Hot Rod Garage has taken on its latest project in the form of a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, but it won’t be turned into some sort of dragstrip monster. Instead, the fellas over at Hot Rod are looking to turn this into the baddest grocery getter you’ve ever laid your eyes on.
The 1970 Chevelle is being built for the owner of OPG, Original Parts Group, the go-to source for any Chevrolet Chevelle build. As stated, the man is looking for more of a performance-oriented daily driver than quarter-mile killer. But that doesn’t mean the car will lack potency.
First and foremost, the 1970 Chevelle will be receiving an HT502 crate engine rated at a healthy 377 hp and an immense 502 lb-ft of torque. Hot Rod is taking a different approach with the build process, however, and disguising the affordable HT502 as a 454 LS6.
The goal behind the project is to provide the 1970 Chevelle with the classic looks that came with the 1970s-era muscle cars, but the reliability of a modern performance vehicle, thanks to that fuel-injected 502.
The build will take place over the next few episodes, so be sure to tune in to see the progress on the build and the future updates coming. Check out the first episode right down below.