1939 LaSalle Ambulance Restoration Photo Gallery

The 1939 LaSalle restored by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop won first place in its class at the 2020 Cadillac & LaSalle Club Grand National Virtual Car Show over the weekend! Hundreds of cars were entered, and there were 40 or so LaSalles in its class, but the red 1939 ambulance took home top honors. Congrats to the owner and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team on another first place win! We’re fortunate for the opportunity to work with great people on great cars! #showwinner #v8speedshop #restoration

Click the thumbnail to see the complete restoration photo gallery of this amazing 1939 LaSalle, a brand positioned just below Cadillac in the General Motors family.

We chat about the project in this V8 Radio Podcast Episode:

This cool 1973 Plymouth Duster 340 arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some metalwork and cosmetic restoration.     You can follow the progress in these photo galleries to see how this one progresses!  




1951 Chevrolet Dump Pickup Truck Restoration Photo Gallery
This 1951 Chevrolet pickup truck served as our customer’s Grandfather’s farm truck for many years.   In fact, it was his Grandfather that built the original dump mechanism for the truck.    After years of labor on the farm, the truck was sent to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a complete restoration with some modifications to make it like new… and ready to be put back to work! 
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Click this link to see the ’51s after-restoration cross country road trip home!  

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The V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew recently completed the restoration of this very cool and subtly modernized 1965 Chevrolet Impala.    Today, it drives better than any stock ’65 ever drove, thanks to a Ridetech suspension system, and it is powered by a retro-themed 6.0 LS V8 engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox.     The look is sharp thanks to a load of OER restoration parts from Classic Industries.   The V8 crew started with a bare shell and brought this sweet Impala back to life, completing metalwork, suspension and chassis repairs, all the body and paint work, and final assembly.    

Check out the Build Thread of this slick ’65! 


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This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL rumbles thanks to a 460+ cubic inch 428 fed by two four barrel Holleys on top, and is shifted with a 4-speed manual transmission.    The car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some basic maintenance, as well as bodywork and a re-spray.   Follow the progress here!   

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