502 BIG BLOCK, LONG-TUBE HEADERS, TH400 TRANS, A/C, 12-BOLT REAR, 3.9 GEARS, 17-
First impressions tell you a lot, and I'm betting you just said to yourself, "Wow, nice car!" when you saw this slick 1972 Chevelle SS Tribute. Wearing rare Firemist Red paint and packing a gnarly 502 inch big block, it's every bit as cool in person as it appears in photos. Let me convince you.
First, that paint is right off the 1972 color chart and looks awesome on the slick Chevelle bodywork. Broken up by a black vinyl top (excellent shape, by the way) and matching black SS stripes, it looks a lot less Great Pumpkin than you'd think, and totally nails the high-performance look. Bodywork is impressive, with a lot of time invested in getting the panels flat and straight before any of that sizzling paint went on. With a cowl-induction hood, blacked-out SS grille, and arguably the best-looking front end of any Chevelle ever built, the car looks fast just sitting still. Professionals were hard at work color sanding and buffing the paint while other guys polished the stainless and installed fresh wheel moldings and emblems. Never rusty, the car only needed a frame-on restoration (dig how clean it is underneath), and the extra effort shows with a finish that's simply out of this world.
The black interior is all-new and all-beautiful. New seat covers, door panels, carpets, headliner, and package shelf were fitted, replicating the originals exactly and continuing the SS theme. A center console sports a slick horseshoe shifter that's linked to a TH400 3-speed automatic, and a Grant GT steering wheel gives it a muscular look. Those slick white-faced gauges are actually the originals, fully restored and re-faced to give them a 21st century look, and check it out-even the warning lights have fresh white faces. Too cool! This car also carries factory A/C and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo, and while the flaming floor mats might not be to everyone's taste, they're easy to remove and do a good job of protecting the carpets. The rust-free trunk offers a correct mat and a new Rally wheel-sans tire.
You want muscle? This car delivers in a big way with a 502 cubic inch GM Performance Parts crate motor. Thanks to 770 CFM Holley Street Avenger carb, it starts instantly and idles with that rumble that means a big cam lives inside. The big block is an easy fit in the Chevelle's engine bay, and looks fairly stock, including the custom air cleaner decals that replicate the originals but advertise the engine's actual size. They even used tower hose clamps to detail it properly! Lots of new equipment means reliability, and it pulls like a freight train with almost endless reserves of torque. Headman long-tube headers dump into a 2.5-inch exhaust system with stock-style mufflers, so it sounds potent without being rude, and like I said, that chassis is clean. A 12-bolt full of 3.90 gears on a Posi does its best to put the power down, ably assisted by those gorgeous 17-inch polished Torque Thrusts, which wear 275/40/17 Goodyear GS-C radials.
Professionally-built and detailed to take no prisoners, this is one of those rare cars that runs even better than it looks, which is saying an awful lot. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
- iPod Compatible
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