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The Chevrolet Chevelle is one of the most iconic muscle cars around.
Chevrolet introduced the Chevelle in 1963 as a 1964 model. Though quite large by today's standards, it was classified as a midsize car. What wasn't midsize was the level of passion garnered from the very beginning, a passion that has continued for decades.
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Just when you think you had seen everything that could be done to a car this 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Restomod arrives with one of the most wild and impressive builds we have ever seen. The product of an exhaustive 3-year build by The Muscle Factory in Placentia, California, this Chevelle is packing some serious horsepower and torque from an unlikely power source. Under the hood sits a twin-turbo 6.6L Duramax V-8 that puts nearly 1000 hp and 1700 ft-lbs of torque to the pavement! Oh, and did we mention it is capable of 30 mpg? Look closely at all the details of this build and youll start to see how this might be the best build we have ever seen. This 3+year build got its beginnings when the owner took a ride in an H1 hummer with a Duramax diesel that was as quick as nearly anything he had driven at that point but was 8,000lbs. 3-years, $250,000 and countless hours of labor later, the diesel-powered creation was finished. It was featured at SEMA in the Bassani Exhaust booth and then was featured in numerous magazines as a featured car including the Cover of Hot Rod Magazine, Cover of Diesel World, Cover of Popular Hot Rodding, Cover of Chevelle Muscle and the Cover of Popular Hot Rodding and featured in many more online and print publications. Obviously not wanting to cut up an original 70 Chevelle, the owner found a solid 72 Chevelle and gave it the look of a 70. Most recently the Chevelle was featured on Discovery Channels famous Gas Monkey Garage when the Current owner 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano took Richard Rawlings for a few doughnuts in the mean machine. When something is this custom, its probably easiest just to state the facts like we have below. Ultimately, youll be surprised at how easy this car is to drive. Even with the 21 wide rear wheels, this car handles like a dream. But thats because every aspect of this car was painstakingly analyzed and no expense was spared. Just look at the details below and youll see how this car has made us start to question why we havent seen more Diesel powered classic cars roll through here. BODY: Nose and tail from a 1970 Chevelle Fully Tubbed Rear wells stretched 4-inches to accommodate massive rear tires Engine setback nearly 8 inches to get as close to a 50/50 weight distribution DuPont Mist Turquoise paint Cowl Hood Custom aluminum fuel cell in trunk ENGINE: standard 4.050-inch bore production LLY Duramax block stock oil pump and oil pan forged crank Carrillo steel rods, stock 16.0:1 pistons CNC-ported heads from SoCal Diesel stainless steel 33mm intake valves, Inconel 33mm exhaust valves, custom valvesprings SoCal Diesel custom solid roller camshaft;; SoCal Diesel custom pushrods custom sheetmetal intake manifold With 16 runners and dual 3.5-inch plenums; Custom ram air scoop and inlet piping Twin Garrett T-38R turbochargers set at 30 psi, Custom dual Bell intercoolers PPE dual fuel pumps, PPE lift pump Stock Computer reprogrammed by PPE custom dual 3 Exhaust with Bassani turbo headers, Ron Davis radiator with dual Spal electric fans, Estimated 950 hp and 1,800 lb-ft DRIVETRAIN PPE-built Allison 1000 5-speed auto ATS 2,200-stall converter Billet flexplate Fast Eddies 9-inch rearend with 35-spline axles, 3.25:1 gears, Detroit Locker differential SUSPENSION: Art Morrison front clip C5 Corvette aluminum control arms,sway bar, and spindles; Koni coilovers Art Morrison four-link and Koni coilovers Front, Wilwood six-piston clipers 14-inch rotors Rear, Wilwood 16-inch rotors and four-piston calipers INTERIOR: 10-point cage welded in Recaro Seats Dash stretched 8-inches to accommodate multiple autometer gauges Alpine Stereo DVD Navigation system Pontiac Solstice Shifter Custom Aluminium center console Black suede headliner PROVENANCE: 3-year Professional Build by The Muscle Factory Cover of Hot Rod Magazine October 2010 Cover of Diesel World Sept 2009 Cover of Popular Hot Rodding - June 2009 SEMA Featured Car Owned by Daytona 500 Champion and 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Champion Joey Logano Featured on Gas Monkey Garage
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