Actor Tim Allen’s special 1968 Camaro will be one of two “iconic” cars to be featured at the Classic Industries/Original Equipment Reproduction booth during the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas Nov. 4-8th.
The Camaro, a collaboration between Allen and Bodie Stoud, took seven months to complete and was upgraded with a 505-hp LS7 427 V-8, steering and suspension by Detroit Speed, Brembo brakes and a variety of other “subtle custom touches,” achieved with hundred of parts supplied by Classic Industries, including spoilers, bumpers and interior items. The car was recently shown on Speed Channel’s “Hot Rod TV.”
“I raced a lot of fine-ass Detroit muscle cars in the late sixties and early seventies, but one was a monster, a buddy’s freak stock 327 1968 Camaro,” Allen said. “I loved the look of that body. Now combine that with the subtle features found in the Smokey Yunick Trans Am car, my teenage COPO fantasies, and when I heard the sound of the new Chevy 427—this project was hatched.”
“We would like to give a special thanks to Classic Industries for putting up with us during this build,” Stroud said, “For our numerous phone calls and their prompt response to ‘we need it pronto.’ It wouldn’t matter what language we said it in, they knew exactly what we meant.”
The second car to be displayed at booth #23975 will be a unique 1969 427 Camaro built by drag racing pioneer “Mr. Chevrolet” Dick Harrell from a factory SS 396 car. Upgrades include an iron-block 427ci with a ZL1-spec camshaft, a set of 4.56 gears and Lakewood traction bars.
The SEMA Show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109. Please note that this is an Industry Trade Show and not open to the general public. For more information readers can contact SEMA directly at 1575 S. Valley View Dr., Diamond bar, CA 91765 909 610-2030.