The Original Rocket V8!

This cool 1949 Oldsmobile is powered by the original 303 Rocket Oldsmobile V8, but is wearing a smooth custom look with a lowered stance, vintage green exterior, and fully a finished interior. The 1949 Oldsmobile joined Cadillac as the second American automaker to mass produce an overhead valve V8 engine, and this version remained in production until 1953.

Returning The Olds To The Road

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop team aims to make the car more enjoyable to drive all day long, installing power steering, air conditioning, disc brakes, cruise control, tilt wheel, and perhaps some seat upgrades as well. Fuel injection might be in the cards, we’ll post all the pictures and videos here so you can follow the progress of this unique resto-mod street rod… is that a “Street Mod?” Hmmm…

Follow The Upgrades

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is ready to perform a stock and original restoration or build a high performance restomod just for you. Contact us anytime to chat about your project goals!

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

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This ’65 C10 doesn’t just look cool… check out the factory air conditioning (more in video!)


This stunning 1965 Chevrolet C10 pickup truck isn’t your average classic! This beauty boasts a powerful 350 V8 engine, automatic transmission, AND factory-installed air conditioning – a rare option in these early C10s. Check out the unique center dash vents that kept this truck cool back in the day.

Looking for a classic car or truck restoration shop that can handle the unique features of your vehicle? Look no further than the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL! Our team of experts is passionate about preserving the history of classic cars and trucks, with the knowledge and skills to tackle any project, from routine maintenance to full restorations.

In this video, we take a closer look at this special 1965 C10, showcasing its features and the restoration work performed by V8 Speed & Resto Shop. See how we carefully looked after this classic truck, ensuring it continues to turn heads for years to come!

Learn more about this special truck in the video!


Want your classic car or truck to be next? Contact V8 Speed & Resto Shop today!

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop is a full-service classic car and muscle car restoration service ready to perform everything from simple maintenance on vintage cars to full frame-off restorations and modifications. Whether you are seeking a stock restoration, a pro-touring muscle car, or a custom restomod, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, can help. Contact us today to put the V8 crew to work for you. Transport services are available.

V8 Speed & Resto Shop
817 S. Main Street
Red Bud,IL 62278
314.783.8325

https://www.v8speedshop.com
Email: resto@v8speedshop.com

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This stunning 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback isn’t your average classic muscle car.

Packing a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine from a 2008 Shelby GT500, this restomod is a force to be reckoned with on the road and the track.

Power and Performance Under the Hood

The heart of this beast is the iconic 5.4-liter Shelby GT500 V8 engine, pushing out over 500 horsepower. Paired with a T56 6-speed transmission, this Mustang is built for exhilarating performance.

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Upgraded Suspension and Brakes for Precision Handling

For superior handling, the suspension system has been completely revamped with Ridetech tubular components and coilover shocks. Four-corner Baer disc brakes provide exceptional stopping power, while American Racing 200S “Daisy” wheels add a touch of classic muscle car style.

Luxurious Interior with Modern Touches

Step inside the Fastback and you’ll find a custom-crafted interior featuring plush leather-wrapped seats and a custom console. The classic dashboard gets a modern upgrade with Autometer gauges, keeping the driver informed and in control.

Vinyl Wrap Protects the Show-Stopping Finish

One of the most unique features of this Mustang is its exterior. Believe it or not, that stunning finish isn’t paint! The entire car is wrapped in a high-quality vinyl film. This clever choice protects the owner’s investment, allowing them to enjoy pushing this Mustang to its limits on the track without worrying about scratches or damage.

Looking for Classic Car Restoration or Customization?

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop is your one-stop shop for all things classic and muscle car. They offer a full range of services, from routine maintenance to complete frame-off restorations and custom builds. Whether you’re looking to preserve a piece of automotive history or create a one-of-a-kind restomod like this stunning 1967 Mustang, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop has the expertise and passion to bring your vision to life.

Contact The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Today

Let the crew at V8 Speed & Resto Shop turn your dream classic car into reality. Visit their website at https://v8speedshop.com/ or call them at 314-783-8325.

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Enjoy the photo gallery on this Supercharged Restomod Mustang!

The 1950s Studebaker Champion holds a special place in the hearts of car enthusiasts for a multitude of reasons. Whether you’re a seasoned hot rodder, a passionate racer, or simply appreciate classic style, there’s something undeniably appealing about these iconic vehicles.

Built for Speed and Style:

  • Aerodynamic Advantage: The Champion’s sleek, sloping design wasn’t just for aesthetics. It offered a distinct aerodynamic advantage, making it a favorite among racers seeking to push the limits on the track.
  • V8 Power Potential: Under that distinctive hood lies the potential for housing a powerful V8 engine, transforming the Champion into a true performance machine. This combination of form and function is a major draw for hot rodders looking to create unique and exhilarating rides.

Under The Skin:

For street rodders, the appeal of the Studebaker Champion is historic. These cars possess a certain undeniable coolness factor, with their timeless design and distinctive character. This particular car has been fitted with a modern front suspension and Flaming River electric power steering. Disc brakes and custom wheels add to the road-going capability, while a Demon carburetor-topped small block Chevy V8 provides the power. Vintage Air A/C keeps everyone cool inside.

1953 Studebaker Champion Project Intro Video

A Studebaker Gets a New Lease on Life:

Here at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, we share the passion for these remarkable vehicles. As evidenced by the stunning gray 1953 Studebaker Champion currently undergoing a complete repaint and detailed restoration in our shop, we understand the importance of preserving and enhancing the character of these classics.

Your Dream Restoration Awaits:

Whether you own a street rod, a classic car, or a hot rod yearning for a refresh, we’re here to help. We’re passionate about bringing your automotive vision to life, and we’d love to chat about the possibilities and turn your dreams into reality.

So, if you’re looking for a shop that understands and appreciates the timeless appeal of the Studebaker Champion, or any other classic car, get in touch with the V8 Speed and Resto Shop today!