When we first brought you the 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Recoil last November, we told you this was one build that would not be forgotten. Four months later, the Recoil has continued to grab the attention of many, including Jay Leno, who featured the car on his YouTube channel.
In regular Leno fashion, the video involves an in-depth walk around of the entire vehicle, where Ringbrothers’ craftsmanship is highlighted over the entire car. This includes the customer made doorhandles suited to fit any GM car from the era, featuring a two-piece design and exposed screws for a unique look which translates over the whole car.
After the informational portion of the video, where we also get a closer look at the 7.0-liter LS7 fitted with a Holley fuel-injection system, and a big Whipple supercharger, we become envious. Only because Leno gets to take this showpiece out onto the streets to exercise its muscles. As said in the video, SEMA cars are great to look at, but it’s simply awesome when something that looks this good can also actually be driven, and Leno takes advantage of his time behind the wheel.
A few 2nd and 3rd gear pulls later, it becomes evident how dangerously quick this car is, turning scenery into a blur almost instantly as you lay into the accelerator.
Many of the Ringbrothers parts seen on this build are available for individual sale as well. Even if you’re not looking for a complete mimic of the Recoil, flattering its great looks isn’t a bad thing by any means. Have a look at the episode right down below.