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1965 Chevrolet Chevelle
As the 60's brought in the Muscle Car era, Chevrolet needed something to compete in the market. What they came up with ultimately ended up being one of the most popular nameplates they ever introduced, the Chevelle. These cars were based on GMs A-Body platform and lasted 3 generations from 1964 to 1978. People were craving for a much different look than the big cars of the 50s and the Chevy II which was competing with the Falcon was starting to lose some of its popularity. The answer was a mid sized muscle car to fill the gap between the Chevy II and larger full size vehicles of the time. Now you had a choice as a buyer and in 1964 the Chevelle was the only all "new" car for the year. Everyone has their favorite Chevelle bodystyle and the first gen like you see here certainly has their share of fans. This clean '65 is very well built car and was all professionally done. It has had a rotisserie restoration and the combination of originality with some custom touches results in one heck of a muscle car. The car is named "Slick" and it has no problem living up to that name. The very clean straight body is painted in a beautiful Jet GM Gloss Black paint buried under 4 coats of clear. If you have been around the classic or custom car world for any amount of time you can probably recognize how difficult it is to get Black paint just right. Well this one is right. It is really stunning in person and our pictures likely don't do it justice. All of the chrome and stainless on the car is in beautiful shape and it wears stock 396 Malibu style emblems. The car has an excellent stance being dropped 2 inches via custom fabricated spindles making it sit a bit lower than stock and that is accentuated even further with the custom Boyd Coddington (20 inch rear, 17 inch front) wheels that tuck nicely under the fenders.
If it weren't for the custom wheels and more aggressive stance you might not realize "Slick" has something special to offer over and above a beautiful exterior. Well this hot rod is now sporting a professionally built 454 V8 motor that utilizes all high end components throughout. The motor has 9.5 to 1 compression, aluminum heads, an agressive cam, chrome water pump, Black Chevrolet valve covers, EnduraShine intake, and Edelbrock 800 cfm carb. It also looks good too with the entire engine compartment being very cleanly laid out and echos the clean Dark Black theme of the exterior. It also pays homage to the original Z16 big blocks as the air cleaner and body is labeled as a 396. A Griffin radiator sits up front which along with the mechanical plus dual electric push fans keeps this motor running cool even in the Texas heat. The transmission is a 700R4 4 speed automatic transmission with 3,000 rpm stall that was professionally built by Hobart Performance. That converts power back to the 12 bolt positrac rear end with 3:73 gears. Power steering has been added as well as after market 4 wheel disc brakes. Underneath the car looks good with nice solid Black floors and a Silver powder coated frame.
Perfectly contrasting the Black exterior is the completely redone Red interior. It utilizes all new upholstery with the seats having a slightly lighter insert which looks very clean. The carpet, headliner, seats, door panels, and dash all look great. To the floor is mounted a B&M Ratcheting Megashifter which introduces that cool vintage racing style while giving you the ability to move through the gears as you please. The dash is very cleanly done being painted a nice Red to match the upholstery. All of the trim has been redone and looks good. Everything has the original style layout but an auxiliary Sun Pro gauge pod has been added under the dash. It is a radio delete car but does come with a radio as well as kick panels with speakers should you want to add them. Personally we don't know why anyone would rather listen to tunes versus the perfect rumble from the aluminized exhaust into Flowmaster mufflers. In front of the driver sits a custom Red leather wrapped steering wheel. The trunk of the car is very cleanly done and houses a spare as well as original jack.
This is a very clean car that was very well thought out and designed. It has been featured in magazines and has no problem winning awards. It has that complete muscle car style with the drivability and excellent sound to back it up. It is one of the coolest 1st gen Chevelles on the road.
Hop in and go for $58,500.00!
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