Gorgeous Cranberry Red Paint
Killer Custom Bucket Seat Interior
Tach & Gauge Package
Incredible Rectangle Port 454 CID V8
Tremec TKO 5-Speed Transmission
12-Bolt Posi-Traction Rear End
Wilwood 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
17" Custom Tire & Wheel Package
This Chevelle is a Stunner! Silky Smooth Cranberry Red body set down low on Hotchkis suspension is just sexy. The 70-72 Chevelles have always been in a class of their own. For a large part free of the numbers geeks as the 70-71's carried no clues to their original SS origins. Unless you have a numbers matching engine or a build sheet, which was not commonly left in Chevelles, you have a hot rod you are free to enjoy.
This Chevelle has all the SS options but again, without a numbers matching engine or build sheet there is no way to authenticate Super Sport. It has the correct SS hood, Big Block, Disc Brakes, Round Gauges and 12-Bolt Differential.
The body and paint on this car are nothing less than amazing. This car came to us from Nevada and from the looks of it that's where it had spent much of its life prior to its build. The metal is exceptional. The Cranberry Red paint was laid down very well and has been wet-sanded & polished to a mirror finish. The panels all line up very nicely too. Not many cars out there were built to this standard. The chrome & bright trim are all in great condition. The builder chose to delete wheel well & drip rail moldings and it really does simplify the lines & accentuate the gorgeous curves these cars have. Obviously they could easily be added if so desired.
Inside the interior is pretty damn nice. Built right with custom leather upholstery added to factory bucket seats. These seats feel so nice and everyone appreciates the leather smell too. The center console is a rare option and looks even better with the stick shift poking through. The SS gauge cluster is complete with Tachometer and a working clock! Everywhere you look inside is clean & tidy. The stereo system has been nicely integrated with speakers in the kick panels, doors & rear deck. A pair of amps are mounted in the trunk.
The 454 has been professionally built with ARP hardware, Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake manifold, Rectangle Port Cylinder Heads, Carb Shop modified Holley Double Pumper, MSD Ignition, Doug's Headers and a reported Hydraulic Roller Camshaft. It has a very noticeable lope to the idle and revs very crisp.
A Tremec 5 Speed is a welcome addition. These Tremecs are much stronger than the original Muncies while having better gear splits and a 5th gear overdrive. When you are spinning some 4.10 rear gears that .68 5th gear is much appreciated, effectively changing your gear ratio from 4.10 to 2.78!
Chevelles are big cars and were never really known for their handling prowess. When you combine a 4,000lb car riding high on tall 15" tires and rubber bushings its not really a recipe for a corner carver. Thankfully Hotchkis Suspension has a well proven recipe to cure this. Custom lowering springs, larger sway bars and urethane bushings bring the car down to where it needs to sit to handle the corners. Adding in some 17" wheels and modern tires only makes the transformation more dramatic. This one can stick the corners and can put that power down coming out of them.
All that extra power and cornering abilities don't do much if you can't stop. Here the car stands out yet again. Wilwood 6-piston disc brakes with 13" rotors replace the tiny 11" single piston stockers. Out back the factory drums were tossed in favor of 11" Wilwoods. This car stops dramatically better than stock.
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