1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 496 Custom
There are certain custom classic cars that you can look at just once and your heart melts into your stomach. A certain color combination or that perfect stance that just screams ‘muscle car’! The gorgeous machine that you are looking at now is one of those cars.
‘Red Hills Rods & Classics’ is proud to offer you this absolutely gorgeous 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 496 Resto-Mod Custom! This Chevelle is an absolute show-stopper folks! Built here in Southern Utah over the last several years, the idea was to build a brutally fast ’68 Chevelle show car w/ all of the creature comforts needed for a truly enjoyable ride. I can safely say that they succeeded on all levels! All receipts/paperwork from the custom build have been meticulously recorded, with a total build cost of $139,000! It all started w/ a super-clean Fremont, CA. built ’68 Chevelle SS that retained all of its 100% rust-free sheet metal, and then the transformation began. Countless man-hours were spent making sure that all of the body panels fit nicely and that all of the sheet metal was laser straight all of the way around the car. She was then finished in a gorgeous shade of GM Red Jewel base-coat/clear-coat, which was then buffed & polished to a lustrous shine. This color really has to be seen in person to appreciate how truly gorgeous it is. It absolutely ‘POPS’ like no other color that I’ve ever seen on a Chevelle. A new black vinyl roof was added, which looks excellent w/ the beautiful Red Jewel paint. All of the chrome & stainless trim is new and in show-quality condition throughout. Again, the stance is absolutely perfect, as she sits on polished Billet Specialties Daytona Pro-Touring wheels (20” on the rear & 18” up front) wrapped w/ Falken Azenis FK510 radial tires (285/35/ZR20 on the rear & 255/35/ZR18 up front). You can walk around this beautiful ’68 Chevelle a hundred times and you will not find a bad angle. She looks just right, period. The undercarriage is beautifully detailed w/ all new suspension & chassis components by Speedtech Performance, including: Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes, Currie 12-bolt rear-end w/ 3.73 gear ratio, double adjustable coil-overs front & back, upper & lower control arms, trailing arm kit, tubular sway bars, tie-rods, modified cross member, modified trans mount, steering components, bushings, custom-made 3” stainless exhaust system, custom fuel cell, and on & on! Lots of custom modification work was done making sure that everything fit just right (see undercarriage photos).
Open the driver’s door and you will find a beautiful two-tone black & red custom bucket-seat interior w/ factory console done by local custom interior guru Scott Tesch @ Stitchcraft, which was designed w/ driver comfort in mind. Interior features include: black leather Corbeau Racing Seats w/ red suede inserts, black suede headliner, Detroit Digital red-lit gauges, tilt-steering column, wrapped Billet Specialties steering wheel, factory center console w/ factory shifter, Vintage air conditioning & heat, Vintage Audio AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth receiver, (4) 6” coaxial speakers, (2) 2” tweeters, (2) 12” subwoofers (mounted in the trunk), (1) Alpine PDR-F50 500 watt amplifier and (1) Alpine PDR-M65 650-watt amplifier for subwoofers (both mounted in the trunk), custom SS 496 badging, black GM seat belts, etc. All of the gauges, lights, blinkers, AC/heat, sound system, etc are in perfect working condition. The interior is extremely comfortable and highly functional in every way. The trunk area is beautifully finished in matching black leather & red suede w/ the (2) Alpine power amps custom-mounted in back. Again, both the interior and the trunk area are highly functional and extremely elegant in design.
Now, let’s get to the heart of this beast, shall we?
Pop open the hood and nestled inside the beautifully detailed engine bay resides the MKIV 454ci BBC motor custom built by Snow Performance, which was punched out to a massive 496 cubic-inches! Every single part inside this motor is brand new & only top-quality components were used, which is 100% documented by all of the build receipts. Other features include: Billet Specialties BBC black machined valve covers w/ matching Billet Specialties black air cleaner assembly, Patriot aluminum heads, Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum intake manifold, Quick Fuel 780cfm carburetor, Street Fire HEI distributor, Comp racing cam, Patriot headers, Billet Specialties serpentine system, Moroso deep oil pan, Performance Rod & Custom radiator/condenser/transmission cooler w/ (2) 16” electronic pal fans, etc. Again, all internal components such as rods, springs, roller rockers, etc., are all brand new & top quality only. The 496ci BBC motor is linked to a TH400 automatic transmission, which was custom built by Mike’s Transmissions in Lancaster, CA. which features a 3,500 stall-converter. The second you fire this custom ’68 Chevelle SS 496 up you instantly realize what a ‘serious’ car that you are sitting in. She runs, drives & performs beautifully in every way, and is extremely FAST! The custom-built 3” stainless exhaust system sounds absolutely amazing and matches how the car looks & performs. The built TH400 shifts tight & precise, and pushes you back ‘hard’ in your seat when you apply your right foot down firmly. The Performance Rod & Custom cooling system keeps her running nice & cool even in 100+ degree summer weather.
This is a ‘stellar’ car in every way and was built to drive & enjoy, as well as win ‘First Place’ trophies at any national level car event that you decide to enter. If you have been searching for a high-end custom Chevrolet Chevelle, you will be hard pressed to find a bigger bang for the buck, period!