Classic Car Studio (CCS) is known for churning out some killer cars, sometimes they start off with a pretty rough ride, but other times the starting car is already fairly nice. Such was the case with this 1969 Chevelle they are transforming. It came in more outdated and setup for the drag strip than worn out. Still the plan was a full modern makeover for the black A-body so that it would as nice to drive on the street as it was at the track. The body was massaged and changes were made such as shaved emblems and tucking in the bumpers. After getting shot with BASF Glasurit paint and receiving 21st century graphics, the Chevelle received all new trim from Original Parts Group (OPG).
The existing Dart Little “M” small-block was worked over and, along with its ProCharger F1 supercharger, was fully detailed in red and black. The CCS team also fabricated a set of custom headers and a whole lot of intercooler tubing. The boosted mill is controlled by a Holley Dominator EFI system and the powerplant is backed by a TCI TH400 trans along with a Ford 9-inch filled with 3.55 gears and a Detroit Locker. Wilwood 6-piston brakes will reside inside 20×8.5-inch front and 22×12-inch rear US Mag wheels wrapped in Perilli P-Zero rubber.
Inside, the Chevy’s interior is being covered in Vermillion Red Relicate leather including the Procar by Scat front seats and the CCS fabricated rear seats. To keep the Chevelle pointed in the right direction there’s a Flaming River column along with a Billet Specialties wheel. Classic Instrument gauges will track the vitals and a 7-inch Holley touchscreen interfaces with the Dominator ECU. For creature comfort there’s a Vintage Air system along with a Kenwood touch-screen head unit, Kicker speakers, and the requisite amps.
Once it’s on the road look for a complete feature on this reborn Chevelle in Super Chevy. To check out more build shots, of this and other rides, visit CCS at www.classiccarstudio.com and click on the projects tab.
Photography by Steven Rupp