Check Out This LS-Swapped 1964 Chevelle Restomod By Speedtech Performance: Video6
Based in St. George, Utah, Speedtech Performance has the goodies to bring classic metal up to modern spec. That includes this custom 1964 Chevelle restomod, as seen in the following walkaround video.
Clocking in at nine minutes, the feature video is hosted by Speedtech Performance President Blake Foster, who goes over the custom Chevelle from tip to tail.
The front end starts with a front bumper that was tucked and narrowed, and now includes a cutout that sends cool air directly to the power steering cooler. There’s also a sheet metal splitter, which helps to visually lower the car a little bit. A custom filler panel is mounted between the bumper and factory grille, while LED Dapper lighting bits illuminate the way forward.
The lines are enhanced by a flush-mounted windshield and glass, as well as flush-mounted door handles. There’s also a set of powered sideview mirrors plucked from the body of a 2014 Ford Mustang. Rolling in the corners is a set of Forgeline RB3C wheels with a two-tone finish, combining grey and white, the former of which is color-matched to the powder-coated bumpers.
In back, there are LED taillights, which now get a billet insert that incorporates the rear trim bits for a more cohesive look. The rear bumper was flushed and tightened. The big 335 tire in rear also looks quite nice covered by the extended rear fender. The Chevelle’s body is finished in an Audi Nardo Gray color, which was customized with a hint of blue pearl for a unique touch.
Inside, the cabin was upgraded by Recovery Room, and now features new seats and custom blue leather upholstery. There’s also a set of custom gauges behind the three-spoke steering wheel.
Motivation for this Chevelle derived from a 416 LS3-based V8 engine topped with a Fast LSXR 102 intake. Output is estimated at around 500 horsepower, all of which is sent rearwards through a T56 six-speed transmission.
Under the body, there’s a Speedtech ExtReme chassis and Torque Arm Rear suspension. Baer brakes haul it down, with the custom Speedtech calipers clamping down on drilled and slotted rotors. Interestingly, the Chevelle can be set up for autocross, if desired.
Check out the full video below:
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Engine, suspension, tire, steering and brake upgrades are cool if done in a subtle way, imo. Appearance mods, trying to force a car out of its era, not so cool. The ’64-’65 Chevelle were a return to the shoebox style of the ’55 Chevy, and for that, they hold a special place.
Not my car, of course, and this took a lot of hours to complete. I just think a ’64 Chevelle looks great on its own. Stock appearance with hidden upgrades is the way to go, imo, if complete originality is not possible.
Nice car but not a fan of trying to modernise a classic car with black wheels, all chrome eliminated and the slammed look which just looks wrong on this era of car. I agree with the above poster that hidden upgrades are the best way to go on these types of cars but that is just my opinion.
I hate the black and “nardo grey” – especially in the front end. Leave it stock looking.
Grill needs a piece of “eye brow’ chrome trim. Looks like the grill is way too small to fill the opening below the hood line.
Nice car but ugly color. Way too many non-metallic battleship gray vehicles out there for my taste.
It looks like gloss primer, back in the day it was sealer coat.