1967 Chevrolet Chevelle
1967 was a great year for the Chevelle, and when you find a clean hardtop like this, it probably makes sense to build the nicest car you can around it. Bright orange paint doesn't hurt, either, because you want it to get noticed, and with a thumping 454 cubic inch big block under the hood you can afford to have a little swagger on the street. The later Chevelles get a lot of attention, but in '67, the car was elegant, smooth, and restrained, and even in bright colors it doesn't seem to be trying too hard. With a stock hood with those cool inserts to set it apart from all the cars wearing fake cowl-induction units, this very attractive Chevelle was nicely finished but still knows how to have fun on the street. The bodywork is well done and the paint, while shiny and in good shape, does have some surface issues that could probably be wiped out with a professional cut and buff. No stripes or other add-ons, but it does have a SS grille and crossed-flag badges on its flanks, both a part of the SS package that also included a big block engine, so I can't complain about them here. The badges say '427' even though there's a bit more living under the hood today, but the warning is certainly appreciated. The '67s are also neat because of their chrome details, including nice bumpers, bright stainless window trim, and some of the most attractive taillights of the era. With the wicked stance, this is a car that knows it doesn't need to advertise to earn respect on the street. Factory-style black upholstery works rather well with the orange exterior, and it's a nice way to keep this car feeling like a proper Chevelle. It has been nicely restored to pretty much stock specs with beautiful new seat covers, door panels, and correct carpets. The bright parts and crisp detailing give it an OEM look inside, particularly the 3-spoke steering wheel and nicely presented instruments, which are joined by a pair of auxiliary gauges under the dash. A console with a ratcheting Hurst shifter looks great and adds to this car's performance credentials. A digital AM/FM stereo radio slots into the original location and even uses original-style knobs so it really blends in nicely and the headliner is in great shape. Even the trunk is conservatively finished with spatter paint and a reproduction mat. So like I said, the badges say '427' but that's actually a newer 454 cubic inch big block that's been built for combat. The extra 27 cubes certainly help with horsepower and with a big cam, Edelbrock Victor Jr 454 intake manifold, Demon 4-barrel carburetor, and full MSD ignition system, it definitely has the moves to live up to its looks. There's correct Chevy Orange paint, a trick aluminum air cleaner, and big block valve covers, along with a modern serpentine belt drive system for the accessories and a giant aluminum radiator. A TH400 3-speed automatic will take all the punishment the 454 can dish out, as can the heavy-duty rear end, so don't be afraid to lean on the loud pedal now and then. The underside is in good shape, there are disc brakes at all four corners, and a new exhaust system with X-pipe and turn-downs behind the axle sounds suitably aggressive for fun on the street. Chrome Rally wheels look right and are fitted with staggered 15-inch blackwall radials that help with the nasty stance. Nicely turned out and only a little bit sneaky, this is a great-running big block Chevelle that's ready to enjoy. The fact that it's bright orange is only icing on the cake. Call today!