Looking for a cool piece of Americana that'll turn heads anywhere it goes? Just pick up the phone, call your friends at RK Motors Charlotte and we'll hook you up with a great car like this awesome Chevelle resto-mod! Combining 511 cubic inches of brutal Chevrolet big block with a tough Tremec 5-speed and sinister black-on-black aesthetics, this gruff ground-pounder draws big crowds and big compliments. And if you're one of the many enthusiasts looking for a fun classic that's unrelentingly cool, it's your ticket to good times and great memories!
LONG, LOW AND WICKED
The beneficiary of high quality restoration that shows exceptionally well, this awesome A-Body has been lovingly coated in rich black 2-stage that's as slick as oil on a hot drag strip! At the front of that tasteful pigment, a familiar Super Sport grille centers a clean ""SS396"" badge between modern headlights and a mirrored bumper that's finished with bright parking lamps. Behind that grille, a classy Super Sport Hood flows to stainless-trimmed glass, which tilts polished wipers beneath a choice Haartz top. At the sides of that hood, a handsome, Chevrolet-branded profile shoots red pinstripes around taut wheel rings, traditional door handles, bowtie-branded mirrors and predictable Super Sport rocker guards. And at the back of that profile, a second mirrored bumper frames a color-keyed Super Sport valance that's finished with fresh tail lamps.
Lovingly centered in this coupe's Satin Black engine bay, you'll find 511 cubic inches of street-stomping power that began life as an already formidable 7.4 liter Chevrolet big block. At that top of the $15K mill, a petite air cleaner drops crisp wind into a sleek Holley throttle body that's wired to sequential Holley fuel injection. That box surfs a lightweight Holley intake, which floods lightweight Box Performance cylinder heads. Those port-matched heads prop attractive Proform valve covers on quality Crower rockers, which join tough H-beam rods to turn hearty 10.25 to 1 compression into roughly 600 horsepower. An MSD Pro-Billet distributor sequences spark between an MSD Blaster 2 coil and loomed FireCore plug wires. At the front of the block, a lucid Edelbrock water pump joins a polished Tuff Stuff alternator between billet serpentine components and Box Performance timing components. Exhaust gets handled by custom, powder-coated headers. At the front of those tubes, a polished radiator makes excellent use of two electric puller fans. Top notch ancillaries include corrugated hoses, a hot Optima battery and a deep Milodon oil pan. And polished fluid reservoirs, a polished SSBC brake booster and polished Eddie Motorsports hood supports join a trick dipstick to detail serious performance with serious flash.
TIME TO CRUISE!
Behind that glorious motor, a modern Tremec 5-speed twists torque to a requisite 10-bolt axle that's finished with Strange shafts, a posi-traction differential and big, 3.73 gears. That pumpkin pushes a lowered suspension that's been augmented with fresh QA-1 shocks. Turns are achieved through modern power steering. The Right Stuff Detailing calipers join General Motors calipers to clamp a quartet of drilled and slotted discs. Custom, large-diameter exhaust pipes spent gases through an X-shaped crossover and welded, dual-chamber mufflers. And everything rolls on chrome U.S. Mags Ramblers, which lap 225/45R18 Infinity Ecomaxes in front of 275/35ZR20 Nexen N'fera SU1s.
Combining modern aesthetic with timeless style, this Chevelle's tasteful interior is a perfect place to cruise the day away! Seating is provided by plush TMI thrones that, like this Chevy's body, are traced in striking red accents. At the base of that leather, cut-pile carpet centers a factory console between custom kick panels, monochromatic floor mats and a traditional Hurst shifter. In front of that shifter, a lightly modified dash founds serious Auto Meter Sport-Comp telemetry next to Classic Auto heat and modern Kenwood audio. The driver spins a polished Billet Specialties steering wheel around a tilting column. And the passengers store gear in a custom-upholstered trunk.
Simply put: this menacing Chevelle is some of the coolest metal on the planet! As it sits, the car offers the best of both worlds: a solid cruiser, and a unique classic that sets itself apart from virtual acres of brightly colored pony cars and overwrought land yachts. Call your friends at RK Motors Charlotte to schedule some seat time!
Serious Chevelle resto-mod that's benefitted from high quality restoration
511 cubic inch Chevrolet big block / Roughly 600 horsepower