1969 Chevrolet Chevelle
Against my better judgment I am putting my 69 Chevelle SS up for sale. First, will start with some information on the car then I will break it down as to what has been done to it. The car is from North Carolina originally and has always been a rust-free car. It wore the original Olympic Gold paint and vinyl top and had only one spot of rust that was under the vinyl top under the back window. The car has either dealer installed or factory installed power trunk release and cruise control and A/C but I didn’t put the cruise or A/C back on because I was going to go Vintage Air. I will start with the suspension then go from there. Suspension: I did a complete frame off on the car by first sand blasting everything under the car and replaced all bushings, uel lines, nd brake lines. I used POR15 on the frame and all suspension parts and Eastwood rust encapsulater and paint on the on the rust-free floor. All suspension parts were replaced with original parts. I have the original 12 bolt rear end with 3:31 Posi for the car but I installed a Strange Engineering Ford 9 inch with 35 spline axles and a strange spool with 3:70 gear. I installed rear disc brakes and braided brake lines to go with the factory installed front disc brakes. I removed the power booster to make them manual but kept it just in case I wanted to put it back on and that is also new. I installed adjustable upper control arms and it still retains the factory boxed lower control arms. The car has power steering but I installed a manual steering box for her for racing but kept all the power steering stuff and it can be reinstalled easily. Body: I had the car completely stripped down to bare metal and had it painted House of Kolors Candy “Burple” which is a candy blue in the sun and a in different light the color looks candy deep purple with an Ice Pearl SS strip (very faint). The only spot of rust was replaced with a new piece under the rear window and the rest of the car is factory metal and NEVER had rust on it EVER. The vinyl top was also replaced and the car has a 4 Inch cowl hood and also the original SS hood also painted the color of the car. The bumpers are still factory and look good but could use rechroming. The tail lights and bezels are new and I still have the originals. The grill could use replacing because it is missing a small piece out of it. All new weather stripping and all the glass is in great shape. The rims are American Racing Convo Pro rims with Mickey Thompson ET Street radials and skinnies up front. I also have the original 14” SS rims that were on the car. Interior: The car has the factory SS Gauge package and all the gauges work. I replaced the Dash, onsole, ngine, nd forward wiring harnesses, also installed a Autometer oil and water temp mechanical gauges and 5” monster tach with shift light because I never trust factory electric gauges. They are mounted under the dash as you can see from the pictures and the tach is on the column. The three toggle switched you see in place of the radio are for the electric fuel pump, ater pump, nd fans but I didn’t cut the dash at all and all can be removed to install a factory radio again. I installed an aftermarket radio in the glove box out of sight. The carpet is in good shape for now but can probably be replaced later and also has a rosewood steering wheel which you can see in the pics. The car originally came with a bench seat but I installed buckets and console welding in the proper seat mounts for the buckets and console and installed a Turbo Action Cheetah shifter. The buckets were disassembled and POR15 was applied on them then installed new foam and reupholstered them, hem. The head liner is original and perfect and all door panels are also original and perfect. Now the engine: This I kind of went a little crazy on. Although it is pump gas, t has 708 dyno proven HP. It is a newly done 454 stroked to a 496. It has an Eagle steel crank and Eagle H beam rods with forged 10.5 to 1 pistons. The heads are aluminum rectangular port Brodix BB2’s with Titanium valves and a full roller Comp 759 756 lift and 264 272 @50 duration and 112 lobe separation cam with roller rockers. Edelbrock Victor JR 4500 manifold and new Quick Fuel 1050 Dominator, olley Dominator Electric fuel pump and -8 braided fuel line from the new gas tank with fuel sump to the carb. Ignition is handled by an MSD digital 6 plus box and MSD distributor. And just for added help if needed, ZEX perimeter spray adjustable nitrous kit, never filled or sprayed yet). Cooling is a Miziere electric water pump and electric fan connected to the factory radiator. Exhaust is Hooker titanium headers and a 2 ½” Flowmaster exhaust with H pipe. The exhaust is a little small for this engine but I already had it installed on the car before I went stupid with this engine combo. The trans is a freshly rebuilt Turbo 400 with manual reverse valve body that could handle trans brake but it does not have one. After all, t is a street car. The torque converter is a Midwest Converters 4000 stall. She also has a new 3 ½ inch drive shaft with 1350 joints and a billet yolk. The inner fender wells are also new because the old ones look crappy and I removed the A/C unit but have all the parts with a new heater core because like I said I was planning on installing a Vintage Air system. I also have the factory exhaust manifolds for the car and original bumper jack. I could never find the build sheet but have some original paper work from when the car was bought back in 69. This is really a beautiful car that I built because I never thought I would sell her and spared no expense, UT, have an opportunity to buy another project car that I have always wanted since I was a kid and can’t have both so this one needs to go to finance the new project. Any questions please feel free to ask I have nothing to hide on this SS. I know who ever gets her will be extremely happy. She took second place in her only car show in Wisconsin over the summer and was only beat by a fully costumed out 59 Caddy. She is extremely fast with over 1000HP at your fingertips if you decide to push the little red button to spray her. I went to great lengths to make sure everything I did can be removed and nothing has been cut up or buggered. I know I am missing things but come look at her and see for yourself how clean she really is.