632 cubic inches may seem like overkill in the day and age of uber hatchbacks with 400 horsepower from a four-cylinder turbo. Be that as it may, “no replacement for displacement” is the norm for the restomodding world. The fuel-injected V8 is paired with a TCI 6x automatic based on the 4L80-E, a Hydra-Matic transmission derived from the revered Turbo 400.
Fully programmable, the 6x is rated at 850 horsepower with the stock internals from TCI Automotive. Out back, the six-speed automatic is connected to a Currie axle that flaunts 22-inch Vellano five-spoke wheels and 315/25 Pirelli steamrollers. Custom-fabricated headers and Flowmaster mufflers help the V8 colossus exhale, and a four-core aluminum radiator with two 12-inch electric fans keeps the powerplant cool in any conditions.
Purchased by the seller in 2019 after being refurbished and modified under previous ownership, the 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle is rocking black paintwork and a cowl hood with over-the-top stripes. Tinted windows and body-color bumpers add to the car’s ominous look while Baer slotted and cross-drilled rotors are featured on all four corners of the beefed-up coupe.
Open the driver’s door, and the Camaro SS leather-wrapped bucket seats immediately capture your attention. The interior also integrates a custom-fabricated center console with a cup holder and power-window controls, a microsuede dashboard, column-mounted paddle shifters, and a B&M ratchet shifter for good measure. Touchscreen infotainment from Kenwood and two JL Audio amps in the trunk round off this very impressive build.