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Classics Barn Find Hunter Patrick Nichols finds this Ultra-Low Mileage LS6 Chevelle

21:20  01 march  2018
21:20  01 march  2018 Source:   hotrod.com

Original Owners of This 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Still Enjoy Their First New Car Almost 50 Years Later

  Original Owners of This 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Still Enjoy Their First New Car Almost 50 Years Later "It was between that and a Gran Sport," remembers John Ewart of the day in March 1969 when he and his new bride, Alice, went shopping for their first new car. We like a guy who has his priorities straight.

Barn find car hunter Patrick Nichols found it stored in a block building near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, thanks to a tip from a friend. Less than twelve hours after hearing whispered murmurs of this car’s existence, Patrick hit the road

What you're looking at is probably the lowest - mileage , manual-transmission LS 6 1970 Chevelle in the world right now. Barn find car hunter Patrick Nichols found it stored in a block building near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, thanks to a tip from a friend.

What you're looking at is probably the lowest-mileage, manual-transmission LS6 1970 Chevelle in the world right now. Barn find car hunter Patrick Nichols found it stored in a block building near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, thanks to a tip from a friend. Less than twelve hours after hearing whispered murmurs of this car's existence, Patrick hit the road, driving from his home in Tennessee to the Keystone State to check it out.

1967 Pro Touring Chevelle: Modern Makeover with Classic Roots

  1967 Pro Touring Chevelle: Modern Makeover with Classic Roots The owner has had this 1967 Chevelle for over 29 years. Fast-forward a few decades and Eddy was ready to give the Chevelle a total transformation into a Pro Touring ride that could run at events like the Optima Ultimate Street Car series. For this he enlisted the help of Hot Rod Chassis and Cycles (HRCC), (and their Skunkworks Racing Division) in Addison, Illinois, to make it all happen.

Barn Find Hunter Patrick Nichols finds this Ultra - Low Mileage LS 6 Chevelle . Editor’s note: A prophesy of the 1970 LS 6 Chevelle ’s place in muscle car history, this road test originally appeared in the May 1970 issue of Hot Rod.

Barn Find Hunter Patrick Nichols finds this Ultra - Low Mileage LS 6 Chevelle . Patrick Hill Feb 1, 2011. Share. View Full Gallery.

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The car was better than he had imagined, shocking actually. "It's a total time capsule," says Patrick incredulously. Through some local research, he learned the original owner's name was Lee Bianchi, who special-ordered the car from his local Chevrolet dealership. His intentions were to race the car, which would account for his interesting picks on the order sheet, especially the bench seat with a manual transmission. Upon delivery, Lee removed the emissions equipment, added headers, a carb and intake, and took it racing. After a few years, Lee sold it to Steve Furio, who recognized the potential value of the car. He never drove the car. Instead, Steve immediately put it into storage, keeping it in a in a clean, dry building, thankfully. The last time this car was inspected and registered was 1976, and the odometer reads a scant 1,092 miles.

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Pro Touring: Modern Makeover with Classic Roots

  1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Pro Touring: Modern Makeover with Classic Roots A project 29 years in the makingFast-forward a few decades and Eddy was ready to give the Chevelle a total transformation into a Pro Touring ride that could run at events like the Optima Ultimate Street Car series. For this he enlisted the help of Hot Rod Chassis and Cycles (HRCC), (and their Skunkworks Racing Division) in Addison, Illinois, to make it all happen.

Barn Find Hunter Patrick Nichols finds this Ultra - Low Mileage LS 6 Chevelle . Feature on a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 LS 6 . » Read More. Goolsby Customs Delivers with a Standout 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle .

Barn Find Hunter Patrick Nichols finds this Ultra - Low Mileage LS 6 Chevelle . This particular 1970 Chevelle was the spark for Robert's family of 1970 Chevelles - he currently has three: two with LS3s, and one with an LS1.

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Delivered from the Baltimore assembly plant with white rally stripes, original owner Lee Bianchi had the stripes painted gold because he thought the white clashed with the car's saddle interior. The Tuxedo Black paint is original, however, as is the LS6 454, M22 four-speed, and the 12-bolt rear axle, which is equipped with 4.10:1 gears. The correct four-row radiator is still in place, as are the deep-groove pulleys for the engine accessories. Patrick describes the car as amazing. It is intact, minus a few pieces. Even better, it's completely rust-free, and Patrick speculates that the paint could be buffed to a near-showroom quality shine, it's that well preserved. He even found the assembly line build sheet, complete and intact, stashed in the rear seat springs.

Patrick has gained notoriety as a rare-car and barn find sleuth, thanks to articles in HOT ROD, Car Craft, and through his own social media. As a result, he gets tipped off to rare cars like this all across the country. He thinks nothing of jumping on a plane with little or no notice, heading somewhere to document a new find. Barn finds are all the rage now, but Patrick tells us he and his brothers Derrick and Curtis have been doing this for decades. "It was much harder before the internet. My brothers and I spent hours driving country roads looking for cars," he says. "I love the search; that's the most appealing part of the process", he added. "I believe I was born to do this."

Modified Chevelle Wagon For Sale

  Modified Chevelle Wagon For Sale This long-roof is far rarer than its coupe and convertible siblings.The Chevelle was Chevrolet's mid-sized offering from 1964 to 1977. It slotted between the slightly smaller Nova and the substantially larger Impala in the automaker's lineup. This wagon is from the second-generation of Chevelles which were produced from 1968 to 1972. An enlarged third generation appeared in 1973. GM killed the nameplate after 1977, but the car effectively continues to this day as the Malibu (once the name given to top-trim Chevelles).

Barn Find Hunter Patrick Nichols finds this Ultra - Low Mileage LS 6 Chevelle . Few have ever seen a '70 LS 6 454 Chevelle without a cowl induction hood. Well, here's an original owner example. It has a rare dual-tapered snorkel air cleaner.

Barn Find Hunter Patrick Nichols finds this Ultra - Low Mileage LS 6 Chevelle . For some car owners it’s the thrill of the hunt , not the kill. A good example is this 1970 Chevelle LS 6 clone and how Brian Almas scored it.

If you're thinking of going to Pittsburg to track this car down, you're too late. Patrick purchased the car from Steve Furio's widow. On his way home, Patrick brought the Chevelle to its original owner, who was ecstatic to see his old car again and provided Patrick with some old pictures from when he first owned the car.

Patrick intends to document and preserve the car as it is: a stunning example of one of Chevrolet's most iconic muscle cars. Watch the video to see some of the options and components that make this car unique.

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