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: https://v8speedshop.com/1969-chevrolet-corvette-jl/
This great-looking 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster is visiting the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some performance upgrades, with the big one being the install of a Chevrolet Performance ZZ427 engine and Holley EFI. We’ll also be upgrading the brakes and suspension to handle the 485 HP from the new mill, but the major upgrade is the custom-mixed metallic blue color accented by American Racing wheels, an L88 hood, and custom striping. Bilstein shocks will help the lowered suspension ride smoothly, and the Tremec TKX 5-speed helps with smooth, high RPM shifting and overdrive gearing. Designer Murray Komant brought the vision to reality, and now the V8 team is making it happen. Read More to see the photos and videos!
This deep blue 1977 Chevrolet Corvette is in for a new driveline including an LS3 V8, a Tremec TKX 5-Speed manual transmission, and more. These Corvettes look cool and handle well, but the often anaemic, low-compression “smog motors” from the mid 1970s leave much to be desired in the performance department. The Chevrolet Performance LS3 430 HP crate engine will fix all that, and the Tremec TKX 5-Speed is designed for high RPM shifting. Dakota Digital RTX gauges will proved the driver with the vitals without looking like an add-on. It’s going to be a lot more fun when it’s finished!
This unbelievable 1994 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 shows a mere 2700+ miles on the odometer, but nearly 30 years have dulled the shine on this LT5-powered jewel. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop team was tasked with a full show-car detail, including the underside, and topped it off with a paint correction and ceramic treatment for a super luxurious shine. The paint correction and ceramic coating video shows all the steps we took to make it stand tall! You’ll be able to see this one in person at the 2023 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Show in Chicago!
Performance automotive enthusiasts are always concerned about new legislation designed to restrict the freedoms of car owners, and in this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke take a look at a recent New York law affecting exhaust modifications. Thanks to SEMA for the info. They also chat about the 2025 “Zora” Corvette, a 1000HP, 1000 ft. lbs. gasoline / electric hybrid that might be the swan’s song of the C8. There is also an update on the new Bonneville Up To Speed podcast! The Automotive Trivia is present as always, along with a few laughs and other bits of car enthusiast knowledge (and nonsense) on the V8 Radio Podcast!
This ’72 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been with its owner for over 20 years. Over the years, the car was assembled piece by piece, but the project stalled before the fresh engine was ever fired. What’s worse, the storage unit housing the aqua ‘Vette had a rash of break-ins, but although the perpetrators stole tools and other items, they left the car in place.
However, the cool Stingray has since landed here at V8 Speed & Resto, where the V8 crew plans to complete all the open ended projects and make it a driver once again. Feel free to follow along as we bring this 1972 Stingray back to life!