Sweet!!! This is one
super clean and bad a-- unit! Scroll on down the
page and listen to the Big Block 427 rumble on the
video while you take the time to read this text.
From top to bottom, you will find this a very
special opportunity to own some mighty fine
utilitarian muscle. Sporting a very thorough body
off restoration/modernization, this "Original"
factory equipped SS 396, 4 speed, power window, air
conditioning and tilt specimen has been taken to the
next level of muscle fun...
The solid body was
removed from the chassis and placed on a rotisserie.
The underside body was cleaned and prepped to
receive a smooth weather protective coating of POR
15. Once rolled back over, all body components were
prepped and sealed with quality PPG DP Epoxy Primer
prior to receiving PPG Black with Blue Frost Pearl,
custom body side/hood accents and finally 8
beautiful coats of PPG DCU 2002 High Solids Clear.
All rubber is new. All
body trim, grill, bumpers, bumper guards and tail
lights have been restored or re-chromed.
For a cleaner look, the fuel
door has been moved to inside the bed.
Finishing off the exterior is a custom built set of
1969 SS wheels by
Wheel "Vintiques" (15x8 front -15x10 rear) wrapped
in BF Goodrich radial tires (P245 front - P275
While the body was off,
the chassis received the same type of attention.
The Frame was bead blasted, de-burred, smoothed
and professionally powder coated in smoke silver.
All front suspension components were powder coated
and rebuilt, new polyurethane bushings,
1 1/8" sway bar
and new power steering box. The rear suspension was
updated with spring air ride bags and
Hodgkis Performance sway
bar with 4 link suspension
components. The braking system received all new
stainless lines, rebuilt original SS power front
disc brakes, rebuilt 11" rear brakes (all powder
coated). Closing out the rolling chassis is a
completely rebuilt Chevy 12 Bolt Posi stuffed with
Eaton Posi-Trac, 373 Gears and new axles...
Now for some
horsepower! Residing under the hood is a real 1969
Corvette 427 (cast
Big Block sporting
some great mods including
Full roller camshaft,
roller rockers, 8 quart oil pan, ceramic coated
headers/exhaust, Holly ST Avenger 750, MSD pro
billet distributor, MSD Blaster ignition coil and
6AL box. The engine was broken in and tuned on an
engine Dyno at 460HP, included are all Dyno run sheets and
receipts. Gas tank has been flushed and powder
coated with new stainless sending unit and all new
stainless3/8" fuel lines. Backing up the transfer of
power is tight shifting Tremec 5 Speed manual
Now let's get in!
Prior to assembly, all cosmetic interior metal surfaces were treated
to PPG body color and
material was installed throughout. Dressing it up is
Mercedes Benz carpet and professional custom
Ultra Leather upholstery over original seating. All
dash plastic is new and all original gauges
have been rebuilt and odometer set to zero at time
of restoration (3,212 since resto). Custom console
with gauges and CD sound system. All wiring harnesses in
dash and engine compartment are new American Auto
Wire. Rare factory options include interior map
light mirror and remote driver mirror but let's not
forget, factory Air Conditioning (updated), Tilt
Steering Column and Power Windows...
In closing, what else
do you need, this unit offers great looks, plenty of
style and tons of powerful fun. Study the detailed
photos, video, text and feel free to ask questions
but I am sure this one speaks for itself.... Let's
haul some wood... Get In, Shut Up and Hold On!