Resto-Mods are very cool. Not only do they take a piece of automotive nostalgia, but builders can put their entire heart and soul (and bank account) into the final result. The recipe seems pretty simple for this run-of-the-mill 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle.
You’d think someone just swapped an LS crate motor in, dropped some modern speed searching parts in, and called it a day. As they say about Transformers, there is much more than what meets the eye. In fact, this is truly an incredible story, and one of the most unique builds we’ve heard about in some time.
What the builder did is actually merge two vehicles into one. That’s correct, the outside shows the gorgeous lines of a 1970 Chevelle, but the drivetrain components of this build are completely C6 Corvette. That includes the automatic transmission and the differential.
The finished piece incorporates the Corvette’s frame, front and rear suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, exhaust system and most incredible of all, the Chevelle receives the entire interior treatment from the Corvette too. This is a build someone put a lot of brainpower, and heart into.
The build wears a Chevelle body cowl hood, and is finished in custom blue paint with black stripes, and the car rides upon custom Forgiato wheels on low-profile performance rubber. What we have here is an almost literal definition of resto-mod.
The vehicle is expected to fetch anywhere between $100,000 and $125,000, and also comes with receipts and documentation of the entire build process. Get your bids ready, as this too will cross the Mecum Kissimmee January 16-25.