NICE BLACK ON BLACK CHEVELLE, 400CI SMALL BLOCK, NEW A/C, STRAIGHT BODY, NICE!
You want a car built for combat? Take a close look at this 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle. Brutally basic, it has a sinister look with gorgeous black paint and a minimum of frills. A stout 400-inch small block puts big block power in a lightweight package and the bucket seat interior emphasizes performance without looking ordinary. Yeah, this car definitely delivers.
Painting this car black was no mistake, because the original code K Emerald Turquoise just wouldn't have been right for a car with this much performance. No, an apex predator needs to be sinister, and black fits the bill just fine. Of course, making it black also meant that the steel underneath had to be straight, so they invested big in getting the bodywork in shape. It's nice, but not too nice, because this car was meant to drive, and perhaps more importantly, to lure prey. A perfect car looks like money, and smart street racers avoid cars like that. Instead, this one has an unassuming look that's bereft of spoilers, stripes, or even a cowl induction hood. Heck, they didn't even both with any of the badges! They did, however, concentrate on getting the brightwork in shape, including shiny chrome bumpers and the stainless trim, all of which is in very good condition.
The basic black interior uses bucket seats and attractive patterns to make a statement about performance. There's a pretty Grant steering wheel with a leather-wrapped rim, as well as a power driver's seat that's a rather rare feature in a car of this vintage. The factory gauges are still doing their thing, augmented by an Auto Meter tach on the steering column, but angled so as to not be all that noticeable to the guy in the car next to you. An aftermarket A/C system has been installed and uses low-profile vents under the dash to preserve the stock look, although with that big B&M shifter in the middle, the question is probably moot. There is no radio, leaving it up to the new owner to decide whether it's even necessary in a car that's as much fun to drive as this one is. The trunk isn't detailed for show, but in a car with a mission like this one, hauling around a spare tire is just ballast that'll slow you down anyway.
The 400 cubic inch engine puts big block power in a small block-sized package, which makes this Chevelle a formidable performer. With upgrades like Edelbrock aluminum heads and a matching intake manifold, a Holley 4-barrel carb, and long-tube headers, the engine grunts out some serious twist that'll get the drop on just about everything else on the street. It looks nicely detailed with a Chevy Orange block and some chrome dress-up parts and has a definite high-performance look. A 2-speed PowerGlide automatic transmission is a drag racer's favorite and it works quite well here, too, especially with a stout 12-bolt rear end that'll take all the abuse you can dish out. A custom dual exhaust system gives the big small block a great sound that's quiet enough to not attract attention but doesn't restrict horsepower. Factory Rally wheels look great and carry 235/60/15 white-letter radials that fill the wheel wells perfectly.
Just a clean, sleek, and surprisingly fast Chevelle, this car could almost be considered a sleeper. If you like substance over style, then this may be your next car. Call today!
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