We don't have to tell you that this car makes a stunning first
impression, because that's exactly what made you stop and look at
this 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible. But because this is a
restomod, it has the kind of modern A/C interior, versatile
overdrive transmission, modern LS3 V8 power (still under warranty),
and an overall superior build quality that lets you know this one
won't disappoint no matter if its showing off or driving the long
This is the kind of restomod that draws attention and makes others jealous. Black convertibles always look great, but when your investment in the paintwork is the same kind of money people spend on their entire car, the result is absolutely stunning. A deep clearcoat makes this one look like it's dripping wet when it's bathed in sunlight. But to make sure it's truly an award-worthy presentation, only the best canvas for this artistry will do. We love these '66s because they combine well-creased sheetmetal with gentile curves, and when the body has received this level of attention, you can see all the best lines that helped define its era. Added to this is brightwork in all the right places like extra form-hugging bumpers and full rocker trim. And we absolutely love the custom red elements, like how the custom cowl hood is emphasized with the aggressive red streaks on the sides. And this out-for-blood attitude is continued on the rear panel. There are even low-profile redline tires on the large 18-inch custom alloys. But even without the superior presentation and all the upgrades, this classic would be quite desirable for its rarity. After all, convertibles made up less than 5% of total Chevelle/Malibu production in 1966.
This one looks fantastic with the new black roof in place, but with the touch of a button, it reveals a terrific leather interior. After all, with only 1,833 miles on this build, everything is up to looking its best. The red is so fresh and bright it looks like hot lava overflowing from within the dark black exterior. The custom bucket seats, custom side panels, dash pad, boot cover, center console, and even the trunk all match this deep red appearance. Even the piping on the carpeting coordinates. This kind of total uniform presentation that tells you there was a lot of thought that went into the build. But more than look terrific, a restomod is all about providing upgraded comfort, too. That's why the seats have extra bolstering, and the AM/FM radio is now a digital tuner to be a gateway to the upgraded stereo. You even have ice cold modern R134a air conditioning so you can stay cool even when the roof is down. But the best features are just for the driver. There's Lokar shifter for your right hand. Plus, Chevy's classic dual spoke steering wheel gives you an unobstructed view of upgraded Dakota Digital gauge panel that glows a cool red to match the rest of the interior.
The callouts on the fenders were not lying. This one really is powered by a modern LS3 motor. The 6.2-liter fuel-injected crate V8 is rated at 525 horsepower. It's truly one of the most potent powerplants supplied by Chevrolet today, and because this build is so fresh, the motor is still under warranty! You also need the right transmission to take full advantage of the powerful V8, and the 4L70E six-speed automatic is the perfect transmission pairing. It is great for overdrive cruising, and it's always ready for a quick downshift into blistering acceleration. This feeds the 12-bolt rear end running Positraction and a versatile 3.73 gears. Plus, don't forget to check out the undercarriage photos. There you'll see the great black and red presentation continue - a true hallmark of an upper-echelon build. And you'll also notice all the best features, such as newer bushings, sway bars front & rear, power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes.
You've seen all the pictures, and so you know this total quality build is one of those rare machines that will have you placing a mirror under it at the car shows. But if you want to start winning awards this weekend, you need to call today!
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