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Just wanted to make a short introduction.
Got a -72 Chevelle with a 0,30 bored 350. Victor jr, holley 750 dp, trw 11:1 pistons. Nasty crane camshaft, and a variety of other goodies on the engine. The car itself has a whole front flip in fiberglass, ladderbars, no-hop bars. 12-bolted rearend with 4,10:1. And ofc mags front and rear.

This is my first very own american car. Had loads of other (45-50) "european" cars which ive used but no v8. I come from a town waaaaay up north in sweden. Theres quite a big amount of american cars around town but most of em are just kept in the garage as a trophy of some kind :)
 

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Hello and welcome Christoffer. How did you find your chevelle?
 

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Story behind the car:

A friend of mine has a Olds 98 -70 which we use for heavy drinking :beers: and just general cruising around town. The car itself isnt in bad shape. New paint and completely rustfree. The engine and trans 455/400 are all completely redone so it runs like clockwork. Ive been riding around for the last 5 years or so with him and before that a couple of years in his now sold -68 Camaro.
This last summer he bought himself a house just outside town and one of his neighbours had the car standing on his driveway. We knew it was standing there from earlier when we used to cruise around the villages just outside town for fun but noone of us never thought it would be up for sale. Last august i was visiting my friend at his newly bought house and we sat around just talking in general about cars and the idea about talking to the owner struck me. Said and done, we marched over and talked to the owner. It turns out that he already had a -70 SS in his garage in parts. He bought this Chevelle just to have something to run around while he took it easy with the other one. The Chevelle had a bad rearend when he bought it (10-bolted 2,83:1 and no diff) so he just took the complete rearend from his SS (12-bolt diff 4,10:1) and bolted on since it was months and months of work until he was gonna use it. Also a HEI-distributor, a brand new Holley 750 dp worked its way to my Chevelle. All parts he had lying around for his SS project.
I gave it a couple of days and then i returned. His first price was 80000 SEK, but when i returned i offered him 65000 SEK with the knowledge of what he paid for it in the first place. Ofc he had increased the value of it with some parts but he needed a new heatingsystem for his house so he couldnt turn my offer down :thumbsup:
Atm theres no 70-72 Chevelle for sale under 140000 SEK in sweden.

Pics are coming soon. Been taking it out from winterstorage today but i forgot to bring the camera.
 

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Damn, the dollar is really cheap i just noticed... Good for us car builders that dont live in USA :) To bad all the containers going from USA are full. The waiting time on ordering stuff via sea-shipment is roughly 8 weeks if u dont want to spent a fortune on air-shipment :(
 

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Found some pics of the car just before i put it away for winterstorage. Havent done much to it during winter time because of no isolation in the garage and temperature during wintertime goes down to -30C sometimes :D.





Also found a pic with me and my friends Olds.


 

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That is a great story and thanks for the pics.
 
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