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278


 

 

1984 Chevrolet Camaro Buff and Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1984 Chevrolet Camaro time capsule came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with less than 25,000 miles on the odometer, and just needed a poilising and some leak fixes and other maintenance.   It's still powered by the orginal 305 HO V8 engine.   It's a very cool car in amazing shape.  

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278


 

 

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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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1984 Olds Cutlass restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass was brought to our shop by the man who bought it new and still owns the car.    Over the years, the paint has faded and it had some hail damage, so the owner wanted a freshen-up on the outside, while adding some cool upgrades in the form of a YearOne Power Crate Engine, a Holley Terminator EFI system, and a TCI 4L60 overdrive transmission.   A set of Rocket Racing Wheels competes the look.

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1985 Chevrolet C10 Pickup Maintenance and Completion at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean black 1985 Chevrolet C10 pickup came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for the "last 5%"... an assortment of post-restoration details that needed to be completed.     We'll be performing some mechanical fixes and interior upgrades on this slick black hauler.    Click "Read More" for the photo gallery and video of the process!

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Lou's Change, Lou's Change, lous change

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS LS3 Engine Installation at V8 Speed and Resto Shop
General Motors "G" bodies, Buick Regal, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Pontiac Grand Prix, and Oldsmobile Cutlass cars from the 1970s and 1980s are great candidates for modern power and performance upgrades.   This cool 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS has been in our customer's family since 1986 and is now ready for a modern GM Performance Parts LS3 V8.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo time capsule came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with 54,000 miles on the odometer, and just needed some leak fixes and other maintenance.    It's featuring the rare "bread box" compartment below the original cassette radio, T-Tops, buckets, and a 305 V8.  It's a super-clean car and a great peek back at what a performance car was in the mid 1980s!

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278


 

 

1986 Chevrolet Caprice Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1986 Chevy Caprice came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a complete renewal.    Our customer had many fond memories with this car as it belonged to her Grandmother, and she wished to restore it to as-new condition.    

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Performance Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This super clean 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop with a few issues under the hood, so the V8 team is going to have a look at the FAST fuel-injected 383 to see what's going on.    The team ended up installing a Blueprint 400 small block Chevy making 521 HP.   

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278