Boost and nitrous are great, but there’s something to be said about the purity of an all-motor setup, as is the case with this 1970 Chevy Chevelle restomod.
Once again coming to us from the folks at AutotopiaLA, this 9-minute feature video goes into all the goodies this clean-and-mean Chevy Chevelle has to offer. However, the car came a long way to get here. When the owner first got it, the two-door was looking a bit rough, with a gutted interior and no engine. However, as most car lovers know, a shell like that means only one thing – potential.
To that end, the 1970 Chevy Chevelle was completely disassembled for a body-off restoration. Now, the exterior is looking slick with a black and chrome color treatment, while a set of 20-inch multi-spoke wheels are in back, matched with 19 inch wheels in front, all four keeping the black color theme. The rear is running a 305 rear tire, but without a tub. Up front is a custom, one-off chin spoiler made from aluminum.
The interior is fully decked-out as well, with bright red to offset the black exterior. The carpets, upholstery, door panels, even the headliner are done in bright red. The style keeps the classic vibes with Vintage Air and a horseshoe shifter, but there’s new bits as well, such as updated bucket seats. The center console also opens up to reveal buttons for “manual” shifting, if desired.
It’s a clean look, and that continues into the engine bay, where we find a 427 LS V8 making around 640 horsepower. It also sounds great with a 3-inch exhaust and Black Widow Venom mufflers. The V8 mates to a TCI six-speed automatic transmission and 4.11 rear end.
The factory Chevelle frame was upgraded with UMI Performance suspension, including new coilovers and sway bars. There’s also a set of Wilwood brakes matched with 14-inch drilled and slotted rotors.
Check the full build, including that atmospheric bellow, by hitting play: