The Toolman is not shy in proclaiming his love for all things automotive, and there’s one automobile that came out at the crack of the new millennium that deserves attention. The S2000 was the first roadster of its kind from Honda, a far cry from the lackluster Del Sol of the ’90s. The S2000 is a no-frills roadster that’s built to drive, and the values of these cars have continued to skyrocket.
Honda didn’t do anything out of the ordinary with the S2000. It was a well-designed car that can handle whatever you throw at it. Allen has a bright yellow one, which was one of the most popular colors for the S2000.
Is it any surprise that Allen has another Corvette tucked away? This one isn’t just a car that you pull out for any occasion. The 1963 Corvette is one of the most highly-coveted models as well as one of the most rewarding to drive. Allen has an original factory paint job on his, which is partly why he loves it so much. This was the car that birthed the original roadster movement and led us to the Corvette that we see today.
Allen hasn’t done anything too extreme to him during the time that he has owned it. With a car like this, you really don’t want to take away from its original look and feel. Allen is one lucky guy to have two of these beauties in his garage in a real nod to Corvette enthusiasts.
One of the most iconic super trucks to hit the road during the ’90s, the 454 SS was black and mean. This truck was part of the GM performance renaissance during this time and featured a powerful V8 engine crammed into a rear-wheel-drive design. The 454 SS was magic through and through, with a beautiful exterior and a sharp red interior.
Allen has done a few things to supercharge it and add an aftermarket exhaust. There is actually little that needs to be done to the 454 because it’s such a bulletproof engine. The 454 SS was later revived during the 2000s as the Intimidator SS. Chevy performance trucks come along from time to time and the 454 SS is a prime example of a better time for the pickup truck market.
The Intimidator SS is a truck that was released for the 2003 model year, and it featured badging from Tony Stewart, who drove for Chevy. The Intimidator SS builds on the Vortec Max and adds a supercharger to the mix. Initially, the truck was only available in an AWD configuration but complaints from drivers lead to the RWD version of the truck. The supercharged Silverado is not only beautiful to look at but also a blast to drive.
This truck compared to the Ford Lightning and gave it a serious run for its money. The Intimidator SS will go down as one of the best trucks of the last decade, and Allen owns an all-original one. As of right now, Allen’s Silverado SS remains stock.
There is one car that just about every gearhead from Michigan is in love with. That’s the Buick Grand National. We’re not sure what GM was thinking during this time period, but the company took to supercharging the GM G-Body car with a powerful V6 and blacking the entire thing out. This was a limited-production vehicle, and nowadays these cars are highly coveted in the used car market.
Allen has a completely stock version in almost new condition, which will make most Buick enthusiasts foam at the mouth. While a lot of owners will either upgrade the engine or do an LS Swap, Allen left his Grand National alone. It’s important to note that Allen doesn’t own the GNX, which is even more highly sought-after.