Of the myriad different vehicles in which we never expected to spot a big ole diesel powering the wheels, the Chevrolet Chevelle was certainly high up on the list. But then, along came a few Duramax-powered Chevelle examples, and we concurrently had to put in an effort, and find words to describe what we were seeing.
Well, now you have the chance to own one; a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle with a twin-turbo Duramax diesel just listed on eBay, and it might be one of the most niche – and yet universally desirable – cars ever to appear on the auction site.
The diesel powering this 1970 Chevelle is a 403 cubic-inch (6.6-liter) LLY Duramax from 2005, which is fed air by two Garrett 38R turbochargers. Modifications beyond that… well, just go look at the listing; the parts list goes on and on.
This 1970 Duramax-powered Chevrolet Chevelle is no bargain at $159,000. But then, it’s been featured on the cover of Hot Rod magazine, and appraised at $60,000 more than the asking price. Plus, the seller claims that the car gets about 32 miles to the gallon, so we imagine it’ll pay for itself in fuel savings alone.
If you drive a tank.