If you’re looking at this image as a comparison morphing of sorts, we understand your confusion. After all, that’s what it looks like, but surprisingly this image has not been “Photoshopped,” tweaked or manipulated in anyway. This is, in fact, a single 1968 Camaro with a very split personality. Why, you might ask? Well, according to Yahoo! Autos, it was actually built in the name of training for a prominent insurance company. Is this really what budget cuts have come to?
While it would be rather comical if this car was the consequence of shrinking budgets, State Farm didn’t build this Camaro this way due to money. The company’s Vehicle Research Facility in Bloomington, Illinois did it to show the difference between professional restoration and low-budget modification in the classic car industry. This type of thing affects insurance companies when trying to assess the value of a car for insurance purposes.
On one side of the car, you’ll find a professional restoration job that brought the Camaro back to factory original standards, right down to the Butternut Yellow paint. On the other side, you’ll find a not-so-professional rebuild complete with uber amounts of body filler, beefy brakes and wheels that don’t sit well under the fenders. Adding insult to injury, the Camaro even features a split grill with one side from the base 1968 model and the other from an SS complete with half and half badging.
But the exterior appearance isn’t the only thing that’s split in two on the Camaro. So too is the interior, truck, and even the engine, which features mismatched components like a cast-iron head on the professionally restored side and an aluminum head on the modified side.
The State Farm Camaro is definitely an odd-ball vehicle, but definitely gets the point across. If you’re lucky, you might even see the Camaro in person since State Farm plans to use it partly for advertisement at auto shows across the country.