State Farm’s Central Illinois Vehicle Research Facility supervisor Earl Hyser came across a hopeless 1968 Camaro RS Convertible, complete with fire damage from an engine fire, in a salvage yard and had the insane idea to create the ultimate Camaro – a Jekyll & Hyde of sorts. The claimed “Brain Child” of Hyser was a combination of the ’68 Camaro SS Convertible with a ’68 Camaro SS Convertible.
Jekyll & Hyde was “rebuilt” at the State Farm Vehicle Research Facility by a group of guys who tear cars down to nothing on a daily basis – and then built it back up in a sense … into two different cars on one chassis. The “rebuild” took over three years and the result was completely worth it – as no one had ever attempted to do such a project before.
Many people claim the photos are photoshopped – but we can assure you that it is not. Every single inch of the car – from the split front end and roof to the split engine bay and interior – is real.
The vehicle now lives in Dallas, Texas when it’s not traveling the States as a training aid for State Farm agents and underwriters learning about classic car policies or attending car shows. High five to State Farm for building a seriously awesome Camaro!