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1970 Chevy Chevelle Roadster - A-Body Addiction

After Buying A Roadster Shop-Built '66 Chevelle, Ted Hellard Was So Hooked He Had To Have A Second, This Time A '70 Ragtop.

By , Photography by Robert McGaffin

Making use of all that handling capability is a Turn Key Engine Supply-built LS7 sporting 640 hp. (it uses Turn Key's engine management computer). It's bolted to a Bowler Performance T56 six-speed. Spent hydrocarbons exit through Hooker Super Comp headers and a Roadster Shop-fabricated exhaust using Flowmaster Super 44 mufflers. A Billet Specialties Tru-Trac accessory drive takes care of all the engine support pieces, with an Autorad custom aluminum radiator keeping everything cool.

Once completed, the Chevelle was presented to Ted, who was blown away by his new ragtop. Ted's vision was brought to life, and was a step above the '66 in the design and fabrication department. Most of all, the high-performance handling that Ted loved about the '66 was there in the '70, so his desert cruises under the Arizona sun would be able to satiate his A-body addiction.

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