A true Pro-Touring Chevelle, this 1970 Chevelle custom coupe
underwent a recent complete frame-off nut-and-bolt restoration and
is a fine example of a well-executed Resto-Mod. The flush-mount
AeroCatch hood pins and Ringbrothers billet hood hinges make
opening the hood a breeze to showcase the brand-new built 402ci V8
big block-engine featuring aluminum heads, Edelbrock aluminum
intake and Quick Fuel performance carburetor topped with a K&N
high-performance air cleaner. Lighting the air and fuel mixture is
a Street Fire electronic ignition, and a serpentine belt system has
been added for reliability along with a high-capacity radiator.
Exhaust gases exit the engine via a set of ceramic-coated headers
before passing through a 2.5-inch mandrel-bent dual exhaust with
chrome tips. The potent powerplant is backed by a heavy-duty TH350
3-speed automatic transmission with 2200-2300 stall torque
converter for added performance. The chassis has benefitted from
upgraded suspension components as well. Beefier front and rear sway
bars reduce body roll while Street Performance shocks and coil
springs provide for a more stable ride. Tubular upper and lower
A-arms add extra durability and enhance the front suspension
geometry. Outside, the goal was to keep the car's body lines as
close to original as possible, and this high-quality restoration
spared no expense with subtle modifications, like powder-coated
bumpers to match the body, SS badging, custom black LED headlights,
smoked taillights, tinted windows and many premium billet parts.
The white exterior is of a high-quality finish and accented by
SS-style black stripes on both the hood and rear decklid. The
Chevelle rides on brand-new tires with staggered 18- and 20-inch
American Racing Torq Thrust wheels all stopping via Wilwood disc
brakes with gloss black-painted calipers at all four corners.
Inside, the goal was to keep the classic Chevelle look with
brand-new SS-style interior, dash and console, but include all the
modern upgrades, such as blue LED Dakota Digital gauges, custom
billet SS steering wheel with quick-response power steering,
Clayton Machine Works billet door handles and window cranks, air
conditioning and billet pedals. The Classic Sounds stereo with
Bluetooth and AUX is powered by a Rockford Fosgate amplifier and
two 10-inch subwoofers, which is all showcased in the custom-built
leather-lined trunk. This well-executed Resto-Mod with only 1,800
miles since completion comes out of the personal collection of
Barrett-Jackson Executive Vice President/General Manager Nick
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