Does Guy Fieri Own the Car He Drives on ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Guy Fieri, the host of the hit Food Network present, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, is a well-liked chef for lots of causes. Not solely is he an eccentric man who simply loves meals, however he additionally has plenty of different enjoyable and distinctive hobbies, too. One of these hobbies is fairly apparent in his present, and it’s the truth that Fieri appears to actually love traditional American muscle automobiles.

Guy Fieri loves automobiles typically, however, identical to the meals and eating places that he visits within the present, he merely loves Americana. That stated, there are a lot of fascinating information about Fieri’s traditional Camaro that he drives on the present.

Guy Fieri giving a speech
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The many automobiles on ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’

Some followers of the present who’ve seen all of the episodes could in all probability discover that the pink Camaro that Fieri drove in a number of the early episodes is completely different than the pink Camaro that he drives in later episodes.

In reality, because the weblog Fans of Guy Fieri stated, that first pink Camaro was really a 1967 Camaro SS convertible, and it was owned by one of many present’s ex-producers. 

Fans of Guy Fieri stated that this 1967 Camaro SS had a brand-new, 350C engine that will get 327-hp. That ex-producer put this 1967 Camaro up on the market, and it’s why Fieri finally began driving an identical, though completely different automobile.

That stated, even when he isn’t driving both Camaros, he’s in all probability driving one other traditional American muscle automobile, resembling a Shelby Cobra or a Mustang. 

The Camaro that Guy Fieri drives now

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While that ex-producer could have tried to promote the present’s iconic Camaro, Fieri ended up getting a 1968 Camaro as a substitute, in response to GM Authority. Fieri additionally bought this Camaro in pink and it was additionally a convertible. As a result, followers of the present who aren’t Chevy lovers could not have realized the truth that he was now driving in a very completely different automobile.

That stated, his new Camaro is much more highly effective than earlier than. GM Authority stated that he wished to revive the 1968 Camaro’s unique engine, however as an alternative, he selected to offer it a brand-new engine.

Fieri dropped an enormous ZZ502 engine into his Camaro, and this massive Chevy engine is an 8.2-liter V8 that will get about 505-hp and 567 lb-ft of torque. Fieri additionally paid about $11,000 for this new engine. 

How a lot Guy Fieri’s new Camaro is value

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While his 1968 Camaro is cool sufficient already, it, like many different traditional muscle automobiles, is value some huge cash these days. Estimates put his 1968 Camaro at a value of about $100,000 proper now. That stated, whereas Fieri does appear to personal this 1968 Camaro, he doesn’t get to drive it round as a lot because the present makes its viewers suppose he would. 

The Camaro will get transported by a trailer between every location that the present shoots at. Another crew member will then drive the automobile across the metropolis, after which Fieri will get in and open or shut the door only for the cameras. The weblog Fans of Guy Fieri verify this reality, and Fieri solely appears to get to drive his Camaro round when he’s really behind the wheel whereas on digicam.

That stated, whereas Fieri loves his traditional muscle automobiles, he simply appears to like highly effective automobiles typically. His newer 2011 Camaro has additionally proven up once in a while, and Autoblog stated that it’s a really highly effective automobile, too. This newer Camaro has a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that will get about 580-hp. Autoblog stated that it was a customized Camaro made by Chevy for Fieri and that it might hit as much as 184 MPH.

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