Shelby Cobra vs Corvette at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Revving their engines in a battle for supremacy, the Shelby Cobra and the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette stand as legendary icons of automotive performance. On one side, the Shelby Cobra, a snarling beast born to conquer the tracks. Its lightweight frame, monstrous 427 Ford power, and thunderous roar make it a force to be reckoned with. Every stomp of the throttle sends shivers down the spine, propelling you into an adrenaline-fueled frenzy. On the other side, the Chevrolet Corvette, a sleek and powerful machine that balances elegance and brute strength. Its refined engineering, superb handling for the day, and iconic style create a harmonious symphony of performance. It grips the road like a predator, delivering thrills with every corner conquered. Both titans offer a smile-inducing driving experience, leaving you craving more. So, which would you choose in this battle of performance legends?

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Primed For Perfection: The 1969 Corvette 427 Roadster Restoration at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

 We are thrilled to be working on the restoration of a very cool 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Roadster. Our talented team has completed the bodywork, and we’ve just applied the first coats of primer. The next step? A stunning custom metallic blue paint job that will make this beauty truly shine! 🌟 Stay tuned for updates on this extraordinary project as we make this classic Corvette far nicer than it was when new.  Follow along with us as we breathe new life into this iconic American sports car!

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See the restoration photos:

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When it comes to the legendary First Generation Camaro, there are two paths to automotive bliss: the thrill of a modified beast or the nostalgic embrace of an all-original restored beauty. On one hand, the modified Camaro roars with a symphony of aftermarket upgrades, pushing the boundaries of performance and turning heads at every corner. It’s a 600 HP LSA-powered adrenaline rush, a symphony of power and customization. On the other hand, the all-original restored Camaro takes us back in time, preserving the car’s heritage and embodying the pure essence of the era. It’s a sentimental journey, a reminder of the timeless elegance that captivated hearts decades ago. Whether you crave heart-pounding power or the allure of history, each Chevrolet Camaro offers a unique driving experience catered to your desires. So, which side of the Camaro coin will you choose?

#CamaroEnthusiast #ModifiedVsRestored #ClassicCarLove

Let’s Go Swimming In This Custom Metallic Blue at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop!

This amazing custom blended metallic blue 2-stage paint was formulated by V8 Speed and Resto Shop painter Jeff Wittlich before he sprayed it on a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster we’re restoring in the shop. These photos are “straight out of the gun”, meaning the paint has not been sanded or polished… but will sparkle even more when it is! The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Body and Paint Center is top-notch, and we’re always happy to spray original or custom colors on classics, customs, and muscle cars. Click To See More!

#custompaint #customblue #v8speedshop #restoration

"The future depends on what we do in the present" said Gandhi AND Kelle Oeste Agrees!!! V8 Speed and Resto Shop hosted the Randolph County Start Up Program. This business entrepreneurial class focuses on real experiences with business owners. Congrats and wishing you all the best with your business endeavors.

“The future depends on what we do in the present” said Gandhi AND Kelle Oeste Agrees!!! 

 V8 Speed and Resto Shop hosted the Randolph County Start Up Program. This business entrepreneurial class focuses on real experiences with business owners. Congrats and wishing you all the best with your business endeavors. 

#randolphcountystartup  #v8speedshop  #furturelooksbright  #educate  #v8speedandresto

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1978 Pontiac Trans Am is Rust Free After Dustless Blasting!

We were relieved and happy to see the super clean original body panels after this 1978 Pontiac Trans Am returned from Custom Coatings, STL. after a dustless blasting. We complete all kinds of rust repairs and custom metal fabrication here at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, but starting with the best car possible makes a huge difference.  Dustless Blasting is one of the safest and most effective ways to remove paint and rust, allowing a clean start to your muscle car restoration.   We’re happy to be able to start moving forward on this custom restomod Trans Am without having to perform lots of rust and damage repair first.   This 1978 Pontiac Trans Am is getting a full Pro-Touring restoration, including modern power and amenities while keeping a classic Trans Am look.   

1978 Pontiac Trans Am Media Blasted On Rotisserie at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Thanks to our friends at Custom Coatings, STL, for taking care of this Trans Am while removing decades of paint!   You can reach us at to chat about your classic car or muscle car restoration.    

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1969 Chevrolet Corvette paint preparation at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

The Prep before the Paint. Today Jeff is preparing this slick 1969 Chevrolet Corvette roadster for Spies Hecker HS Primer Surfacer to complete the body tub. This will allow for a nice even surface to be wet sanded to ensure the paint is as smooth as glass. It’s all in the details!    See more of this car:

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