In 2008, a chance meeting led Jimmy to Chris Nash, owner of Precision Rod & Custom in Sevierville, Tennessee. Jimmy paid a visit to Nash's shop and was impressed with the quality of work the Precision crew turned out. Feeling confident with a paint and body shop this time, Jimmy brought the car over so Nash could turn his team loose on the weathered Camaro. Within one year's time, his dad's Camaro had received a full concourse restoration. "The guys over at Precision Rod & Custom don't mess around, and they do top-quality work. Dave, Conrbred, Victor, and the rest of the staff were great to work with. I can't thank them enough for getting the car done so quickly," said Jimmy.

Wayne's Auto Trim in Morristown, Tennessee, brought the stock GM interior back to life including the fresh vinyl seat covers and GM black loop carpet. Nothing out of line, and no custom nuances here, as it's what this restoration was all about.

With the car restored back to the way it was when new, Jimmy now has fond memories of riding in the back seat with his younger brother. "We used to wave 'good-bye' from the back window when Dad would blow the doors off other cars on the street," reminisces Jimmy. "Although I lost my younger brother in 1970, having this car restored back to original condition takes me back to those great times."

It's hard to believe the 27-year nightmare is finally over," said Jimmy. "This car is a blast to drive and I love showing it. But what's really important is having the car back in the family. And no, this car is NOT for sale."