West Coast Classics are proud to present a beautiful example of this customized 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle 2 door Custom with SS emblems and hood with a custom built 454/455HP V8 engine matched to a 700 R4 automatic transmission and a 12 Bolt Posi-traction limited slip differential rear end and which is finished in a striking classic 'Le Mans Blue' with 'White' sports stripes exterior and a 'Black' interior. Ready to show or cruise.
Custom Built 454 c.i, 455HP V8 2 Bolt Block Bored: 4.0250, Stroke: 4.000 Compression Ratio: 10.8 750 CFM Holley Carb w/ Vacuum 700 R4 Automatic Trans with O/D & console & Shiftworks shifter 550 Competition Hydraulic Cam Speed Pro Dome Pistons Competition Hooker Headers by Holley GM Crank MSD Electronic Ignition HydraStop Power Front & Rear Disc Brakes Power steering Chrome valve covers, breathers, grommets Cragar Chrome Wheels with BF Goodrich T/A Tires Hotchkis Extreme Sport Sway Bar Kit Hotchkis Stage 1 TVS Suspension for Challenger SRT8 VHX Digital Gauge System Acoustishield floor insulation kit
The car was originally an SS396 2 Door Hardtop and boasted a Big Block 6.5L 396 V8 with factory air conditioning and in 2014 a custom 454 V8 engine professionally handcrafted and built and installed at the renown 'Phoenix Engine' of Phoenix, AZ and has a mere 4,289 miles on the build. The Chevrolet Chevelle needs no introduction and is legendary amongst muscle car enthusiasts as a rugged car and therefore a perfect candidate for customizing - this particular example was professionally built with all the requisite upgrades including a Big Block 454 V8 engine with 455HP matched to a 700R4 automatic transmission with Overdrive.
By 1970, Chevrolet introduced the ultimate powerhouse for its midsize muscle car and was voted the best muscle car of all by 'Car and Driver'. It was also the year GM lifted its displacement ban on all its midsize muscle cars. Today, it is regarded as one of the most fearsome muscle cars of all time. GM built the car to show up Ford and Mopar and the all out performance of the LS-6 454 had the competition shuddering. The all-out performance engine of 1970 had a factory rating of 450 bhp and no other muscle car production engine had a higher rating. By 1972, the last year of these desirable models, the bhp had dropped to 270 bhp. This particular custom has very striking classic 'Le Mans Blue with White Stripes' paintwork which is in absolutely exceptional condition, as it the whole car. This particular car must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - the Big Block 454 V8 engine with only some 4,289 miles since the build is extremely strong and responsive with excellent oil pressure and no oil leaks and which sounds absolutely magnificent, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool. This is one very fine example of a highly desirable and collectible muscle car with no signs of any previous rust or signs of any previous accidents or bodywork with its seemingly all original sheet metal in turn-key ready daily appreciating, daily driving and daily head-turning condition! An all time classic American muscle car that needs little or no introduction!