3855270 CAST 427CI BLOCK, HOTCKISS SUSPENSION, 12 BOLT, A/C, SWEET PRO TOURING
This 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle is one of those cars that demands a closer look, because the more you look, the more impressive bits you'll see. For one, it's got a thundering 427 cubic inch V8, a big block that's backed by an upgraded suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes, and some pretty cool rolling stock. No, this isn't your garden-variety Chevelle.
We'll admit that painting it bright red wasn't the best way to keep a low profile, but when the car looks this good, who's complaining? It's probably a bit brighter than anything Chevy was using back in the '60s, and thanks to modern paint technology, it'll look great for years to come. None of the Chevelle's awesome original styling was altered, so you get flying buttresses, those cool hood inserts, and a few well-placed SS badges just to make a point. They wisely left off any indicators of what lives under the hood, because even in red you don't need to beat people over the head with your horsepower superiority, and they'll be too busy admiring the great bodywork to worry about it until it's too late. Both doors fit well, the hood and deck lid close without a lot of effort, and clearly someone invested heavily in the chrome and stainless trim, because it looks fantastic. A black vinyl top adds a bit of sophistication and has also been replaced so it looks like new.
The black bucket seat is likewise beautifully restored and updated in only the most subtle ways. Upscale-looking seat covers wrap around the front and rear seats, and with a center console equipped with a built-in clock, it looks very grown-up inside. The steering wheel is a correct-looking 3-spoke OEM unit that frames the original gauges, which amount to a wide speedometer and a fuel gauge, and the bright chrome shifter is linked to a Richmond 4-speed, just as the General intended. New carpets, door panels, and other soft parts give it an almost new vibe inside, and it's been upgraded with modern A/C components to keep it cool and an AM/FM/iPod stereo for easy cruising. The trunk area is pretty bare bones, but then again, a spare tire only adds weight, and after you see what's under the hood you'll understand better.
The aforementioned big block is a genuine 4-bolt 3855270 casting used on the legendary L88 and L72 and it's been built for combat. With all forged internals, a set of 3931063 heads, an LS6 intake manifold, and a big Holley up top, it makes some pretty serious horsepower figures. Rebuilt about 300 miles ago, it runs superbly and is only just broken in, so it's ready to prowl the streets next Friday. There's an aluminum pulley system up front, a pair of Hedman headers, a Griffin 4-core radiator, and a big 160 amp alternator, so you'll never really have to worry about standing on it in combat. The Super T10 4-speed powers a 12-bolt rear with 3.55 gears and Moser axles inside, so it won't even blink at the major torque churning through the driveline. A full Hotchkiss suspension makes this vintage A-body feel a lot more athletic than you'd expect and lowers it by 1.5 inches, so it looks wicked just sitting still. Massive 6-piston Wilwood discs live behind each of those 17-inch Budnik wheels, which are cleverly designed to look like vintage Rallys and carry low-profile performance rubber.
This resto-mod Chevelle was built for crusing or combat. If you want to rule the streets and take home some awards at the local crusie nights, pick up the phone and do something about it. Call today!
- Build Receipts
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Air Conditioning
- iPod Compatible
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