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General Information

Year
1972
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Chevelle SS
Color
Red
Packages
454
History
Affiliated/ owner since 1980 when I was in high school.

Original SS 454 "W" car. Cowl Induction. Matching #s engine and transmission.

In 1990 I did a frame off restoration, had the car professionally painted and the original LS5 motor rebuilt. The car had 99,996.00 miles on the odometer. After completion the car was stored in a car bubble and driven only 900 miles until November of 2015. (That's 25 years) The paint is perfect just like the day I picked it up. The bubble did an unbelievable job preserving the car. Like a lot of people back then I made mistakes like giving away the rims, A/C unit and a bunch of other parts. I still wouldn't use them but it would be nice to have them to include when the car is sold....someday.

I decided I wanted to bring the car up to date the way I want it to be.
The build is 90% done. The suspension is from Savitski Classic & Custom the "Performance Package". The braking system using Hydrboost is completely new. All new stainless lines from Classic Tube. Baer Pro Plus 6 piston 14" fronts and 13" backs. The motor is from Smeading Performance. A 540cu motor just dyno tested at 675.5 hp. The rear end is a beefed up GM 12 bolt with 331 gears Moser Tru Track. The transmission is by Bruce Transmissions their street strip version set up for the motor with a 2500 stall converter. Wheels are Asanti 156. Cooling system is Be Cool largest core possible with chrome dual electric fans. Flow Master powder coated full 3" full exhaust to help it breath.

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1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS (Red)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Original LS5 454

Coming Smeading Performance 540cu Dyno tested 675.5hp 690ft pds torque at 4400rpm.
Interior
Original
Exterior
Prior To Build

After Build
Audio
Motor
Suspension
Savitski Classic & Custom
Wheel and Tire
Asanti 156 with Michelin Super Pilot tires.

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