For many many years, the classic collector car market centered around the all original or unrestored car.
That is what everyone wanted. Maybe it’s because it gave the enthusiast the chance to take a trip back in time or maybe it has more to do with the value behind an as-built car. Regardless of why it was, things have changed a bit now that most, if not all, of the remaining “survivors” have been discovered and tinkered with. Now the name of the game has transformed from all original to either an extremely purposefully built car or one that is as original as possible.
This stunning Fathom Blue 1970 Chevelle Super Sport falls mostly into the later category as it is a number’s matching example that comes complete with its original build sheet to prove it. It also features the original Rally wheels plus two spares, the original radio, and the original Rock Crusher shifter. Some time ago, this car was the subject of a no-expense-spared restoration. Everything, from under the hood to under the roof, was brought back to an original condition or better.
Under the hood, the original 396-cid V8 engine was bored over to 402-cid. It was then fitted with a Competition Cams camshaft and topped with an Edelbrock intake manifold and a 4-barrel carburetor. Cooling is supplied by an aluminum radiator and a pair of electric fans. Other features include a set of ceramic headers, a new alternator, and a new exhaust system. This combination is good for a dyno-proven 502-horsepower to the rear wheels.
This stunning car is now being offered by Awesome Joe Auctions. At the time of publishing, the bidding was kicked off at $46k. For more information on this vehicle and how to register to place your bid click here.