We’re huge fans of classic F-bodies, or any American muscle for that matter, so when we heard Tim Allen and Dick Harrell’s Camaros would be on display at the 2013 SEMA we thought we should share the news. Classic Industries, one of the world’s leading brands in aftermarket parts, contributed to both the 1968 and 1969 Chevrolet Camaros that will be represented at SEMA.
Tim Allen is a collector of everything automotive. Recently, the actor/comedian ordered a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro inspired by Smokey Yunick’s car. The first-gen f-body was built by renowned custom car builder Bodie Stroud and features Classic Industry parts. A 505 hp LS7 427, steering and suspension by Detroit Speed, Brembo brakes, and other subtle custom touches were added to please the new owner, Allen. The car, which will be shown at SEMA for the first time, is Allen’s interpretation of what hot rod legends such as Smokey Yunick would have done with today’s technology.
“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,” said Tim Allen. “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.”
Also on display will be a rare, 1 of 10, Dick Harrell 1969 427 Camaro. The pony car was recently added to the Classic Industries collection. After leaving the factory as an SS 396 car, it was shipped to the Dick Harrell Performance Center for an upgrade with the best components at the time. An iron-block 427ci with a ZL1-spec camshaft, a set of 4.56 gears, and Lakewood traction bars were installed. This car will showcase a build by drag racing pioneer “Mr. Chevrolet” Dick Harrell himself.
If you’re interested in seeing these cars up close, be sure to check out the booth, #23975, or head over to their website HERE