For sale I have a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 427 clone. You will be hard pressed to find another one as clean and meticulously cared for as this one. I've owned the car for 3 years and have slowly improved and maintained it to form a virtually perfect muscle car.
It has all the goodies you want in a 60's american muscle car, a big block 427 roller motor, a modern tremec TKO-500 transmission, 11'' clutch, lakewood bell housing, 12 bolt posi rear end, electric exhaust cutouts, and much more!
This Chevelle is powered by a big block 427. I did not build the motor nor had it built, but was told by the previous owner that it was built and installed in a hot rod shop in Norfolk VA. It's supposed to be a roller motor, and after taking the valve covers off you can see they installed the expensive roller rockers on the heads. The motor runs very strong, has plenty of hp, in the 450-475 range. It will def fly if you want it to, but is totally street-able on pump gas, and specially with the 5 speed tranny behind it with overdrive. It has never overheated on me or acted up in any way..I just let it warm up and its good to go. The 5 speed tremec is a Keisler transmission which has been adapted with the full kit to fit this vintage vehicle. This top loader with a Hurst pro-comp shifter is incredibly fun to drive, she shifts perfectly smooth every time, and is a torque monster. The transmission and kit for install for these vehicles costs at least 5K. The previous owner told me he spent over 10K on the engine build and install. The car also has a 12 bolt posi-traction rear end with 373 gears, which give it plenty of pickup, yet is very drive-able on the highway and in the city.
No expense has been spared in outfitting this Chevelle with all of the best in engine and performance accessories. It has a CPP power steering system with a new gear box that has a modern design which mimics the feel of rack and pinion. New PS pump and heavy duty hoses also. It has an MSD electronic ignition system with a rev limiter to protect the engine. It also has a Holley 4 barrel double pumper carburetor, aluminum pulleys, ceramic coated long tube headers, and a very expensive aluminum radiator with dual electric fans which keep this beast cool no matter how long you drive it or how hot is it outside...I've never seen the temp get above 180 degrees. It also has an 11" performance clutch encased in a blow proof lakewood bell-housing. The car also has a brand new gas tank.
The exhaust system is absolutely world class. In addition to the ceramic coated long tube headers, it has full 2 1/2'' tubing from front to back. A stainless steel x-pipe which is fitted with electric exhaust cutouts, so you can go from mild to wild with the push of a button. It has brand new 40 series flowmasters, 2 1/2" mandrel bent tailpipes, and even period correct, chevelle ss tips. hangers are all new as well.
Suspension & Brakes
The front end suspension is all completely new. I upgraded the control arms both upper and lower to tubular control arms with urethane bushings. This was quite expensive, but totally worth it to improve the handling of the car. It has a front sway bar with urethane mounts also. All the rest of the suspension including inner and outer tie rod ends, idler arm, pitman arm, and upper and lower balljoints are all new and Moog brand, made here in the USA. After all of the suspension was installed it got an alignment, and now drives laser straight.
The car by the VIN is an "S Coupe", so it came original with disc brakes in the front, drums in the rear. I had all 4 brakes redone, put drilled and slotted rotors in the front, ceramic brake pads, new wheel bearings, and had the rear shoes changed, cleaned, and calibrated. I also added a brake booster, new brakes lines all the way around, fresh fluid, yet miraculously the master cylinder is the original one from 1968 and still working perfectly. The car brakes like a new vehicle, which you need for a car you wanna have fun with. The car has custom coils in the back as well as new shocks all the way around. The rear shocks are air shocks with stems in the trunk so you adjust the rear end height and stance.
The interior as you can see in the pics is all new and gorgeous. New headliner, sun shades, carpet, firewall insulation, door panels front and rear, the rear seat is brand new, and the front seats are perfect without any tears or rips. The dash has also been replaced, and has a specially molded gauge cluster with Autometer gauges. I looked this gauge cluster molded dash up and it costs over 1,500. The car has a new wire harness kit front to back, which was done professionally. So you don't have to worry about any rat nests of old wires shorting left and right. All of the glass is original to the car and shows some age, but is still in great shape, without cracks or chips. I took the rear deck off with is normally just a piece of cardboard and upholstered it with vinyl, with foam underneath so that it matches the seats. I also installed premium Polk 6X9 speakers which sit inside the upholstery and look flush. The front speakers are housed in specially molded kick panels to give the interior a clean look. I also custom fit an Alpine head unit with an alpine amp in the glove box, so that it isn't visible, yet controllable through your smart phone with blue tooth. It also has hands free calling which is pretty awesome. And finally the Chevelle has a gps tracking system which works with a pre-paid sim card to track the vehicle in case it is stolen. You send the system a text, and it replies with the coordinates where the car is!
Body and Exterior
This is super solid car with a really nice paint job, as you can see in the pics. When the paint was done, the majority of the sheet metal was replaced with new including, doors, front fenders, hood, and trunk lid. The paint shines all over and is flat and free of orange peel. It isn't perfect...but I'd say its safely a 9 out of 10...looks very very good for such an unforgiving color as black. The majority of the exterior chrome is new, as are the fender badges, rear trim, taillights, etc. The headlights are believe it or not all 4 T-3 headlights..which means they're all original equipment. They may not all be original to the car, but they're all original 60's headlights. The floor pans are all original and rock solid, there are only 2 small patch panels, and 3'' in diameter. This is not a rust bucket or a bondo bucket, the trunk was also replaced and is in perfect shape..even the inside of the trunk lid was wet sanded as you can see in the pics.
Other than the above, the car has redline tires in the front which are pretty expensive. It also has a brand new pair of Nitto street/strip tires in the back and staggered steel wheels for that fat tire look in the rear. It has stock dog dish hubcaps and beauty rings which give it that sleeper look. It was also an original AC car and I still have the AC box and other miscellaneous parts which will go with the car.