Jeff Allen, owner of Flat 12 Gallery, has officially laid out his vision to build a shock-and-awe vehicle to benefit a good cause. Allen will take a 1963 Volvo 122S Amazon with 85 horsepower and morph it with a 2013 Grand Sport Corvette. The project vehicle is named V06.
The one-of-a-kind vehicle will debut and be on display at the Shell Pioneering Performance booth at the Oct. 30-Nov. 2 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. V06, after a cross-country tour, will be auctioned with all proceeds benefiting the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, which offers financial assistance to students pursuing an automotive career.
“I wanted to build a car for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund that wasn’t the normal classic car build,” Allen said. “I wanted a car that made you look twice but also performed like a beast at automotive events.”
The build is taking place at Flat 12 Gallery, Allen’s shop in Dallas, where his team is transforming the Volvo into a 600 horsepower beast. The build will utilize Pennzoil Synthetics under the hood, a Lingenfelter Built LS7, Forgeline wheels and Baer Brakes.
The end result will be what Jeff Allen considers the ultimate enthusiast car, capable of competing in a plethora of events from road rallies, airstrip attacks, autocross events, drag racing and drifting. The V06 will be the type of car enthusiasts could take out every weekend to compete at different events.
“It is very exciting to see this build come to life,” said Mark Henry, brand, communications and influencer manager for Shell Lubricants. “Working with Jeff and the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, Shell and Pennzoil are looking forward to showcasing this awesome, unique vehicle in our booth at the 2018 SEMA Show. Being a part of this and knowing that the proceeds will help young people pursue automotive careers is very rewarding.”