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General Information

Year
1966
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Chevelle
Color
Blue
Packages
L78
History
I'm the 4th owner, purchased the car in 1983 post stolen/stripped withering away down in Sacramento California (that was its very near demise being ripped off in 79). The car was originally from Charleston South Carolina, the original engine was apparently destroyed by the first owner in 66/67 street racing? The SS has a rich racing history in 68/69 out at Walterboro & Columbia SC in the "A" Stock class running in the mid 12's before being driven to Washington state in late 69. Today it's very securely garaged in Idaho. The first full ground up restoration was in late 89/90, the 2nd restoration project was installing a factory code/date correct L78 in 2016. It took me over two years to scour the internet to obtain all the correct engine parts, not to mention the cost to purchase them and have the parts shipped to me, then meticulously restore each one correctly. I had the engine built professionally (the machine shop decked the block but did not remove the factory stamping) and then I had the engine correctly broke in on a dyno. It achieves 525HP @ 6300 RPM and 450 foot pounds of torque.
1966 Chevrolet Chevelle (Blue)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Factory L78 396/375hp EG (962 block) and (858 heads) along with all other code/date correct parts; carb & intake, distributer, alternator, water pump, fuel pump and idler pully.

Custom made stainless steel headers of my own personal design and manufactured by GP Headers Inc. Also installed a custom built 3" stainless steel exhaust system.
Interior
66 factory black bucket seats & console/it was originally a bench seat which I still have, everything else is factory correct. At some point I will place the bench seat back into the car along with the correct shifter.
Exterior
Dark blue
Audio
Factory AM/FM radio
Suspension
Hotchkis Stage II front/rear racing suspension with 4 wheel disc brakes, there is a pucker factor when speeds approach 100 mph in this old car along with the huge smile across my face.
Wheel and Tire
17x8 Rallye wheels by Wheel Vintiques

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