You already know that RK Motors Charlotte has a thing for
Chevrolet's most famous muscle car. From their long list of options
and stacks of documentation to their hundreds of cubic inches of
big block bliss, we've brought you some of the most mind-blowing,
potent and flat-out brutal Chevelles the market has ever seen! And
from the sick ZZ502 drop-top we sold last week to the documented
LS6 coupe we featured a few months ago, we continue to be your
number one source for anything that starts with the letters C, H, E
and V. After all, what's not to love about a classic that defines
the dominant era of Chevrolet ingenuity, showcases an unparalleled
era in American culture and represents the best era of Detroit's
manufacturing might? Absolutely nothing. And that's why this buff
resto-mod, with its 489 cubic inch big block, upgraded driveline
and classy red on black aesthetics, is the perfect piece for the
muscle car fan who enjoys hitting the road AND the show!
The beneficiary of a comprehensive rotisserie restoration, this
nouveau Super Sport wears a clean and solid body under glossy
Bolero Red two-stage. And, despite its custom drivetrain, the car's
trim and ornamentation remain just as the General specified. An
attractive Super Sport grille centers a prominent "SS396" emblem
between a mirrored bumper, small parking lamps and bright halogen
headlights. Behind that grille, a chrome-trimmed Super Sport hood
creeps toward straight stainless frames, which join polished wipers
and a bright white roof to cage like-new glass. At the sides of
that hood, familiar fender flags and quarter-mounted "Super Sport"
scripts cage dent-free wheel lips, traditional door handles, a
choice bowtie mirror and predictable Super Sport rocker moldings.
And out back, a stylish Super Sport valance hangs vintage
taillights and a second "SS396" emblem above a second chrome bumper
and clear reverse lamps.
BIG BLOCK STROKER
Few cars fit the 'muscle car' description better than a Chevelle.
Clocking in at exactly 489 cubic inches, this coupe's buff stroker
twists stout 10.4 to 1 compression into epic horsepower and loads
of low-end torque. Naturally, the internally balanced mill is
stuffed with an impressive roster of hardware, including an Eagle
crank, Eagle H-beam rods, MAHLE pistons, an Edelbrock cam,
Edelbrock lifters, Edelbrock pushrods, and ARP bolts and studs.
Proven Holley carburetion combines with an Edelbrock Performer RPM
intake, Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, Comp Pro Magnum roller
rockers, an HEI distributor and Accel Extreme 9000 plug wires to
kick start combustion. A billet frontrunner system spins Cloyes
timing components and a high quality Stewart water pump behind an
electric puller fan and polished aluminum radiator. And items like
chrome valve covers, a polished Chevrolet air cleaner and a Milodon
7-quart oil pan add both form and function.
FOR THE LOVE OF DRIVING
That tweaked mill spins power through a McLeod dual-friction clutch
to a Tremec TKO500 5-speed. That transmission is hooked to a
12-bolt Moser rear end, which is fitted with 3.73 gears and a
posi-traction differential. That drivetrain rolls on a traditional
double A-arm front and 4-link rear suspension. Modern power
steering is a welcome addition to any muscle car. Stops are
provided by power-assisted discs. Ceramic-coated long-tube headers
flow into aluminized pipes, which breathe through great sounding
Flowmaster mufflers. And, at the corners of the car, chrome Foose
wheels spin 245/45ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of
295/45ZR18 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs.
RETRO WITH AIR
This Chevelle's thorough restoration included the installation of a
correct Black interior. Firm bucket seats ride between fresh floor
mats and a chrome Hurst shifter. A familiar Super Sport dash,
equipped with Deluxe Gauges, is augmented by a small tachometer. A
digital AM/FM head unit is present and accounted for. Vintage Air
climate control makes mid-summer cruising as easy as the twist of a
knob. In front of the driver, a 3-spoke, "SS" branded steering
wheel laps a polished and tilting column. And behind the
passengers, a fully restored trunk features a correct jack and
full-size spare tire.
In summary, this top-notch Chevelle represents 'muscle motoring' at
its very finest, combining a drop-top driving experience with
stunning design, a clean restoration and no-excuses performance.
Hit the backroads... Take it to the local cruise... Put it in the
Holiday parade... Whatever you elect to do with this cool Chevy,
it's sure to be the centerpiece of traffic, the focal point of your
garage and, most importantly, the car you most look forward to
being seen in!
Choice Chevelle drop-top that's benefitted from a detailed
454 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 that's been bored and stroked to 489
Tremec TKO500 5-speed manual transmission with a McLeod
Moser 12-bolt rear axle with a posi-traction differential and 3.73
Modern air conditioning
4-wheel power disc brakes
Correct Black vinyl interior with Deluxe Gauges and modern
Bolero Red paint with a White vinyl top
17 and 18-inch Foose wheels
All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point
We can ship your new classic anywhere in the world