The Chevelle was Chevrolet’s offering to the emerging mid-size car market of the mid 1960’s. At that time, Bel Airs and Impalas were too big for some buyers, while the Chevy II and Corvair were too small. The Malibu Sport Coupe was top rung on the Chevelle ladder, and in SS trim (a $162 package) the car got front bucket seats, a vinyl interior, center console, and a quartet of gauges.
Our cover car was originally purchased by the current owner when he was in high school, way back in 1983. As sometimes happens, his Chevelle project was put on hold for years while the owner focused on family. But when the opportunity presented itself in 1998, the owner undertook the build he’d been imagining all those years. Everything was torn apart, and with the help of Craig Wick (Wicked Fabrication) and Jon Byers (Byers Custom) put back together into a machine that was clean and powerful, but still driveable on the street.
The Chevelle is now powered by a blown Dart 509ci motor, putting out over 630hp! It has truly transformed one of Chevy’s utilitarian family-movers into a verifiable street beast. Thank you to our customer for driving the car down and allowing us to grab some photos!