Drive Type: No
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
1966 Chevrolet Chevelle. This car was built at the Atlanta/ Doraville assembly plant in April of 1966. The car originally came with a 283/ Powerglide drivetrain. The car was also ordered as a "radio delete" car and has the original radio block-off plate in the dash. Front suspension has been rebuilt with all new parts including poly-urethane a-arm bushings, upper-lower ball-joints, inner-outer tie rod ends, center link, steering link, new springs front and rear, and new bearings and races in the wheels hubs. Car has forward-tilting fiberglass hood, drive shaft safety loop, and battery re-located to trunk. Have new skin for the right quarter panel that goes from the door-jam to the rear bumper. All suspension parts purchased from NPD. All parts are included to re-assemble the car. Sold as is with no engine or transmission. Car has a clean S.C. Title. Buyer is responsible for pick-up/ shipping.
If you are a big fan of automotive oddities, this may come as a little treat. If you are a Shelby or Mustang diehard, prepare to have your sensibilities violated.
The master fabricators at BigDaddyCustoms are the minds behind what you see above. At first, it appears to be a slightly misshapen custom Mustang, modeled after "Eleanor" from Gone In 60 Seconds, but upon further examination, something appears to be amiss. In fact, the custom shop, based in India, has created an Eleanor replica grafted upon a lowly Chevrolet Optra. While it may take a second for the Optra to ring a bell, you should recognize its badge-engineered sibling, the Daewoo Lacetti, used on Top Gear.
We don't know what star would opt for the Reasonably Priced Car in Shelby's clothing, but it's clearly someone more concerned with the aesthetic than the performance credentials of this automotive mash-up.
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There's only about a week left until we get our first look at the production version of the 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan, but Chevrolet NASCAR teams have been looking at the race version of the car all winter. Autoweek has posted a really neat time-lapse video showing just a portion of what it takes to build one of NASCAR's new Gen6 stock cars.
Though the video is quite brief, it does show almost the entire build process starting with just the car's nose, and it gives us a good look at how integral the template is to the final product. As a bonus, Hendrick Motorsports also provided some videos showing two of its teams performing pit stop tests over the winter. The second video shows some of the more detailed aspects of the racecar's rear end, including the stock-looking trunk cutout and a newly mandated rear bumper extension that will be used on super speedways like Daytona and Talladega.
To see what Team Chevy has been up to all off-season, check out all three videos posted after the jump.