This drivable dreamsicle conjures up summer days and sunsets at the beach with good times, good friends, and rock-n-roll!

It’s hard NOT to smile when you spy this ride, even if your eyes are burnin’ from the blazing Tangelo Pearl and Pearl White color scheme, polished trim, and sunburst glints off the Billet Specialties wheels. This Nova wagon came to visit the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for completion… it was a project that started in spare time, but needed more focus to see the finish line.

A Focus on Custom Style and Performance

This Nova is powered by an Edelbrock Pro-Flo fuel-injected 350 Chevy stuck to a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission. A Vintage Air Frontrunner keeps the spinning things inline up front, including the A/C compressor, alternator, steering pump, and all the black hard-coated pulleys. A lumpy cam is heard through the Hooker headers and custom pipes, while the Nova is more sure-footed thanks to a Heidt’s front end, Wilwood disc brakes, and Continental-wrapped Billet Specialties wheels.

Inside, a full diamond-stitched custom interior is the place to be, with amped-up sounds and cool air conditioning to keep the hot sun at bay.

We completed various tasks all over this car to bring it all together, and we all really dig it. It arrived to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop already painted with the interior in place, but it still needed a lot of help to be a reliable and fun cruiser. Click through the pics to see the story evolve and how we were able to wrap this one up for the owner. Let us know if we can help your project ride the wave to reality!

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Now Hiring Marketing and Sales Assistant for Muscle Car Restoration Shop – Full Time

We’re looking for a Sales and Marketing Assistant who is a highly motivated, creative individual with experience and a passion for connecting with current and future customers. That passion comes through as she/he engages with customers on a daily basis, with the ultimate goal of building relationships to help with promoting our company in a positive and exciting manner.

This position works with both the Sales and Marketing Teams.

Sales Assistant Responsibilities Include:

  • Taking calls, providing updates, or messages for sales team
  • Follow up with sales leads, inquiries, and updates
  • Scheduling calls and meetings with sales team and technicians
  • Distributing information to customers and leads
  • Photos
  • Inspection results
  • Video updates
  • Following up with sales leads in generated on social platforms
  • Recording notes from technician inspection calls into spreadsheets
  • Assisting Culture Coordinator with Customer Appreciation Programs
  • Assisting sales team with correspondence distribution

Marketing Responsibilities Include:

  • Daily Marketing department administrative tasks
  • Support marketing executives in organizing various online and in person projects
  • Assist in the organizing of promotional events and traditional or digital campaigns and attend to them to facilitate their success
  • Compose and post online content on the company’s website and social media accounts, including distributing videos to key outlets
  • Working with manufacturers to cross promote
  • Communicate directly with clients and encourage trusting relationships

Skills:

  • Proven experience as a marketing assistant
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Creative Copywriting / Use of AI tools
  • Social Media reporting/analytics
  • Ability to manage all aspects of events
  • Good understanding of office management and marketing principles
  • Demonstrable ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines
  • Well-organized with a customer-oriented approach
  • Excellent knowledge of Google Apps
  • Knowledge of photo editing software (Adobe Lightroom preferred)
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • High School diploma; BSc in Marketing, Business or relevant field is a strong advantage
  • Knowledge of enthusiast automotive market is a big plus

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: Based on experience

Preferred Experience:

  • Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: Red Bud IL

On site in our place of business, some remote opportunities

We offer a 40 hour work week with optional overtime available. We pay holidays, vacation, and provide health insurance, 401K, life insurance, dental & vision. Excellent opportunities for training and career growth. Great crew to work with. Excellent working environment with an innovative team ready to set your creativity free!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 – $22.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

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Join Our Enthusiastic Team!

If you have a deep love for classic cars, take pride in your craftsmanship, and possess the skills to bring engines back to life, we want to hear from you! At the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, you’ll have the opportunity to work on remarkable projects and collaborate with fellow automotive enthusiasts.

About The V8 Speed and Resto Shop:

We value the well-being of our Team and their families above all else, and we all focus on generating the best employee and customer experience possible. Our core values center around the way we treat people and would like to be treated. We live and breathe classics, customs, restored and modified muscle cars, restomods, pro-touring cars, and more at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. We take pride in meticulously restoring and customizing vintage vehicles, and our commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail sets us apart in the industry. We understand the significance of these cars to their owners and treat them as such. Our team is composed of highly skilled professionals who share a common passion for automotive excellence.

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Purpose:

  • We believe in the importance of classic vehicles not only as historical objects, but for their personal significance to enthusiasts and their families, and for the joy they bring to the world.
  • We believe in the importance of the automobile industry as a workspace where people of all skill sets and in all areas of business can thrive working around special vehicles that ignite their passion.
  • We believe that dream cars can and do exist, and that our team is here to build them.

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Mission Statement:

  • To connect people with the best times of their lives through things with wheels.  
V8 Speed and Resto Shop Core Values

Values Statement:

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop achieves our goals and the goals of our customers by applying the following core values to everything we do:

  • Happiness
  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Teamwork
  • Passion
  • Innovation

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Vision Statement:

  • To ensure that automobile enthusiasts will always have a trusted, talented, and passionate source to provide services they need to enjoy their special vehicles.
  • To always provide a healthy, safe, creative, and respectful workplace where our team can enhance their skills and abilities and enjoy satisfying and rewarding careers.

LINK: ABOUT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is a great working environment with awesome teammates and lots of cool tools and equipment to grow your abilities. We have a backlog of work and are always looking to build better, more creative hot rods, customs, and muscle cars. We are located in a small, safe midwestern town of Red Bud Illinois.

If you want consistent, rewarding work every day, every week, building award winning show cars this is a job for you! We are hiring for this Sales and Marketing Assistant job opening now.

Fill Out This Job Application To Schedule An Interview Today!

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The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Do you dream of a classic muscle car with heart-pounding power and modern handling? Look no further than the V8 Speed and Resto Shop! We bring your vision to life, combining iconic style with cutting-edge performance upgrades.

This stunning 1968 Chevrolet Camaro is a prime example. The owner craved the perfect blend of timeless looks and exhilarating performance. V8 Speed and Resto Shop delivered:

  • Supercharged LSA Engine: Unleash raw power with this modern high-performance engine, expertly installed without compromising the Camaro’s fresh as-delivered paint job.
  • Tremec 6060 6-Speed Manual Transmission: Take control of every gear change with this precision-engineered transmission, engineered to seamlessly integrate with the LSA engine.
  • Performance Cooling and Electrical Systems: Experience worry-free driving with upgraded systems designed to handle the increased power and ensure smooth operation.

Performance Engineered: We’ve meticulously integrated additional performance enhancements:

  • C&R Radiator and Coolers: Maintain optimal engine temperature for peak performance, on the road or at the track.
  • Vintage Air System: Enjoy cool comfort in the cabin, even on the hottest days.
  • Ridetech Coil-Over Suspension System: Experience exceptional handling and control with this top-of-the-line suspension upgrade.
  • Hydraulically Boosted Wilwood Brakes: Command ultimate stopping power with confidence, inspired by racing technology.
  • FORGELINE Wheels: Track-proven strength, great looks for the street, and American made.
  • Custom Exhaust System: Our team handcrafts a beautiful mandrel-bent, TIG welded stainless exhaust system with cutouts and Corsal mufflers that delivers both performance and a throaty growl.

The V8 team’s dedication goes beyond the ordinary:

  • Expert Modifications: We meticulously notched the subframe and fabricated a custom firewall and air intake system to ensure perfect fitment and functionality.
  • Custom style with Performance: Ringbrothers billet hood hinges and an in-house fabricated hood ensure a unique look while accommodating the supercharger.
  • Dyno-Tuned Results: Refined driving manners with measured power.

This is just a glimpse of what V8 Speed and Resto Shop can do for your muscle car. Let our passionate team transform your dream into reality. Contact us today to discuss your custom build! Check out the 3 1968 LSA Camaro build videos below!

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This cool Unique Motorsport Cobra came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop looking to convert to electric power steering with a closer ratio than rack it has currently installed. The owner is also looking to upgrade brakes to a 4 piston Wilwood manual system, and to add a full tonneau cover for the cockpit in our interior shop. The owner drives this one hard on the track, and we love that it gets used the way it was intended!

Hot Wheels: Chevy Corvette Restomod Build: Custom ’64 Corvette C2 At The V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We’ve all wanted a full-size version of our favorite Hot Wheels car, and this custom 1964 Chevrolet Corvette built at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop makes that dream come true! The restomod Corvette build features custom paint, performance suspension upgrades from Global West, new disc brakes, and a Holley Sniper EFI system install on the Edelbrock 350 crate engine.

The Design

The main part of the project was repainting the Corvette in custom colors. The goal was to give the overall appearance of a full-size Hot Wheels car, a car that is fun to look at and drive! Custom C2 Corvettes can be controversial, as changing a C2 Corvette from original can hurt it’s collector car market value. However, this 1964 Corvette did not have it’s original engine any longer, and the exterior and interior had been changed from their original colors as well. This allowed for some freedom of expression to build a custom Corvette with a new paint job all it’s own.

Building The Corvette

This custom Corvette video features disassembling the corvette, repairing the fiberglass body, and a bit of Corvette C2 history. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop paint department repaints the Corvette in Ermine White, then lays out the 3 color custom stripe design. We mask off the stripes and custom paint the Corvette in our downdraft Blowtherm paint booth, and spray a final clear coat.

Watch The Build Video

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Our team had so much fun with this 1964 Corvette that we even built a 1:64th scale Hot Wheels version to match the full size car!

Let’s Build Your Dream

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is as full service custom and restoration shop, complete with a full fabrication shop, body shop, paint shop, interior shop, and mechanical departments. We perform stock restorations and complete custom builds, and everything inbetween. LS Swaps, custom body mods, modern driveline swaps, custom interior, custom consoles, high quality custom paint, and dyno tuning are all available. Contact the V8 Speed and Resto Shop today to see how we can make your custom, restomod, pro-touring, street rod, or performance truck build come to life!

1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
ENGINE:EDLEBROCK CRATE 350
SUSPENSION:GLOBAL WEST
FUEL INJECTION:HOLLEY TERMINATOR X
WHEELS:ROCKET RACING
BODY & PAINT:V8 SPEED AND RESTO

CONTACT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

817 S. Main Street
Red Bud, IL 62278
314.783.8325
https://www.v8speedshop.com/contact-us

Take A Desert Cruise in the Corvette! (Thanks to the owner for sharing this video!)

Custom 1964 Corvette Build Photos