Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
If you've been dreaming of building yourself the ultimate Chevelle SS, DO NOT start until you've had a good, long look at this '67 show piece. Getting one to this level almost never happens, you need a ton of time, an open-checkbook, incredible patience, and a top-end restoration shop to faithfully execute this incredibly difficult undertaking. Built on a laser-straight, original SS car with factory A/C, this rather stock-looking A-Body features a thundering 572 big block V8 heart under the hood, a quick-shifting 6-speed gearbox, custom pro-touring suspension, and a presentation that's capable of winning a trophy at every show on Earth. Stop dreaming about the ideal build, or searching for the 'Perfect 10', because you'll be hard-pressed to find a better '67 Chevelle than this.
Refinished in Bolero Red during the build, there was just no point in trying to be subtle. In the quest for perfection, the body was brought all the way down to metal, set straight as an arrow, aligned so evenly you could practically set your watch to it, and then covered with layer after layer of that rich, lustrous, and shiny red paint. The finish is better than the paint you'll find on many new cars today, with little to no imperfections and minimal texture, if any. Honestly, if it wasn't for the basic concept of human subjectivity (and lawyers), we'd probably call it perfect, although one of our guys insists he saw a microscopic chip somewhere on the cowl hood. Nevertheless, it's the type of paint job you'd expect at this price point, and with only 532 miles on the build it still looks incredibly fresh. The chrome's all dialed-in too, including the SS grille, the bumpers, rocker panel molding, and all the brightwork around the windows and roof, and with that black vinyl top and blacked-out SS tail panel there's a perfect amount of contrast to counter the red finish. Yeah, she's a looker.
At first glance, the interior looks all stock, but a closer examination reveals a couple nice additions that kick things up a notch. Low-back buckets feature black vinyl upholstery that uses the correct factory pattern, but the material is a lot more supple and comfortable than the hard, shiny GM stuff. Reproduction door panels and carpets with the correct weave add to the illusion that this is a fairly stock Chevelle SS. The original dash and gauge cluster actually look OEM and even show slight patina, as does the AM radio and controls for the A/C system (which makes us believe this is indeed a factory A/C car), although the odometer was rolled back to reveal the 'since built' mileage. There's a newer billet steering wheel mounted atop a tilt column, a vintage tachometer mounted to the left of it, and an 8-ball topped chrome shifter jutting out of the center console that also houses an SS-spec clock just ahead of it. Everything shows very little (if any) wear inside, including the crack-free dash pad, taut headliner, and backseat that's probably never seen a human being. Out back, the trunk was neatly finished with correct spatter paint and a reproduction plaid mat, proudly showing off this Chevelle's incredibly solid pans.
Mechanically, this car is a wolf in, well, wolf's clothing. The GM crate 572 cubic inch V8 big block is topped by GM Performance aluminum heads, an aluminum air-gap intake, and a Holley QuickFuel 4-barrel carburetor that work together to give it plenty of BOOM. A big aluminum radiator keeps it cool, a full MSD ignition ensures it fires quickly, and Lemons headers feed into a custom H-pipe dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers that sounds downright erotic. The engine bay itself is ready to be shown as well, with orange '572 Chevrolet' valve covers, a matching air cleaner, and Chevy Orange enamel on the block itself that really pops out from the satin black inner fenders and smoothed firewall. Accessories like power steering and 4-wheel disc brakes are a no-brainer on any restomod, and team up with a sporty suspension chock-full of performance goodies, including tubular A-arms and a big sway bar up front, an X-Factor cross member, and adjustable coilovers out back. The 6-speed manual transmission is a perfect dance partner for the big block, spinning a custom driveshaft that hooks to a heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end that can easily handle all the added power. The undercarriage is show-ready as well, with gorgeous floorpans and brand new components everywhere you look. Finally, 17-inch Torque Thrusts wear staggered 245/45/17 front and 315/35/17 rear Nitto performance radials that full the fenders perfectly and set that wicked stance.
There's so much going on in this car that you really need to call to get the full story. But rest assured, it is every bit as amazing as it looks in our pics. Call today!
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