1973 Pontiac Trans Am

This sweet 1973 Pontiac Trans Am is heading home after a trip to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some A/C repairs, new rear gears, a stance adjustment, and some other maintenance items.    This car is running a factory 455-cube Pontiac V8 and is finished in Buccaneer Red.    While our shop did not restore this car, we performed a variety of tasks to complete the beautiful restroation.  

This 1968 Oldsmobile is a great looking car that drives and handles well, but the owner wanted more power and modern-day drivability.  Did we mention he wanted a LOT more power?     In this 6-part series, we install a modern supercharged 6.2 Liter GM LSA Connect & Cruise engine and transmission.     Follow along as we cover the whole process in this series.   You can contact us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop at http://www.v8speedshop.com or at 314.783.8325 for any of the parts you see in this video, or to have us convert your ride for you!  

 

We had a great time building the ZR9 Camaro in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and we recently had the chance to take some cool shots of the car.     What do you think?

See more of the ZR9 by clicking the link!    http://www.v8tvshow.com/zr9

 

1965 Impala V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1965 Chevrolet Impala came to the shop in boxes, and now it stands tall...even with a low stance!    It's powered by a 6.0 Chevrolet EFI V8, backed by a 6-speed manual transmission.  

1965 Impala SS

 
1964 Chevrolet C-10 Restored by V8 Speed & Resto Shop

 

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew recently finished a complete restoration on this 1964 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck including suspension, rust repair and sheet metal fabrication, and more.    They installed a GM L92 6.2 liter V8 powered by a Mast Motorsports ECM and using Holley accessory drive brackets, oil pan, and Hooker exhaust manifolds.   A Mast cam and valve springs were installed, yielding approximately 525 horsepower.  A TCI 4L60E transmission is used to provide an overdrive gear, and the truck rolls on Mob Steel 20" wheels.    The finish is satin black with a charcoal silver roof, wheels, and side trim insert, and the bed is all new wood.    The interior featured a leather seat, Vintage Air A/C, a Dakota Digital box to allow the original speedometer to work with the modern transmission, upgraded audio, and more.  Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for your project needs!   314.783.8325
 
 

We were pretty stoked to see the 1955 Chevy gasser "Mr. Chevy" and hauler featured in this month's Hot Rod Magazine!   Learn more about Mr. Chevy at http://www.v8tvshow.com/mrchevy 


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The V8TV / V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew just finished the complete restoration of a slick 1969 Chevelle.

 

1969 Chevelle by V8 Speed & Resto Shop
 
One of the latest creations to come out of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop is this slick 1969 Chevelle wearing SS stripes and trim but featuring a hopped up 454 under the hood. The car is rolling on Rocket Racing wheels and features other subtle modifications like new leather upholstery in the stock original pattern from OPGI, tunes by Antique Auto Radio that look stock but is fully Bluetooth capable with MP3, Vintage Air A/C, and a full MagnaFlow stainless exhaust. The engine is basically built to LS-6 454 specs and features a Holley Street Avenger 870 carburetor, Hooker headers, a TCI torque converter, built TH400 trans, and a 3.42:1 geared 12-bolt rear axle.  The owner replaced the quarter panels many years ago and brought it to V8 Speed & Resto Shop for new cabin and trunk floors, other metalwork, bodywork and paint, interior, assembly, and tuning.  Today it wears Chevrolet Carbon Flash Metallic Black paint and  bright red SS stripes and will be featured at the 2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago, November 22 & 23.   You can see the build photos in the V8 V8TV / V8 Speed & Resto Shop Forum here:  http://v8tvshow.com/forum/index.php?topic=72.0 .    Hats off to a great crew and a very cool owner for letting us bring this one together!
 
 

1979 Pontiac Trans Am

This '79 Pontiac Trans Am was restored once, then became the unfortunate victim of a rear-end collision.    The car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for repairs and a few upgrades to transform it into the stunning car you see here.    This was another car that would attract passers-by to stop and stare or take photos when it was parked in front of our shop!  

You can see the complete photo gallery for this car HERE.  

The 1957 Chevrolet project has been returned to the road!    The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew has completed the restoration of the chassis, suspension, engine repairs, interior upgrades, some paint work, trim, glass, and other details to make this former barn-dweller a highway flyer once again.     Who wouldn't have fun in a bright red '57 Bel Air complete with a 396 under the hood and a 4-speed shifter in hand?

You can see the comlpete photo gallery featuring every step of this process HERE.