Jay Leno returns to hosting duties in his garage after spending a day with Jerry Seinfeld, welcoming fellow comedian Tim Allen and his homebrew 1968 Camaro 427 COPO to his garage. Allen says he got hooked on a green 1968 Camaro he used to see as a kid racing on Woodward in Michigan, but when it came time for his own he went beyond that original hero car.

Enlisting the services of tuners like Detroit Speed Shop, Bodie Stroud and Classic Industries, Allen's Camaro is a mix of the original body with small alterations like integrated fender flares and missing rain rails, additional stiffening so the body can properly tame the power, and sports a finely detailed small-block 427 and custom 17-inch Rally wheels hiding custom Brembo disc brakes.

In the video below you can watch Leno return to playing the straight man while Allen makes the jokes... until Leno breaks out his Arnold Schwarzenegger impression. See for yourself.


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      Hoeby
      • 11 Months Ago
      Sooo jealous. I hate you Tim Allen, my new favorite Camaro.
      robert
      • 11 Months Ago
      I had a 68 RS/SS 427 Tri-Power (3 deuces) black vinyl over red, black interior, 4 speed, hideaway headlights, rally wheels what a blast that was, sold it in 1976 with 20000 miles on it mint condition for 1800 dollars to buy a house for my family. I wish I had kept the car and junked the family, kidding sorta
      tommy wren
      • 11 Months Ago
      Tim's Face when he does the burnout "OH ****" priceless. love it.
      ze_german
      • 11 Months Ago
      That is one of the nicest Camaros I've ever seen. People so often miss the mark when modernizing older cars such as this, but Tim Allen and the folks who worked on this car really hit a home run here. It will look fresh and relevant forever. Well done Mr. Allen, well done!
      Chris
      • 11 Months Ago
      I love how despite all of the modifications done to this car that it still manages to have a very clean, stock look to it. I hate when people take cars like this and stick a modern interior in it and/or new looking after market rims on them. When it comes to any old Chevy car from the 60s and 70s, you really can't go wrong with those rally wheels. They just look so clean and tough on on these old Camaros, Chevelles, Corvettes, Monte Carlos, Novas, etc. I also really love that shade of green on that Camaro. That's a job well done, and I can't think of what I would've done differently.
      Jaybird248
      • 11 Months Ago
      Best looking '68 Camaro I've seen. The subtle changes really clean it up and smooth it out.
      Andre Neves
      • 11 Months Ago
      Beautiful car. The color is probably my favorite feature about it. Tim Allen, cool guy. Looks like he's aged well. Grew up watching Home Improvement as a kid. Jay Leno, as always, always fidgeting around when the other person is talking. Just itching to put in his 2c in or interrupt them with one of his flashbacks or - "well, I have a this and that yada yada".
      cgm9999
      • 11 Months Ago
      God, what a stunning automobile. Seriously, I wouldn't change a thing. It's perfect. I love how you can tell Tim Allen just loves that car; he's just gushing sitting there next to Leno in that car. Look at him, he's like a kid! Also gotta love the look of terror and awe on his face as he gives it the beans at the end.
      HotRod
      • 11 Months Ago
      I like the look on Tim's face as he's doing the burnout... Kinda like he has no control of it or may be just a bit scared of her.
      Ted Smith
      • 11 Months Ago
      cool
      Avinash Machado
      • 11 Months Ago
      Beautiful car.
      vivaldi59
      • 11 Months Ago
      A lot of time and money when into this understated car, Very tasteful modern take of a American Classic!
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