Two-faced Camaro a training tool

Last updated 09:50 19/07/2012
A split-built 1960s Chevrolet Camaro.
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A split-built 1960s Chevrolet Camaro.

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It would be the perfect ride for Batman villain Two Face.

And before everyone yells "what a waste of time", this 1960s era Chevrolet Camaro convertible has been built with a split personality as a ''training tool'' for US insurance company State Farm.

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Website reports the vehicle is a tale of two rebuilds with the left hand side a high-quality restoration to correct factory-stock specs. The other side, however, is a "customised street machine with lots of flashy aftermarket parts and custom bodywork, but deliberately less-exacting craftsmanship" that includes sloppy body filler and odd-sized wheels.

The engine also received the split treatment, with one side having an aluminium head and the other cast iron as intended by GM.

The Camaro was originally discovered among thousands of other "totalled" vehicles and according to a company spokesman, "It was one of those cars that looked good from far, but was far from good," after suffering an engine fire that blew out the windscreen and melted the dash.

The vehicle was "restored" by an enthusiastic quartet of State Farm employees who undertook the work between other jobs over the past three-and-a-half years.

And yes, it does run, but according to the company, not very well due to the mismatched brakes and wheels.

It will be used by the company to highlight the difficulty of properly valuing collector cars and owner-modified vehicles.

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- Stuff


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