Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth , Texas
When you think about the perfect classic car, what usually comes to mind is the one that steals the show with a terrific appearance, and then steals your heart on the drive home with its all-out power. That's what gets us excited about this 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle. The electric blue paint, full custom interior, and thumpin' performance-built 502 V8 under the hood make this a terrific total package classic.
Let's start with the paint that's instantly grabbing your attention. It really is called Electric Blue Metallic, and so it knows how to instantly grab attention and light up the scene even if it's under the midnight moon. But the investment in this coupe goes much deeper than the paint. The first impression is truly intimidating with the large power bulge of the cowl hood and the crystal-clear headlights glowing from within the blacked-out grille. Along the profile, you really see the superior fit of the body panels. And the brightwork looks terrific on everything from the form-fitting bumpers, to the upgraded 17-inch Torq Thrust wheels.
While there was a lot invested in making the exterior look fantastic, there was definitely money left in the budget for the interior, too. The modern bucket seats have a lot more bolstering than anything that came out of the 1960s. In-between is a custom center console that houses comfortable features like the cup holders in a cool exterior matching blue. It flows right into the touchscreen stereo receiver. That not only control the amazing subwoofer system in the trunk, but also don't forget to check out the back seat photos. There you'll see that this full custom setup even built a custom seat to accommodate a set of MTX speakers. So the stereo and its presentation are worth the price alone on this Chevelle! But as much as these are features for showing off at stoplights, this was definitely built to go fast. You understand it instantly when you slip into the driver's seat as you grab the B&M shifter with your right hand and the wood and chrome custom steering wheel with your left. Beyond that a full set of custom AutoMeter ProComp gauges keeps you clued in on everything going on under the hood.
As great as everything else is, it's what in the engine bay that you're going to love most about this restored and upgraded Chevelle. The 502 cubic-inch V8 is ready for show duty wearing an exterior-matching intake and an overall tidy presentation. Plus, the shine on everything from the cast valve covers to the pulleys are sure to impress. But beneath this style is some serious substance of a large V8 that was fortified and enhanced for performance. We have receipts showing about $4.5k invested in the engine build alone. It includes roller camshaft, hydraulic lifters, forged 4340 crank, a Holley four-barrel carburetor (recently rebuilt), Dart intake, aluminum heads, and a set of headers that add even more power before contributing to the thunderous roar of the side pipes. More than just brute force, the V8 is backed up by reliable components like the TH400 three-speed automatic transmission which feeds a stout 9-inch Ford rear end with 3.73 gears. But to really understand how thorough this build is, take a look at the undercarriage shots. There you'll spot great driving upgrades like the thick front sway bar, ladder bar rear end with diagonal link, and four-wheel disc brakes.
The paint, interior, stereo, and big performance V8 create an amazing total custom build. So when the price is this affordable, you know you need to hurry if you want this Chevy in your garage. Call today!!!
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