A sleek black 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle is already at the top of your muscle car wish list. But when you really want to take it to an epic level, you want this restomod that packs fuel-injected LS V8 power, a six-speed stick, and four-wheel disc brakes. It all means the iconic SS-style classic you love now has some serious modern performance backing it up.
This is one of the meanest years for the Chevelle, and so it always looks terrific in black. The color was part of the coupe's .....
modern upgrades, and so you get a sleeker look from a modern clearcoat finish. With all this added performance, you know this one deserves to be a proper Super Sport tribute. So you get the right pieces, like the blackout grille, blackout rear panel, power bulge of the cowl hood, and white racing stripes painted on top of the black for a timelessly distinct contrast. Not only do those upgraded Ridler 18-inch alloys look great against the rest of this car's chrome, but also they allow for an upgrade to modern performance tires.
We always love a proper black interior in a hardtop like this. Born with this ideal color, it's also an original bucket seat car. So the interior reflects this heritage with a nicely preserved and complete look. It has a great vintage style, right down to the controls for the factory A/C (it currently lacks the compressor and other components to make it work after the engine swap.) But as you look over the full car, there are also some worthwhile well-integrated upgrades. For example, the stereo has the classic knob style, but it's a retrosound unit with an AM/FM digital tuner and input for your iPod. The sporty round gauge package now integrates crisp readouts from Classic Instruments that include a large tach. And have you counted the gears on the stick shift yet?
Everywhere you park, you'll want to lift the hood just to show off this powerhouse. After all, people will be expecting serious Chevy power, but this motor is sure to really get them talking. The fuel-injected 5.7-liter LS1 V8 was the motor to bring the Corvette into the modern age of performance, so it's even cooler to have it propelling this classic Chevelle. Not only does it have a fresh appearance that will have you proudly showcasing the V8, but you'll also spot nice upgrades, like the cold air induction and aluminum radiator with electric fans. Shorty headers headers feeding the XLerator muffler dual exhaust give this upgraded package a terrific tune. You're in complete control over this upgraded motor and its rumbling soundtrack thanks to the Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission. As you look underneath, you'll see stout pieces, like the added transmission brace and a 12-bolt rear end. Plus, power steering and a four-wheel power disc brake package (with drilled and slotted rotors) give you control over it all.
The sale comes complete with the factory buildsheet, so you can verify the cool clas