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Chev Purchase

The ultimate classic, this has been my favourite model since I was 12. I took delivery of this baby in March 2004.


The body was taken back to bare metal and resprayed in Hyandai Purple in about 1999. Barry the previous owner sprayed it himself and did a great job.


The engine is a Chev 283 with mild cam, PowerPak heads, Eldebrock manifold and carby.
A Turbo 400 and Ford 9 inch complete the driveline.


The chrome and glass work is excellent, just a couple of minor chrome pieces to fix.

Wheels are Weld Pro Star with HQ Discs at the front and XB Disc at the rear. This means carrying two spares on long trips to cater for the two different stud patterns!



The interior is relatively unmolested, although it's probably the first place I'll start improving.


The front bench is from a 56 Chev, the rear is original. Seats, door trims and headlining have been retrimmed.
3 point seat belts are installed front and back although I'll probably replace the fronts with retractable items.


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