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‘Home Improvement’ To The Fast Lane: Tim Allen’s Most Memorable Cars

Cameron Eittreim April 25, 2023

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1950 Caddy

Allen’s 1950 Caddy is a classic American car that is the epitome of luxury and style. The car features a sleek design with sweeping curves and an eye-catching chrome grille. The big car had a particularly distinctive look to it, which therefore made it appeal to traditional hot rod enthusiasts. It’s not uncommon to see one of these have a modern LS engine under the hood (via Peterson Automotive Museum).

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Allen’s 1950 Caddy is a coveted car that represents a bygone era of American design. It is a true gem of the auto world as a result. The 1950 Caddy simultaneously brought comfortable luxury cars to the forefront. Allen put a lot of work into his to bring it back to factory specs.

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Cadillac Fleetwood BDE

The Fleetwood BDE is a classic American car from 1980. It’s a luxury car that was designed for comfort and style. The Fleetwood BDE is known for its spacious interior, advanced features, and powerful engine. The Cadillac Fleetwood BDE was a car that was built to impress due to many factors (via Peterson Automotive Museum).

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It has a powerful V8 engine that delivers impressive speed and acceleration. Moreover, Allen even said his wife favors the car more than he does. The Fleetwood BDE is the most luxurious model for the period. Eventually, the giant Cadillac model got phased out, although it had built a pretty decent following. Indeed the lack of fuel economy and the questionable reliability soon rendered the car out of production.

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Jaguar E-Type

Allen’s Jaguar E-Type is a classic sports car first introduced in the 1960s. The E-Type is a high-performance car that was designed for speed and agility. It was necessary to have a powerful engine, advanced suspension, and braking systems as a result. The Jaguar E-Type is a car that has a unique place in automotive history. The E-Type gave Jaguar a foothold in the US market (via Peterson Automotive Museum).

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The E-Type is not like any other British ride from the era because of its unique qualities. Compared to Mercedes, the E-Type offered true sports car handling for a similar price. A lot of its styling cues were borrowed from German rivals such as Porsche as well. Real Jaguar enthusiasts understand that these cars are unlike anything else on the road. The one-of-a-kind styling and precision performance set them apart from the pack.

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Ford Falcon CJ

Allen’s Ford Falcon CJ is a classic American muscle car produced in the late ’60s. The car was renowned for its powerful engine and sleek design, which continues to inspire car enthusiasts today as a result. The Falcon CJ is a high-performance car that was designed for speed and agility. It boasted advanced suspension and braking systems that ensured maximum performance (via Peterson Automotive Museum).

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Allen’s Falcon CJ is another extremely valuable car that makes his collection stand out as a result. Allen is not usually a Ford guy overall. But the Falcon CJ has a special place in his garage because of its long history. When people look back on the muscle car era the Falcon CJ isn’t the first car that comes to mind. But Ford Motor Company built more than a few rides that held their own during this era.

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Nova Custom

Tim Allen’s Nova Custom is another classic American car from the late ’60s. It was renowned for its stylish design and powerful engine. The Nova Custom is a high-performance car designed for speed like many other GMs from this era. The Nova was never the main muscle car in the GM lineup but it held a special place. The unique styling and one-of-a-kind performance coupled with a lightweight design set it apart from the pack (via Peterson Automotive Museum).

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Allen’s Nova Custom has a slick flat black paint job and notable features such as hood latches on the front. Allen has never made it a secret that he enjoys street racing. The Nova Custom is one of the boldest-looking cars in his collection. With its mag wheels and the no-nonsense interior, this car means business.

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’46 Ford Custom

Allen’s 1946 Ford Custom is a classic American car that was produced in the mid-’40s. The Ford Custom is a high-performance car that was designed for speed and agility, with advanced suspension and braking systems that ensure maximum performance. The unique things about the ’46 Ford Custom were its short wheelbase and convertible top. This car had all the style in the world when it originally rolled off of the assembly line (via Peterson Automotive Museum).

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There were other convertibles from this era that offered similar performance. But the ’46 Custom was meant to be a fashion statement as well as something that got you from point A to point B. Allen covered his with a beautiful cherry red paint job. The peanut butter interior only adds to the one-of-a-kind style that Allen added to his Ford Custom.

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’33 Ford Custom

Allen is known for his love of the modern hot rod, and without question, the 1933 Ford Custom is the epiphany of design. The design of the Ford Custom stands out from the crowd, and it has to do with the blue paint job. In addition, other design details also help the car look awesome such as the spoke wheels (via Peterson Automotive Museum).

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Unlike his ’45 Ford Custom that we mentioned above, the ’33 Custom was another car he featured a lot on Home Improvement. The short, stubby styling of this car is the kind of hot rod you’d expect to see Tim Allen in. The chrome spoked wheels only add to the unique styling and the powder blue paint job is another one-of-a-kind detail. The interior has hand-stitched leather throughout and a modern sound system.

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Camaro Restomod

Tim Allen’s Copo Camaro is a classic American car produced in the late 1960s. It is a car renowned for its stylish design and powerful engine, which continues to inspire car enthusiasts today. The Copo Camaro is a high-performance car designed for speed and agility. It has an advanced suspension and braking system that ensures maximum performance (via Peterson Automotive Museum).

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The Chevrolet Copo Camaro is one of the most highly sought-after Camaro models. But Tim Allen put a lot of effort into the Camaro project and there is nothing stock about the car. Regardless of how popular the Mustang was, the Camaro had a lot of fans. Particularly with the baby boomer generation and the feeling of a V8. With the dark green paint job and the slightly different wheels, Allen has a Copo Camaro that’s all his own.

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Porsche 911 S SWB

Tim Allen’s Porsche 911S SWB is a cool sports car from the mid-’60s. The sleek design, powerful engine, and exceptional handling of this car continue to inspire car enthusiasts today. The 911S SWB is a fast, agile car with a great suspension and braking system for top performance. Since the 911 S SWB is a track car, it has great performance regardless of the lack of horsepower (via Peterson Automotive Museum).

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The Porsche 911S SWB is much different than other Porsche models from this era. Allen’s 911S SWB is a rare and highly coveted car that represents the best of German automotive engineering as a result. The 911S SWB is unquestionably the crown jewel of any Porsche that the movie star has. While there are other more popular models, the 911S SWB has a surprisingly refreshing design.

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Porsche 356

Produced in the mid-’50s, the Porsche 356 is a classic sports car. It has a timeless design, nimble handling, and exceptional performance. The 356 is a high-performance car that has speed and agility. Advanced suspension and braking systems ensure maximum performance. The car significantly changed the way that we look at sports cars, and it was fun to drive (via Peterson Automotive Museum).

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The Porsche 356 has a beautiful paint job and a fun design that you can’t beat. Undoubtedly the 356 had a great run as a sports car because of its sheer ability. Allen had the final say in the design of his model. Until the rise in the price of sports cars hit, the 356 had an underrated design. Therefore, unlike a lot of the other Porsche models from the period, whenever you see the 356 it stands out. Moreover, the model Allen has in his collection stands out even more.

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