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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1966 Dodge Coronet Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean yellow 1966 Dodge Coronet convertible arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some maintenance and TLC to make it a reliable and fun cruiser. It’s got a 383 under the hood, fed by a F.A.S.T. EFI system, and it spins an automatic transmission. The cool part is that this is a family heirloom car that has been passed to the current generation, and will always remain in the family. The owner’s parents had a ’66 Coronet like this one brand new, and recaptured those memories when they purchased this one a few years back. Today, their children and grandchildren are excited to enjoy the car and continue the legacy.

Contact the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for help looking after your Classic or Muscle Car, we’re happy to help!

1967 Pontiac GTO Complete Restoration

This 1967 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop ready to start a new life.   We stripped the car, performed extensive metal repair with parts from OPGI, rebuilt and upgraded the chassis with parts from BMR Suspension, added disc brakes, and FiTech fuel injection to the 400 V8 engine.   We reupholstered the complete interior and vinyl top in-house.   The body was restored and painted in Tyrol blue, and the GTO scored top honors at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago on its first time out! Now this amazing GTO restomod is a show stopper with great driving manners!

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1968 Chevrolet Malibu Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This very clean 1968 Chevrolet Malibu Sport Coupe came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for a little maintenance for the summer cruising season.   The car is wearing a wide variety of options, including power steering and brakes, factory tilt wheel, in-dash tachometer, air conditioning, remote trunk release, power windows, rear sway bar, and more.    We helped the customer locate the car, then performed some needed maintenance to get it back on the road.   Soon, it returned for some updates, like Global West tubular front suspension.    The latest upgrade is a 400+ HP 383 stroker engine from Blueprint Engine Supply! It drives amazingly, and has the right look!


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817 S. MAIN STREET – RED BUD, IL 62278

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible restored by V8 Speed and Resto Shop for COMP Cams

Restoring a classic car raises many questions, and we have answers. Below are answers to many common restoration questions, but we always encourage customers to email or call us anytime to chat!

Where is your shop located?

  • The V8 Speed & Resto Shop is located in the heart of the USA, 1/2 hour from St. Louis, MO, in Red Bud, IL
  • 817 S. Main Street, Red Bud, IL 62278 (314)783.8325

What do you do in your shop?

  • We perform complete restoration services, ranging from simple classic-car maintenance to full rotisserie, show-quality restorations.
  • We currently have 22 people on staff, including dedicated metal fabricators, mechanics, body technicians, painters, interior technicians, video / TV production, photography, web development, and administration.
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People ask what we do in-house at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and the answer is almost everything! We do all body and paint work, mechanical, fabrication, alignment, wheel balance and tire mounting, tuning, and interior work on-site in our complex. We farm out engine machine work, but we assemble engines in-house. We have a great partner shop locally where we perform chassis dyno tuning as well. Worldwide transport available. What do you need?

1962 Buick Electra Restoration

This 1962 Buick Electra convertible originally appeared on one of the very first episodes of V8TV working on the engine and a disc brake conversion.  Back in 1998, David Freiburger and Rob Kinnan of Car Craft and Hot Rod Magazines purchased this car for a Car Craft Magazine cheap and fun weekend cruiser project.  They gave the original carburetor a tune, did a quickie bright yellow paint job on the car and drove it around for a bit before putting it up for sale. At that point, our friend Paul purchased  the car from Freiburger and towed it from sunny Southern California to his home in the Midwest. Paul drove the car for a couple summers until the original Buick 401 Nailhead engine failed, and not having a lot of resources back then, Paul decided to install a small block Chevy V8 that he had on hand.  About that time, Paul’s job changed, he started a family, and more important life events occurred. Today, nearly 20 years later, the car has arrived in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop where the V8 Team will complete his engine conversion and make the car a driver once again.   

Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all your Classic or Muscle Car needs today!



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817 S. MAIN STREET – RED BUD, IL 62278