The folks at Hot Rod were recently down in Juarez, Mexico and you’ve got to give them some serious credit for making the trip.
For one thing, they actually had the stones to visit Juarez. While it was once considered one of the most dangerous places on earth, the violence between cartels, police and citizens has subsided somewhat over the past few years. With that said, it’s still not exactly an oft-sought vacation destination.
Through it all, the HR team also managed to find a real 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396… on a rooftop. It’s sat in the same spot for about 30-years and no one knows how it got there.
Sure, the Chevelle is hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars shy of being a cruise night contender, or even capable of moving under its own steam for that matter. But it’s still in half-decent shape considering that it’s been over-baked in the Mexican heat like a burrito under a heat lamp for more than three decades.
Okay, so a few areas look like they were used for target practice and its not equipped with a transmission or an engine, but the body appears decently rust-free and its probably the only time you’ll find a genuine SS396 for just $3,500.
It’s a neat story that raises almost nearly as many questions as it answers and it’s definitely worth a peek before you book the next flight to Juarez.