When your goal is to own a world-class resto-mod, there can't be any asterisks on the spec sheet. That's why the restorer of this striking Chevelle started his build with a solid Chevrolet A-Body. A performer from day one, this coveted coupe is the beneficiary of a high dollar restoration that transformed it from a solid survivor into a fully detailed show stopper. Today, the car sits as an attention-grabbing classic that's ready to hit the road and dominate the show field!
Wearing a vivid coat of Corvette Torch Red pigment, this Chevy's current condition is the product of a detailed, ground-up restoration that was completed in the summer of 2015. The car's straight sheetmetal was stripped, sanded and bathed in high quality 2-stage. And that smooth finish was, after being buffed to a mirror-like shine, trimmed in shiny new stainless.
Motivation is provided by a 396 cubic inch Chevrolet big block that's been bored .030 over and fully rebuilt. That fully dressed mill is covered in subdued Satin Black skin and centered between crisp, Satin Black fenders. And everything, from the car's trick air cleaner to its coated Hedman Hedders, looks good and functions great.
Behind those tubes, a tough Muncie 4-speed twists power through a tough 12-bolt axle. That first class drivetrain hangs in a carefully massaged suspension, which centers 3-inch lowering springs and Heidts tubular control arms in front of an adjustable Hotchkis 4-link. Those bones benefit from modern power steering and a quartet of power-assisted Wilwood discs. And at the corners of the car, polished Billet Specialties wheels twist 235/45ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 255/45ZR18 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs.
Open the doors and you'll find nostalgic Detroit styling that's wrapped in monochromatic vinyl. Restored bench and bucket seats sport freshly pleated covers that, judging by their appearance, enjoyed very little road time. That first class style continues onto the dashboard, which seats updated telemetry next to modern, direct-fit audio and hardware for modern air conditioning. And the driver spins a color-keyed Billet Specialties steering wheel.
It's hard to imagine the muscle car hobby without the Chevrolet Chevelle. For over 50 years, America's quintessential muscle car has been admired by racers and purists alike. With its strong drivetrain, capable chassis and nearly universal appeal, this razor-sharp coupe is an excellent mix of old school fun and show-stopping looks. We'd like to thank the car's happy new owner for choosing RK Motors Charlotte for all his octane-fueled needs. Here's to many trophies, many years and many more miles behind the wheel of old school Motor City metal!
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