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Robert Downey Jr. had a custom Captain America Camaro made for Chris Evans

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Aug 28, 2018

Steve Rogers and Tony Stark might not be on the best terms within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but in real life, they're bestest buddies. Case in point: Robert Downey Jr. had a custom-built Captain American-themed Camaro made for Chris Evans. If that isn't the mark of a strong friendship, we don't know what is.

The vehicle, an augmented 1967 model, was showcased on the CNBC show Jay Leno's Garage. It was built by SpeedKore Performance Group, a company that specializes in custom cars that blend traditional asthetic with modern day driving technology.

"We've done three cars for Robert and this was actually the first one," said SpeedKore Vice President David Salvaggio. "The whole goal of this vehicle was to give it to Chris Evans as a gift in the end ... Robert got really involved on the build." 

While it doesn't have the red, white, and blue that make up Cap's classic look, the Camaro's steering wheel was made to look like the hero's iconic shield, complete with the silver star in the middle. There's also a plaque that reads: "1967 Camaro RS - 'Steve Rogers' Special Edition - Custom Built for Chris Evans." 

Downey had the car shipped to Atlanta during the shooting of Avengers: Infinity War and surprised Evans on set with it. The paint color is a greyish green, which SpeedKore dubbed "Melted Army Man Green," because it was intended for Captain America. In fact, the interior leather was modeled after the jacket the character wears in The First Avenger, which takes place during WWII. 

We'll most likely get to see Cap and Iron Man reunite for the first time since Civil War in Avengers 4, when the movie hits theaters on May 3, 2019. 


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