1972 Chevrolet Chevelle for sale 101369294
1972 Chevrolet Chevelle
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1972 Chevrolet Chevelle

Coupe Car for sale by Hendrick Performance in Charlotte, North Carolina 28262

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Making close to 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 lb.-ft of torque this Duramax diesel-powered Chevelle (it is titled as a 1972 model - 1970 exterior parts) puts gasoline big-blocks to shame.  Despite such staggering figures, the engine combo is surprisingly simple.  Other than a set of Carrillo steel rods, the short block is completely stock.  The only other major modifications are a set of CNC-ported factory 32-valve heads, upgraded twin turbos cranked to 30 psi, and a bigger solid-roller cam.  With the nitrous engaged the horsepower numbers jump to an eye-popping 1,200 horsepower!  The Chevelle even knocks down 32 mpg!  To make space for the drive accessories, radiator, intercooler, A/C condenser and turbo piping the engine had to be moved back 8 inches from the stock location.  This work, along with custom brackets and pulleys compress this monstrous power plant under the stock GM hood.  The factory Duramax injection pumps are driven off the crank while a second pump was added to help pressurize the fuel rails to meet the increased fuel demands of the setup.  Bassani Exhaust fabricated a one-off custom exhaust system for the Chevelle which makes all the right sounds.  The cutting-edge technology does not stop at the engine.  A modernized Art Morrison front clip, complete with C5 Corvette aluminum suspension components was infused into the Chevelle and Fast Eddie’s of Orange, California installed the custom four-link rear set up.  Putting the power to the pavement is a narrowed Ford 9” rearend and big tubs to accommodate the gargantuan 22” wide Mickey Thompson radial tires.  An extensive equipment list below details the incredible features of this professionally built custom.  Numbers printed on paper is one thing, and the visceral sensation of driving a diesel-powered hot rod is another thing entirely.  The Chevelle diesel experience is very different from anything else out there.  Even without any mufflers the engine is very quiet and sounds just like a stock Chevy truck at idle.  When you get on the gas the engine quiets down further as it builds immense boost.  The Duramax only turns 4,200 rpms, so the power hits REAL hard.  Once you feel the thrust a diesel makes, you’ll never go back to gas!  With a driving experience unlike any other, this incredible custom Chevelle proves there is no disputing that diesels aren’t just for trucks anymore! 


Stock Number:  CCJL3001

VIN:  1D37H2R501188

Miles:  7,296 miles showing on the odometer (this vehicle will be sold as mileage EXEMPT)

Engine:  GM 403 CI Duramax LLY Turbodiesel V8 with 950 Horsepower

Transmission:  Allison 1000 5-Speed Automatic Transmission

Equipment:  Twin Garrett T-38R Turbochargers, Custom Dual Kenne Bell Intercoolers, Forged Crank Shaft, Carrillo Street Rods, SoCal Diesel Pistons, CNC Ported Cylinder Heads, Stainless Steel Intake Valves, Inconel Exhaust Valves, SoCal Diesel Custom Solid Roller Camshaft, SoCal Diesel Pushrods, Custom Sheetmetal Intake Manifold, Dual 3.5” Plenums, Custom Ram Air Scoop, PPE Dual Fuel Pumps, PPE Lift Pump, Custom Aluminum Fuel Cell, PPE Computer Reprogram, Custom 3” Exhaust System with Bassani Turbo Headers, Ron Davis Radiator, Dual Spal Electric Fans, PPE Built Allison 1000 Five-Speed Automatic Transmission, ATS 2,200-Stall Converter, Billet Flex Plate, Fast Eddie’s 9” Rearend, 35-Spline Axles, 3.25:1 Gears, Detroit Locker Differential, Rack and Pinion Steering, Art Morrison Front Suspension, C5 Corvette Aluminum Control Arms, Sway Bar and Spindles, Koni Coilover Shock Absorbers, Art Morrison Four-Link Rear Suspension, Wilwood 14” Front Brake Rotors with Six-Piston Calipers, Wilwood 16” Rear Brake Rotors with Four-Piston Calipers, DPE S-5 18” Front and 20” Rear Wheels, Mickey Thompson 26x12 Front and 33x22 Rear Sportsman S/R Radials, Recaro Bucket Seats, AutoMeter Gauges, Alpine NAV/DVD Stereo System, DuPont Mist Turquoise Paint, Cowl Induction Hood, Black Suede Headliner, Twin Optima Batteries   

Condition Code:  (2) * (see condition code chart for explanation of category codes 1-5)

Warranty:  This vehicle is being sold AS-IS

To learn more about condition codes, the term “numbers matching”, conditions of sale, and Hendrick Performance, please see the bottom of this page for details and clarification. 

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Muscle & Pony Cars
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Condition
  • Mileage
    7,296 miles
  • Engine
    8 Cylinder
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

Dealer Disclosure
The Term “Numbers Matching” used in our descriptions refers to an engine that has an: engine block casting number and date, engine assembly date and suffix code, and engine VIN/serial number that are present in a manner that is consistent with build sequence of the described vehicle. Numbers Matching does not promise or guarantee originality of the engine. Conditions of Sale: This vehicle is represented as accurately as possible and to the best of our knowledge at the time of listing. Content for window sticker is based on inspection, research, or information provided from previous owners. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to verify the accuracy of any claims to originality, history, equipment, or other information provided. Hendrick Motorsports Performance Group is not responsible for misprints in content or pricing. All vehicles are sold AS IS unless otherwise noted. Hendrick Motorsports Performance Group reserves the right to change pricing without notice at any time. Pricing does not include any state tax, tag, title, and registration fees, or dealer fees ($399 dealer administrative fee will also be charged on each transaction). *Condition Code Chart: 1. Excellent: Show car, freshly restored to like-new or better condition, also could be a very low-mileage excellent condition survivor or late-model vehicle 2. Great: Older frame-off or very nice frame-on restoration, could be a low-mileage great condition survivor or late-model vehicle, the nicest condition car most people would feel comfortable driving to shows or for special occasions 3. Good: Driver quality, at first glance a car that appears to be in great condition, a closer inspection will reveal minor flaws in the paint and interior, the undercarriage and engine bay normally looks unrestored. These cars are mechanically sound, fully functional, and are normally enjoyed on the weekends and for special occasions in good weather. 4. Fair: A car that starts up and runs but is in need some mechanical and cosmetic work in order to be enjoyed on a regular basis 5. Poor: Restoration project, a car that needs to be totally restored

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