You might see cars similar to this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Restomod rumble into major car shows and win trophies on a regular basis, but not many have the modern horsepower to back up the look like this one does. Packing a thumping 5.3L LS Vortec V8 that's matched to an 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission, and featuring a slick black paint job wrapped around a comfortable black bucket seat interior, this is a vintage alpha predator with killer good-looks that's ready to dominate the game.
What they say about dark paint is true (it betrays bad bodywork), and it's very clear that someone spent A LOT of time on the bodywork of this Chevelle before the black paint went on. The '69 Chevelles always look best in dark colors, and with a classic white stripe set-up, this one has a simple, brutal look that's extremely appealing. They didn't add an obnoxious hood, but instead chose to go with a moderate dual-cowl unit that only previews the violent snarl underneath, without fully advertising it. Gaps are good all around, which shouldn't be surprising, and the result is a car that fits together very well, with doors and a deck lid that shut fairly effortlessly for a car this size. The two-stage urethane paint has a great shine and depth, which is what you need with darker colors to get maximum effect, and the deep finish really makes the stainless trim and chrome pop. It's not a perfect show car, as there a couple minor imperfections, but nevertheless the curb appeal is through the roof. Bright bumpers fore and aft, a blacked-out grille with chrome horizontal bars, and clear ""Chevelle"" script emblems all make this car look perfectly put together, and almost anyone can instantly tell this one is something special with just a quick glance.
From behind the wheel, you'd never realize that this Chevelle was so heavily fortified with modern performance goodies under the hood... until you turn the key. Black buckets, a center console, and an SS-spec steering wheel closely re-create 1969 inside and it's all in great shape with a scant 57 break-in miles on the build. The horseshoe shifter looks all-stock and faithfully manages the overdrive transmission below, and the restored dash now features a bezel filled with a full array of digital instruments. Plush black carpets and fresh-looking SS door panels continue the theme, and with an investment into some rubber mats for the floors, it'll look good for years to come. A Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo manages upgraded speakers stashed throughout the cabin, and this '69 also come equipped with an OBD-2 hook-up under the dash. The back seat is also in great shape and barely looks used, while the headliner is taut and even, suggesting that the guys in charge of the interior really knew what they were doing. Even the trunk is simple yet neatly finished, with spray-in spatter paint and plaid mats that show off just how solid Chevelle really is, and there's enough room back there to haul all the trophies this Chevelle is bound to win from your local car show circuit.
The high-powered 5.3L LS Vortec V8 under the hood obviously wasn't factory-issue, but it's a neat fit in the Chevelle's engine bay nevertheless. Fuel-injected and packing huge horsepower and plenty of torque, the entire drivetrain was professionally installed and wired using modern controllers and a modern wiring harness, and it runs superbly with the accessories managed by a serpentine system. Performance goodies include a Fast LSX intake with cold air induction, a 102mm throttle body, 706 heads, and long-tube headers that all build horsepower, while an engine dress-up kit with blacked-out Chevrolet valve covers keep things looking slick under the hood. Keeping the block nice and cool under all circumstances is a giant aluminum radiator with dual fans up front, while a modern accessories keep this baby running like a new car. The 4L60E 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission seems immune to the torque twisting through it and there's a heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end that's more than capable of handling all that added power. Underneath, there's a full-blown custom dual exhaust system with Borla mufflers that exits under the rear bumper and sounds spectacular, but it's not so overpowering that your neighbors will want to move away. It handles superbly with an upgraded suspension that features newer control arms and shocks up front, newer shocks, coil springs, and a big sway bar in the rear, power steering, and power front disc brakes. The builders nailed the stance, too, with a predatory crouch atop the mean-looking chrome alloys wrapped in BFGoodrich T/A white-letter radials at all four corners.
You've admired Chevelles like this for a long time, haven't you? Why not take this one home and be the big fish in the pond for a change? With only 57 miles on this killer build, this '69 is barely broken in and ready to dominate for years to come. Call today!