Chevelle SS 454
BIG BLOCK 454 V8, AUTO, 12-BOLT, LONGTUBES & DUALS, PWR FRONT DISCS/STEERING!!
This big, bad 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS doesn't do anything small. From the engine to the tires to the color, this is an apex predator in every sense of the word. It's one of those cars that was built for combat first and everything else came second. We're pretty sure you don't mind.
The glowing yellow body on this Chevelle definitely gets attention, so be ready for it. The brilliant paint gets a lot of the credit, but even up close it lives up to the promises made by the first impression. Bodywork is good all around, with factory-style gaps and a lot of attention lavished on the little stuff like the crease that runs from nose to tail, which stands out when rendered in high-impact colors. Then there's the cowl induction hood that's held down with a set of chrome hood pins, all topped by a set of painted-on SS stripes. The quarters are new, so no worries about rust there, and if you really wanted to take it up a notch, a professional color sand would make this thing stunning. A blacked-out SS grille with bright chrome accents, shiny new bumpers, and SS badges add some extra eye appeal, and this car succeeds simply because it sticks to the factory look, not because of add-ons from a catalog or extroverted graphics.
Like many cars of the period that were built with performance in mind, the interior is basic. That means a factory bench seat with comfortable cloth upholstery, so it's going to hold you in place while you prowl the streets. The door panels appear to be from an upscale model, perhaps a Monte Carlo, while the original gauges are joined by a set of neatly integrated auxiliary dials and a shift light on the steering column. Those two switches on the center stack are for the electric cooling fan and water pump, so be sure to hit those before you mash the throttle, and the B&M T-handle shifter ensures that if you're shifting manually, you'll never miss a gear. There's even a decent-sounding AM/FM/CD stereo system for entertainment when you're not running hard. The trunk is extremely clean and includes a relocated battery box to help improve weight distribution and make some room up front.
Clearly built to run, the engine bay is more than just pretty. That's a 454 cubic inch V8 built to LS6 specifications, which means big horsepower and a lot of torque. There's a QFT 4-barrel carburetor on top of a high-rise intake manifold and an HEI ignition system to light it up. A giant radiator keeps it cool, aided by the aforementioned electric water pump and fan, and power steering and brakes are both included, so it tracks and stops as well as it goes. It's backed by a stout TH400 3-speed automatic and a 12-bolt rear with 4.10 gears inside, so breakage is pretty much a non-issue, even if you run it hard and you'd better believe it's quick. The floors are in good order and provide a simple black background for the brand new exhaust system with cut-outs ahead of the mufflers for running at the track. The lowered suspension gives it just the right stance, and the wheel wells are totally stuffed with 17- and 18-inch American Racing aluminum wheels and staggered performance radials.
As fast as it is beautiful, this Chevelle makes a bold statement. Fortunately, it has the hardware to back it up. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
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