Engine Rebuild Made This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS a Monster
6 May 2020 - autoevolution
A mirror-finish Titanium Silver body, Mercedes-Benz interior carpet inside, and a completely rebuilt engine.
These are the three main traits of the 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle.
The Chevelle, despite being made by Chevrolet for just a little over a decade starting 1964, managed not only to be a hit back in the era of muscle cars, but also to become one of the favorite machines of the custom industry.
As many other similar machines, this too is an auction find. It sits on the online block of Barrett-Jackson's May sale, waiting for a new owner to get it and either use or resell it, looking much better than the average Chevelles out there.
The car is a custom build that was completed in 2012. Since then, it nearly didn't travel at all, as the odometer reads just 300 miles. Designed as a Pro-Touring machine, it features all the bells and whistles that come with the territory, including a 9-inch differential, tubular control arms, trailing arm, heavy-duty sway bars, and power disk brakes all around.
The body of the car looks razor-sharp, with two racing stripes running over the sanded front and rear hoods, highlighting even more the chrome displayed on the billet wheels, bumpers, and the SS lettering. Inside, there is Mercedes-Benz wool carpet all around, leather seats, and a chromed dashboard with special gauges.
The careful crafted body hides the magical 434ci (7.1-liter) V8 with a number of parts replaced and rebuilt. The changes include new crankshaft, rods, pistons, aluminum heads and crossflow radiator, and an automatic overdrive transmission.
All the changes made to the engine took the output as high as 560 hp and 590 ft/lbs of torque. These numbers have been measured on the dyno, and according to the seller, the dyno sheets and flow charts are included in the sale of the car.