Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fully restored vs modified.. .the State Farm Ins Co double duty '68 Camaro

The insurance company says that one reason for making this Camaro is that it’s easier to transport one car around the company than two. Also, State Farm is obviously using it as a publicity stunt, not just an educational tool. They use it to educate State Farm agents about vintage cars and the difference between original equipment and customization or restomods.

One side of the car is completely stock, the other side has been modified. The concept is carried out even under the hood as the stock side of the engine has cast iron heads and the restomod side has an aluminum head. That might make the car run funny, that is, if they ran it. Though theoretically the car is functional, to prevent issues from safety and regulatory nannies the car is void of fluids so they can take it into any building.

 learned about this on at the end of the video, they say it will be at SEMA


  1. I'm not familiar with the show "Jay Leno's Garage", but I would think a car guy like Jay would be respectful to other's vehicles.

    What arrogance! From frame 1:06 - 1:22, Jay leans on the front fender. Frame 6:54, he rests his foot on the door sill. I'm sure he'd appreciate....and allow that to happen to his cars by anyone tired of standing.

  2. I don't think it's possible to get a half insurance for the stock value of a car like that. It can still be properly insured as a single car. On another note, I think that idea is pretty awesome design-wise. It’s also entirely unique given that the differences of both sides don't affect how it performs. Anyway this can still be good for car shows.

    Leisa Dreps