SS Shaun Chevelle vs. Big Matt Camaro - $1,000 RACE
SS Shaun Chevelle vs. Big Matt Camaro - $1,000 RACE
Chevelle - Built LSX with D1 ProCharger on 20" rims
Camaro - Built LS1,
Heads, Cam, D1 ProCharger, Meth injection, Nitrous, VHT & Tires
Matt didn't want to give up the money at first even though he lost then
finally paid up!
SS SHAUN FTW!!! BY A FEW CARS!
132330 / 1968 Chevrolet "Corvelle"
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/6lmz4e9
We're not sure whether this is a Chevelle with a Corvette underneath, or a
Corvette with a Chevelle on top, but you can call it the Corvelle. It's a
stunning custom-built car that masterfully grafts a 1968 Chevelle
convertible body to a fully functioning 2007 Corvette chassis, interior and
all. The amount of engineering and fabrication that went into this build is
absolutely mind-boggling, and the fact that the end result is so seamlessly
integrated is a testament to the builder's skill. Prepare to be amazed.
Starting with a real 1968 Chevelle convertible, the builder ultimately
tossed about 85% of the car, retaining only the exterior sheetmetal, trim,
and convertible top mechanism. Exacting measurements and a lot of
fabrication, not to mention a happy coincidence in wheelbase length, means
that this car fits together seamlessly, and it's hard to say where the
Chevelle ends and the Corvette begins. Panel gaps are exact, which is no
easy feat considering that the whole thing was hand-built, and it was block
sanded until the surface was flawless. Two-stage blue pearl metallic paint
is a cool twist on the LeMans Blue that was available on both the '68
Chevelle and the '07 Corvette. Whatever you want to call it, it's
As incredible as the body of this car is, the real magic is underneath. If
this engine bay were in a stock 2007 Corvette, it would be a show-winner,
but being encased in the Chevelle body makes it absolutely mind-blowing.
All the original electronics, including the fuel injection, traction
control, cruise control, and everything else that goes into a modern
Corvette, have been retained. The blue carbon fiber trim pieces are
expertly made, and again, the fact that these Corvette-based parts fit in
the Chevelle body is a tribute to the builder's abilities. If you really
want to blow someone's mind, take this thing to your local Chevy dealership
and ask them to change the oil—it's no more difficult than a standard
The rest of the chassis is 100% Corvette as well, including the
hydro-formed frame rails, the balsa wood floors, and all the running gear.
The 6-speed manual transmission is mounted in back, as in all Corvettes,
and the Z51-spec suspension is fully independent, complete with transverse
fiberglass leaf springs. Long-tube headers feed a custom dual Exhaust system, which is the only significant
deviation from OEM specification, but you could most likely bolt on a stock
Corvette Exhaust system without
difficulty. And, of course, the wheels are chrome plated 18- and 19-inch
Corvette alloys wearing Corvette-spec Goodyear radials.
If the integration of the chassis and body isn't amazing enough, have a
look at the interior. Completely integrated, the Corvette's electronic
dashboard has made the swap 100% intact and functional with no hanging
wires or shortcuts. The center console is still there, too, and all the
switchgear works like it should, the gauges still do their dance when the
car is keyed up, and the stereo is loud and clear, thanks to the addition
of a pair of speakers where the Chevelle's back seat used to be. Seats are
Corvette charcoal leather buckets with "CORVELLE" embroidered on the
headrests, and they retain their power adjustability and excellent driving
position. And kudos to whomever modified the door panels—they seamlessly
transition from the doors into the former rear seat area in an unbroken
curve that looks completely OEM.
I've been looking at this car for hours, and I still can't get over the
fact that it is so seamlessly integrated. The blending of the two cars is
so exceptionally well done that it fits together and drives like an OEM
vehicle. Sure, it's quick, but the thrill of driving it is nothing compared
to the thrill of showing it off—when you open that hood, prepared to be
buried by questions from a very enthusiastic public. Better yet, it's easy
to service with parts availability as near as your local Chevy dealer, and
it's as reliable as a new car. Brilliantly executed and amazing in every
regard, this one truly is a showstopper. Call today.
American Aston Martin? '66 Malibu: /BIG MUSCLE
• ENZO MORALES
A long wheelbase, v8 or v12 power, front engine/rear drive configuration,
and a sport-tuned suspension with four comfy seats inside. That ladies and
gentlemen is the recipe for any good grand touring car. Modern automobiles
like the Mercedes-Benz CL63, BMW M6 and the Bentley Continental GT are
perfect examples of this. How about a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu though
- what about that? When released in 1966, this 2nd generation Chevelle was
nothing more than a mid-priced, nicely appointed people mover with some
decent styling. However now, some 47 years later, owner Enzo Morales has
transformed this particular car into a jaw-dropping, hardcore styled road
burner that is just as happy running the super-slab at triple digits as it
is carving up your favorite back road.
1970 Chevelle: Refined Muscle - /BIG MUSCLE
When it comes to muscle cars technology can be a double-edged sword. On the
one hand it can enhance all aspects of a vehicles drivability, but on the
other, it can strip the soul from a car in no time flat. Few people have
been able to blend new technology, luxury and speed into a package that
just flat-out works. Mark Bachman however is the exception. With a stunning
interior, loads of grunt and just about every modern convenience you could
ask for, his 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle has managed to blur the lines between
old and new.
Dirt Cheap Rat Rod! 1968 Charger Buildup and Thrash - Roadkill Ep. 23
Freiburger and Finnegan think this is the best episode so far! It's the
longest, too. This show has it all: a Mad-Max-vibe 1968 Dodge Charger built
with motorhome parts, sideways Dukes-style action, lots of low-buck
wrenching, hilarious snafus, and cameo appearances by the Macho Grande from
episode 8, the '66 Buick Special convertible from a pre-Roadkill episode,
the ramp truck from episode 20, and the Fury from episode 22. Enjoy the
last Roadkill of 2013!
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