The 1970s were prime time for drag racing, and during that time period Mopar reined supreme. That is, until Ray Allen entered the scene. He decided to bring Chevrolet to frontline with all-powerful LS6 build, and in the process he created an icon.
Easily one of the most well known vehicles to vintage racing fans, this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle was piloted by Allen, and the already established Ralph Truppi and Tommy Kling. The trio sprinted their way to an unbeaten season in 1970, setting a national record at that time of 11.33 seconds, clocking in a half second faster than the Mopars across the field.
The car was then purchased by Allen personally in the 1980s, where the car was completely restored, and all LS6 documentation and papers are on file and ready for inspection upon your interest in the car. The car sold for $1.2 million in 2006 after Allen himself slapped a for sale sign on it, upon completing the time-period look with correct hand-painted lettering and extra performance parts. Now, the current owner is asking a fraction of that, but still, a cool $575,000.
Even today this would make for quite the conversation piece at the strip, and 11.33 is still pretty quick. So, if you’re already imagining burning rubber, and awaiting the tree to send you down the quarter-mile, you can have a look at more information on the car here.