Is it a car enthusiast’s dream, or nightmare?
A team at State Farm insurance has created the Arnold Palmer of Camaros, split down the middle to be used as a training tool to help teach the company’s agents the difference between a perfectly restored classic and shoddy, but showy modification.
According to the Motoramic blog, four technicians spent three and a half years building the car in their free time from a totaled 1968 Camaro found on the lot of State Farm’s Vehicle Research Facility in Bloomington, Ill.
Every part of the car got the half and half treatment, including its V8 engine, which sports aftermarket aluminum heads and a cheap air intake on its hot rodded side.
The cabin features correct black trim and a low back bucket on the driver’s side, while the passengers on the right are treated to heavily bolstered two-tone aftermarket sport seats finished in cream and gold upholstery.
Even the convertible top is split in two, and the “sporty” side of the car fitted with half a spoiler on the trunk lid, under which the tank for a nitrous oxide system has been installed for good measure.
The super-cool teaching tool.