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Common Looking ’67 Chevelle Hides Many Surprises

Tim manages a restoration shop called HCC Performance.

The fact that this Chevelle no longer has that stock 396 L78 is 10-1967-chevrolet-chevelle-lsxbecause Randy exchanged it for a General Motors Performance Parts LSX454 427-cubic inch big block that generates 620-horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque.

Randy had boosted a black 1967 Chevelle with an L88 when he was in high school. He raced it successfully against drag strip competition and it was his personal ride. Through the years, he has owned a 1965 Malibu, a 1969 Camaro Z/28, and an original 1970 454 Chevelle SS. However, his favorite has always been that 1967 Chevelle.

 

interiorSo around 2002 when a new neighbor appeared next door with a 1967 Chevelle at a time when Randy decided to build hotrods again, he saw a chance to re-construct a replica of his favorite car.

He offered to buy the car from the neighbor, but was rebuffed. He inspected the car and the two talked about it and Randy discovered that it was a genuine “138” Chevelle or a true, original SS without an original air conditioner, heater, and radio, often referred to as a “delete car.”

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