Based on your reactions to last week's car, you all love some compact sleepers. The Chevrolet Chevette is sort of a forgotten classic; it's not quite iconic like the Corvette or the Camaro, it was just a compact car to get folks around. Which makes it the perfect candidate for the sleeper treatment.
Many of us fantasize about a weekend car for cruising, canyon carving, or attacking our local race track. A car that throws practicality aside for pure driving enjoyment. Therefore, Car Buying has scoured the internet to find a ride for your perfect Sunday Drive!
You don't see many restored Chevettes and that is too bad; it has a great hatchback profile, it's roomy, and it's simple. Not only did someone restore a 1978 Chevette to absolutely beautiful condition, they made what might be one of the coolest sleepers to ever roam the streets. Starting bid on Ebay is $20,000. As for the details I'll let the ad to the talking:
WELL HERE WE GO CAR STARTED OUT AS A ALL ORIGINAL TWO OWNER CAR THAT WAS ALWAYS GARAGED AND KEPT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. WHICH MADE IT EASY TO COMPLETELY RESTORE USING NOS PARTS AND TRIM AND BRIGHT METAL.
INTERIOR RESTORED TO ORIGINAL PLAID DESIGN WITH NEW EVERYTHING RUGS HEADLINER PAINT ETC, PAINT AND BODY RESTORATION IS TWO YEARS OLD PAINT SHINES LIKE GLASS BODY LASER STRAIGHT NO RIPPLES OR WAVES . SIKINS BASE COAT CLEAR COAT URETHANE PAINT.
BIG BLOCK 427 COMPLETELY REBUILT L88 ALUMINUM GM HEADS SOLID LIFT CAMSHAFT GM HIGH PERFORMANCE ALUMINUM INTAKE WITH HOLLY 780 CARB. FOUR CORE CHEVELLE RADIATOR WITH TWIN COOLING FANS. ALL FITS UNDER HOOD WITH NOTHING SHOWING .
FABRICATION TO CROSSMEMBER, FIREWALL ,AND TRANS TUNNEL. FRONT SUSPENSION REBUILT WITH HEAVY DUTY SPRINGS HAS DISC BRAKES WITH RACK AND PINION STEERING ,TURBO 400 TRANSMISSION WITH 3000 STALL CONVERTER , NARROWED 12 BOLT REAR WITH POSITRACTION WITH 390 GEARS. HEAVY DUTY REAR SPRINGS AND CUSTOM LADDER BARS.
ALL PARTS ARE NEW IN THE BUILD AND FABRICATION WAS DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL CHASSIS SHOP .YOU CAN DRIVE ANYWHERE, RUNS COOL DRIVES STRAIGHT AND MELTS TIRES. TAIL PIPE IN REAR IS FAKE THE EXHAUST IS FULL LENGTH AND ROUND MUFFLERS TUCKED UNDER CAR POINTING TO THE DRIVE SHAFT.
THIS IS NOT A RACE CAR I BUILT IT TO BE DIFFERENT FOR CRUISE NIGHTS AND CAR SHOWS...SOUNDS AWESOME
The seller does not disclose exactly how much power this car puts down, but I estimate about a shit-load. If you are like me and love both hatchbacks and V8 motors, it doesn't get much better than this.
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