This 1968 Chevy Camaro resto-mod was built by the experts at Bodie Stroud Industries for actor/comedian Tim Allen. Normally, we aren’t exactly huge advocates of most resto-mod builds. Even the name by itself immediately conjures up mental images of huge chrome wheels and other SEMA-esque anachronisms made to poor, unsuspecting classic car victims, but we can forgive the damage that term has caused when the outcome is as tastefully built up as this car here. The intention of the project was to build a car that reminded Tim of the hot rods from his youth, although this time around as an updated modern day interpretation utilizing a 427 LS7 engine with upgraded suspension and brakes, too. Finally, he wanted it to remain period-correct-stock looking to the untrained eye. Continue on the following page for a closer look…
Special attention was paid to widening the fenders without giving it a boy-racer tacked-on look, as well as placing modern Brembo brake calipers behind bigger 17″ Rallye wheels and stiffening up the uni-body frame to properly handle all of the 7 liter V8’s torque and horsepower.
Once completed, the comedian brought it over to Jay Leno’s Garage for a full shakedown captured on video below:
Everybody has their own specific tastes (and that’s just what makes each and every one of us all so darn special, right?), but surely everyone can agree that this modern day COPO was built right. And we got to say, that dark green color is absolutely choice, too. Well played.
Find it here at:
BS Industries, Inc.
8805 Bradley Avenue
Sun Valley, CA 91352