Show-Stopping 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS Restomod

May 15, 2024 2 min read
Show-Stopping 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS Restomod

A 1,000 HP Marvel.


In the world of classic muscle cars, few restorations turn heads like the 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS created by RestoMods in San Diego. This vehicle isn’t just another car; it's a beacon of automotive excellence and high-performance engineering, painstakingly transformed into a masterpiece of power and style.

Originally discovered in pristine condition in San Diego, this Chevelle SS had all the hallmarks of a perfect restoration candidate: low mileage, rust-free body, and intact original panels and paint. The restoration team embarked on a high-end restomod project, outfitting it with modern technologies while preserving its classic appeal.

Under the hood, the Chevelle boasts a formidable supercharged 427 LS engine supplied by BluePrint Engines. The powerplant is fortified with forged internals and a Magnuson supercharger, finely tuned to run on pump gas but capable of unleashing a staggering 1,000 horsepower when fueled optimally. This engine is a true behemoth, bridging the gap between classic muscle and modern performance.

The chassis of the Chevelle retains its original bones but has been significantly reinforced with extra bracing and a RideTech Tiger Cage, ensuring it can handle the immense power without compromising integrity. The suspension setup is nothing short of race-ready, featuring QA1 components with tubular arms and dual adjustable coilovers, perfectly balancing high-speed stability with street-driving comfort.

Aesthetically, the Chevelle shines in a new coat of Porsche GT silver paint, a nod to its sleek design and raw metallic allure. This choice highlights the car's aggressive lines and robust stature, making it a standout at any show or event. It sits on meticulously crafted American Racing forged wheels, with robust 315mm Falken Azenis tires providing the grip needed to harness its power.

Braking is handled by large Wilwood brakes, integrated into a manual system that enhances the driver's connection to the road, delivering a raw and tactile driving experience. Inside, the cabin features Sparco carbon-backed seats with custom upholstery by RJ’s Upholstery, ensuring comfort matches the performance. The original headliner and door sills have been carefully preserved, maintaining the vehicle’s historical integrity.

Despite its ferocious capabilities, the Chevelle SS is described as surprisingly drivable and comfortable. Its power delivery is smooth and linear, making it as suitable for leisurely drives as it is for high-octane performance.

This 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS by RestoMods is more than just a car; it's a testament to the art of restoration and modification, a perfect blend of past and present, and a thrilling ride poised to continue making history.

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